Austria 28 April: Kitzbühel - Bad Gastein

running along the alps

Good morning Kitzbühel! After a good night's rest we went straight into the primary school Kitzbühel.

...an enthusiastic welcome...

..the gymhall was packed...

...and the kids greeted us with a lovely song...

...our running route was marked on the European map. Rasmivan, our runner from the UK, showed the kids where he was coming from...

The deputy mayor of Kitzbühel and the principal held the torch.

Thank you Kitzbühel for the great meeting!

Led by a local runner, the kids thundered down te road...

...we left Kitzbühel and enjoyed the run through the nature...

Mittersill, our next destination, greeted us from below...

...the children from the primary school Mittersill ligned up...

...a really nice program...

The children wrote peace messages for the world and attached them to balloons...

Three, two, one, GO!

Thank you Mittersill for the fun!

The kids joined us for quite a distance.

....great runners!

Welcome to Piesendorf!

We started the meeting with a Run through the town...

...the kids proved to be excellent runners...

The mayor lit the peace messages with the torch, so the spirit of the messages could travel all over the world!

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Thank you Piesendorf for the heartfelt meeting!

...on our way out the kids joined us for another sprint!

Taxenbach, here we are! Children and students from the primary school, the "Neue Mittelschule" and the "Polytechnical School" ligned up!

The mayor received the torch!

Whole Taxenbach was on it's feet! Led by the mayor we ran down the main road...

Thank you Taxenbach for the enthusiasm!

...so far we ran along the alps, but now it was time to turn South towards the snowy peaks...

...as we arrived in Dorfgastein children and parents welcomed us on the main square...

...a colorful meeting...

....with a musical touch....

Thank you Dorfgastein for the nice welcome!

...all the kids joined us for a run through the community...

...at the end the kids were treated with ice cream...

...children like ice cream even when its freezing cold...

...new runner friends...

...on our way to Bad Hofgastein...

...as we arrived in Bad Gastein, students from the "Neue Mittelschule Bad Gastein" welcomed us...

...a nice afternoon run through and around Bad Gastein...

Thank you for running with us!

A big hand to the "Felsentherme" in Bad Gastein for keeping our team fit!

Also our special gratitude for "Hotel Lindenhof" in Bad Gastein for hosting our team!