The GORE-TEX Transalpine Run is unlike any other race in the world. In the space of seven days, 600 runners in teams of two complete 250 kilometres and 16,000 vertical metres across the Alps on foot. It is a challenge. It is – unbelievable. Many trailrunning enthusiasts dream of one day taking part in the GORE-TEX Transalpine Run, which has earned a reputation as the best, most emotional and without a doubt most famous trailrunning stage race in the world. However, many are intimidated by the scale of the challenge at hand. Can I do it? Do I have the right partner? Am I fit enough for seven days, 250 kilometres and 16,000 vertical metres? Maybe I am – or is it just too hard?