Route description - Brixen Dolomites Marathon
Start: single at 7.30 a.m., relays at 8 a.m. in Brixen Cathedral Square (560 m)
Finish: Plose (2.450 m)
Route length: 42,195 km
Altitude gain: 2.450 m
Time limit: 8 hours
The mountain marathon takes you from the cathedral square in the centre of Brixen (560m) to the Plose, the local mountain of Brixen at 2.450m. The route goes from forest and meadow trails, in sections on asphalt roads, to St. Andrä (1.062m). At the valley station of the cable car Plose takes place the first change of the relay 4×4. Now it goes on hiking and forest trails to Afers (1.504m), here is the second change area of the relay 4×4 and the unique one of the relay 2×2. Accompanied by a exclusive scenery of the Peitler mountain and the Dolomites in the background, the route takes you in sections on asphalt roads and forest trails via Rossalm to Kreuztal (2.050 m), the 3rd change area for the relay runners 4×4. On the hiking trail to the Ochsenalm you can enjoy the wonderful view down the valley before the last 3,2 km and 400 m of altitude gain await you.
The spectacular mountain scenery, a 360° panoramic view at the finish make you forget all your efforts of the marathon. A double challenge: the 2.450 meters of altitude between Brixen and the Plose – simply “running to the limits”.