Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Austria), Sunday 25 June 2017

The peak of the Zirbitzkogel, Styria, Austria (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


This Berglauf in the Steiermark (Styria) in Austria takes runners up to the summit of the Zirbitzkogel (2397m), the highest peak of the Seetaler Alpen (Seetal Alps).

Only 150 entries are allowed, so the race might be sold out before closing date.

Starting in the small village of Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m), which sits on the eastern slopes of the mountain, competitors run 11.2 kilometres of a very challenging uphill route which includes about 1100 metres of elevation gain.

The first five kilometres are run on forest trails.

The forest slowly clears at the Waldheimhütte mountain hut (1620m). This is where older runners (70+) and nordic walkers start off.

The second half of the race is run on trails and gravel roads through alpine tundra.

After the race, you'll have to walk back to the Waldheimhütte from where a bus takes you to the award ceremony and pasta party in Sankt Anna.

The event also offers races for children (440m, 800m, 1.5km), held in Sankt Anna.


Sankt Anna am Lavantegg, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /

The race begins in the village of St. Anna am Lavantegg ...


Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus, Austria (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /

... and ends at the Zirbitzkogel Schutzhaus at an elevation of almost 2,400 metres.


Zirbitzkogel Berglauf, Austria - the route near the Waldheimhütte (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /

This is the route near the Waldheimhütte (at the 5km mark).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Graz 89km, Klagenfurt 94km, Vienna 220km)

Date: 25 June 2017 (Sunday)

Start time: 10.30

Race distance:

  • runners aged 69 years or under: 11.2km (+1106m of ascent)
  • runners aged 70 years or over: 6.2km (+777m of ascent)
  • nordic walkers: 6.2km (+777m of ascent)


  • runners aged 69 years or under: in Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m)
  • runners aged 70 years or over: at the Waldheimhütte (1620m)
  • nordic walkers: at the Waldheimhütte (1620m)

Finish: at the Zirbitzkogel mountain hut (2397m)

Race centre: on the day 8.00-9.30 at the former primary school (ehemalige Volksschule) in St. Anna

Entries: by e-mail, payment by bank transfer; entries close 20 June 2017; no entries on the day

Entry limit: 150 runners

Entry fees:

  • € 35 (up to 1 June 2017)
  • € 45 (up to 20 June 2017)

You get: T-shirt, transport of personal clothing to the finish, refreshments on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, finisher photo, bus service from the Waldheimhütte back to St. Anna (13.00-14.30), a meal after the race, prize drawing

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: at 15.30 in St. Anna

Number of finishers 2016: 138 runners and 6 nordic walkers

Event website:


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