The Jakobi Run half marathon on July 26th is of great significance to participants of the “White Thrill” ski race. The 21.1 kilometre long run is the second discipline of the legendary „Arlberg Eagle“ mountain triathlon. The „Arlberger Jakobi Run“ leads from the centre of St. Anton through ever-changing landscapes to Nasserein, St. Jakob and Schnann. After crossing the Rosanna River, the route leads down the southern banks of the river and back in the direction of St. Anton, through the pedestrian zone and back to the original starting point. Runners have to contend with an altitude difference of 170 metres during the race.
The third and final discipline of this worldwide unique mountain triathlon is the „Arlberg Bike Marathon“ on August 23rd, where contestants have to master a distance of 42 kilometres with a maximum incline of 24 per cent and 1,400 metres in altitude difference. The fact that the individual competitions are held on three different and well-spaced dates does not diminish the challenge one jot. Around 100 athletes bite the bullet annually and take part in the whole „Arlberg Adler“ contest.
The disciplines can, of course, be competed in independently from one another. The toned down version of the “Arlberg Eagle” will also be taking place again in 2014 - the so-called “Arlberg Marmot” – suitable for all those who prefer not to face the full challenge of the „Arlberg Adler“.