Saturday 4 September 2021

Hauptplatz, Stainz, Austria (Photo: Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger /


Held every year in early September (or late August) in the small Schilcher wine region in the Steiermark (Styria) state in Austria, the Schilcherlauf is a popular and atmospheric road running event that attracts well over 1,000 participants.

It offers races for all ages:

  • 300m, 1.1km, 2.2km (kids' races)
  • 5.25km (run and nordic walking)
  • 10.5km (run and nordic walking)
  • 15.75km (run)
  • 21.1km half marathon (run)
  • 4 x 5.25km team run (runners start together; finisher times are combined to give a team result)

All races begin and end in Stainz, a village with about 1,800 residents and a Baroque castle on top of a hill, located approximately 27 kilometres from the city of Graz and 62 kilometres from Maribor in Slovenia.

Starting on Hauptplatz, the main square (pictured), the route is a 5.25km loop through Stainz and nearby agricultural land. Each lap includes 35 metres of ascent.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • kids' races: 143
    • 5.25km run: 376
    • 5.25km nordic walking: 139
    • 10.5km run: 286
    • 10.5km nordic walking: 36
    • 15.75km run: 57
    • 21km run: 129
    • 4 x 5.25km relay: 29 teams


31. Schilcherlauf:


  • 4 September 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:


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