Sunday 25 August 2024

Kärnten läuft - Wörthersee Half Marathon - runners approach the finish in Klagenfurt (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Kärnten läuft ("Carinthia runs") is a running event held yearly over a summer weekend in Kärnten, the southernmost province of Austria.

It's a major event in the Carinthian sports calendar and attracts several thousand participants from near and far.

Various races are available for runners, walkers and nordic walkers of all ages and abilities.

The most popular of these races is the Wörthersee Halbmarathon, a point-to-point half marathon run along the northern shore of the Wörthersee, the biggest and most-hyped of all the Carinthian lakes.

The 21.1-kilometre route begins in Velden, a fashionable resort situated at the western end of the Wörthersee. It ends in the Europapark at the lake's eastern end, approximately four kilometres from the city centre of Klagenfurt.

The course is gently undulating and closed to all traffic during the race.

Unfortunately, much of the shore of the Wörthersee is private property, and thus only a few portions of the route run right along the lakeshore.

The 10.55-kilometre Viertelmarathon (quarter marathon) starts in Pörtschach at the halfway mark of the half marathon.


Map of the venue (blue: start; red: finish):


23. Wörthersee Halbmarathon:


  • 25 August 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km run 10.55km run
10.55km walk
2023 2,016 886 90
2022 1,590 731 58
2021 1,613 657 74
2020 1,200 529 40
2019 2,275 1,308 107



Race information:

Race report, results and photos:


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