27.05.2022 / The historic town center of Kitzbühel and the mountain world of the Kitzbühel Alps will once again be transformed into the setting for the unique "Tristkogel Challenge". At the combination competition - consisting of mountain biking, mountain running and orientation - professional athletes compete with the local amateur sports elite.
On June 3rd and 4th, 2022, the starting signal will be given for the 11th time for the endurance competition, in which the disciplines reflect those summer sports that are predestined for the local grass mountains. The starting shot will be fired on Friday, June 3rd, 2022, during an orienteering run through the streets of the old town, where the teams of two will compete for the best starting position for the following race day. Not only fitness and endurance are necessary, but above all team spirit and cleverness are the decisive factors to secure a place on the podium. Since all disciplines must be mastered by both participants together and a certain amount of alpine experience is also required, it is not the individual fighters and specialists in the respective discipline who call the shots at TKC 2022, but the entire team.
On Saturday, June 04th, 2022, the participants will start in the Gundersen method from the Kitzbühel city center into the challenging bike section, whereby the intermediate goal is known to them, but the optimal route to get there must be found spontaneously. At the transition zone on the Auracher Wildalm, the bikes are exchanged for running shoes to complete the mountain run in the Kitzbühel South Mountains before reaching the finish line after about 2,500 grueling meters of altitude.
The winners, and all those who managed to complete the Tristkogel Challenge 2022, will be duly celebrated on the stage in the Vorderstadt Kitzbühel at the official award ceremony starting at 7.30 pm.
Schedule of the Tristkogel Challenge 2022
Friday, 03rd June 2022
:: from 2.00 pm | Registration / Start number distribution
:: 4.30 pm | End of registration, clothes storage in Isozone 2 will be opened
:: 5.15 pm | Briefing of the participants
:: 6.15 pm | Meeting of all participants in Isozone 1
:: 6.30 pm | Start city prologue (Vorderstadt Kitzbühel)
:: approx. 8.30 pm | Announcement of results and start list for Saturday (Vorderstadt Kitzbühel)
Saturday, 04th June 2022
:: 8.30 am | Equipment check Tristkogel Challenge (Vorderstadt Kitzbühel)
:: 10.30 am | Start bike section (Vorderstadt Kitzbühel)
:: from approx. 11.45 am | transition area (Wildalm)
:: from approx. 1.30 pm | Finish (Wildalm)
:: 3.00 pm | Flower Ceremony Tristkogel Challenge (Wildalm)
:: 4.00 pm | Finish (Wildalm)
:: 7.30 pm | Award Ceremony Tristkogel Challenge (Vorderstadt Kitzbühel)
:: approx. 8.15 pm | End of award ceremony, presentation of film and photos (Vorderstadt Kitzbühel)
:: afterwards | Tristkogel Challenge party with live band in Vorderstadt
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