Graz (Austria), Sunday 20 March 2016

Schlossberg and River Mur, Graz, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Anja Zechner /


This Halbmarathon (half marathon) in Graz, Austria's second city with a population of 280,000 residents, is a popular running event that attracts about 1,200 participants.

Three routes are on offer—7km (one lap), 14km (two laps) and 21.1km (three laps). It is possible to form a team of three runners and run the half marathon as a relay.

The 7km race is also open to nordic walkers.

The course is AIMS-certified, traffic-free and mostly flat and fast. Approximately half of the route runs along the banks of the River Mur, which bisects the city, and through the beautiful historic centre.

The start/finish area is, unfortunately, not in the city centre but about 2.5km further south in a much less picturesque part of Graz.

Last year, the top half marathon finishers were Robert Gruber (1:09:30) and Maria Hochegger (1:20:03).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Graz (Zagreb 184km, Ljubljana 193km, Vienna 195km, Udine 295km)

Date: 20 March 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 7.03km (run and nordic walking), 14.06km, 21.1km, 21.1km relay (3x7.03km)

Start time: 11.00

Start and finish: at the football stadium of the Steirischer Fussballverband, Herrgottwiesgasse 134

Race centre:

  • Gigasport sports shop, Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai 8 (Saturday 12.00-17.00)
  • in the start/finish area (on the day 8.00-10.00)

Entries: online (up to 14 March 2016); late entries on the day

Entry fees (7km): € 19/22/25 (up to 12 January/14 March/20 March 2016)

Entry fees (14km): € 22/25/30 (up to 12 January/14 March/20 March 2016)

Entry fees (21km): € 25/30/35 (up to 12 January/14 March/20 March 2016)

Timekeeping: Race Result bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: goodie bag, two drink stations per lap, finisher medal, soup after the race

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2015: 258 (7km run), 40 (7km nordic walking), 226 (14km), 644 (21km), 30 teams (21km relay)

Event website (in German):


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