The toughest adventure race in the world

This was Red Bull X Alps 2023

On June 11th 2023, 34 world-class athletes, including 4 women, started a two-week head-to-head race in the center of Kitzbühel (📍Schulgasse 2), in which they cover up to 150 km a day on foot or with a paraglider across the Alps. The 1.223 km long route runs through five countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy.

The clock of the world's toughest adventure race was stopped at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, just hours after Japanese athlete Emoto Yuji finished in 23rd place. It was a historic and record-breaking edition of the race.

  • 23 athletes crossed the finish line - more than ever before in the history of the race
  • Eli Egger (AUT4) is the first woman to make it to the finish line 
  • Damien Lacaze (FRA2) made the longest flight in the history of the race: 266km in 11h 13m
  • It was the fastest race in history - Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) reached the finish in 6d 6h 1m
  • It was the 8th consecutive victory for Maurer - another record for the Swiss athlete
  • 17 athletes arrived within 24 hours of Maurer, they were closer together than ever before 
  • 2023 marked the 20th anniversary since the first race in 2003

June 8th, 2023 | Red Bull X Alps Prologue Race

The 11th edition of Red Bull X-Alps starts on June 11th, 2023 and will be introduced by a one-day prologue three days before the start, which will take place in the mountains around Kitzbühel and Kirchberg. Athletes must complete a 58.6km course past seven turnpoints on June 8 - nearly double the distance of the 2021 Prologue - it will be an exciting day-long pre-race battle. The winner will receive an additional Nightpass, which they can use to hike through the mandatory rest period.

11. to 23. June 2023 | The toughest adventure race in the world

The actual race starts on June 11th at 11:30 a.m. at Schulgasse 2 in Kitzbühel.

Hard Facts:

  • Daily challenge: hiking up to 4,000m of vertical ascent each day and running as much as 100km on foot
  • The start is for the first time in Kitzbühel - Kirchberg
  • There is a via ferrata passage in the Sesto Dolomites
  • The route runs through five countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy
  • There are 15 mandatory turnpoints

The Lineup: Worlds famous athletes and newcomers

The lineup of world-class athletes for the 11th edition of the Red Bull X-Alps is unique on the occasion of the 20th anniversary: 34 athletes from all over the world will cover the demanding route to the finish line on foot or by paraglider - more than ever before before. There are also 4 women in the starting field, including Elisabeth Egger, the first female Austrian participant, and a total of 17 rookies, who will celebrate their Red Bull X-Alps premiere on the new route in 2023. All athletes are pursuing one goal: to beat the record champion Chrigel Maurer in the fight for the eighth win in a row.

Be there: feel the Kitzbühel vibe

It doesn't matter who you keep your fingers crossed for: You can find all information about the 34 athletes from 18 countries on - you can follow them live from the prologue on June 8, 2023 and the start of the race on June 11, 2023 via live tracking on step, Step and flight follow. Our tip: Be in Kitzbühel up close and don't miss any of the highlights of the 11th edition of Red Bull X-Alps 2023. We at Kitzbühel Tourism are always happy to assist findeing a sporty, relaxing or any other accomodation you wish - book directly on kitzbü or reeach out under +43 5356 66660

After the start of the prologue & the race, the teaser image will be replaced by the fully functional Red Bull X-Alps Live Tracking


  • Continuous tracking technology - all athletes are tracked live in 3D
  • VR mode (split screen, additional equipment required)
  • Cockpit view with live tracking: follow the race through the eyes of an athlete

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