Participants in the Ultra Alpine Marathon (or "Veitscher Grenzstaffellauf" by its German name) run a 54km loop around the old mining village of Veitsch, which is situated in a narrow valley on the eastern edge of the Alps, near the railway line between Vienna and Graz.

Last year, 95 ultra marathon runners and 76 relay teams (of three runners each) completed the course — a highly challenging up-and-down loop which features more than 2,000 metres of ascent.

The start and the finish are in the village of Veitsch, at an elevation of 670 metres. The highest point on the course (1860m) is on the 5km-long grassy ridge of the Hohe Veitsch.

The route runs mainly on dirt roads and trails through forests and mountain pastures. Just the first and the last kilometre are on asphalt roads.

In 2012, the Ultra Alpine Marathon winners were Walter Krenn (4:40:21) and Ulrike Striednig (5:41:38).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Veitsch (83km from Graz, 123km from Vienna)

Date: 29 June 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 54km (individual runners)
  • 54km (three-person relay: 16.5+16+21.5km)

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: at the Hallenschwimmbad (public swimming pool) in Dorf Veitsch

Entries: online or by e-mail; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 8.30

Entry fees (individual runners): € 35 (until 24 June 2013), € 37 (until 29 June 2013)

Entry fees (relay teams): € 99 (until 24 June 2013), € 105 (until 29 June 2013)

Race centre: in the start/finish area (Friday 28 June 17.00-19.30; on the day 7.00-8.30)

You get: T-shirt; goodie bag; bus service for relay runners; twelve aid stations along the course; entry into the post-race prize drawing, free entry to the public swimming pool; free camping in the start/finish area

Prizes: to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: ca. 17.00

Number of finishers 2012: 95 individual runners; 76 relay teams

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