22nd Mountain Marathon Kainach 2011

Kainach (Austria), Sunday 14 August 2011

Cows in Austria (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternatoinal.eu)


After a one-year break, the 43-kilometre Bergmarathon in Austria is back on the calendar. Start and finish are in the village of Kainach, situated in the rolling hills to the west of Graz, Austria's second largest city.

Overall, the route features around 1800 metres of elevation gain and the same in elevation loss. The highest point on the course is at 1790 metres on the Gleinalpe mountain range.

Participants run one loop through forests and mountain pastures, partly on asphalt roads but mostly on dirt roads and trails. The best part is running along the grassy ridge of the Gleinalpe.

You can expect to add one hour to your normal road marathon finishing time. The time limit is seven hours. The event also offers a 3-person relay and a 20km nordic walking competition.

In 2009, the marathon winners were Harald Bauer (3:23:47) and Karoline Dohr (4:06:34).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Kainach bei Voitsberg (45km from Graz, 119km from Klagenfurt, 220km from Vienna)

Date: 14 August 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 43km (+1800m, -1800m); 3-person relay (13+13+17km); 20km nordic walking

Start time: 7.00 (43km "power walkers"), 9.00 (43km runners and 20km nordic walkers)

Start and finish: Dorfplatz Kainach (in the centre of the village)

Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 8.00am (relay until 7.30am, "power walking" until 6.00am)

Entry fees (43km): 35/45/50 euros (until 30 June/31 July/14 August 2011)

Entry fees (43km "power walking"): 25/30/40 euros

Entry fees (43km relay): 15/20/30 euros per runner

Entry fees (20km nordic walking): 12/14 euros (until 31 July/14 August 2011)

Timing: Hightech-Timing - 3 euros chip rental fees, 15 euros deposit

Race centre: Volksschule Kainach (13 Aug 18.00-20.00, 14 Aug 6.00-8.00)

You get: pasta party (on Saturday), bus service for relay runners

Prizes: trophies

Number of finishers 2009: 174 (43km), 19 relay teams, 16 (power walking) 13 (nordic walking)

Event website: www.tus-kainach.at


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