Frequently asked questions


If you have already registered early with the former organizer or selected the Flex Option for 2022, please contact us via email at

The transfer of your race entry to the next year is possible until the online registration deadline (June 29, 2023) with a processing fee of 10 EUR. Simply send us an email at

The transfer of the race entry to another person is possible until the online registration deadline (June 29, 2023) with a processing fee of 10 EUR. Simply send us an email to

The Race

The physical exertion of the Grossglockner Mountain Run can be compared to a half marathon. To get a rough estimate of the finishing time, you can use the time for a half marathon plus 20 minutes as a reference.

No, only a few participants run the entire distance.

It is recommended to wear specialized trail running and mountain running shoes.

No, for safety reasons, the use of walking poles is not allowed as the risk of injury is too high.

The weather in the high mountains can change rapidly. In case of bad conditions, the organizer has the right to prescribe mandatory equipment for participants. This regulation will be announced in a timely manner, at the latest the day before the event. This required equipment will be mandatory for all participants.

For example, an announcement may include items such as a backpack, mobile phone, waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, and long pants.

These measures are solely for the safety of the participants.

General Event Information

Start number collection and late registration will take place at the Grossglockner Mountain Run City in Heiligenblut.

Opening hours:

Friday, July 7, 2023 – 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, July 8, 2023 – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sunday, July 9, 2023 – 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Late registration is not possible online.

To collect your race materials, please bring:

  • Registration confirmation
  • Photo ID

You can obtain all the information on-site at the Grossglockner Mountain Run Infopoint located in the Grossglockner Mountain Run City.

Accessing the finish area at the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe is possible at any time by using your own car. Sufficient parking spaces are available. However, we recommend using the free shuttle service to the Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe and back for convenience.

The clothing needed at the finish line should be placed in the clothing bag. You will receive a sticker with your start number for the clothing bag during the start number collection. The collection point for the clothing transport is located in front of the Hotel Heiligenblut. Vouchers for the finish line refreshments can be found in the voucher booklet in your starter bag.

Please note that the clothing transport service only accepts the designated start bags.

Running Course

There are four refreshment stations distributed along the course. Arthrobene Sport, water, and bananas are offered at these stations.

At the finish line aid station, there will be warm food and plenty of drinks available.

The Grossglockner Mountain Run passes through protected areas of the Hohe Tauern National Park. It is prohibited to leave the designated course. Discarding waste (such as cups, gel packs, banana peels, etc.) is only allowed in the immediate vicinity of the refreshment stations.

At the aid stations, there are time limits that are monitored by the staff. For reference, if a participant has not reached aid station 3 by 1:30 PM, they will be asked to surrender their race number there and continue at their own risk or choose to withdraw from the race.

Adequate measures are in place to ensure the safety of participants. Rescue vehicles are available both at the start and the finish areas. Emergency medical professionals, including doctors, are present along the course and at the finish line.

After the Race

After crossing the finish line, each participant receives a personal commemorative gift: a Grossglockner Mountain Run blanket!

The clothing retrieval/collection area is located in the parking garage at the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe.

Participants receive complimentary finish line refreshments in the designated area. (Vouchers for this can be found in the voucher booklet). Spectators and accompanying persons can purchase refreshments on-site.

At the Grossglockner Mountain Run, there is a free shuttle transfer available from Heiligenblut to the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe.

Participants have the opportunity to use the showers at the Heiligenblut indoor swimming pool (located below the parking garage in the village) free of charge from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The race number serves as the entry ticket..

The results can be found on the event’s official website. In the results list, participants can also download their certificates.