Sunday 20 October 2024

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 more than 3,000 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.


52. Wolfgangseelauf:


  • 20 October 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5.2km 10km 27km 42km
2023 501 1,140 1,328 170
2022 497 1,025 1,198 136
2021 355 695 833 118
2020 --- --- --- ---
2019 736 1,793 1,894 228
2018 954 1,851 1,843 219


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