‘A night-time racing spectacle, guaranteed to give you goose-bumps’ – if you are there at the 3rd Galtür Nordic Night Race on 2nd April 2020 you will know what we are talking about. Since, whether you are a participant or a spectator, unforgettable moments of excitement await at the skating sprint!
The special thing about this event? It takes place in the middle of a town in Tyrol which has 800 inhabitants, adding an extra dimension of excitement and high tension! Everybody is allowed to run, adults as well as children!
The first hurdle is the 500 metre qualification round, which every participant in the individual race has to complete. The 16 fastest in the women’s and men’s fields then continue to the exciting knock-out stage, which is held over two rounds through the town centre, over a total of 1,000 metres. The finalists start in groups of four – from which the two fastest cross-country skiers go through.