Saturday 24 July 2021

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 at the Bohrerschmiede event venue and finishing on the summit of the Erzberg (1,466m), the route is about 13 kilometres long. It features 600 metres of ascent.

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


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2021: 332 runners and 196 walkers
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 657 runners and 345 walkers
  • 2018: 559 runners and 276 walkers


Erzberg Run & Nordic Walk 2021:


  • 24 July 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:


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