Sunday 8 September 2019

Gerlitzen as seen from the Strandbad St. Andrä at the Ossiacher See, Kärnten, Austria (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The Gerlitzen Berglauf is an uphill mountain race in the state of Kärnten (Carinthia) in Austria.

It's a challenging race for well-trained athletes. The 11-kilometre route includes 1,000 metres of ascent.

Starting on the northern shore of the Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach), participants run on asphalt and gravel roads up the steep slopes of the 1,909-metre Gerlitzen.

The route begins at the Talstation (valley station) of the Kanzelbahn, a cable car that runs from the village of Annenheim to the summit of the mountain.

The finish line is at the Mittelstation (middle station) of the Kanzelbahn, at an elevation of about 1,440 metres.

The event was first held in September 2016, with 125 runners crossing the finish line.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2018: 167 runners and 63 walkers
  • 2017: 184 runners and 29 walkers
  • 2016: 125 runners


4. Gerlitzen Berglauf:


  • 8 September 2019 (Sunday)

Start time:

  • 9.30: walkers
  • 10.00: runners

Event website:


The Gerlitzen mountain as seen from the Alpenarena in Villach, Kärnten, Austria (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /

Gerlitzen as seen from the Alpenarena ski jumping hill in Villach


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