Designed to maximize length and toughness, the KAT100 is a new ultra-marathon of 100 miles in length in the Kitzbühel Alps of Tirol. The endurance run race includes a nasty 9,996-meter climb.
This ultra-marathon is 100ish miles (roughly 174K) with 9,996 meters of elevation change. Taking place on August 5, 2021 in Fieberbrunn, Pillerseetal Valley, 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 racecourse 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 racecourse was designed by trail run expert Thomas Bosnjak. In addition to the “KAT100 Miles” six other races are offered for those looking for a lesser challenge in the 2021 edition of the event: The “KAT100 Ekiden Trail” two-person relay race that starts and finishes on the same path; the “KAT100 Marathon” (61.8K, 3,160 vertical meters); the “KAT100 Speed Trail” (24.2K, 1,640 vertical meters); the new “Endurance Trail” (91.5K, 5,100 vertical meters) as well as the “KAT100 Easy Trail” (8K, 243 vertical meters). 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.