12th 'Hochosterwitz Run' 2011

Burg Hochosterwitz (Austria), Sunday 19 June 2011

Hochosterwitz Castle, Austria (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Hochosterwitzlauf is a small but immensely scenic hill running event in Austria's state of Carinthia (Kärnten). It takes runners up to Burg Hochosterwitz, an impressive medieval castle that stands dramatically on top of a 175-metre-high rock.

The route is 8.1 kilometres long. Start is in the village of Launsdorf. Participants run on asphalt and dirt roads, mostly through farmland. The elevation gain from start to finish is approximately 240 metres.

On the way up to the castle competitors run through a succession of 14 fortified gates. The finish line is on the castle's central courtyard.

In 2010, the Hochosterwitzlauf had 59 finishers. The winners were Wolfgang Überfellner (31:53) and Monika Lotteritsch (42:37).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Launsdorf (Klagenfurt 24km, Ljubljana 109km, Graz 130km)

Date: 19 June 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 8.1km (+240m)

Start: 10.00 at the Gemeindeamt Launsdorf (near the train station Launsdorf-Hochosterwitz)

Finish: Burg Hochosterwitz

Entries: online (from March 2011); late entries on the day at the start (8.00-9.00)

Entry fees:

  • €10 (up to 17 June 2011)
  • €15 (up to 19 June 2011)

Race centre: at the start

You get: bus service from the car park at Burg Hochosterwitz to the start (before the race, 8.00-9.30); transport of personal clothing from start to finish, a present, entry into the post-race prize drawing; reduced entry to the castle for friends and families

Prizes: trophies to the first M/F; prizes to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: 14.30 at the finish

Number of finishers 2010: 59

Event website (in German): hochosterwitzlauf.laufclub-krappfeld.at


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