20th Anniversary of Achensee Run

Achensee Run - on the way at the Gaisalmsteig ┬ęsportograf

This year will see the 20th edition of the running event around Tirol’s largest lake. 1,200 runners have already registered for the run on 8 September 2019 – registration is still open to those who want to participate. For the first time ever, spectators can cheer from the ship.

Every year, the Achensee Run attracts numerous amateur and professional runners, offering a unique panorama between the mountains and the lake. The organizers have already received a record-breaking number of 1,000 registrations – which again confirms the popularity of the event. Online registration is still open until 05.09.2019 via www.achenseelauf.at. Bonus: In celebration of the anniversary, the entry fee for every 20th registration will be refunded. In addition, each participant will receive a starter package plus a finisher shirt from Salming in a sustainable cotton bag.

Running for a good cause
This year, the Achensee Run will support the charitable association “Time is your Life”. The special feature of this association: People in need are supported in exactly the region where donations have been received. Part of the starting fee for the Achenseelauf is therefore automatically donated to the charitable association – the more starters, the higher the proceeds.

Cheering from the ship
For the first time ever, spectators can cheer to the runners and watch the excitement aboard a ship as it follows the runners on the entire route around the lake. The 2.5 hour boat trip departs from the jetty in Pertisau. Tickets cost EUR 25 and advance reservation is required at Achenseeschiffahrt.

Turquoise-green water beneath a backdrop of spectacular mountains
The Achensee Run is rightly considered one of the most scenic running events in Austria – on the route around the turquoise-green lake runners are surrounded by the impressive mountain scenery of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. On Sunday, 8 September, runners have to complete 23.2 kilometres which is more than a half-marathon. The race can be completed alone or in pairs as a relay race. The longer stage (14 kilometres) is on a flat gravel and asphalt road, while the shorter stage (9.2 kilometres) climbs over 150 metres of elevation on a demanding trail. Already on Saturday, 7 September, will be the Salming fitness run over 10 kilometres and the children’s run over 0.5 to 2.5 kilometres.