Wörthersee Halbmarathon 2017 — Kärnten läuft

Velden - Klagenfurt (Austria), Sunday 20 August 2017

Wörthersee Half Marathon, Kärnten läuft, Austria - runners and spectators in Klagenfurt (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Held on a point-to-point course along the northern shore of the Wörthersee, a 16.5km-long lake in Austria's state of Kärnten, the Wörthersee Halbmarathon attracts a crowd of about 3,000 runners.

The half marathon is the most popular race of the Kärnten läuft ("Carinthia runs") event which also offers a 10.55km Viertelmarathon (quarter marathon) and a number of shorter races for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

The 21.1km-long route begins in Velden, a fashionable resort at the western end of the Wörthersee. It ends in the Europapark at the lake's eastern end, approximately 4km from the city centre of Klagenfurt.

Unfortunately, a majority of the shore of the Wörthersee is private property, so only a few portions of the route run right along the lakeshore.

The course is gently undulating and closed to all traffic for the time of the race.

In 2016, the fastest finishers were Peter Kiru of Kenya (1hr 47sec) and his compatriot Viola Jelagat (1hr 12min 24sec).


Race report, results and photos:


Lucia Kimani, Wörthersee Half Marathon, Kärnten läuft 2011, Klagenfurt, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Velden - Klagenfurt

Date: 20 August 2017 (Sunday)

Start (10.5km): at 8.00 on Seepromenade in Pörtschach

Start (21.1km): at 9.00 on Seecorso in Velden

Finish: in the Europapark in Klagenfurt

Race bib collection:

  • Friday 18 August 2017, 14.00-20.00
  • Saturday 19 August 2017, 9.00-20.00


  • online (up to 8 August 2017)
  • late entries on 18 and 19 August 2017
  • no entries on the day!

Entry fees (10.5km):

  • € 26 - € 36 (online entries)
  • € 42 (late entries)

Entry fees (21.1km):

  • € 32 - € 43 (online entries)
  • € 49 (late entries)

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

You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, free use of trains from Klagenfurt or Villach to the start area; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, massage service after the race, free entry to the Strandbad Klagenfurt

Showers and changing facilities: Strandbad Klagenfurt (near the finish)

Prizes (10.5km): to the first 3 men and 3 women; to the winners in each age group

Prizes (21.1km): to the first 6 men and 6 women; to the first 3 men and 3 women from Austria; to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony: at 13.00

Number of finishers 2017: 1478 (10.5km), 2741 (21km)

Number of finishers 2016: 1394 (10.5km), 2648 (21km)

Event website: kaerntenlaeuft.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.