Monday, July 4, 2011

Salomon 4 Trails

The Salomon 4 Trails is a new trail running event by PLAN B event company from Munich, the event specialists for mountain bike and trail running events. From July 6to 9, the schedule includes about 150 kilometers, approx. 9,000 meters of difference in elevation, three countries,four stages and five towns.
Aside from its athletic highlights, this new crossing of the Alps for individual starters offers the most beautiful trails, attractive landscapes and wonderful nature experiences in the most beautiful Alpine regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With the starting location in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the stage host cities of Ehrwald, Imst, Landeck and Samnaun, charming towns of the Alpine region will again become the center of attraction for mountain runners.
"We are very happy that, with the Salomon 4 Trails, we can now also offer a crossing of the Alps that is even more geared toward popular sports", says project manager Anika Stephan about the concept of the Salomon 4 Trails. On the daily stages of this event, distances of thirty to forty kilometers and differences in elevation of more than 2,000 meters have to be covered. So, even though there will be a generous time limit, it is definitely not a good idea to show up untrained at the start of the Salomon 4 Trails.
The event is basically geared toward people who enjoys trail running and running out in nature. Experienced and ambitious trail runners as well as marathon and long distance runners, triathletes, Nordic Walkers and mountain runners will get their money’s worth at the Salomon 4 Trails. Surefootedness, Alpine experience and the ability to keep your bearings even in bad weather as well as a good physical fitness and the necessary stamina are absolute requirements to be able to successfully take part in the Salomon 4 Trails.
Emotional moments are guaranteed when finishers are awarded their attractive medals and the much sought-after finisher shirt after the run. The number of participants for the Salomon 4 Trails is limited to 1,000 so the event will retain its family atmosphere and feeling. Aside from the usual six classification categories of Women, Master Women, Senior Master Women, Men, Master Men, Senior Master Men, there will be a special classification for the best teams. Of course, there will be attractive merchandize prizes for the fastest climbers and the fastest trail runners of each category can look forward to prize money.

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