Challenging weather conditions, but happy runners: at the 9th Silvrettarun 3000 from 16 to 17 July 2021, 600 amateur runners and marathon pros went along a marathon route and the three trail running distances from Ischgl to Galtür, each ten kilometres shorter. NEW 2021: the 19.36 km long “LIGHT” route, which convinced over 100 runners. The run resulted in a total of 2,225 Euro being raised for the Wings for Life charity. Save the Date: the 10th Silvrettarun 3000 will take place from 15 to 16 July 2022.
On the weekend, the 9th Silvrettarun 3000 scores points with a new range of routes: With around 600 professional and amateur runners from 17 nations, the organisers of the 9th Silvrettarun 3000 on 16 and 17 July 2021 were pleased with the well-attended event. With a starting point of Ischgl and destination of Galtür, the runners could for the first time choose one of a total of four varied trail running routes, each with a distance of around ten kilometres. 143 runners with good fitness fought an exciting race through the impressive mountain landscape on the marathon distance (40.1 kilometres). They conquered over 1,814 meters in altitude - among other things, they crossed the almost 3,000-metre high Kronenjoch. The Medium route (29.9 kilometres or 1,482 meters in altitude), the new Light route (19.36 kilometres and 873 metres in altitude) and Small (11.2 kilometres and 306 meters in altitude) were also well attended with 144 Medium, 115 Light and 115 Small participants incl. Nordic Walking. The total prize money was 14,000 euros.
The men's victory in the supreme discipline over the almost 3,000 meter high Kronenjoch went to Hinterseer Johannes from Germany with a time of 3:15.46,7. Zipser Katharina from Innsbruck, Austria earned a spot on the winner’s podium for the women’s marathon with a time of 4:22.58,5. On the medium distance through the imposing Fimba valley over the Ritzenjoch and through the natural Larein valley, Kemoi Gilbert Kiprotich from Kenia was the fastest with a time of 2:28.50,0; in the ladies' category, Németh Luca from Hungary won with a time of 3:11.54,5. On the new Light route, Kirui Timothy Kimutai from Kenia crossed the finish line first after 1:24.29,4 for the men and Raich-Mader Alexandra from Austria in 2:04.48,5 for the women. Gold on the Small course went to Lopua Dennis Cox from Kenia with 40.49,5 minutes. The fastest lady here was Njeru Joyce Muthoni from Kenia in 44:07,6 minutes.
Results of the team and group categories
This year, the Silvrettarun 3000 was the first time that seven teams of four, each with one participant per distance, entered the race. After adding up all four times run, the three fastest teams were crowned. Team run2gether secured the team win of the day and thus gold with a time of 8:04.37,3. Silver went to Team Hotel Sonne Ischgl with 8:22.36,3. Team StiftungWadentest took bronze with a time of 10:21.56,0. In the group classification, regardless of time and distance, the largest group that had entered was rewarded. The challenge cup in this discipline went to the Team Hotel Sonne Ischgl with 23 participants this year.
Strong young runners
For the sixth Silvretta Kids Run presented by Volksbank Tirol, 65 runners between the ages of four and 15 competed and, depending on their age, started on the Mini (450 metres), Midi (1,000 metres) and Maxi (2,000 metres) routes. The mini runners braved the rain, showed a fighting spirit and proved that you don't have to worry about the next generation of trail runners for the 10th Silvretta Kids Run on the 16 July 2021. All junior finishers were rewarded with a medal and a gift for their performance.
Doing good all the time
At the 9th Silvrettarun 3000, a total of 2,225 Euro were raised for a good cause. Each participant that entered led to five Euro from their entry fee going to the charity partner Wings for Life. This supports promising research projects and clinical studies around the world for the healing of patients with injured spinal cords or paraplegia. All the information can be found on: www.wingsforlife.com.
All the information and lists of results are available at silvrettarun3000.com.