The Dolomitenlauf is part of the Worldloppet competition. After the Vasaloppet in China and before the legendary König Ludwig Lauf in Germany, the Dolomitenlauf in Osttirol is one of the worldwide Worldloppet competitions that take place every year from January to April. In the best tradition of international races, this event also attracts thousands of people, from world-class athletes to hobby runners, who enjoy sports and nature together.
The Worldloppet Ski Federation (known as “Worldloppet”) is an international sports federation of cross-country skiing marathons, founded in 1978. The aim of Worldloppet is to promote the sport of cross-country skiing through its various member ski races around the world. Only one and therefore the best race from a country can be a member of Worldloppet. Worldloppet currently unites 20 races from Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Jizerská Padesátka (CZE), Dolomitenlauf (AUT), Marcialonga (ITA), König Ludwig Lauf (GER), Tartu Marathon (EST), La Transjurassienne (FRA), Finlandia-hiihto (FIN), Vasaloppet (SWE), Engadin Skimarathon (SUI), Birkebeinerrennet (NOR), Bieg Piastow (POL), Demino Ski Marathon (RUS), Fossavatn Ski Marathon (ISL).
American Birkebeiner (USA), Gatineau Loppet (CAN), Ushuaia Loppet (ARG).
Sapporo International Ski Marathon (JPN), Vasaloppet China (CHI)
Australia & Oceania:
Kangaroo Hoppet (AUS), Merino Muster Race (NZE).
Participation in a Worldloppet race is a remarkable achievement and is therefore recorded with the Worldloppet Passport. The Worldloppet Passport is a personal document in which every participation in an event should be recorded. The official Worldloppet Passport includes a special page for each event in the Worldloppet Series. After finishing a Worldloppet race, the participant asks the race office for the official stamp for the event. The stamp in the passport is the confirmation of the completed race. Collecting the many Worldloppet stamps is an additional motivation to practice the sport of cross-country skiing and to travel to different places to experience new countries, people and cultures. At the moment there are more than 18,000 Worldloppet passes in circulation around the world.
The price for the Worldloppet Pass is approx. € 33,- (depending on the tax in the respective country). The Worldloppet Pass is available at all Worldloppet race offices of the 20 members. Furthermore, the Worldloppet Pass can be ordered online at the main office in Estonia: https://www.worldloppetstore.com/product/worldloppet-passport-new/
All Worldloppet races of the current winter season are available at https://www.worldloppet.com/calendar/.
Mr. Epp Paal Worldloppet CEO
Ms. Anna Crosignani Worldloppet Presse and Media Manager
Since July 2016 Tartu Maraton in Estonia is responsible for the Worldloppet office administration.
Ski Classic Challengers
The Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour is the international long-distance ski championship for professional teams. It is limited to 13 events per season and sets high standards.
The new Visma Ski Classics Challengers Series will give an unlimited number of events the opportunity to become part of the Visma Ski Classics family.
Events can switch between the Pro Tour and the Challengers Series, creating a dynamic calendar.
From January to March each year, participants in the Austria Loppet races compete for the coveted title of Austria Loppet finisher.
The races are held in different classes and distances and thus appeal to both hobby and top athletes. All runners who participate in at least six of the eight races receive the coveted title of "Austria Loppet Finisher". Coupled with the award are high-quality non-cash prizes.