14th Grossglockner Mountain Race 2013

Heiligenblut (Austria), Sunday 21 July 2013

Grossglockner and Pasterze in summer 1987 (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Grossglockner Berglauf in Austria attracts an international field of around 800 runners, among them some of the world's best mountain runners.

The route is a 12.7km uphill trail course which includes about 1500m of climbing.

The start is at an elevation of 1256 metres in the village of Heiligenblut which sits the foot of the majestic Grossglockner (3798m), Austria's highest peak.

Competitors run on varied terrain through forests and pastures and around two glacial lakes. The last kilometre is particularly steep (about 300 metres of ascent).

The finish is at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2370m), a vantage point that offers phenomenal views of the Grossglockner and the Pasterze Glacier below (pictured).

After the race, shuttle buses take the runners back to Heiligenblut.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Heiligenblut (Klagenfurt 157km, Udine 158km, Munich 258km, Vienna 475km)

Date: 21 July 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 12.67km (+1494m)

Start: Heiligenblut (1256m)

Finish: Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2370m)

Entries: online, payment by bank transfer

Entry fees: € 40/50/55/65  (up to 31 Dec 2012/31 May/14 July/21 July 2013)

You get: reduced ticket for the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse; pasta party on Saturday; transport of personal clothing to the finish; finisher medal; a blanket at the finish; soup and snacks after the race; free shuttle bus service from the finish to the start; free shuttle bus service between start and finish for friends and family

Number of finishers 2012: 794

Event Website (in German and English): www.grossglocknerberglauf.at


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