Olbersdorf (Germany), Sunday 30 April 2017

A wooden cottage in the Kurort Oybin, Zittauer Gebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Zittauer Gebirgslauf offers a weekend of sports for runners, hikers, nordic walkers, inline skaters and mountain bikers. Every year, the event attracts around 4,500 or more participants.

The event is held in the Zittauer Gebirge (Zittau Mountains), a very beautiful small mountain range in the tri-border area of Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Widely known for its fairy-tale rock formations, picturesque villages and dense forests, the Zittauer Gebirge is popular with visitors from near and far all year round.

Runners can choose between the following races:

Race distance  Ascent/descent Start time No. of finishers 2016
35km ca. 1,020m 9.40 131
17km ca. 530m 10.20 395
7.5km ca. 250m 10.25 462
4km ca. 80m 10.30 278
600m (children)   10.35  


Starting and finishing at an elevation of about 300 metres in the village of Olbersdorf near the town of Zittau, all routes are very hilly, mostly on trails or gravel roads. The highest point on the 35km course is at an elevation of around 700 metres.


A narrow gauge steam locomotive in the Kurort Oybin, Zittauer Gebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Many visitors travel by narrow gauge train into the Zittau Mountains.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Olbersdorf (4km from Zittau, 98km from Dresden, 135km from Prague, 205km from Wroclaw, 250km from Berlin)

Date: 30 April 2017 (Sunday)

Start and finish: Sportzentrum Olbersdorf

Race centre: Sportzentrum Olbersdorf (Friday 15.00-18.00, Saturday 12.00-18.00, on the day from 7.00)

Entries: online or by post (up to 16 April 2017) with payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (up to 31 January/16 April/30 April 2017):

  • 600m: € 2
  • 4km: € 3/5/7
  • 7.5km: € 5/8/10
  • 17km: € 9/15/18
  • 35km: € 13/18/25

You get: chip timing, refreshments on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, massage service; participants can buy a technical T-shirt for € 7.95; free accommodation option in a sports hall before the race (on reservation; € 2; bring your own mat and sleeping bag)

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 6 men and 6 women in each race

Award ceremony: 12.00 (4km), 12.30 (7.5km), 13.00 (17km), 13.30 (35km)

Event website (in German): www.zittauer-gebirgslauf.de


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.