Ötzi Sky Race
13-15th August 2021
Are you ready for the mountain challenge of your life?
200km Non-stop SkyRace in the Austrian and Italian alps - for those of you who until now haven't been able to get enough!
Read Sky Runners manual
6 ITRA Point Route
Authentic alpine course, technically demanding and requiring excellent mountain skills. Each step you take is a unique exploration of some of the most challenging and stunning mountain terrains in Austria and Italy. The single loop course featuring a plethora of single track trails and remote gletchers.
+/- 18.000m of altitude - mostly between 2500 and 3000m above sea level.
Along the way there will be checkpoints and 2 sleeping stations where you can refill and rest before continuing along the demanding route.
Endurance RunNo qualification or ITRA points required to enter the race. The Ötzi SkyRace event is considered an "Endurance Run" and as such it is not considered a competitive event but rather a life accomplishment. We will record finish times and award top finishers but the accomplishment of the participants in running it is in the experience of it, not how fast you can finish it. Therefore, the spirit of the event is captured in the journey, rather than in each participant's end result. For the most detailed information, please see our SkyRacers manuals in the Download area.
Course MarkingsWe pride ourselves in choosing our race courses extremely well. Part of the course is marked trails and arrow signs, others consist mostly of unmarked trails along the route. Although there are marked trails in some areas, SkyRunners will encounter sections with little to no markings due to natural causes, gletcher traverses, tampering, or differences in course marking styles. Participants will need to know how to navigate and read a map for obvious and safety reasons. Please note that on Ötzi SkyRace course: There are very exposed sections, dangerous cliffs, glacier traverses, mud and rock fall, snakes, wildlife, and other hazards throughout the route. Participants should have ultra distance experience, experience in fastpacking and be incredibly well trained, cold trained and prepared to carry a heavy pack for days on end. Please consider all these factors before registering for this event.
View Example of GPX route
Volunteers also get a good dose of adventure!We would love to have your help - especially in the racedays! Email us at email@example.com and please include:
- Your full name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Days you can volunteer, for example: "week before race, XXX" "April 5-8," "I can help any and all days," "Saturday."
- Any notes that we should know about you, for example: medical qualifications (doctor, nurse, EMT), physical limitations or abilities (can you run a section of the course or cooking abilities etc.)