All you need to know about the event
Saturday, August 28th 2021
Starting time: 6 am at Scharnitz
- Karwendel Run 52 km
WH/MH born 1992 or later
W30/M30 born 1982 to 1991
W40/M40 born 1972 to 1981
W50/M50 born 1962 to 1971
W60/ M60 born 1961 or earlier
- Karwendelmarsch Hike 52 km or 35 km
Maximum number of participants: 2.500
Distribution of start numbers and late entrants’ registration:
On Friday, August 27th 2021 from 11 am to 7 pm and on Saturday August 28th 2021 from 4 am to 5.30 am at the parking lot “Länd P2” (Adress: Hinterautalstrasse 422, 6108 Scharnitz)
This year, the start number must be collected by each participant him/herself and the following must be brought along for a start at the Karwendelmarsch 2021 and presented at the start number distribution: Confirmation email, ID and a current 3-G proof (tested, recovered or vaccinated).
Changes may occur at any time due to official requirements.
race|result with UHF-Chip (integrated in start number)
Please pay attention to a clearly visible and uncovered start number when crossing the time system at 35 km and 52 km. The fee for the chip is included in starting fee. Returning the chip is not necessary.
All participants must have passed the second mat at the Eng control station (Großer Ahornboden) by 2.30 pm at the latest. Passing the rest of the course later than this is out of competition (without start number) and outside the official event times. Please note that the refreshment stations, first aid posts and emergency services will be withdrawn from the course with the final runner at 2.30 pm.
Finish in Eng (35km) is at 5.00 p.m. ; finish in Pertisau am Achensee (52km) is at 8.00 p.m.
Fair play is a top priority at the Karwendelmarsch. Anyone who behaves in an unsporting manner (taking short cuts, disregarding official instructions, leaving the marked route) will be disqualified without exception (Race Management).
The route is in alpine terrain and demands suitable equipment. Due to the different types of competitions, it was decided not to prescribe compulsory equipment for the athletes and participants. However, it is recommended to bring enough water, a change of clothes, bandages, rain protection, sun protection and headgear. The event weather report for the Karwendelmarsch also serves as an optimal source of information for the correct packing of the Karwendelmarsch rucksack. You should also be prepared for short-term changes in the weather and have the necessary equipment with you.
Services by organizer
(included in entry fee)
- personalized number (only for pre-registered participants)
- with integrated UHF-Chip for time recording
- Catering (food & beverage) at the refreshmentstations (menu)
- Finisher Package with a surprise present
- Karwendelmarsch medal
- free Karwendelmarsch Certificate online (for printing out)
- free showering possibility at the finishing area in Pertisau
- free transport of luggage from the start in Scharnitz to Pertisau
Likewise, professional event photos are shot by werbegams.at the day of the event and can be purchased after.
Snacks & refreshments
Small snacks and drinks are available to all participants at each of the refreshment stations.
- Schafstallboden (1.173 m)
- Karwendelhaus (1.771 m)
- Kleiner Ahornboden (1.399 m)
- Falkenhütte (1.848 m)
- Eng (1.227 m)
- Binsalm (1.502m)
- Gramai Hochleger (1.756 m)
- Gramai Alm (1.263 m)
- Falzturnalm (1.098 m)
- Pertisau at the Achensee (Ziel – 932 m)
Emergency App by Tyrolean mountain rescue
In 2012, the Leitstelle Tirol and the Tyrolean mountain rescue have developed a rescue app specifically for emergencies in the Alpine regions of Tyrol. The app can only be used in Tyrol and is available free of charge. In an acute situation, the user can transmit his or her own location (using GPS coordinates) to the Leitstelle Tirol with the touch of a button, while a telephone connection between them is simultaneously established. As a consequence of this, the Leitstelle Tirol alerts and dispatches the necessary emergency personnel.