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40. Ötztal Cycle Marathon

30.08.2020 | Sölden

Coincidence or not. It's that simple: 2020 makes 40. A truly perfect anniversary. When the online registration for the starting place raffle starts on 01 February 2020, the myth of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon will celebrate its 40th edition. Once again amateur athletes and racing bike enthusiasts have the chance to get one of the coveted starting places until 29 February. The most iconic cycle marathon will take place under the eyes of the golden eagle on 30 August 2020.

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Start 06:45 h | 30.08.2020 in Sölden.

Win your guaranteed entrace for the race!

Ötztaler Radmarathon

The more creative, the higher your chances of winning!

That's how it's done:

  1. Like Ötztaler Radmarathon on Instagram and Facebook
  2. Register here for a starting place
  3. Post a photo of yourself and your successful registration on Instagram and tag us @oetztalerradmarathon

The competition runs during the entire registration phase from February 1st to 29th.
The winner will be chosen by the organization team and then contacted via DM.
The starting place cannot be transferred and is only valid for the ÖRM 2020.


We are not the only ones preparing intensively for the #ÖtztalerRadmarathon2020 but you are as well already in the middle of preparation programs.

Should I register at all? Do I really have enough time for training, job & family? In the course of the next 40 weeks we will take a closer look at the world of thoughts of an Ötztaler participant! #ÖRMDIARY

#6 "Book a hotel room quickly"

I thought about something today. Not a bad thought. On the contrary, a very clever idea. Even if I still don't know if I will be at the start of the 40th Ötztaler Cycle Marathon...


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#5 "The month of hope"

Leap year. 2020 is a leap year. However, February has one more day. That also means: waiting one more day. Waiting endlessly for a happy ending. The time until mid-March is an empty space. Full of hope...

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#4 "The fuss about starting places"

Why are there so many candidates for a starting place in the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon? The organization counts about 15,000 registrations. Why should I of all people get one of the coveted starting places?


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#3 "The registration"

The apartment has been "decorated" with post-it for many days. A full collection of adhesive notes. Yellow, blue, red and orange reminders. February is brimming with reminders in my diary..

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#2 "Winter training"

Summer athletes are shaped in winter. Right now. Currently. As we have winter. Which non-cycling philosopher has spouted off this paradoxical wisdom? Outside it's cold, dark, windy and slippery...

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#1 "New Year's resolutions for Ötzi candidates"

More training. Even more training. Hard training. Even harder training. Bringing the climbs to perfection. Upgrading the material. Analyzing and improving your saddle position...

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Ötztaler Cycle Marathon 2020.

2020 makes 40! A truly perfect anniversary.

We start counting days again and they will fly by. It's still a long wait for the 40th edition of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon but the registration portal on www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com will be accessible already on 01 February. Who will conquer 238 km and 5500 altitude meters to secure the unrivaled "Ötztaler" finisher jersey in 2020? Cycling enthusiasts can register during four entire weeks until 29 February, followed by some waiting and trusting fate. Oliver Schwarz, Managing Director of Ötztal Tourismus: "Out of more than 15000 registrations, only 4000 will be on the start at Dorfstraße in Sölden."

Strong and clever as a Golden Eagle.
The 40th edition of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon is under the sign of the Golden Eagle. Ibex and marmot are a thing of the past. The "anniversary" animal is the undisputed king of the skies in the Alps. Extremely strong and very skilled. "The bird's majestic appearance is very similar to the image of a racing cyclist. The golden eagle - despite of its huge size - usually looks very light and elegant high up in the sky, and the amateur cyclists climb the four passes of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon just as lightly and elegantly before they feel like an eagle on its prey, speeding down the switch-backing road towards the finish line." André Stadler, director of Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo, hits the nail on the head with his statement. "Golden eagles love the challenge and regularly prey animals that are considerably heavier than themselves. A must-have characteristic also for the participants in the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. Their prey is not heavy to carry but very hard to hunt." Surely we are talking about the Sportful finisher jersey which is reserved to "real" finishers.

2020 makes 40!
The wheel continues to turn and there will be a few small but not insignificant changes in 2020. OC head Dominic Kuen: "We have to keep up with the times and make some adaptions. As one of the Alps' biggest cycling events we are also a role model and trailblazer. Some things are our duty and also the participants made a lot of helpful suggestions. These little adaptations will affect the regulations and conditions of participation as well as the fringe program." The Ötztaler "fashion" never goes offline in Sölden. All year round. After the Ötztaler 2019 is before the Ötztaler 2020.

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