Saturday 27 July 2019

Erzberg, Eisenerz, Steiermark, Austria (Author: Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner, Mediocrity / / public domain / photo modified by


The Erzberg Run & Nordic Walk (previously known as Erzberglauf) is a very unusual mountain race.

Participants run (or walk) up the terraced benches of an enormous open-pit mine, the Erzberg (‘Ore Mountain’), which rises above the old mining town of Eisenerz in the Steiermark (Styria) province in Austria.

Starting in Eisenerz's town centre and finishing on the summit of the Erzberg (1466m), the route is 12.5 kilometres long. It features 788 metres of ascent.

It is not allowed to roam freely around the open-cast mine of the Erzberg but there's a shuttle bus service between the valley floor and the mountain top, so that supporters can get to the finish area to watch the field winding its way up the benches.



  • 27 July 2019 (Saturday)

Number of finishers 2018:

  • 559 runners
  • 276 walkers

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