Achensee Run 23.2 km

Turquoise-green water surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery

At 23.2 kilometres long, the Achensee Run is one of Austria’s most spectacular running events. The route, which is longer than a half-marathon, takes runners around Tirol’s largest lake on asphalt, gravel, and forest paths. The start is on 03 September at 10.00 at the fire station in Pertisau, finish is at 14.00 & the award ceremony will take place afterwards at ca. 14.30 at the finish line Fischergut Pertisau.

Categories & age groups

  • F/M Main class 1995 or later
  • F30/M30 1985 to 1994
  • F40/M40 1975 to 1984
  • F50/M50 1965 to 1974
  • F60/M60 1955 to 1964
  • F70/M70 1954 or earlier
  • Special ranking: Fastest runner (male and female) from the Achental Valley


The Achensee Run comprises 23.2 kilometres, which is longer than a half marathon. The longer distance (14 kilometres) is on flat gravel and asphalt, while the shorter stage (9.2 kilometres) features a climb over 171 metres of elevation on a demanding trail. 

Refreshment stations

1st stationkm 05,1Station Atoll AchenseeWater, herbal and elderberry syrup
2nd stationkm 10,4Station SchwarzenauWater, herbal and elderberry syrup, fruit
3rd stationkm 14,8Station AchenkirchWater, herbal and elderberry syrup, tea, fruit, energy bars
4th stationkm 18,6Station GaisalmWater, herbal and elderberry syrup, fruit
5th stationkm 21,4Station BergwerkWater, herbal and elderberry syrup
6th stationkm 23.2FinishWater, herbal and elderberry syrup, tea, fruit, ham/cheese bread, energy bars, cake

Further information

Distribution of bib numbers and late entrants’ registration
After 6 September 2024, registration is only possible against a late registration fee on site at the Fischergut (start/finish line of the Achensee Run) in Pertisau at the racing bib distribution point on Saturday, 7 September 2024 from 14.00 to 16.30 and on Sunday, 8 September 2024 from 07.30 to 09.00.
For the distribution of bib numbers please bring the registration confirmations and ID (copies).
There is no limit to the number of participants!

Clothes transport 
The transport of clothes from the start (fire station Pertisau) to the finish (Fischergut Pertisau) is free of charge! On Sunday at the start, each participant has the possibility to hand in a closed bag.

Timing system
The timing system is run by Raceresult and the “chip” is integrated in the bib number.

Final provisions
The run is organised according to the current regulations of the Austrian Athletics Federation. It has been approved by and is registered with the Federation. Runners are not permitted to leave the marked course and will be disqualified if they do so. The event will take place in all weather conditions. Start times may be subject to small adjustments.

Fairness is one of the most important aspects of the Achensee Run. All runners who do not display the proper sportsmanship (taking shortcuts, not following official instructions, leaving the marked course) will be disqualified without exception by the race organisers. Runners who do not reach the refreshment station in Achenkirch by 12.00 will not receive an official time and will not appear in the official finisher list. They will also not be able to use services such as the refreshment stations. They are entitled to continue the run, however they do so at their own risk. The finish in Pertisau is at 14.00.
The use of sticks and headphones is forbidden without exception! On the 2nd section from Achenkirch (Gaisalmsteig) overtaking is prohibited without exception!

Parking options
There is free parking near the start/finish. There are also other pay parking lots nearby. Members of the local fire brigade will direct visitors to the correct parking locations and it is important to observe the event signage.

Course record holders

  • Women: 01:27:44 Andrea Mayr (Austria) 2013
  • Men: 01:15:05 Elisha Sawe (Kenya) 2005

Find accommodations

Achensee Tourist Board
Achenseestr. 63 – 6212 Maurach am Achensee
Tel.: +43 5 95300-0

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