Saturday 4 May 2024

Ehrenhausen, Styria, Austria (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger /


The Welschlauf is a road running event held annually on the first Saturday in May in the Südsteiermark, a wine-producing region in the Steiermark (Styria) province in the southern part of Austria, near the border with Slovenia.

The 42.2km Marathon is a very hilly and scenic point-to-point race which connects the villages of Ehrenhausen (pictured) and Wies. The route alternates in direction each year.

In addition to the marathon, the event offers a Halbmarathon (half marathon) and a Viertelmarathon (quarter marathon).

Many participants take the Welschlauf more as a fun run than as a serious race. It's an atmospheric event that features fancy-dress runners, folk music, traditional costumes, plenty of food and fine locally-produced Welsch wine.


Map of the venue (blue: Wies; red: Ehrenhausen):


29. Welschlauf:


  • 4 May 2024 (Saturday)

Race distance and start time:

  • 42.2km Marathon:
    • at 10.00 in Wies
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon:
    • at 12.00 in Leutschach
  • 12.2km Viertelmarathon
    • at 14.00 at Weingut Repolusk in Glanz
  • 12.2km Nordic Walking:
    • at 14.10 at Weingut Repolusk in Glanz

Finish area:

  • all races:
    • Ehrenhausen

Event website:


28. Welschlauf:


  • 6 May 2023 (Saturday)

Start area:

  • Marathon: Ehrenhausen
  • Halbmarathon: Leutschach/Eichberg
  • Viertelmarathon and Nordic Walking: St. Johann/Saggau

Finish area:

  • all races: Wies


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