For the hardiest under the sun

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UNIQA Easy Trail

 9.2 km
 310m TEG
 Maria Alm am St. Meer

ITRA und CETUL Member

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Speed Trail

 21.7 km
 1,280m TEG
 Maria Alm am St. Meer

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Merrell Hochkönig Skyrace

 32.6 km
 2,720 TEG
 Maria Alm am St. Meer

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B'jaks Marathon Trail

 49.9 km
 3,060m TEG
 Maria Alm am St. Meer
Dienten am Hochkönig

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Endurance Trail

 85.3 km
 5,160m TEG
 Maria Alm am St. Meer
Dienten am Hochkönig
Mühlbach am Hochkönig

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Trail running at its finest
THE HOCHKÖNIGMAN

 

 

SAVE THE DATE
8. Hochkönigman Trailrunningfestival

2nd to 4th of June 2023

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For the 7th time: Trail running with one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world. For the 7th time: Trail running in the toughest of conditions. For the 7th time: feelings of elation for thousands of enthusiastic trail runners. This is what the Hochkönigman is all about!

Over the course of a few years, the Hochkönigman has become one of the most popular trail-running festivals in Europe. This comes as no surprise as the Hochkönigman Festival trails offer athletes a perfect challenge of a very special kind. Trail running is not for everyone, but we would like to have all YOU with us!

The breathtaking scenery and demanding routes offered by the Hochkönigman attract its competitors, men and women alike. The Hochkönigman is perfect for everyone who relishes the thought of taking on the challenge of a natural trail through the beautiful mountains of the Hochkönigman massif. The Hochkönigman is waiting for YOU.

HOCHKÖNIGMAN GOES INTERNATIONAL

The Hochkönigman Trailrunning Festival is not only the most popular* and by now also one of the biggest trailrunning events in Austria, but it is now also officially allowed to present itself as the first Austrian venue of the Skyrunner World Series with the Hochkönig Skyrace powered by Merrell since 2020.

The Hochkönigman is part of the Skyrunner Austria Series 2022. The Skyrunner Austria Series 2022 consists of 5 competitors and the grand final will take place in Carinthia/Nassfeld as part of the Nassfeld Mountain Skytrails. At the final, prize money of € 4000 will be distributed among the fastest.

*acc. to the voting of the trail-running scene 2017.

Hart aber geile Veranstaltung. Wer eine Herausforderung braucht ist hier Richtig. Schöne Trails, knackige Anstiege und flotte Downhills. Geiles Panorama und die Leute sind echt super nett.

Mike Breit Facebook >>

Tolle Veranstaltung, gemacht von Trailrunnern für Trailrunner!

Franz Kinz Facebook >>

I love this Trail Running festival! The Speed Trail Race was awesome - the track, views, mountains, nature, all runners, organization. Everything. Next year I will be definitely back.

Jan Vetchý Facebook >>

All trails at a glance

A little taste of what is about to come? Which trail you will choose? All information about the trails ...

Kids Trail

 U6 - U8 about 500m
 U10 - U12 1,000m
 U14 - U16 1,500m
 Maria Alm

 Announc.

Best:
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UNIQA Easy Trail

 9.2 km
 310m TEG
 Maria Alm

 GPX-Track
 GPX-View
 Announc.

Best: 0:32:42 | 0:49:33
(2018 male | female)

Speed Trail

 20.9 km
 1,160m TEG
 Maria Alm

 GPX-Track
 GPX-View
 Announc.

1 UTMB Point

Best: 2:04:33 | 2:18:39
(2018 male | female)

Merrell Hochkönig Skyrace

 32.6 km
 2,720m TEG
 Maria Alm

 GPX-Track
 GPX-View
 Announc.
 Announc. alt.

2 UTMB Points

ISF Qualified Course
Best: 4:04:20 | 5:12:54
(2018 male | female)

B’jaks Marathon Trail

 49.9 km
 3,060m TEG
 Maria Alm, Dienten

 GPX-Track
 GPX-View
 Announc.

3 UTMB Points

Best: 4:32:42 | 6:15:00
(2018 male | female)

Endurance Trail

 86.8 km
 5,229m TEG
 Maria Alm, Dienten, Mühlbach

 GPX-Track
 GPX-View
 Announc.

4 UTMB Points
3D Flyover

Best: 11:25:57 | 13:58:21
(2018 male | female)

Downhill Race

 2.57 km
 -369m TEG
 Maria Alm

 GPX-Track
 GPX-View
 Announc.

Best: 00:10:28
(Strava)

At Austria's most popular trail running event in 2022 a wide variety of trails will again be offered. The Speedtrail with its 22 kilometres length attracts beginners and experienced runners alike and offers the perfect trail running experience at 1,277 metres altitude.

For endurance runners, the marathon trail with a length of almost 50 kilometres and 3,070 metres of altitude difference awaits. Here you can prove that you are made of the right wood! The Marathon Trail demands endurance, consistency and all your efforts. As a reward, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful views of the Hochkönig Massif, which awaits you with all its pure power!

Hard Core experience for Hard Core athletes: the Endurance Trail goes over 85.3 kilometres at an altitude of about 5,160 metres and demands everything from the participants.

The "higher, faster, farther feeling" is for all those who dare to approach the Hochkönig Skyrace powered by Merrell, which will be held for the first time in 2018.
With its length of 32km 2,685hm+ it leads high into the Stone Sea.

Open program

The Hochkönigman: event schedule

New since 2018 is the extended EXPO and event area. It offers the athletes even more space for preparation and follow-up. For the public, the new grounds offer more space to be there and for the varied show program of the Hochkönigman. The gastronomy and trade fair area should not be missed, and in 2021 new products and top products for trail running will also be on offer here.

How could you end an exciting Hochkönigman weekend better than with a cosy and delicious Sunday brunch at the TOM Almhütte?

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It doesn't get any better

Last review the weekend with the TOP athletes and get the best tips and tricks first-hand. September 5th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the TOM Almhütte.

*Attention: There is only a limited number of tickets available

Facts

198

Kilometers

Total distance of all trails

12,639

Total elevation gain

Total elevation gain of all trails

1,654

Participants

Participants last year

3

Locations

Maria Alm, Dienten, Mühlbach

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Cross Warrior

Downhill Race

June 3rd, 2022

Impressions Cross Warrior

Trailrunning Camp 2022

Thomas Bosnjak's trail running camp will take place from 13-15 May 2022. "Bjak" is known for his course records, as an author, pacemaker and his trail shop.

Create the basis for the upcoming competition with running technique analyses, material knowledge and exciting lectures. Well prepared, you will explore parts of the various trails of the Hochkönigman on site. The camp is suitable for both beginners and advanced runners. Those who book accommodation can be pampered outside the camp at the Lifestyle Hotel Eder, 4* in Maria Alm. Book today!

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ATTENTION: Limited number of participants!

Press and post-event reports around the competition

mostly in German

September 2021
Offizieller Nachbericht Hochkönigman 2021

Partners and Sponsors

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You will receive first hand information about the event before anyone else, training plans, and much more.

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The Hochkönigman is partner run of the Austrian Volkslaufcup