FAQs - Frequently asked questions

The maximum number of participants is 2,500. Please click the following link for information on registration and participation fees: https://www.karwendelmarsch.info/en/registration-2/

  • Sepa direct debit (participants from GER and AUT only)
  • Credit card EUR (Visa/Master)
  • Credit card CHF (Visa/Master)
  • Credit card GBP (Visa/Master)

If there are still free bibs, you can register on site!

By submitting the entry form, each participant agrees to the competition conditions and the rules of conduct. We expressly point out once again that part of the course is in alpine terrain and that the runners are aware of the risk of injury in the event of a fall. No liability is accepted for theft or other damage. Participation is at the runner’s own risk. In particular, each participant is responsible for their physical fitness.

In the running category, the focus is on the sporting achievements of the participants. Another difference lies in the classification of the individual competitions: For hikers, there is a general ranking for all participants, whereas for runners there are different ratings by age and gender. Click on the following link for detailed information on the individual competitions and race categories: https://www.karwendelmarsch.info/en/important-information/

Dogs are not allowed.

The entire route of the Karwendelmarsch runs through alpine terrain and therefore you should wear appropriate shoes. Especially in wet conditions mountain boots are recommended.

The Karwendelmarsch is a 52-kilometre race through the Karwendel mountains with an elevation gain of 2,300 metres, leading over forest roads and mountain trails. The first few kilometres climb steadily, then after 18 km you will reach the Karwendelhaus at an elevation of 1,771 metres. The route descends to the Kleine Ahornboden, where you arrive after ca. 25 km. To reach the Eng, the finishing point of the 35 km route, you walk or run past the Falkenhütte (1,848 m) and the Hohljoch. If you decide to tackle the full distance of the Karwendelmarsch, you will complete the remaining 12 kilometres of the route via the Binsalm (1,502 m) and the Gramai Hochleger (1,756 m). As you descend, you come across two refreshment stations (Gramai and Falzthurn), and you can enjoy post-race snacks at the finishing point in Pertisau. Click on the following link to view the elevation profile and more information: https://www.karwendelmarsch.info/en/route/

If you can’t complete the entire distance of the Karwendelmarsch and you decide to finish in the Eng after the first stage, you can have your name transferred to the respective ranking list. Feel free to contact the OK team at info@karwendelmarsch.info.

Please note: Transport of clothes is only available between Scharnitz and Pertisau!

For safety reasons, a time limit in the Eng was introduced. This means the race is over for those who have registered for 52 km but have not passed the SECOND checkpoint of the first stage after 14.30. The return of the racing bibs, the organisation of transfers and the distribution of the finisher’s packages will take place in the Eng. If you decide to complete the rest of the route later on, you will do so out of the competition at your own risk and the organizer will not assume any responsibility.

For organisational reasons, transport of clothes to the Eng is not available.

Transfers are available to the starting point and also back from the finishing points. Transfers must be booked in advance. Please click on the following link for more information: https://www.karwendelmarsch.info/en/transfer/

There are ten feed stations along the route providing drinks and organic mid-run snacks by “Bio vom Berg”. Current list of provisions

Poles may be used for both walking and running. Please be careful using poles for steep ascents and descents. It is also important to be considerate of the participants following behind you.

Running in the hiking category or walking in the running category will not result in disqualification.

The route runs through alpine terrain and participants should have suitable equipment. In general, there is no mandatory equipment. However, we recommend bringing sufficient water, bandages, rain protection, sunscreen and running hats/caps. Checking the current weather report will help you pack your rucksack for the Karwendelmarsch. We reserve the right to conduct random inspections in case of extreme weather conditions (snowfall, sleet, etc.).

The online registration and payment of the entry fee will be processed via the platform my.raceresult.com of raceresult AG. If you have any questions, please contact raceresult timing BW GmbH by email.

Yes, due to environmental protection regulations the number of participants of the Karwendelmarsch is limited to 2,500 people. Since the entire route of the competition runs through Austria’s largest nature reserve, the efforts to reduce the environmental impact are essential to make the event more sustainable.

You can change information submitted by you (name, sports club, etc.) by clicking the link in your confirmation email. The provider will charge a service fee of EUR 15.00. The deadline for changes is 31 July.

If you did not manage to get a place in the Karwendelmarsch, check out the transfer platform on our website. Each year, the platform is open until a certain date, after that transfers will no longer be possible.

Yes, please contact the staff of the OK team via email at info@karwendelmarsch.info. The provider will charge a service fee of EUR 15.00.

To recognize athletes finishing after 35 km in the Eng, they will be greeted and presented with their finishers medal. There won’t be an extra award ceremony for completing the 35 km stage.

If you find a pair of sunglasses, a purse, jewellery, etc. along the way, you are welcome to hand in the valuable items at one of the feed stations or at the information desk in the finish area. An exact description of where the item was found will help us find the owner.

Parking is available close to the finishing point in Pertisau or at P2 Parkplatz Länd in Scharnitz. Both parking sites are free on the day of the event.

You can transfer your place in the Karwendelmarsch to another runner looking to run in the same race category as you entered. You can change the data yourself by clicking the link in your confirmation email. The provider will charge a service fee or EUR 15.00. ATTENTION: You cannot change the start number and race category. Transfers are possible until 31 July.

Times are measured by a chip integrated in the racing bib (start number). Please make sure the bib is always visible and not covered by anything.

It is not yet clear whether there will be free showers. An update will follow!

We recommend taking out a cancellation insurance when registering online to receive a refund of the entry fee in the event of illness (excluding extra fees and retention).

If you have an accident during the Karwendelmarsch, contact the insurance company GARANTA or the assistance coordinator at your earliest convenience, at the latest within a week, and report the accident by phone or in writing (by email or by post) by sending an accident report (leistung-online@nuernberger.at).

After registration, each participant receives an email with their login details. Log into your account to register directly with Race Result and download the accident report form.

Currently, there are no more precisely defined Covid-19 security measures for holding the event. Updates will follow!