Eisenerz (Austria), Sunday 14 August 2016
The Erzberglauf is one of Central Europe's most popular mountain running events. In 2015, approximately 1,000 runners and 200 nordic walkers took part in the race.
It is also a very unusual race as participants run up the terraced benches of an enormous open-pit mine, the Erzberg ("Ore Mountain"), which rises above the old mining town of Eisenerz in Austria's state of Steiermark (Styria).
The route is 12.5km long, starting in Eisenerz's town centre and finishing on the summit of the Erzberg (1468m). The elevation gain from start to finish is 788m.
There's a free shuttle bus service between the start and the mountain top, so that supporters can get to the finish area to watch the field winding its way up the benches.
Venue (Map): Erzberg, Eisenerz (Graz 83km, Linz 157km, Klagenfurt 162km, Vienna 190km)
Date: 14 August 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 12.5km (ca. +788m)
Start: at 10.30 on Freiheitsplatz in Eisenerz
Finish: on the summit of the Erzberg
Race centre: Innerberger Gewerkschaftshaus, Hieflauer Straße 17, 8790 Eisenerz (Saturday 13 August 2016, 17.00-20.00; on the day 7.00-10.00)
Entries: online or by post or fax (up to 10 August 2016); late entries on the day
Entry fees: € 25/28/31 (up to 30 June/10 August/14 August 2016)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own yellow chip or buy a single-use green chip (€ 3)
You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, three aid stations on the course, finisher medal, pasta party, shuttle bus service from the finish to the start, shuttle bus service for spectators, free parking
Prizes: to the first man and woman, to the first 3 in each age group, to the best teams, to the first 5 M/F nordic walkers
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony and prize drawing: at ca. 15.00
Number of finishers 2015: 999 runners and 207 nordic walkers
Event website (in German and English): www.erzbergsport.at
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