Designed to maximize length and toughness, the 2019 KAT100is a new ultra-marathon of 100 miles in length in the Kitzbühel Alps of Tirol. The endurance run race includes a nasty 9,600-meter climb.
This ultra-marathon is 100ish miles (roughly 166K) with close to 9,600 meters of elevation change. Taking place on August 8, 2019 in Fieberbrunn, Pillerseetal Valley / Kitzbühel Alps, KAT100 is the longest trail running race in Austria. The hardy participants who finish the KAT100 deserve mad respect as it is a tough race! KAT100 is an approved ITRA race with 6 qualifying points for the renowned “Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc”. The course is not only meant to be hard. It is also meant to be beautiful. The Kitzbühel Alps have some fantastic views and the race course past Wildseeloder, Hochfilzen, Waidring, St. Johann, Kitzbühel Horn, Streif and Jochberg gives a unique perspective from surrounding Wilder Kaiser and Hohe Tauern mountain ranges that few get to experience. The race revolves around the theme of “Next Step to Heaven”.
The race course was designed by trail run expert Thomas Bosnjak. In addition to the “KAT100 Miles” three other races are offered for those looking for a lesser challenge: The “KAT100 Ekiden Trail” two-person relay race that starts and finishes on the same path (2x 83 km); the “KAT100 Marathon” (53K, 3,300 vertical meters) and the “KAT100 Speed Trail” (24K, 1,500 meters of elevation change). Moreover, there’s the “KAT100 Kids Trail” with three courses (between 500 and 1,500 meters in length). All races begin and end at the village center of Fieberbrunn.