The Achenseelauf, known as the most beautiful running event in Austria, is without a doubt one of the annual highlights at Lake Achensee.

Every year it attracts thousands of runners to the Tyrol’s largest lake to take on the 23.2km course. The stunning natural surroundings and undulating course have made the Achenseelauf a classic event in the running scene. Runners are cheered on by many spectators lining the course.

As well as the main Achenseelauf iself, there is also a relay race, fitness race and children’s race.

The 18th International Achenseelauf starting in Pertisau am Achensee will take place on 2 and 3 September 2017.

  • Saturday, 2 September 2017
    16.30: Achensee Children’s Run (0.4 – 2.5km)
    17.30: Achensee Fitness Run (10km)
    Followed by prize-giving ceremonies
  • Sunday, 3 September 2017
    10.00: Achenseelauf  (23.2km)
    10.00: Achensee Relay Race for two runners (14km and 9.2km)
    Prize-giving ceremonies in the afternoon.


Laufteam Achensee

Disciplines + age groups

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[wptabtitle]Achenseelauf 23,2 km[/wptabtitle]


  • M/F Juniors: 1998 and younger
  • M/F Main Group: 1988 – 1997
  • M/F 30: 1983 – 1987
  • M/F 35: 1978 – 1982
  • M/F 40: 1973- 1977
  • M/F 45: 1968 – 1972
  • M/F 50: 1963 – 1967
  • M/F 55: 1958 – 1962
  • M/F 60: 1953 – 1957
  • M/F 65: 1948 – 1952
  • M/F 70: 1947 and older[/wptabcontent]

[wptabtitle]Achensee Relay Race (14+9.2km)[/wptabtitle]


  • M up to 85 Jahressumme
  • F up to 75 Jahressumme
  • Mixed up to 80 Jahressumme
  • M from 86 Jahressumme
  • F from 76 Jahressumme
  • Mixed from 81 Jahressumme


[wptabtitle]Achensee Fitness Run (10km)[/wptabtitle]


  • M/F Youth: 2000 – 2001
  • M/F Juniors: 1998 – 1999
  • M/F Main Group: 1988 – 1997
  • M/F 30: 1978 – 1987
  • M/F 40: 1968 – 1977
  • M/F 50: 1958 – 1967
  • M/F 60: 1948– 1957
  • M/F 70: 1947 and older


[wptabtitle]Achensee Children’s Run (0.4 – 2.5km)[/wptabtitle]


  • M/F Youngsters: 2010 and younger approx. 0.4km
  • M/F Children I: 2008 – 2009 approx. 0.8km
  • M/F Children II: 2006 – 2007 approx. 1,6km
  • M/F School Children I: 2004 – 2005 approx. 2.5km
  • M/F School Children II: 2002 – 2003 approx. 2.5km


Timing: (online shortly for 2017)


Timing system: PENTEK timing with green chip

For children’s runs the participants will receive orange chips (no fee) which must be returned immediately after the end of the race.

For the main run, participants who do not already have their own Champion Chip will receive a green chip together with their start number for a deposit of  €5.00. The timing system only reads yellow, orange and green chips. All chips of other colours cannot be read.

To prevent littering, please return the timing chip using the facilities provided in the start/finish area.

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 Achenseelauf. All runners who behave in an unsporting manner (taking short-cuts, disregarding 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 finsher 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. No power-walking poles are allowed.

Course records

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


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