Ultrarunning in Austria: An overview of Ultra Runs, Ultra Marathons and Ultra Trails in Austria.

The dates for all Ultra Races in Austria, including registration, course, schedule, results and more details.

More than 70 ultra runs are held in Austria every year. What exactly is an ultra run? Quite simply, any running competition that goes beyond the marathon distance is an ultra run.

A marathon competition has a course length of 42.195 km. This means that if a race is even longer, it is an ultra race. Whether the run is 50 km long or 100 km long makes no difference. Typical competition distances in ultra running are the 100 km run, as well as a 12-hour run and a 24-hour run.

Training and nutrition in ultra running

The training of an ultra runner is not quite comparable to that of a marathon runner. An ultra runner usually completes a lot of runs over long distances. It can happen that during training the marathon distance is exceeded, which is not the case with a typical marathon runner. Also important in ultrarunning is the diet, which is especially in competitions carbohydrate-heavy. Unlike a marathon, ultrarunners also pause during a race (especially a 24-hour race) for longer food breaks or even short "power naps."

What are ultratrails?

In Austria there are some traditional ultrarunning events that have been held in communities for many years and are mostly run as circuits on asphalt. Responsible for the rapidly increasing number of ultraruns are the many trail races that are becoming more and more common in Austria. These regularly lead over a distance that also exceeds the marathon distance. These runs are also often referred to as ultratrails. Thus, there are two categories of ultraruns: Ordinary ultras in the lowlands or on roads and ultratrails that are carried out in the mountains.

Which ultra runs are there in Austria?

The most famous ultraruns in Austria on the road are also part of the Austrian Ultrarunning Cup. Popular ultra runs are held in Lassee, Vienna and Steyr. The latter usually forms the conclusion of the Ultralauf Cup.

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For some years now, however, a completely different event has provided the starting signal for the ultrarunning season: namely the 24h Burgenland Extreme Ultrarun, in which participants can cross the whole of Burgenland on a 120 km route within 24 hours. The majority of the route leads around the famous Lake Neusiedl. Walking or biking is also allowed in this competition, in which there are no official rankings. Towards the end of the year, on the other hand, "Wien rund uma dum" has established itself. A 130 km or 64 km long ultra run on the outskirts of Vienna, which is intended to show the beautiful sides of the federal capital.

The longest ultra run in Austria is the "Race Across Burgenland".

The most beautiful ultratrails in Austria

Away from the flatlands, ultratrails are really in vogue. The offer is now huge.

At the Höchkönigman, for example, distances of up to 85 km have to be mastered, including almost 6,000 meters of altitude gain in front of impressive Alpine scenery. The courses take the runners to the highest grassy mountains in Europe, at an altitude of over 2,000 meters. There is also running on difficult ridges - pure thrills.

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In summer, one classic follows the other. In 2016, the Traunsee Bergmarathon was voted Austria's most beautiful run by users on HDsports. The supreme discipline leads over about 70 km with 4,500 meters of altitude. The goal: to climb all the peaks around the Traunsee. Not without danger, but also an incredibly impressive adventure that should not be missed. Also on the running calendar for several years is the Großglockner Ultra Trail with a course length of 110 km and 6,500 meters of elevation gain. The trail leads around the largest mountain in Austria. The event has already attracted over 1,000 athletes.

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Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival

 
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Icon Date | 00:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Innsbruck
Icon Competitions 110 km (4.800 Hm) / 85 km (3.000 Hm) / 65 km (1.700 Hm) / 42,1 km (1.600 Hm) / 35 km (1.800 Hm) / 25 km (450 Hm) / 15 km (350 Hm) / 7 km (373 Hm)

mozart 100 – Salzburg Ultra Trail

 
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Icon Date | 05:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Salzburg
Icon Competitions 108 km (5.000 Hm) / 78 km (4.000 Hm) / 42 km (1.800 Hm) / 31 km (1.200 Hm) / 21 km (950 Hm) / 9 km (300 Hm)

Hochkönigman

 
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Icon Date | 23:59 Uhr
Icon Venue Maria Alm
Icon Competitions 85,3 km (5.160 Hm) / 49,8 km (3.070 Hm) / 31,6 km (2.685 Hm) / 21,7 km (1.277 Hm) / 9,3 km (300 Hm)

Traunsee Bergmarathon

 
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Icon Date | 03:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Gmunden
Icon Competitions 63 km (4.500 Hm) / 33 km (2.500 Hm) / 30 km (2.000 Hm)
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Int. Kärnten Marathon Carinzia Koroska

 
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Icon Date | 09:20 Uhr
Icon Venue Feldkirchen
Icon Competitions 50 km / 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10,5 km / 5 km / 2 km / 1 km / 0,3 km

Stubai Ultratrail

 
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Icon Date | 00:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Innsbruck
Icon Competitions 67 km / 31,6 km / 19 km / 8 km

Ebbser Koasamarsch

 
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Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Ebbs
Icon Competitions 52,4 km (3.450 Hm) / 44 km / 33 km / 21,1 km

Transalpine Run (TAR)

 
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Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Icon Competitions 285 km (16.770 Hm) / 74 km (2.000 Hm)

Stanzer Trailrun

 
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Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Stanz
Icon Competitions 48 km (1.900 Hm) / 19 km (900 Hm)

Lindkogel Trail

 
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Icon Date | 07:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Bad Vöslau
Icon Competitions 54,5 km / 34 km / 21,5 km / 10 km

Grossglockner Ultra-Trail® (GGUT 110)

 
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Icon Date | 22:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Kaprun
Icon Competitions 110 km (6.500 Hm) / 84 km (5.000 Hm) / 57 km (3.500 Hm) / 35 km (1.500 Hm)

Salomon Zugspitz Ultratrail (ZUT)

 
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Icon Date | 07:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Grainau
Icon Competitions 106 km (5.300 Hm) / 83 km (3.850 Hm) / 68 km (2.920 Hm) / 49 km (1.800 Hm) / 25 km (750 Hm)

Montafon Totale Trail

 
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Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Schruns
Icon Competitions 47 km (4.200 Hm) / 33 km (3.300 Hm) / 10 km (1.200 Hm)

Mayrhofen Ultraks Zillertal

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Mayrhofen
Icon Competitions 54 km / 30 km / 14 km

Linz 24 Donautrail

 
Icon Date | 04:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Linz
Icon Competitions 100 km (1.650 Hm) / 65 km (1.600 Hm) / 35 km (1.250 Hm) / 22 km (600 Hm)

Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail

 
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Icon Date | 05:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Mandarfen im Pitztal
Icon Competitions 106 km (6.100 Hm) / 90 km (5.400 Hm) / 62 km (4.000 Hm) / 44 km (2.800 Hm) / 44 km Rifflsee (2.450 Hm) / 28 km (1.600 Hm) / 16 km (850 Hm)

Stadtgut Steyr Ultralauf Event

 
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Icon Date | 10:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Steyr
Icon Competitions 6 Stunden / 3 Stunden
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Gletscher Trailrun

 
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Icon Date | 02:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Obergurgl
Icon Competitions 61,1 km (3.600 Hm) / 42,5 km (2.800 Hm) / 25,8 km ( 1.900 Hm) / 13,7 km (800 Hm) / 6,3 km (750 Hm)

Torlauf Dachstein

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Ramsau am Dachstein
Icon Competitions 42,5 km (2.500 Hm) / 24 km / 10 km
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KAT100: Kitz Alps Trail

 
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Icon Date | 18:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Fieberbrunn
Icon Competitions 173 km (10.000 Hm) / 89 km (4.900 Hm) / 48,3 km (3.220 Hm) / 24,6 km (1.500 Hm); 8,5km (250Hm)

adidas Infinite Trails

 
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Icon Date | 04:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Gasteinertal
Icon Competitions Staffel: 44 km (3.000 Hm) / 34 km (2.700 Hm) / 21 km (1.900 Hm) | Einzel: 65 km (5.000 Hm) / 45 km / 15 km

Austria Race across Burgenland

 
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Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Kittsee
Icon Competitions 218 km (1800 Hm) / 100 km

Wienerwald Ultra Trail

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Purkersdorf
Icon Competitions 178 km (6.000 Hm) / 133,5 km (4.500 Hm) / 89 km (3.000 Hm) / 44,5 km (1.500 Hm) / 21,4 km (680 Hm) / 10,7 km (340 Hm)

Fischamender Stadtlauf

 
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Icon Date | 11:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Fischamend
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km / 1 km / 0,3 km

12h von Langenzersdorf mit 100 km Lauf

 
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Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Langenzersdorf
Icon Competitions 100 km / 12 Stunden / 6 Stunden

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