Saturday 25 June 2022

Schneeberg, Austria (Photo: Author: Schletz at German Wikipedia / Public Domain / image modified by runinternational.eu))

 

Mensch gegen Maschine (man against machine) is the motto of the annual Schneeberglauf, a 10k uphill mountain race in Austria.

The race follows a multi-terrain route which includes 1,200 metres of ascent.

Starting in the health resort of Puchberg am Schneeberg, which is situated approximately 75 kilometres from Vienna, participants compete against a historic steam train that runs up the slopes of the Schneeberg (2,076m), Austria's easternmost mountain over 2,000 metres high (pictured).

The finish line is at an elevation of 1,800 metres at the summit station of the Schneebergbahn (Schneeberg Railway).

Athletes with superior stamina may opt to take part in the Schneeberg Trail. The route is 32 kilometres long and features 2,400 metres of ascent. Like the Schneeberglauf, the race begins in Puchberg and ends at the summit station of the railway. The highest point on the course is on Klosterwappen, the highest peak of the Schneeberg.

 

Map of the venue:

 

25. Schneeberglauf & 10. Schneeberg Trail:

Date:

  • 25 June 2022 (Saturday)

Start time, race distance:

  • 7.30: 32km Schneeberg Trail
  • 8.30: 10km Schneeberg Lauf
  • 10.30: Schneeberg Kids (children's races)

Event website:

 

Number of finishers in the 10k race:

  • 2022: 115
  • 2021: 172
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 249
  • 2018: 268
  • 2017: 224
  • 2016: 220
  • 2015: 246

 

Number of finishers in the 32k race:

  • 2022: 88
  • 2021: 119
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 178
  • 2018: 170
  • 2017: 144
  • 2016: 174
  • 2015: 128

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