Velden am Wörther See (Austria), Saturday 29 July 2017

The Saissersee (or Jeserzer See) in the Ossiacher Tauern hill range in Austria - Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Held in the Ossiacher Tauern hill range in Kärnten (Carinthia), Austria, this uphill road race takes runners vom See zum Berg (from the lake to the mountain).

The route (9.2km long with 518m of ascent) is challenging but, compared to many other mountain running events in our runinternational Race Guide, it is not too demanding.

It is also very scenic. The Saissersee (pictured above) is just one of the many beautiful spots along the course.

Starting in the resort of Velden at the western end of the Wörthersee, ...


The Wörthersee as seen from the Ossiacher Tauern hill range (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


... the race is run on asphalt roads through lovely countryside and three pretty villages: Kranzlhofen, Oberjeserz and Köstenberg.


The village of Köstenberg in Kärnten (Carinthia), Austria - Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The finish line is at an elevation of 922m at the Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig.

From there, you'll walk (or jog) 1.5km back to the event centre in Köstenberg where you can pick up your clothing and take a shower.

Last year, 135 runners ran vom See zum Berg. Silvio Wieltschnig (37min 11sec) and Michaela Zwerger (45min 54sec) both defended their titles from 2015.

During the race, the course is closed to all traffic for 85 minutes.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Velden am Wörther See (17km from Villach, 22km from Klagenfurt, 100km from Ljubljana)

Date: 29 July 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance: 9.2km (+518m)

Start: at 9.00 at the Casino Velden (460m)

Finish: at the Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig (922m)

Race centre: Casino Velden

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 23 September 2017); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees:

  • € 15 (up to 23 July 2017)
  • € 20 (on 29 July 2017)

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

You get: transport of personal clothing from the start area to the event centre in Köstenberg; three drink stations on the course and one at the finish; shuttle bus service from Köstenberg to Velden (after the race), free parking in the underground car park of the casino

Showers and changing facilities: at the Sportplatz Köstenberg

Number of finishers 2016: 135

Number of finishers 2017: 145

Event website (in German):

Vom See zum Berg - Website:


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