140 Athletes from already 14 different countries have so far written to each other for the Brixen Dolomites Marathon. Among them for the first time are athletes from Russia, Hong Kong and South Africa. “After the anniversary edition, we assumed that the number of participants could perhaps decline a little. However, the opposite is the case, because we are at exactly the same level as last year. What makes us particularly happy is of course the fact that we attract mountain runners from countries from which no participants have yet come to Brixen. This internationalization is essential for Brixen as a tourist destination,” says OK boss Christian Jocher.
The mountain marathon takes you from the cathedral square in the centre of Brixen (560m) to the Plose, the local mountain of Brixen at 2.450m. The route goes from forest and meadow trails, in sections on asphalt roads, to St. Andrä (1.062m). At the valley station of the cable car Plose takes place the first change of the relay 4×4. Now it goes on hiking and forest trails to Afers (1.504m), here is the second change area of the relay 4×4 and the unique one of the relay 2×2.
Accompanied by a exclusive scenery of the Peitler mountain and the Dolomites in the background, the route takes you in sections on asphalt roads and forest trails via Rossalm to Kreuztal (2.050 m), the 3rd change area for the relay runners 4×4. On the hiking trail to the Ochsenalm you can enjoy the wonderful view down the valley before the last 3,2 km and 400 m of altitude gain await you.
The spectacular mountain scenery, a 360° panoramic view at the finish make you forget all your efforts of the marathon. A double challenge: the 2.450 meters of altitude between Brixen and the Plose – simply “running to the limits”.
Start: Brixen Cathedral Square (560 m)
IMPORTANT: All foreign runners participating in Brixen Dolomites Marathon need to have a medical certificate filled in, and send it to -> firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event and before the 30.06.2019 in order to run this race. The medical certificate template will be provided during the registration process.