The GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run, one of the toughest and at the same time most spectacular trailrun events in the world, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014.
The race, comprising seven stages lasting from 3 to 9 September 2017, will begin in a new location: Fischen im Allgäu in Germany. From there the more than 300 teams will take on one of the last great adventures, crossing the Alps on foot, via Austria (stops in Lech am Arlberg, St. Anton and Landeck) and Switzerland (stops in Samnaun and Scuol) before finishing in Italy. The penultimate stop will be in Prad am Stilfserjoch mountain pass, before on the final day the runners ascend the legendary Bärenjoch ridge (2,880 m) and cross the finish line in the village of Sulden at 2,000 metres above sea level in the shadow of the mighty Ortler mountain.
Since its first performance in 2005 the run developed rapidly into one of the most significant stage runs worldwide, what is reflected in the top-class starter field as well as the strong media response.
Runners from more than 40 nations provide yearly international atmosphere during the stages.