Saturday 6 May 2023
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):
- 6 May 2023 (Saturday)
- Marathon: Ehrenhausen
- Halbmarathon: Leutschach/Eichberg
- Viertelmarathon and Nordic Walking: St. Johann/Saggau
- all races: Wies
- 7 May 2022 (Saturday)
Race distance and start time:
- 42.2km Marathon:
- at 10.00 in Wies
- 21.1km Halbmarathon:
- at 12.00 in Leutschach
- 12.8km Viertelmarathon and Nordic Walking:
- at 14.00 at Buschenschank Repolusk, Glanz
- all races:
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