On June 11th, at 11:30 a.m. 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.
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.
The actual race starts on June 11th at 11:30 a.m. at Schulgasse 2 in Kitzbühel.
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.
It doesn't matter who you keep your fingers crossed for: You can find all information about the 34 athletes from 18 countries on redbullxalps.com - 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 kitzbühel.com or reeach out under +43 5356 66660.