adidas INFINITE TRAILS

All you need to know as an athlete

Race Information

adidas INFINITE TRAILS offers you new and unique trail running team challenge unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Together with two other runners, you can register as a women’s, men’s or mixed relay team. Each team member will have to complete one of three distinct loops, which differ in distance and elevation gain (20K/ 30K/ 40K), but they all take you all through the breathtaking scenery of the Gastein valley! The clock is stopped when the team crosses the finish line.

As solo runner you can chose between a 65K ultra distance (5000vm, 3 summits) and a 15K taster run.

Heads up! In adverse weather conditions or a tense pandemic situation (Covid-19) the start procedure, race routes and timetable may change on short notice to guarantee the execution of adidas INFINITE TRAILS.

Routes

3 runners, 3 distances, 3 unique route profiles: as a relay team you will run 99km and climb 7,600 vertical meters in total. The race navigates partly on old gold digger paths and historic sumpter trails through the Gastein valley. You can admire the waterfalls and alpine meadows, enjoy the routes through the stunning scenery of the valley, and marvel at the views awaiting you from the alpine summits, such as the Gamskarkogel, Graukogel or Stubnerkogel.

Click on the icons for more information about the individual loops for solo runners.

In adverse weather conditions the race will be held on adverse weather loops below 1800m.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein / SalzburgerLand require specific items of equipment that competitors must wear or have with them. This mandatory equipment consists of a “basic mandatory equipment” and a “weather-related mandatory equipment”, depending on the weather conditions. All competitors must have the mandatory equipment which is announced during the race briefing with them throughout the competition. It is NOT permitted to drop off or pick up any mandatory equipment on course or at special needs zones.

The Organiser will carry out checks before the start and, on a random basis, at the finish to ensure that competitors are carrying/wearing the required equipment/clothing during the competition. Any competitor who fails to carry/wear the required equipment/clothing will be disqualified. Competitors may already present their mandatory equipment for approval during the registration or when they pick up their start numbers for the relay.

If a competitor is carrying poles at the start, he/she must not put them down during the race, but must carry them until he/she has completed the loop. Conversely, it is not permitted to start without poles and pick them up at any point of the route.

 

BASIC MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

  • (foldable) cup or flask (no cups provided)
  • Carrying capacity for at least 0.5 liter of water or other drinks during the race (our recommendation: 1 liter)
  • Running backpack or vest
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long-sleeve top and long pant (The long-sleeve top may be replaced with an additional t-shirt plus arm warmers, which cover the forearm and the upper arm, i.e. the arm warmers must cover the elbow and above.)
  • Headlamp*
  • Whistle (can be integrated in trail running backpack or chest strap)
  • GPS device or watch or alternatively, printed version the of route map (issued at the race briefing)
  • Mobile telephone that is charged and switched on, and on which the GENERAL EMERGENCY number is saved in order to make emergency calls (it is essential to ensure that the mobile phone can make calls in Austria)
  • First aid kit (incl. 1 rescue blanket, 2 compresses 10×10 cm/ 4×4”, 2 gloves, 2 first aid dressings size M or 2m elastic adhesive bandage).**

 

* Athletes, who are on the course after 6 pm must have a headlamp with them. Athletes without headlamp after 6 pm will be disqualified. All competitors, who participate in the 65K race, must carry a headlamp with them.

** Our recommendation in addition to the mandatory content of the first aid kit: 1 triangular bandage, 2 band-aid.

 

WEATHER SCENARIO COLD
In addition to the basic mandatory equipment competitors must have the following items of equipment with them:

  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof pant
  • Insulating top (long-sleeved) and insulating pant (long)

 

WEATHER SCENARIO HEAT
In addition to the basic mandatory equipment competitors must have the following items of equipment with them:

  • Cap
  • Carrying capacity for at least 1 liter of water

Call for Entrants

You find all key data about the TEAM RACE summarized below.

Click here call for the for entrants for 65K INDIVIDUAL and 15K RUN.

Alpen Arena Bad Hofgastein; Kurpromenade 2, 5630 Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Planet Talk GmbH, Spinnereiinsel 3A, 83059 Kolbermoor, Germany

Email: info@infinite-trails.com

Telephone: +49 (0)8031 354 650

Race Doctor

Mountain rescue service

Red Cross

Race Director: Mike Hamel

Race Manager: Jan Regenfuß

Route Manager: Sibylle Schild

Representative of time keeping

 

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein/ SalzburgerLand are a trail running event in (high) alpine terrain which requires its competitors to have specific capabilities.

By enrolling, the competitor acknowledges that it is mandatory for him/her to comply with the competition rules, all existing laws of the State of Salzburg and Hohe Tauern National Park, and the legislation and code of procedure, as well as the terms and conditions of the Organiser.

Register online at www.infinite-trails.com

June 10, 2021 at 6pm, or whenever the maximum number of competitors is reached

Late on-site registration will be possible (provided that places are still available) on Friday June 25, 2021, from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Race Office.

250 relay teams (each with three competitors) may register for the adidas INFINITE TRAILS 2021 in Gastein/ SalzburgerLand.

The detailed program for adidas INFINITE TRAILS 2021 will follow:

Saturday June 26, 2021
Race Day

 

Transponder timing. The transponder will be provided by the Organiser. Competitors may not use their own transponders. The transponder must be returned after the end of the race. If the competitor does not return or damages the transponder, he/she will be charged its purchase price.

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein/ SalzburgerLand will start at the Alpen Arena, Bad Hofgastein, and each of the three members of a relay team will complete a different loop, with all of these ending back in the Alpen Arena, Bad Hofgastein. All women’s, men’s and mixed teams that complete the route according to the rules, and within the time limits, and finish the race will be classified for the adidas INFINITE TRAILS.

 

 

Entry fees:

 

The entry fee is

88.- € per person(264.- € per team) for registrations until 31/12/2020

99.- € per person (297.- € per team) for registrations from from 01/01/21 to 28/02/21

111.- € per person (333.- € per team) for registrations after 01/03/2021

 

The field is limited to 250 teams.

 

Benefits:

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS starter package includes:

  • Participant gift from adidas
  • Nutrition during the race
  • “Gasteinertaler” value voucher for local partner restaurants and stores
  • 3h entry to the “Alpentherme Gastein”
  • After-race carbo loading at the Athlete Garden/ Alpentherme
  • Complimentary massage/ physiotherapy at the adidas Reload Center (Saturday)
  • Premium adidas Finisher T-Shirt
  • Finisher Certificate

You need a place to stay. Our adidas INFINITE TRAILS partner hotels designed a special hotel package. Click here for more information.

Depending on the pandemic situation, the starter package will be picked up on site or sent to you in advance by post. Before you receive the starter package, you must first fill out a disclaimer and a short medical form (information for our rescue team). Your will receive more detailed information on this procedure by email in June

After the competition, you will be able to relax at the Alpentherme and use its wide range of facilities, including its sauna and thermal bathing lake, as well as receiving free physiotherapy and massages at the adidas RELOAD Center. There will also be a pasta meal waiting for you so you can load up on carbohydrates.

For the Team Race, three competitors must participate. No team member may complete more than one individual loop.

There will be no classification for the individual competitors in the team race. Women’s, men’s and mixed relay teams are permitted, irrespective of age groups. The minimum age for participation is 18.

(1) Organisation of the event

The organizer can change the sequence of the event, delay the start of the event, end the event early, cut it short, interrupt or abandon the event if, in his opinion, the conditions on the race day are unsafe or if official directives or force majeure make this necessary. In these cases, the organiser is under no obligation to compensate the participants. All participants agree that the safety of the participants, the service-providers and the organiser’s staff are of paramount importance.

 

The participant is obliged to attend the safety briefings which are offered and to comply with the safety instructions in all respects. Failure to comply with the safety instructions can result in disqualification or exclusion.

 

(2) The participant’s responsibility for his/her own person

The participant knows that his/her participation in this event is associated with risks

The participant confirms and states that he/she agrees that he/she is responsible for ascertaining whether he/she is sufficiently fit and healthy in both physical and mental terms to be able to take part in this event without misgivings.

 

(3) Exclusion

The organiser is entitled, but only obligated if corresponding legal or contractual requirements exist, to exclude a participant from taking part if, in the organiser’s opinion, the participant fails to meet the requirements for a proper and, as far as can be seen in normal conditions, participation with the minimum possible risks.

This also applies if the participant infringes the conditions of participation or safety instructions and a warning does not seem likely to prevent a repetition of the infringement.

The participant can derive no entitlements from the exclusion in so far as the exclusion was not arbitrary.

The organiser’s entitlement to exclude a participant does not release the participant from his/her responsibility and also does not involve any obligation of surveillance or control on the part of the organiser over and above the obligation of surveillance or control imposed by law or contract.

 

 

(4) Medical treatment / insurance

If a participant should require medical treatment during the event, the participant hereby states that he/she consents to such treatment in advance. Medical services are not included in the entry fee and will be invoiced directly to the participant according to the usual medical tariffs.

The organiser does not provide any insurance cover for medical treatment and is under no obligation to do so. The participant is responsible for having adequate insurance cover for medical treatment. The participant is particularly recommended to conclude a suitable accident insurance policy. The organiser has no liability for this.

 

(5) The organiser’s liability

The organiser is not liable for material or financial losses incurred by the participant caused by ordinary negligence on the part of the organiser or that of his legal representatives or vicarious agents. However, he is liable for material or financial losses incurred by the participant caused by gross negligence or intent on his part or that of his legal representatives or vicarious agents; he is also liable for every kind of loss of life, bodily injury or impairment of health by the participant caused by negligence and intent on the part of the organiser.

 

(6) The participant’s personal rights

By registering for participation, the participant irrevocably transfers to the relevant organiser (Planet Talk GmbH, Spinnereiinsel 3A, 83059 Kolbermoor, Germany) the right and grants the organiser permission to distribute and publish the photos, cinematographic images and interviews of/with the participant created in connection with participation in the event without any entitlement to remuneration as a video, CD, DVD, broadcast, telecast, podcast, webcast, photograph, advertisement or promotional material unrestricted in place and time and also to use such images etc. in reports and for promotional purposes.

 

The participant also agrees that the organiser may forward the images to adidas (adidas AG, Adi-Dassler-Strasse 1, D-91074 Herzogenaurach) Gastein (Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH,Tauernplatz 1, A-5630 Bad Hofgastein), Salzbugerland (Salzbugerland Tourismus GmbH Wiener Bundesstraße 32, A-5300 Hallwang), Salzburg AG (Bayerhamerstraße 16, A – 5020 Salzburg), PowerBar (Active Nutrition International GmbH, Zielstattstraße 42, D – 81379 München), AGM (ADEG Zell am See GmbH, Zellerstraße 27, A-5751 Maishofen), Gasteiner (Gasteiner Mineralwasser GmbH, Erlengrundstraße 14, A-5640 Bad Gastein), Mastertent (Master Tent GmbH & Co. KG, Fuggerstraße 2, D-85646 Anzing), Gasteiner Bergbahnen AG (Bundesstraße 567, A-5630 Bad Hofgastein), Alpentherme (Sen.-W.-Wilflingplatz 1, A-5630 Bad Hofgastein), Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH (Kendlerstraße 1, A-5017 Salzburg), Ein Gastein (Wirtschaftsverein EIN GASTEIN, Breitenberg 65, A-5630 Bad Hofgastein), for their use there in promotion associated with the event. For the sake of clarity it is stated that the image and audio rights pertaining to the event are held exclusively by the organiser.

 

(7) Data protection

You will find our Data Protection Notice displayed at the registration.

 

(8) Other conditions of participation 

The above clauses are conditions of participation in the event; this also applies to regulations for the relevant event about which the participants are informed on registration.

Every participant receives a transponder chip for timekeeping during the registration process. If the competitor does not return or damages the transponder, he/she will be charged its purchase price.

Starter Package

The entry fee or the TEAM RACE and the 65K INDIVIDUAL is

88.- € per person (264.- € per team) for registrations until 31/12/2020
99.- € per person (297.- € per team) for registrations from from 01/01/21 to 28/02/21
111.- € per person (333.- € per team) for registrations after 01/03/2021

And you’ll get your money’s worth. Your full-service starter package includes:

  • Participant gift from adidas
  • Nutrition during the race
  • “Gasteinertaler” value voucher for local partner restaurants and stores
  • 3h entry to the “Alpentherme Gastein”
  • After-race carbo loading at the Athlete Garden/ Alpentherme
  • Complimentary massage/ physiotherapy at the adidas Reload Center (Saturday)
  • Premium adidas Finisher T-Shirt
  • Finisher Certificate

Our field is limited to 250 teams and 250 individual runners (65K).

 

The entry fee for the 15K RUN is 33,- € and includes:

  • Participant gift from adidas
  • Nutrition during the race
  • Finish line nutrition
  • 1h-entry to the “Alpentherme Gastein”
  • Finisher Certificate

Athlete Services

At adidas INFINITE TRAILS you – the athletes – take center stage. You are the VIPs at this event. So, look forward to indulging in remarkable athlete services that are included in your adidas INFINITE TRAILS starter package, ranging from “Gasteinertaler”, which you can trade in at selected partner restaurants, cafés and shops in the Gastein Valley, so you can enjoy the local cuisine, to a unique “Athlete Garden” in which you can thoroughly relax after your race. Whether you enjoy complimentary massages and physiotherapy at the adidas Reload Center, want to jump into the refreshing thermal water bathing lake, or need to load up on carbs, you’ll have full access for three hours on the day of the race, so you can be truly pampered.

To provide an easy, paperless access to all the athlete services, we’ve created a personalized eventbaxx for our participants. Inside this electronic, web-based starter bag you’ll find all relevant information concerning the race, side events and athlete services at a glance. Furthermore, you can access all vouchers and discounts you receive as part of your adidas INFINITE TRAILS starter package via phone – for your ultimate adidas INFINITE TRAILS experience.
All registered competitors receive an E-Mail with the login information for their personal eventbaxx.

After the race, you can enjoy an extended “Athlete Garden”, which is divided into two parts: zone 1 is a “quick stop zone” in the “Kurpark”, where you pick up your clothes bags, your race recovery nutrition, a cool non-alcoholic wheat beer and your finisher shirt; zone two is the “recovery and relaxation zone” at the Alpentherme Gastein. (hot spring-fed pools and swimming lake, waterjet loungers, the adidas Reload Center with complimentary massages and physio therapy, Compex electrostimulation technology, and a pasta dish). A 3-hour entry is included in your start package.

Take the opportunity and book your shuttle on your Race Day. Gastein offers an athlete shuttle service that will take you from set meeting points in all of the Gastein villages directly to the adidas INFINITE TRAILS Arena. More information in your adidas INFINITE TRAILS eventbaxx.

The Alpentherme Gastein is a source of energy in the mountains. As well as great health expertise, it offers the treasure of authentic thermal water from the depths of the Hohe Tauern mountains, which is used not only in the thermal bath but also in the facilities offered by the connected spa and rehabilitation center. At the adidas Reload Center inside the Alpentherme all adidas INFINITE TRAILS athletes enjoy complimentary massages and physiotherapy after the race including a free ticket (3 hours) for the Alpentherme and a free pasta dish to properly recharge after your run!

 

Give your feet a break and book an appointment at full.BEAUTY – located conveniently right next to the adidas INFINITE TRAILS Arena at Bad Hofgastein. Whether you are longing for a last-minute medical pedicure or a relaxing foot massage before or after the race, all athletes get amazing discounts at Isabell´s beauty palace. Booking information via your eventbaxx.

Race Rules

Every race needs to have a set of rules to ensure that it runs as smoothly as possible for all competitors and to make it fair. You can view the regulations for adidas INFINITE TRAILS here.

By registering, you acknowledge these Regulations and give your assurance that you read the individual provisions in full and understood them. You will confirm this by adding your signature under the declaration of liability.

The Organiser reserves the right to make changes to the Regulations. The latest version can be viewed at any time on this website.

Attention: The ongoing Corona pandemic may force the organiser to change the schedule, race format or race courses on short notice.

Updated: 08.12.2020

The Race rules for the 65K INDIVIDUAL and 15K RUN you can find here.

adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein/ SalzburgerLand consists of 5 different distances, of which three are offered as a Team Race (Loop S, M, L) and two as Individual Race (Loop XS and XL).

 

ROUTE MARKINGS

The routes of adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein/ SalzburgerLand will be marked for the competition, and volunteers will be deployed at critical locations. Because of the situations that can arise in open country and with changing weather conditions, it is not possible to guarantee that there will be no gaps in the route markings.

It is the athletes’ responsibility to keep themselves informed at all times about the correct routes and about how to use these routes in accordance with the rules. The Organiser will provide additional map and GPS material for this purpose.

If a competitor leaves the route indicated, this will lead to the immediate disqualification of the entire relay team.

If a competitor misses the routing or leaves the competition route, leading to disqualification, the Organiser accepts no responsibility for this.

 

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES

Depending on weather and other conditions, the Organiser reserves the right to change the route accordingly on safety grounds and to switch to alternative routes. These steps may alter the stated horizontal distances, elevation change and difficulty levels of the route.

 

AID STATIONS

Each route will have a sufficient number of refreshment points.

A wide range of food and drink will be available for competitors at every refreshment point. The exact locations of aid stations will be provided on the route map. The competitor must ensure that he/she always takes enough food and drink with him/her to reach the next refreshment point safely.

The aid stations are the only places where competitors may dispose of waste. Disposing of waste on the route (littering) is a breach of National Park Regulations and will be reported to the authorities, as well as resulting in the immediate disqualification of the offender’s entire relay team. Littering will be monitored by race marshals.

 

TIME LIMITS, FINISH CLOSING TIME

Relay teams and solo runners who have failed to pass the checkpoints by the specified cut-off times will be removed from the race on safety grounds by the Organiser.

 

Cut-off times:
tbd.

 

The finish will close at 9pm at the adidas INFINITE TRAILS Arena/ Alpen Arena in Bad Hofgastein.

 

This schedule and the respective time limits are stated in detail on the route map and/or in the Call for Entrants. On safety grounds, the Organiser reserves the right to adjust the schedule and the cut-off times at short notice.

Cut-off times are non-negotiable and serve to keep competitors safe! If a competitor continues to run in breach of the route staff’s instructions, he/she does so at his/her own risk and will be immediately disqualified, along with his/her entire team. In this case, the competitor will no longer have any right to further adidas INFINITE TRAILS services (refreshments, safeguarding for the route, etc.). After the cut-off times and at the end of the race, the race staff will comb and clear the route. Athletes who are found by the sweep team must stop racing immediately and will be led off the route for their own safety. The competition staff’s instructions also serve to keep competitors safe in this case and are non-negotiable.

 

CONDUCT ON THE ROUTE

The competitors undertake to follow all the rules and requirements arising from the provisions of these Regulations and their annexes, as well as all guidelines and instructions of the Race Committee, the route marshals and the first aid and rescue services (mountain rescue service, Race Doctor, etc.).

In particular, the following rules must be followed:

  • All competitors must follow the route markings.
  • Competitors will take the necessary steps – irrespective of explicit rules or instructions – to avoid endangering themselves, other competitors, organisation representatives or third parties on or in the vicinity of the route on account of the route conditions and weather conditions.
  • Competitors must help people who are in danger or have had an accident and must report every accident immediately by telephone to the Race Committee or notify an official helper on the route.
  • Competitors must get out of the way of faster athletes and let them overtake.
  • Competitors must protect the environment: no waste of any kind may be left on the route. If this rule is breached, the offender’s entire team will be disqualified.
  • It is prohibited to provide a runner with any form of physical support (pushing, pulling or carrying).

 

PUBLIC PATHWAYS

  • adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein / SalzburgerLand will take place on public roads, forest roads, trails, paths and hiking routes that will not be cordoned off.
  • The road traffic regulations and rules for the use of forest roads and tracks, paths and trails are also mandatory during the competition. Competitors must follow the instructions of the police, the Route Manager and the other route staff. It is against the rules of the competition to take short cuts and leave the route: this increases the risk of accidents, harms the environment and will result in the immediate disqualification of the offender’s entire team.
  • The adidas INFINITE TRAILS routes will be marked. Nevertheless, it is the competitors’ responsibility to always stay on the race route, to be aware of the course of the route and not to leave the route even when visibility is limited (in darkness, fog, rain, etc.).
  • The adidas INFINITE TRAILS routes will be equipped with visible and invisible checkpoints. If a competitor fails to pass any one of these checkpoints, his/her entire relay team will be disqualified.
  • As a fundamental rule, every competitor must be as careful as is necessary and behave in a fair and sporting manner towards other competitors, tourists, adidas INFINITE TRAILS officials and third parties.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to change sections of the routes before the Event, or even at short notice. The final route will be announced at the mandatory race briefing at the latest.
  • The use of poles is permitted on all parts of the route. However, if poles are carried at the start, they must not be left on the route. It is not permitted for any athlete starting without a pole to pick up and use any poles during the course of the race.
  • Any competitor who breaches the laws of the State of Salzburg or of the National Park Administration, and in particular the rules of conduct relating to environmental protection (e.g. disposal of waste on the route), will be reported to the authorities, as well as having their entire relay team immediately disqualified.
  • All competitors are required to show consideration, sportsmanship and fairness and to provide support in emergencies.

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS TEAM RACE is a competition for teams of three (women, men or mixed).

The Event includes technically demanding and challenging routes in alpine and high alpine terrain.

By registering, the competitor confirms that he/she meets the requirements for competing in a race with the stipulated criteria and is aware of the risks associated with this.

 

COMPETITOR REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must fulfil the following criteria:

  • General alpine experience; sure-footedness on alpine paths, including steep paths, even in exposed terrain and where there is a risk of falling. The competitor’s sure-footedness must not be impaired by a fear of heights.
  • Sufficient physical and mental capacity and health to complete the competition within the time limits set for the respective sections of the routes, even if, as portrayed in the route description, the running terrain is high, alpine, technically demanding and made more difficult by the prevailing weather conditions.
  • Confirmation of sufficient sporting capacity to compete in this endurance competition, which is done by signing the declaration of liability (no requirement to submit a doctor’s certificate).
  • Capacity to find his/her way in alpine terrain by using map or GPS files, even in bad weather and limited visibility.
  • Knowledge of first aid.
  • Awareness of what to do in emergencies in alpine terrain, and knowledge of the adidas INFINITE TRAILS emergency action plan
  • Only competitors aged 18 or over are entitled to compete.
  • By signing the declaration of liability, and indeed by registering in the first place, the competitor confirms that he/she has the experience, knowledge and skills listed here, and meets the other requirements listed here, and that he/she is not aware of having any pre-existing conditions or limitations that could call into question his/her ability to compete in the adidas INFINITE TRAILS World Championships Gastein / SalzburgerLand. In this context, the points listed by the Organiser are not an exhaustive list as regards the experience and knowledge referred to here, but are merely examples.

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF COMPETITORS

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS s are limited to 250 teams with three starters each as well as 250 solo runners for the 65K and 500 solo runners for the 15K.

 

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS Team Race will include the following classification categories:

  • MEN
  • WOMEN
  • MIXED

RACE NUMBERS

Each competitor must wear his/her race number so that it is clearly visible on the front of his/her body at all times throughout the entire race. Each race number is personal and non-transferable. If anyone gives away his/her race number, this will result in the immediate disqualification of his/her entire relay team.

The race number must not be altered, made smaller or covered by clothing.

 

TIMEKEEPING

The transponder chip will be used for timekeeping purposes and to record the athletes at predefined points on the route, in order to confirm that they have properly completed the route. If the transponder is lost, the runner will not be recorded at these points. If a competitor loses his/her transponder, he/she must report this loss at the next checkpoint. If he/she is not recorded at several checkpoints, he/she may be subject to a penalty up to and including the disqualification of his/her entire relay team, if it cannot be proven that he/she has correctly passed the route points.

 

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein / SalzburgerLand require specific items of equipment that competitors must wear or have with them. This mandatory equipment consists of a “basic mandatory equipment” and a “weather-related mandatory equipment”, depending on the weather conditions. All competitors must have the mandatory equipment which is announced during the race briefing with them throughout the competition. It is NOT permitted to drop off or pick up any mandatory equipment on course or at special needs zones.

The Organiser will carry out checks before the start and, on a random basis, at the finish to ensure that competitors are carrying/wearing the required equipment/clothing during the competition. Any competitor who fails to carry/wear the required equipment/clothing will be disqualified. Competitors may already present their mandatory equipment for approval during the registration or when they pick up their start numbers for the relay.

 

If a competitor is carrying poles at the start, he/she must not put them down during the race, but must carry them until he/she has completed the loop. Conversely, it is not permitted to start without poles and pick them up at any point of the route.

 

BASIC MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

  • (foldable) cup or flask (no cups provided)
  • Carrying capacity for at least 0.5 liter of water or other drinks during the race (our recommendation: 1 liter)
  • Running backpack or vest
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long-sleeve top and long pant (The long-sleeve top may be replaced with an additional t-shirt plus arm warmers, which cover the forearm and the upper arm, i.e. the arm warmers must cover the elbow and above.)
  • Headlamp*
  • Whistle (can be integrated in trail running backpack or chest strap)
  • GPS device or watch or alternatively, printed version the of route map (issued at the race briefing)
  • Mobile telephone that is charged and switched on, and on which the GENERAL EMERGENCY number is saved in order to make emergency calls (it is essential to ensure that the mobile phone can make calls in Austria)
  • First aid kit (incl. 1 rescue blanket, 2 compresses 10×10 cm/ 4×4”, 2 gloves, 2 first aid dressings size M or 2m elastic adhesive bandage).**

 

* Athletes, who are on the course after 6 pm must have a headlamp with them. Athletes without headlamp after 6 pm will be disqualified. All competitors, who participate in the 65K race, must carry a headlamp with them.

** Our recommendation in addition to the mandatory content of the first aid kit: 1 triangular bandage, 2 band-aid.

 

WEATHER SCENARIO COLD
In addition to the basic mandatory equipment competitors must have the following items of equipment with them:

  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof pant
  • Insulating top (long-sleeved) and insulating pant (long)

 

WEATHER SCENARIO HEAT
In addition to the basic mandatory equipment competitors must have the following items of equipment with them:

  • Cap
  • Carrying capacity for at least 1 liter of water

 

STARTING POSITIONS

The process of lining up at the start will begin 30 minutes prior to the respective category start time.

 

INDIVIDUAL STARTS FOLLOWING INJURY / GIVING UP / MISSED CUT-OFF

In the case of one relay athlete injuring him/herself, the other team members can still finish their race. In this case, the relay team is eliminated from the official results (DQ), however, the individual loop times of the single athletes will be put into the classement of the respective loop and will be taken into account for the ranking of fastest woman or man on the individual loops.

 

ASSISTANCE FROM THIRD PARTIES

No competitor may use the assistance of third parties (spectators, supervisors or other competitors) during the race, unless they fall, are injured or are involved in other emergency situations. The only exceptions are the provision of food, drink and replacement gear (special needs) directly at aid stations (i.e. within the range of vision, 50m before and behind). These aid stations are marked in the Call for Entrants and on the route map. It is clearly forbidden to drop off of pick up any mandatory equipment during the race.

If a competitor uses the services of third parties (e.g. recovery, first aid and rescue services), he/she must bear the costs arising from this.

By registering, the competitor authorises the Organiser to collect payment for the costs that arise for these services if such services are required by the Organiser, in order to keep the competitor safe.

When he/she registers, the competitor may take out an insurance policy for the weekend of the Event in order to be covered in the event of emergencies.

 

TIME PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify competitors or impose time penalties on them if they break the competition rules, are guilty of grossly unsportsmanlike behaviour or gross misconduct towards helpers or third parties, and/or commit breaches of the laws of the State of Salzburg and of High Tauern National Park.

If a competitor is disqualified, the Organiser will not reimburse any of his/her costs, and all claims against the Organiser will cease to be valid as of the time of disqualification.

 

The adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein / SalzburgerLand are an outdoor running event in which competitors will be entirely on their own, i.e. will be travelling autonomously, for long stretches of the route. Competitors’ autonomy involves the ability of each competitor, despite the marked route, the provision of some degree of safeguarding for the route by various services (Medical Crew, mountain rescue, etc.) and the Organiser’s individual refreshment points, to find his/her own way round the route, to make his/her own decisions regarding all objective mountain hazards (darkness, rain, storms, fog, snowfall, ice, risk of falling, etc.) and his/her subjective capacities during the competition, and to feed him/herself and give him/herself drinks between the Organiser’s refreshment points. Even darkness (during night hours), difficult weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain or snowfall), adverse route conditions (e.g. wet or soft ground) and changes in the competitor’s capacities (e.g. tiredness or injury) do not relieve the competitor of this autonomy.

 

Every competitor will receive final information about the competition in his/her start documents. Even before this, every competitor is obliged to obtain the necessary information about the race via the adidas INFINITE TRAILS website (www.infinite-trails.com).

An extensive adidas INFINITE TRAILS race briefing can also be hosted Online. Participation in the race briefings is mandatory for all starters and will serve to ensure that they compete safely and successfully in adidas INFINITE TRAILS.

Competitors who prematurely end their involvement in adidas INFINITE TRAILS must contact the Organiser to deregister without delay.

If a competitor drops out and does not deregister, he/she will bear the costs of any search carried out by the first aid and rescue staff.

 

Each competitor must have his/her own personal insurance cover for accidents and other damages. The Organiser accepts no liability for first aid and rescue costs in the event of an accident.

If it is necessary to do so in the interests of an accident victim, the official mountain rescue service will be alerted. From that point on, the latter will take charge of the rescue operation using the necessary resources, including helicopters. The person rescued must cover the costs that arise, and must also arrange their own return from the place of evacuation. The competitor him/herself is responsible for notifying his/her insurer of the incident in a timely manner and in accordance with the regulations.

If the Organiser needs to cover the costs of a rescue operation directly, the competitor or his/her insurer must reimburse the Organiser for these costs.

Every competitor is strongly advised to take out a (travel) health insurance policy which covers helicopter deployment and return transport.

You may book an additional accident insurance for the competition during the registration.
Paid entry fees cannot be refunded, though we recommend an additional ticket insurance, which will reimburse your entry fees if you are unable to take part in the race for health reasons).

The Organiser reserves the right to carry out unannounced Anti-Doping-Control tests. These will be carried out by the national anti-doping agencies and evaluated and followed up according to their rules.

Every competitor who tests positive for doping will be immediately disqualified, as will his/her relay team. In this case, any prize money that has already been paid out must be paid back in full within 14 days.

Sustainability is an integral part of the Event concept for the adidas INFINITE TRAILS in Gastein/ SalzburgerLand.

Because the race route passes through High Tauern National Park, competitors’ treatment of the environment will be rigorously monitored. If a competitor disposes of waste outside the checkpoints or refreshment points, or causes any intentional harm to nature, he/she and his/her entire relay team will be disqualified.

 

Each competitor may lodge a protest at the Race Office, in the event of rule breaches by other competitors or against the Race Management’s decisions up to the finish closing time, and may name witnesses. The Race Management will handle the protest and announce a decision within 24 hours. All named witnesses must appear when the protest is lodged. The protest fee is EUR 100.00.

If the protest fails, the protest fee will be retained by the Organiser. If a decision is made in favour of the protester, the fee will be returned to the latter.

The Regulations listed above and the breaches mentioned that may result in time penalties or disqualification are merely an excerpt, and other possible actions may also be subject to penalties.

Results

Here are the results of the adidas INFINITE TRAILS 2021