Leibnitz (Austria), Saturday 15 July 2017

Schritt-Tempo am Sulmsee! (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Held yearly on a Saturday night in July, the Römerlauf pays tribute to the Romans who founded the city of Flavia Solva which was situated near the modern town of Leibnitz in Austria's state of Styria.

Over 2,000 runners and walkers, some dressed up as Romans, took part in the event last year.


Race distance Start time Number of finishers 2016
560m, 1.01km, 1.93km
Mini Römer & Junge Römer (children born 2003 or later) 17.00-18.00 164
6.7km Volkslauf 18.45 375
Walking, Nordic Walking 18.55 395
10.46km Viertelmarathon (quarter marathon) 20.15 839
20.86km Halbmarathon (half marathon) 241


The 20.86km Halbmarathon is two laps of the Viertelmarathon route, a scenic loop that takes the runners through the town centre of Leibnitz, across the Seggauberg and around the Sulmsee:


Seggauberg and Sulmsee near Leibnitz, Austria (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger, runinternational.eu)


Each lap features 80m of ascent and 80m of descent.

By contrast, the 6.7km Volkslauf route is more or less flat.

Some portions of the course are on trails.

During the race, the course is illuminated with more than 1,000 lights.


Race information:


  • 15 July 2017 (Saturday)


  • Austria

Venue (Map):

  • Leibnitz (33km from Maribor, 39km from Graz, 220km from Vienna)

Start and finish:

  • Naturparkzentrum Grottenhof, Kaindorf an der Sulm, Leibnitz

Race centre:

  • in the start/finish area (on the day from 13.00)


  • online (up to 13 July 2017)
  • late entries on the day

Entry fees (children's races):

  • € 8 (up to 13 July 2017)
  • € 15 (on 15 July 2017)

Entry fees (6.7km, 10.4km, 20.8km):

  • € 25 (up to 13 July 2017)
  • € 35 (on 15 July 2017)


  • MaxFunTiming bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get:

  • T-shirt
  • finisher medal
  • refreshments
  • showers

Event website (in German):

  • www.roemerlauf.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.