Translating to ‘calf burner’, the new Arlberg “Wadlbeisser” event brings hard-core obstacle course racing to athletes willing to test the limits of their stamina, strength and sanity. Are you ready to test your toughness with epic challenges in stunning scenery?
“Sightseeing the tough way” is the philophy of this brand-new event, which celebrates its debut in July 2020. The 13.5-kilometer course is peppered with 24 epic obstacles designed to both challenge and thrill. Apart from tackling 700 vertical meters, participants will encounter wooden walls and water basins, climbing, crawling and challenging obstacles all the way round—all while running through a combination of forests, meadows and ski slopes. The demanding course winds through the pretty village center of St. Anton, past the local heritage museum, along the art mile and boasts breathtaking mountain views—if only you could catch your breath from facing the many obstacles.
Moreover, there will be a shorter, fun 7.5K race format offered on July 11, 2020, opening up obstacle course racing to a wider audience of fitness enthusiasts but still give the wow factor of the original, with 350 vertical meters and 15 obstacles to master. The “Wadlbeisserli”, a junior-sized version of the adult courses will take place on July 10, 2020 at 6:00pm in front of the local tourist information office. Featuring age related obstacle challenges, kids will have a blast running, crawling, jumping, lifting, pulling, and climbing their way through this dynamic course!
This new obstacle race event is guaranteed to be a once in a life-time experience! Competitors even have good chances to get the highly acclaimed "Arlberg Eagle" Trophy: Profiled as one of the most scenic multi sports events in the European Alps, the "Arlberg Eagle" is set amidst the spectacular landscapes of lofty Arlberg Mountain. The tough series of combined sporting events includes the "White Rush" Ski Event on April 25, 2020, the “Arlberg Wadlbeisser” Obstacle Course Race on July 11, 2020 and the Arlberg Mountain Bike Marathon on August 22, 2020. After the award-giving ceremony on July 11, 2020 at 6:00pm, participants will get to party in the pedestrianized main street of St. Anton.