Important information

All you need to know about the event

The Karwendelmarsch 2024 will take place on 31 August. The start is at 06:00 in the morning in Scharnitz.

Achensee Tourism and Seefeld

Maximum number of participants: 2.500


Karwendel Run 52 km 
The running classes for the prize distribution at approx. 2 pm in Pertisau:
WH/MH born 1995 or later
W30/M30 born 1985 to 1994
W40/M40 born 1975 to 1984
W50/M50 born 1965 to 1974
W60/ M60 born 1964 or earlier

Karwendelmarsch Hike 52 km or 35 km

Participants have the option of competing with poles in all disciplines – including the runners’ class.


Distribution of start numbers:
On Friday, August 30th 2024 from 11 am to 7 pm and on Saturday August 31st 2024 from 4 am to 5.30 am at the parking lot “Länd P2” (Adress: Hinterautalstrasse 422, 6108 Scharnitz). Here you can find the site plan.
Please bring the registration confirmations and ID (copies).

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.

Parking options:
Parking is available close to the finishing point in Pertisau or close to the starting point in Scharnitz. Both parking sites are free on the day of the event. Members of the local fire brigade will direct you to the correct parking locations.

All information about the transfer and transfer registration can be found HERE.

Time limits:
All participants must have passed the Karwendelhaus by 11.30am and the second mat at the Eng control station (Großer Ahornboden) by 2.00 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. Participants are responsible for any return transfer costs. Please note that the refreshment stations, first aid posts and emergency services will be withdrawn from the course with the final runner from 2.00 pm.

  • The organizer reserves the right to withdraw any participant who appears unable to complete the course within the time limit or reach the finish line Eng. Such runners will be approached by the mountain rescue team/last runner/course marshals and instructed to end the race.
  • 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). In particular, we would like to draw your attention to our rules of conduct.

Compulsory equipment:
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 (Update follows!)(included in entry fee)

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 transport of luggage from the start in Scharnitz to Pertisau 

Likewise, professional event photos are shot by the day of the event and can be purchased after.

Snacks & refreshments

Snacks & refreshmentsSmall 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.

Finding accommodation

Achensee Tourismus
Achenseestraße 63, 6212 Maurach am Achensee
Tel.: +43 5 95300-0
Fax: +43 5 95300-19

Region Seefeld
Bahnhofplatz 115 – 6100 Seefeld
Tel.: +43/(0)508800
Fax: +43/(0)50880-51

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