Kainach bei Voitsberg (Austria), Sunday 7 August 2016

Cows in Austria (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternatoinal.eu)


Starting and finishing in the village of Kainach bei Voitsberg, this Bergmarathon (mountain marathon) takes runners up and down the Gleinalpe (or Gleinalm) mountain range in Austria's state of Steiermark (Styria).

The 44km-long race is open to individual runners as well as to 3-person relay teams.

The route, which features about 1,800m of ascent and 1,800m of descent, is a scenic loop through forests and mountain pastures, mainly on gravel roads and trails.

The start/finish area is at 542m above sea level. The highest point on the course is at an elevation of 1,790m on the grass-covered ridge of the Gleinalpe.

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. It is not allowed to use hiking poles.

In 2015, the Bergmarathon winners were the Hungarian ultra marathon runners Gábor Muhari (3:33:40) and Réka Kovács (4:36:27).

In addition to the mountain marathon, the event offers an 18.5km nordic walking race.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Kainach bei Voitsberg (45km from Graz, 119km from Klagenfurt, 220km from Vienna)

Date: 7 August 2016 (Sunday)

Start time: 9.00

Race distance: 44km Bergmarathon; 44km Dreierstaffel (3-person relay: 14km+13.5km+16.5km)

Start and finish: Dorfplatz Kainach (in the centre of the village)

Race centre:

  • Dorfwirt Bojer (Saturday 6 August 2016, 17.00-19.00)
  • in the start area (on the day 6.00-8.00)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (no entries on the day for relay teams)

Entry fees (44km individuals): € 40/45/50/55 (up to 17 June/15 July/4 August/7 August 2016)

Entry fees (44km relay): € 25/30/35 per runner (up to 17 June/15 July/6 August 2016)

Timekeeping: HTT Timing: € 3 chip rental fees, € 5 deposit

You get: pasta party (on Saturday), at least 8 aid stations on the course and one at the finish, finisher T-shirt (for entries up to 15 July 2016), massage service in the finish area, prize drawing, bus service for relay runners

Prizes: to the first 3 men and women; to the first 3 in each age group; to the first 3 relay teams in each category (M/F/mixed)

Number of finishers 2015: 87 (44km), 35 teams (44km relay), 48 (18.5km nordic walking)

Event website (in German): www.tus-kainach.at


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.