America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

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New participant and visitor record and many favorite victories in the ten competitions. The 9th adidas TERREX Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival has set new new records. From Thursday until today, 5,000 starters provided World Cup flair in Innsbruck.

Innsbruck hosted the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships last year and this event clearly helped put this city on the map as a trail running destination. Almost 5,000 runners for this year’s event is about half of a UTMB and close to 2,000 more than one of the US’s largest trail race events, Broken Arrow. The article also mentions almost 10,000 spectators. Trail running is just different in the Alps. And I am not mentioning this because I believe these numbers are a competition and bigger is better, but I wanted to share this to highlight how different races have to be organized, positioned and managed if you have, and can have permission for an entry field that large. Just mind-blowing.

To the full results which saw Marcel Höche take the top spot in 85K and Ida-Sophie Hegemann took first place and third overall in the 110K. This is Ida-Sophie’s second podium within a month after her 2nd place finish in the 100M at Istria by UTMB.

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