The legendary sporting mecca, Kitzbühel, is the home / adopted home / training center and retreat for countless sports figures, alpine and cross-country skiers, triathletes, runners, mountain bikers, road bikers, ski tourers, mountaineers, and many others – but some sportsmen and -women are the most legendary and fastest of them all, participants in the STREIF VERTICAL UP Kitzbuehel.
The goal of the STREIF VERTICAL UP Kitzbuehel is to conquer the original “Streif”, which spans 3,312 meters and 860 vertical meters, vertically and as quickly as possible.
The “kicker” to the whole story is the rules – in fact, there are none!
The choice of equipment is open so long as everything is powered by your own muscles (no motors), as is the choice of route, on the Streif (“Speed Division”) or on the “Family Streif” (“Rucksack Division)!
THE BEST ENDURANCE; BEST TECHNIQUE TOGETHER WITH THE BEST EQUIPMENT WILL ULTIMATELY WIN!
Date: Saturday 29th February 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Divisions: “Speed Division” and “Rucksack Division”
Course Name: Streif or Family Streif (Rucksack Division)
Starting elevation: 805 m
Finishing elevation: 1665 m
Elevation gain: 860 vertical meters (click to view the elevation profile)
Course length: 3,312 m
Average gradient: 27 %
Max./Min. gradient: 85 % / 2 %
Lighting: head lights, while the course hotspots are well illuminated
Suggested equipment: touring skis, cross-country skis, running shoes with spikes, crampons, snowshoes, ski poles, barefoot,…
Current course records:
This division is the ultimate discipline in the STREIF VERTICAL UP!
Each athlete takes on the original, legendary Streif ski run as quickly as possible, with a free choice of equipment. Everything is allowed, as long as racers use nothing but the strength of their own muscles.
Timekeeping and official standings: YES
Prizes: 1500 € purse each for men’s/women’s divisions / gift certificates, starter package
1st Place € 500
2nd Place € 350
3rd Place € 200
4th Place € 140
5th Place € 100
6th Place € 70
This division is the most fun competition in the STREIF VERTICAL UP Kitzbuehel !
Each participant gets to take on the Family Streif Vertical Up at their own tempo, using whatever equipment they prefer.
Only condition: They must carry a rucksack incl. contents (or however much is left over) all the way to the finish line. The rucksack contains the starter package.
Timekeeping and official standings: timekeeping only, final results are posted alphabetically. Winners are those participants who finish closest to the average time clocked by all starters!
Prizes: Starter Package incl. rucksack contents
This year, once again, there will be a super grand prize! (in recent years: a weekend of ski touring or mountain biking, 2 nights for 2 people at a 4**** hotel)
Who is the fastest in the Speed Division from the Kitzbühel district? – Who will be crowned Vertical Up Hogmoar 2017? Win coupons for Niederkofler (1-2-3 M/W) and enjoy the honor of boasting the one, the only title of VerticalUp-Hogmoar-Ranzen (1st place M/W). Requirement: must be a permanent resident of Kitzbühel
Team/club with the most starters in the entire field wins € 500 in cash.
Participants with the most original costumes receive a great prize: Bergzeit coupons, Huber Zwickl beer, ….
Important: All participants who wish to be considered in the final results have to register at the race office by no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday!
Start numbers/starter packages can be picked up on Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m.!
Please be sure to bring your registration confirmation incl. barcode and liability disclaimer to check-in!
Race office: Friday 28.02. 5 – 7 p.m., Saturday 29.02. 2 – 5 p.m.; K3 Kitz Kongress – Hahnenkamm-Bahn;
Results list: You can track results live on the Internet – Times appear immediately after crossing the finish! –> LIVE TIMEKEEPING
Timekeeping chip: all-Inclusive – total cost is included in the entry fee!
The chip is integrated into the actual starting number. IMPORTANT: Don’t mistake your starting number for a luggage tag!!!
Starter Package: We are again putting together a great starter package for all race entrants. You are guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised!
Arrival:Train-Timetable Trainstation “Hahnenkamm” next to the race office K3, click to go to the route planner – parking is available right at the Ganslern chairlift, Pfarrau car park, or at the Hahnenkamm lift
Spectators/Support Personnel: please refer to “Spectator info”
Race briefing: 6:15 p.m. in the starting area, mandatory attendance.
Vertical Up Kitzbuehel
Start: 6:30 p.m. right next to the Hahnenkamm finish house
Courses: “Speed Division” – original Streif (red) – compulsory, “Rucksack Division” – family Streif (yellow) – recommended
KMZ file for Google Earth
Phone number for the race office: 0664 7644008 (call if you give up/drop out of the race early)
Changing clothes: at the Hahnenkamm-Bahn top station
Prize ceremony: ca. 9:30 p.m. at the K3 Kitz Kongress (attendance required! – prizes will only be awarded to those who are present)
Ride down the mountain: only on the Hahnenkamm lift – last lift departs at 09:00 p.m. (free for all participants) – Returning to the valley on skis or using other sporting equipment is strictly prohibited and will result in a life-long ban from the VerticalUp!
NO REFUND If the event will be canceled we cannot do any refunds!
PLEASE NOTE!! The first athletes are expected at the finish at around 7 p.m.
|4 p.m. –|
|Lift rides up the mountain for support personnel & spectators (no lift service up the mountain between 5 and 5:45 p.m.)||Mountain lifts|
|6.30 p.m.||Start of both race divisions||Start area|
|7.00 p.m.||Racers in the 1st Speed Division begin to arrive||Finish area|
|9.30 – 10 p.m.||Prize ceremony||K3 KitzKongress|
|9.00 p.m.||Last lift ride down the valley||Mountain lifts|
What originally began as a crazy idea amongst a few friends in December 2010, has since developed into an exciting event that has made quite a name for itself, now enjoying an ever greater cult following.
Even at the first edition of the VERTICAL UP back in 2011, 191 racers from 4 nations lined up at the start. In 2012 we boasted 333 racers, while in February 2013 we were privileged to welcome 429 starters from 17 different countries. In 2014, the Streif Vertical Up once again saw amazing interest in those coveted starting positions. The 200 slots in the Speed Division were filled within 60 minutes, having to be expanded to 250. In total, almost 700 starters will be participating in the 4th Streif Vertical Up. In 2015 1.000 starters will be participanting the Streif Vertical Up.
This increase in starters just goes to show how athletes are growing steadily more excited by this event. Needless to say, our team is very proud to have gained such a good reputation within such a short period of time.
The OK-Team will, of course, continue to do its best to maintain and enhance the quality and unique spirit of the VERTICAL UP Kitzbuehel in future as well.
Registration starts: Autumn 2019
Registration Streif Vertical Up
Registration deadline: Sunday, 23.02. at 8 p.m.