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8th Streif Vertical Up 2018

Feb 24, 2018 :: The Streif uphill, 860 meters from the finish area to the starting house. Icy key points such Hausbergkante, Steilhang or the Mousetrap. The fastest wins, regardless of what material is used. That race Vertical Up - The Battle of the Hahnenkamm. Be there, whether as an athlete or as a spectator: Saturday, 24th February 2018, from 18.30hr.

The legendary sports town of Kitzbuehel is home, training centre and resort for many athletes, including for skiers, cross country skiers, tri-athletes, runners, mountain bikers, cyclists, trekkers and climbers.

But who is the fittest athlete and the fastest in "Running up VERTICAL .... the Battle of the Hahnenkamm "?

The goal of "Streif VERTICAL UP .... The battle on the Hahnenkamm!", which is on the original downhill piste the 'Streif', is 3,312 meters in length and 860 meters difference in altitude run. The winner is who ever reaches the top first. The "highlight" of the whole story is the set of rules: There are none!

Free choice of material as long as ALL is driven under its own power! (No motor) and free choice of route on the Streif (Speed Class) or family Streif (backpack class).

Streif Vertical Up – The Backpack class

This competition is the absolute "fun competition" within "VERTICAL RUN UP .... The battle at the Hahnenkamm". The athletes have a choice between the original "Streif" or the family “Streif”. Also in the backpack-Class is free choice of material. The only condition is you must have a backpack including what you need to take with you (or not) and arrive at your destination with it. You will be timed and the start will be in alphabetical order. The backpack-Class is simply fun - without the pressure!

A full Ruck Sack with (alcohol free Bier, Speck, Twins Fitness Riegel,etc.) & an extra prize.

Streif Vertical Up – The Fastest.

This competition is the "supreme discipline" within "VERTICAL STREIF UP .... The battle at the Hahnenkamm ". Each athlete must master the original vertical Streif downhill from the bottom to the top as fast as possible. You have a free choice of material, shoes and clothing.

Timing and Ranking: YES
Price: € 3000, - prize money and prizes

Facts & Figures

Date and time: 
Saturday, 24th February 2018, 18:30 hr


  • „Speed Class“
  • „Ruck Sack Class“

The course name:
The Streif

Elevation Start:
805 m (finish of the normal Hahnenkamm-Race)

Elevation of finish:
1665 m (normally the starters box of Hahnenkamm-Race)

Difference in elevation:
860 m

Length of race:
3312 m

Average slope:
27 %

Max. / Min. slope:
85 % | 2 %

Material suggestions:

  • Touring skiis
  • Cross country skiis
  • Spiked running shoes
  • Climbing shoes
  • Snow shoes
  • Ski poles
  • Bare foot?

Streif Vertical Up 2015



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Feb 24, 2018 at 6:30 PM Uhr

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