The Grossglockner Mountain Run takes the participants through all alpine vegetation zones on its route – from the typical agricultural landscape at the valley bottom to the high-alpine glacier region. The runners start in the village and run until they reach the end of the valley in Heiligenblut. From there, the route leads over forest paths to the Sattelalm and on to the Briccius Chapel.
After crossing the Möll river, the trail leads to the Trogalm and offers an impressive view of the Leiterwasserfall. Following a longer, flat stretch, the steep ascent to the Margaritzenspeicher follows. Before the runners can catch a glimpse of the entire Pasterze, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps, the route leads around the Elisabethfelsen. From there, the spectators and atmosphere from the finish area at Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe can already be heard, motivating the runners for the final, very tough ascent over 521 steps to the finish line and their well-deserved refreshment.
The entire route of the Grossglockner Mountain Run is 13.367 kilometers long and includes a total of 1,265 meters of elevation gain. It is a unique running event through the various alpine vegetation zones up to the glacier region and the end of the valley in Heiligenblut.
The number of participants is limited to 1500 starters, so secure your spot today rather than tomorrow.
There are four refreshment stations along the course, and an extensive warm finish line meal for all finishers.
Refreshment Station 1: Km 3.7 – Arthrobene Sport, water, bananas
Refreshment Station 2: Km 6.2 – Arthrobene Sport, water, bananas
Station 3: Km 9 – Arthrobene Sport, water, bananas
Refreshment Station 4: Km 11.9 – Arthrobene Sport, water, bananas
Finish Line Refreshment Station: on the first floor of the parking garage – serving warm catering and beverages