16th Grossglockner Mountain Race 2015
Heiligenblut (Austria), Sunday 19 July 2015
Held at the foot of the majestic Grossglockner (3798m), Austria's highest peak, the Grossglockner Berglauf is one of Central Europe's most popular mountain races.
In 2014, Kenya's Geoffrey Gikuni Ndungu (1:13:12) and Lucy Wambui Murigi (1:21:34) led an international crowd of 865 athletes across the finish line at the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2370m), a vantage point that offers phenomenal views of the Grossglockner and the Pasterze Glacier below.
Starting in the village of Heiligenblut (1256m), competitors run 12.7km of a very demanding uphill trail course which includes almost 1500 metres of ascent. The final kilometre is particularly steep.
The route runs through forests and pastures and around two glacial lakes.
Venue (Map): Heiligenblut (Klagenfurt 157km, Udine 158km, Munich 258km)
Date: 19 July 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 12.67km (+1494m)
Start time: 9.30; 11.45 ("Glocknerheroes")
Start: Heiligenblut (1256m)
Finish: Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2370m)
Entries: online; late entries on the day
Entry fees: € 45/50/55/65 (up to 31 Dec 2014/31 May/6 July/19 July 2015)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday); transport of personal clothing to the finish; a medal and a blanket at the finish; a meal after the race; free shuttle bus service (from the finish area to the start area); free shuttle bus service for friends and family (between start and finish)
Award ceremony: at 14.00
Number of finishers 2014: 865
Event website: www.grossglocknerberglauf.at
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