Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Austria), Sunday 7 July 2013

Zirbitzkogel, Styria, Austria (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

 

This trail running race in Austria's state of Styria features a very challenging and scenic 10-kilometre uphill course that includes about 1100 metres of ascent.

The finish line is at the mountain hut on top of the 2397-metre Zirbitzkogel.

Starting in Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m), a small village on the eastern slopes of the mountain, the first half of the race is run through forests, the second half through alpine tundra.

After the race, participants walk back to the 'Waldheimhütte' mountain hut (1614m), from where a bus takes them to the award ceremony in Sankt Anna.

Last year, 107 men and 16 women took part in the Zirbitzkogel Berglauf. The fastest finishers were Peter Pripfl (1hr 5min) and Gabi Eberhardt (1hr 20min).

 

The trail to the Zirbitzkogel, at the Waldheimhütte (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

The route near the Waldheimhütte at the 5km mark.

 

Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Graz 89km, Klagenfurt 94km, Ljubljana 177km, Vienna 220km)

Date: 7 July 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (+1106m)

Start: 10.30 in Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m)

Finish: Zirbitzkogel mountain hut (2397m)

Entries: by e-mail or fax with payment by bank transfer (up to 4 July 2013); race limit: 150 entries; no entries on the day

Entry fees: € 20

Race centre: Volksschule (primary school) in St. Anna (on the day 8.00-9.30)

You get: T-shirt; finisher medal; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish; shuttle bus service from the Waldheimhütte back to St. Anna (13.00-14.30), pasta party after the race; entry into the post-race prize drawing

Prizes: trophies or product prizes to the first 5 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: Volksschule St. Anna

Award ceremony: 16.00 at the restaurant ‘Annawirt’ in St. Anna

Number of finishers 2012: 123

Event website (in German): www.zirbitz-berglauf.at

 

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