Curtain up for the Salomon Zugspitz Ultratrail 2023 powered by Ledlenser
The 2023 Salomon Zugspitz Ultratrail powered by Ledlenser is the biggest trail run event in Germany. The ZUT will take place from June 16 to 18, 2023, around Germany’s higest mountain, the Zugspitz. With 6 routes to choose from, varying in distance from 14 km to 111 km, it is expected that up to 4,000 runners from all over the world will attend.
ZUT changes for 2023
New names for the competitions
With the excpetion of our title event, the ZUGSPITZ ULTRATRAIL, each individual competition and all courses will now be named according to their starting location; EHRWALD TRAIL, LEUTASCH TRAIL, MITTENWALD TRAIL, GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN TRAIL, and the brand new: GRAINAU TRAIL for beginners.
Due to an additional loop around the Osterfelderkopf, the routes will be longer and a bit harder. For example, the GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN TRAIL (formerly Basetrail), is now significantly more demanding, at 32 kilometers and 1535 meters of altitude. On the other hand, the short GRAINAU TRAIL is a perfect new option for beginner trail runners.
New Start Times Over Two Days
6 competitions will be spread-out over two days, kicking things off on Friday June 16th with the new GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN TRAIL at 14:00 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Starting later that evening, at 22:00 is the The ULTRATRAIL and shortly following is the EHRWALD TRAIL, starting at 23:00. All other competitions start on Saturday.