Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Austria), Sunday 3 July 2016

Zirbitzkogel, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


This Berglauf in Austria's state of Styria takes runners up to the summit of the Zirbitzkogel (2397m), the highest peak of the Seetaler Alpen (Seetal Alps).

Only 150 entries are allowed, so the race might be sold out before closing date.

Starting in the small village of Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m), which sits on the eastern slopes of the mountain, competitors run 11.2 kilometres of a very challenging uphill route which includes about 1100 metres of elevation gain.

The first five kilometres are run on forest trails. The forest slowly clears at the Waldheimhütte mountain hut (1614m). The second half of the race is run on trails and gravel roads through alpine tundra.

After the race, you'll have to walk back to the Waldheimhütte from where a bus takes you to the award ceremony and pasta party in Sankt Anna.

The event also offers races for children and nordic walkers.


Sankt Anna am Lavantegg, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /

The race begins in the village of St. Anna am Lavantegg ...


Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /

... and ends at the Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus at an elevation of almost 2,400 metres.


Zirbitzkogel Berglauf, Austria - the route near the Waldheimhütte (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /

This is the route near the Waldheimhütte (at the 5km mark).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Graz 89km, Klagenfurt 94km, Vienna 220km)

Date: 3 July 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 11.2km (+1106m)

Start: at 10.30 in Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m)

Finish: at the Zirbitzkogel mountain hut (2397m)

Race centre: Volksschule St. Anna (on the day 8.00-9.30)

Entries: by e-mail (up to 29 June 2016), payment by bank transfer; race limit: 150 entries; no entries on the day

Entry fees: € 20 (up to 1 June 2016), € 30 (after 1 June 2016)

You get: T-shirt, transport of personal clothing to the finish, refreshments on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, bus service from the Waldheimhütte back to St. Anna, pasta and salad after the race, prize drawing

Showers and changing facilities: Volksschule St. Anna

Prizes: to the first 5 in each age group

Award ceremony: at ca. 16.00 at the Gasthof Annawirt

Number of finishers 2015: 133 runners and 10 nordic walkers

Event website:

Zirbitzkogel-Berglauf - Event website:


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