15th Int. Golden Roof Challenge

Modern jousting in high performance sports

The 15th International Golden Roof Challenge – Innsbruck’s own world class jump meeting will take place on Saturday 8 June 2019 in front of the Golden Roof at the heart of the old town. The world’s first in-city athletics series will be once again on home ground. The elite competition kicks off at 18.45 – admission is free. This year, the event is a celebration, as the city recalls the 500th anniversary of Emperor Maximilian’s death – “Max 500” – the man who built the Golden Roof and on the very location where knights jousted in tournaments.

Once again this year, 20 world-class athletes will compete in crossfire mode on "The FlySwat" in front of thousands of spectators, in the breath-taking atmosphere within close proximity to the world’s top athletes. Elite jumpers mark more than 8 metres in long jump, sprinting at up to 41 km/h, while pole vaulters with their high-tech carbon poles with wall thicknesses of only 2 mm aim to jump 5m70 or more!

Last year's event achieved an impressive media record, with 883 TV hours and a total of 3,245 TV broadcasts on 85 TV channels reaching 147 countries!

As part of the side-programme, from 15.30 the big final of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the EUREGIO - School Championship in long jump will be held. More than 8,000 pupils from 200+ schools in the EUREGIO areas will have competed for the 50 coveted final places.