Launsdorf (Austria), Sunday 16 June 2013
The Hochosterwitzlauf is a small but immensely scenic hill running event in Austria's state of Kärnten (Carinthia).
It takes runners uphill to the impressive Burg Hochosterwitz, a medieval castle that stands dramatically on top of a 175-metre-high rock.
The 8.1-kilometre route includes about 240 metres of elevation gain.
Starting in the village of Launsdorf, participants run on a mix of roads and trails through farmland to the finish line on the castle's central courtyard.
On the way up to the castle they run through a succession of 14 fortified gates!
Last year, 82 runners and 11 nordic walkers completed the Hochosterwitzlauf. The fastest finishers were Markus Sostaric (29:55) and Monika Lotteritsch (40:30).
Race information: 14. Hochosterwitzlauf
- Kärnten (Carinthia)
- Launsdorf (24km from Klagenfurt, 109km from Ljubljana, 130km from Graz, 287km from Vienna)
- 16 June 2013 (Sunday)
- 8.1km (+240m of ascent)
- at 10.00 at the Gemeindeamt in Launsdorf (near the train station Launsdorf-Hochosterwitz)
- at Burg Hochosterwitz
- online; payment by bank transfer
- late entries in the start area (on the day 8.00-9.00)
- € 14 (up to 15 June 2013)
- € 18 (up to 16 June 2013)
- in the start area in Launsdorf
- transport of personal clothing from start to finish
- one aid station on the course
- finisher buffet
- a souvenir gift
- entry into the post-race prize drawing
- reduced entry to the castle for friends and families
- shuttle bus service from the car park in Niederosterwitz (near the castle) to the start area (before the race, 8.00-9.30)
- to the first three in each age group
- at ca. 12.00 (in the finish area)
Number of finishers 2012:
- 82 runners and 11 nordic walkers
Event website (in German):
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