25th Mountain Marathon Kainach 2014

Kainach bei Voitsberg (Austria), Sunday 10 August 2014

A grass-covered mountain ridge in Austria (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

The 25th Kainacher Bergmarathon, to be held on 10 August 2014, will once again attract an international crowd of mountain runners to the village of Kainach in Austria's state of Styria.

Participants will run 44km of a very scenic and challenging loop course through forests and mountain pastures, mostly on gravel roads and trails.

The start and finish lines are at an elevation of 542 metres. The highest point on the course is at 1790 metres above sea level on the grassy ridge of the Gleinalm mountain range. Overall, the course features approximately 1800 metres of ascent.

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).

In 2013, the Bergmarathon winners were the French international ultra marathon runner Michael Boch (3:35:27) and Austria's Maria Frei (4:31:23).

It is possible to form a team of three runners and run the race as a relay.

Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Kainach bei Voitsberg (Graz 45km, Vienna 220km, Ljubljana 228km)

Date: 10 August 2014 (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): € 40/45/50 (up to 30 June/7 August/10 August 2014)

Entry fees (44km relay): € 25/30/35 per runner

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

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

Timekeeping: Hightech-Timing (€ 3 chip rental fees, € 5 deposit)

Race centre: Dorfwirt Bojer (9 Aug 2014, 17.00-19.00); in the start area (on the day 6.00-8.00)

You get: finisher T-shirt (for entries up to 31 July 2014); 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 2013: 68 (Bergmarathon), 30 relay teams, 11 (power walking), 18 (nordic walking)

Event website: www.tus-kainach.at

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