Sunday 7 July 2024

Grossglockner Berglauf, Austria - course photo - glacial lake (Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually in July at the foot of the majestic Großglockner, Austria's highest peak at 3,798 metres, the Grossglockner Mountain Run (formerly known as ‘Grossglockner Berglauf’) is one of Europe's best-known mountain running events.

A total of 1,500 runners are allowed to tackle the 13.3-kilometre multi-terrain course which is very demanding as it features approximately 1,300 metres of ascent. The final kilometre is particularly steep.

Starting at an elevation of about 1,250 metres in the village of Heiligenblut, the route takes the runners through forests and pastures and along a chain of glacial lakes.

The finish line is at Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2,370 metres), a vantage point which offers phenomenal views of the Grossglockner and the quickly-retreating Pasterze glacier below.

After the race, runners can use the free bus service, which travels on the day of the race along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, to get back to Heiligenblut.


Heiligenblut and Grossglockner, Austria (Photo: Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue (yellow: start, red: finish):


Grossglockner Mountain Run 2024:


  • 7 July 2024 (Sunday)

Entry limit:

  • 1,500 runners

Entry fees:

  • from €80 for early birds up to €100 for late entries

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2023: 484
  • 2022: 876
  • 2021: 921
  • 2020: Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2019: 1,163
  • 2018: 1,172
  • 2017: 1,254


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