The 16th edition of the Transalpine Run, the most spectacular and famous stage race across the Alps for teams of two, has plenty of innovations for 2020. The event begins on 29 August in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and finishes eight days later in Vals Gitschberg/Jochtal, Italy. From start to finish the runners must complete 255 kilometres comprising 16,500 vertical metres of uphill and 15,250 vertical metres of downhill. New for 2020 are the final three stages as well as the new finishing point in Vals and the Mountain Sprint on stage four up to the Rifflsee lake in the Pitztal valley. Leading along the traditional Eastern Route, the course takes runners first to Sölden (Austria) and over the Rettenbachjoch ridge (2,992 metres). From stage six onwards everything is totally new. The runners cross from Sölden into the neighbouring Stubai Valley. Stage seven from the Stubai Valley to Gossensass leads along the Stubai High Trail through stunning scenery to the Simmingjöchl ridge (2,754 metres). The final stage from Gossensass to Vals takes runners along a series of perfect singletrails first to the Brixener Hütte hut and then on to the Fane Alm hut.