Stainz (Austria), Saturday 3 September 2016

Schilcherlauf - All races begin on the little Hauptplatz of Stainz, Steiermark, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Held in the small Schilcher wine region in Austria's state of Steiermark (Styria), the Schilcherlauf is a popular and atmospheric road running event that attracts around 1,500 participants every year.

The start/finish area is on the little Hauptplatz of Stainz, a picturesque small town with a Baroque castle on top of a hill (pictured below).

Entrants can choose to run either one lap (5.25km), two laps (10.5km), three laps (15.75km) or four laps (21.1km half marathon) of a gently-undulating loop course. The route runs through the town and through farmland.


Schloss Stainz, Steiermark, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Stainz (Graz 27km, Maribor 62km, Klagenfurt 114km, Vienna 212km)

Date: 3 September 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 14.30: 1.1km (children born 2009 or later)
  • 14.45: 2.2km (children born 2005-2008)
  • 17.00: 5.25km (run and nordic walking)
  • 17.00: 10.5km (run and nordic walking)
  • 17.00: 15.75km
  • 17.00: 21.1km
  • 17.00: 21.1km relay (4 x 5.25km)

Start and finish: Hauptplatz Stainz

Race centre: VTZ Hofer-Mühle Stainz, Hauptplatz 1 (2 September 2016, 17.30-20.00; on the day 11.00-16.30)

Entries: online or by fax; late entries on 2 September 2016 and on the day of the race

Entry fees (up to 30 June/26 August/3 September 2016):

  • 5.25km: € 18/21/25 (€ 10 for young athletes born 1999-2004)
  • 10.5km: € 20/23/28
  • 15.75km: € 22/25/30
  • 21.1km: € 27/30/35
  • 21.1km relay: € 72/84/99

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3

You get: carbo-loading party (on Friday), technical T-shirt, goodie bag, medal, drinks on the course, finisher buffet, free massage service, accommodation option in a sports hall (on Friday and Saturday); breakfast run and free breakfast (on Sunday)

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F (half marathon); to the first 3 M/F (all races)

Award ceremony: 16.00 (children); 21.00 (adults)

Number of finishers 2015: 62 (1.1km), 42 (2.2km), 394 (5.25km), 336 (10.5km), 81 (15.75km), 208 (21.1km), 31 relay teams, 124 nordic walkers

Event website (in German):


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