Sunday 15 October 2023

Wolfgangsee, Austria (Photo: Copyright © 2021 Hendrik Böttger /


The Wolfgangseelauf & Salzkammergut Marathon is held every year in October at the Wolfgangsee, a 10.3km-long lake in the Salzkammergut region in Austria.

It's a hugely-popular running event that attracts approximately 5,000 entrants in four races:


Race distance Ascent, Descent Start area
5.2km +61m, -55m Strobl
10km +34m, -28m Gschwendt
27km +295m, -295m St. Wolfgang
+417m, -335m Bad Ischl


The finish line is in St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut on the northern shore.


Map of the venue:


The 27km race is one lap around the Wolfgangsee. This race generally attracts a strong field of international top runners. The course is a super-scenic run on a mixture of asphalt roads and cycleways and gravel paths. The route includes a steep up-and-down section across a wooded hill between Sankt Wolfgang and Sankt Gilgen.

The 42.2km marathon takes the runners from the spa town of Bad Ischl to Sankt Wolfgang (15km gently uphill on a country road) and then, together with the 27km runners, around the lake.


Wolfgangsee, Austria - Aberseeblick (Photo: Copyright © 2021 Hendrik Böttger /


In addition to the above four races, which take place on Sunday, the event offers a Junior-Marathon for children and a non-competitive Walk the Lake for walkers and nordic walkers, held on Saturday.


51. Wolfgangseelauf:


  • 15 October 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5.2km 10km 27km 42km
2022 497 1,025 1,198 136
2021 355 695 833 118
2020 Event cancelled
2019 736 1,793 1,894 228
2018 954 1,851 1,843 219


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.