24th Kainach Mountain Marathon 2013

Kainach (Austria), Sunday 11 August 2013

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


The Bergmarathon Kainach takes runners up and down the Gleinalpe mountain range in Austria's state of Styria, about fifty kilometres west of the city of Graz.

The route is a very demanding 44-kilometre loop, mostly on trails through forests and mountain pastures. Overall, the course features 1800 metres of ascent.

The start and finish are in the village of Kainach bei Voitsberg (542m). The highest point on the course (1790m) is on the grassy ridge of the Gleinalpe.

The event also offers walking competitions and a relay race for teams of three runners.

Runners should expect to add at least one hour to their road marathon finishing time. The time limit to complete the course is seven hours (nine hours for walkers).

Last year, the fastest Bergmarathon finishers were Andreas Rois (3:43:09) and Karoline Dohr (4:28:04).


Country: Austria

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

Date: 11 August 2013 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 7.00: 44km power walking
  • 9.00: 44km Bergmarathon
  • 9.00: 44km Bergmarathon relay (14km + 13.5km + 16.5km)
  • 9.00: 18.5km nordic walking

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

Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until one hour before the start (relay teams: until 90 minutes before the start)

Entry fees (44km Bergmarathon): € 35/45/50 (until 30 June/8 August/11 August 2013)

Entry fees (44km relay): € 20/30/35 per runner

Entry fees (44km power walking): € 30/40/45

Entry fees (18.5km nordic walking): € 20/25/30

Timing: Hightech-Timing — € 3 chip rental fees, € 5 deposit

Race centre: Dorfwirt Bojer (10 Aug 2013: 17.00-19.00); "Wettkampfbüro" (on the day 6.00-8.00)

You get: finisher T-shirt (for entries until 31 July 2013); pasta party (on Saturday), bus service for relay runners, massage service after the race, prize drawing

Prizes: to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2012: 62 (Bergmarathon), 25 relay teams, 14 (power walking), 20 (nordic walking)

Event website (in German): www.tus-kainach.at


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