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 running and walking race held annually in September in the state of Kärnten (Carinthia) in Austria.

The course is 11 kilometres long and features 1,000 metres of ascent.

Starting in the village of Annenheim on the northern shore of the Ossiacher See (Lake Ossiach), about eight kilometres from the town centre of Villach, participants run or walk on asphalt and gravel roads up the steep slopes of the 1,909-metre Gerlitzen mountain.

The route begins at the Talstation (valley station) of the Kanzelbahn cable car. It ends at the Bergstation which is at an elevation of 1,445 metres.



In the summer of 2022 it was announced that the event will not be held any more in the future.


Map of the venue:


5. Gerlitzen Berglauf:


  • 12 September 2021 (Sunday) - Event cancelled!

Event website:



Number of finishers:

  • 2021: Event cancelled
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 135 runners and 42 walkers
  • 2018: 167 runners and 63 walkers
  • 2017: 184 runners and 29 walkers
  • 2016: 125 runners


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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