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Medieninhaber:
Bergsteigergruppe "TRAUNSTOANA"
Naturfreunde Österreich, Ortsgruppen Ohlsdorf und Gmunden

Kontakt:
Harald Buchinger
Mobil: +43 664-9685120 
E-Mail: harald.buchinger@bergmarathon.at

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Ahammer Hannes Halbmaier Verena Raffelsberger Roland
Aigner Anni Hangweyrer Franz Rebhahn Johann
Arnold Gerhard Hangweyrer Fritz Renn Maria
Arnold Isabella Hasengschwandtner Sylvia Renn Rudi
Arnold Susanne Hattinger Karl Resch Josef
Arnold Walter Holzinger Sylvia Rühlinger Claus
Arnold Willi Hörtenhuber Eva Rusnak Inge
Bammer Burgi Huber Erika Rusnak Peter
Bartl Ute Hufnagel Claudia Schäfer Andrea
Bauer Fredi Hufnagl Sylvia Schäfer Josef
Berger Helmut Humer Ricki Schäfer Michaela
Birlmüller Astrid Hüttmayr Roland Schallmeiner Eva
Birlmüller Leopold Jedinger Helmut Schendl Paula
Birlmüller Maria Jedinger Renate Schernberger Anton
Brandl Maria Krebs Jochen Schernberger Christa
Brandl Roland Krenn Erika Schiller Helga
Breuer Emanuel Lämmerhofer Richard Schinagl Michael
Buchinger Elfriede Lämmerhofer Walter Schmid Barbara
Buchinger Fabian Lanner Pep Schmid Günter
Buchinger Harald Loderbauer Josef Schustereder Burghart
Cauza Alfred Maurer Monika Schustereder Gerti
Cauza Rosemarie Neubauer Ulli Schustereder Karin
Danter Martin Neudorfer Christian Schustereder Karola
Danter Sandra Ortner Günter Sperrer Gary
Dutzler Karin Pamminger Manfred Spitzbart Manfred
Dutzler Wolfgang Pangerl Rupert Spitzbart Sabine
Egger Hans Passek Siegi Staudinger Harald
Ehmer Silvia Pesendorfer Inge Steindl Harald
Engl Sabine Pesendorfer Melanie Steinhuber Martin
Enser Herbert Pesendorfer Wolfgang Stelzmüller Bertl
Feichtenschlager Mario Pfifferling Hans Sternberger Alfred
Fellner Stefan Pfifferling Marianne Stimpl Franz
Fischer Helmut Plasser Heidi Ströbl Ulrike
Gassenbauer Franz Pötzlberger Georg Trautner Helga
Glück Renate Prall Georg Treml Wolfgang
Grill Brigitte Prangl Hans Vogler Rudolf
Grill Helmut Putz Karl Weberstorfer Petra
Gruber Anni Putz Wolfgang Wiesauer Susi
Gruber Hans Rabberger Erika Wittmann Franz
Hagleithner Gerhard Raffelsberger Christine Wöran Liesi

Golden Club

When you take part in the mountain marathon for the 10th time, you qualify for membership of the Golden Bergmarathon Club! In 2015, there was a huge influx of new members. As a result, this exclusive club now has a total of 110 members. When you join, you will receive an exclusive black T-shirt with a golden print on it as a reward.

 

 

 

Herzlichen Glückwunsch allen Golden Bergmarathon Club Mitgliedern:

26 Teilnahmen: Udo Schober, Linz
24 Teilnahmen: Hannes Raffelsberger, Gmunden
23 Teilnahmen: Roman Gruber, Laakirchen
22 Teilnahmen: Friedrich Anzengruber, Haag/Hausruck
21 Teilnahmen: Otto Schwingshandl, Talheim/Wels
20 Teilnahmen: Alois Leitner, Weyregg
Herbert Schauer, Haag/Hausruck
19 Teilnahmen: Martin Gruber, Wilhering
Harald Koller, Grünau
18 Teilnahmen: Wolfgang Kölblinger (†), Traunkirchen
Franz Auer, Eferding
DI Peter Auer, Eferding
17 Teilnahmen: Elsiabeth Krenn, Wels
16 Teilnahmen: Fritz Kronberger, Gmunden
15 Teilnahmen: Ernst Humer, Ungenach
Aloisia Erlinger, Gmunden
Bert Hurch-Idl, Gampern
Klemens Pülzl, Roitham
Benedikt Rabberger, Pinsdorf
Hermann Schauer, Ohlsdorf
14 Teilnahmen: Eduard Klinginger, Altmünster
Peter Riederer, St. Florian
DI Kurt Spiessberger, Attnang-Puchheim
Anton Stranzinger, Frankenmarkt
Herbert Steinhuber, Atzbach
Alexander Grafinger, Gmunden
Gunther Hipfinger, Wien
Johann Holzinger, Gschwandt
Anna Kronberger, Gmunden
Hans Schatzl, Laakirchen
Rene Mayr, Piberbach
13 Teilnahmen: Alois Promberger, Ebensee,
Rudolf Rauchdobler, Haag/Hausruck
Thomas Kuba, Wilhering
Stefan Mair, Tristach
Elfriede Klinginger, Altmünster
Margit Baumgartner, Eberstallzell
Wolfgang Derfler, Ebensee
Mag. Christoph Hain, Linz
Kurt Prielinger, Roitham
Walter Regl, Senftenbach
Martin Zöbl, Desselbrunn
12 Teilnahmen: Hubert Asamer, Vöcklamarkt
Wilhelm Leitner, Altmünster
Gary Sperrer, Schörfling
Helmut Mair, Haag/Hausruck
Walter Wiesauer, Attnang-Puchheim
Reinhart Steindl, Ansfelden
Dr. Helmut Berger, Altmünster
Gerhard Rastinger, Gmunden
Roman Benz, Wien
Christian Hochhauser, Wels
Josef Kladensky, Perchtoldsdorf
Sandro Lenz, Wien
Gerhard Selig, Ebensee
Wolfgang Streibl, Neukirchen
11 Teilnahmen: Felix Kaiser, Haid
Rupert Kurz, Kirchham
Josef Lengauer, Bad Zell
Franz Viechtbauer, Laakirchen
Franz Aschenberger, Vöcklamarkt
Robert Riesinger, Schwanenstadt
Drago Velebit, Traun
Margot Scherbaum, Scharnstein
Ferdinand Trautwein, Grünau
Christian Auer, Gschwandt
Ing. Klaus Emich, Steinbach
Hannelore Frühwirth, Roitham
Manfred Humer, Pitzenberg
Michaela Kroiss, Timelkam
Egon Rost, Gmunden
Rudolf Pülzl, Roitham
10 Teilnahmen: Richard Lämmerhofer, Gmunden
Jürgen Obermeier, Pfarrkirchen
Thomas Treml, Neukirchen
Dißlbacher Josef, Pfaffing
Gerhard Hauser, Gmunden
Friedrich Obermayr, Attnang-Puchheim
Franz Pesendorfer, Regau
Barbara Riegler, Wien
Günter Sams, Bad Ischl
Josef Spiessberger (†), Pinsdorf
Reinhart Weber, Vorchdorf
Klaus Wiesauer (†), Gmunden
Beate Rastinger, Gmunden
Daniel Becksteiner, Kirchham
Thomas Bochsbichler, Ebensee
Florian Pollak, St. Florian
Karl Gillesberger, Laakirchen
Christoph Hohn, Gmunden
Franz Asamer, Vöcklamarkt
Hermann Daucher, Ternberg
Gerd Engelbrecht, Gmunden
Rudolf Fruehwirth, Roitham
Sonja Gruber, Laakirchen
Rick Grunwald, Stadl Paura
Grete Gschwandtner, Pinsdorf
Gerald Hofmeister, Linz
Georg Lachner, Salzburg
Severin Mayrhofer, Altmünster
Johann Peham, Natternbach
Hans-Horst Penn, Gmunden
Manfred Ramsimmer, Altmünster
Willi Riederer, Ebensee
Martin Schimpl, Gschwandt
Franz-Josef Schögl, Ohlsdorf
Adam Sifkovits, Bad Ischl
Andreas Six, Neukirchen
Christian Six, Neukirchen
Thomas Zillner, Altmünster

Charity hike

On 7th of July 2018, there will be another charity hike and this one, which is the seventh of its kind, will follow what has become the traditional route:

For a minimum entry fee of €20 (all of which will go to a good cause), you can join in by catching the boat from the town hall square to the starting point in Altmünster (meet at 10.00 a.m. in the mountain marathon marquee in the town hall square). From the landing stage in Altmünster, we will follow the hiking trail up to the Gmundnerberghaus mountain hut and restaurant before heading in the direction of Gmunden via the "original mountain marathon route". This will take us past the historic Eggerhaus farmstead, over the hill and back down to the lake. We will then walk along the Gmunden esplanade until we reach our destination: the town hall square in Gmunden.

Donations account: Sparkasse OÖ, AT71 2032 0326 0448 9695

Please let us know if you want to come by sending an e-mail to info@bergmarathon.at! info@bergmarathon.at!

Children's run

As part of the Bergmarathon event, the 11th children's run will take place on the day before the "big" mountain marathon. All children and teenagers born between 2003 and 2013 (and younger) will have an opportunity to get their first "taste" of the marathon. The race will start and finish at the town hall square in Gmunden:

4 p.m. Toddler run (those born during or after 2013) covering a distance of 280 m (from the starting line to "Spar", and back again)

4.15 p.m. Mini run (those born in 2011/12) covering a distance of 500 m (to "Cafe Baumgartner" and then back again)

4.30 p.m. Children's runs (those born in 2009/10 – children's run 1; those born in 2007/08 - children's run 2) covering a distance of 1000 m (to playground and back again)

4.45 p.m. School children's run (those born in 2005/06 – school children's run 1; those born in 2003/2004 – school children's run 2) covering a distance of 1800 m (to the Sailing club and back again)

This year – as always – there will be pace-setters. Christian Pflügl, who won the Linz half marathon in 2013 and competed in the European Championships in 2014, and charity runner Fritz Kieninger have already agreed to serve in this capacity.

Issue of bib numbers:From 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. at the town hall square

Entry fee: €5, to be paid when the bib numbers are issued

Award ceremonies: 6 p.m. in the marquee

Prizes:Non-cash prizes for the top three runners in each class; all participants will receive a certificate and a mountain marathon medal. Button

General remarks: The event organiser assumes no liability for accidents. Each participant takes part on his/her own behalf and at his/her own risk.

Registration:Preferably online via the Homepage; late entries are possible on the day of the event between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.!

The routes for the children's runs that are to be held as part of the mountain marathon (click to enlarge):

Ebensee - Gmunden INNOTECH half marathon

Description of the route
This half mountain marathon will take you from the starting point in Ebensee (the town hall square), over the Kalvarienberg mountain and along the hiking trail to the Kranabethhütte lodge (formerly called the "Naturfreundehaus") on the Feuerkogel mountain plateau. From the Feuerkogel plateau, you will head north and down into the Langbath valley until you reach the "Kreh" refreshment point. You will then continue on the hiking trail towards Hochsteinalm before heading back down through woodland and along meadow paths into the Mühlbach valley and to the Mühlbach refreshment point. The "Horn" agricultural road will take you up the Grasberg mountain. From there, you will continue along the hiking trail that will take you up the Gmundnerberg mountain and what used to be the Naturfreundehaus. You will then descend via the hiking trail and proceed along the Gmunden esplanade until you reach the finish line.

 Start:
Ebensee
Any time between 8.30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
 Finish:
Gmunden town hall square
Finish line closes at 9 p.m.

Route data: Approx. 34 km / elevation gain of approx. 2000 m

Issue of bib numbers: 

  • Gmunden (mountain marathon marquee in town hall square)
    Friday 06 July 2018:
    2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bib numbers to be issued for all routes

Refreshment points:

see regulations

It will be possible to stop at the various lodges and inns (Feuerkogel, Kreh, Gmundnerberg) so please remember to bring some cash with you.

The routes and the marked tracks will be checked in cooperation with Race Results.

Altitude diagram and refreshment points

Time limits:

  • Feuerkogel 3.30 p.m.
  • In der Kreh 5 p.m.
  • Mühlbach 6 p.m.
  • Grasberg 7 p.m.
  • Gmundnerberg 8 p.m.
  • Finish 9 p.m.

The data has been measured with GPS and edited using cartographic software. The results may deviate from the actual situation because of inaccuracies linked to the nature of the system and the environment. All information is supplied "as is" without warranty of any kind.
Last-minute changes may be made to the route, the checkpoints and the refreshment points at any time.
Please refer to "freytag & berndt" walking map 5503 as an orientation guide. This is the map on which the description of the route is based.

Gmunden - Ebensee Mrs. Sporty half marathon

Description of the route:
http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Aktuell/pic4.jpgThis half mountain marathon will take you from the starting point (Gmunden town hall square), over the Traunbrücke bridge, and up the steep Ortnersteig track to the Grünberg mountain. You will then continue to Radmoos on the Waldlehrweg path before heading west along forest tracks until you reach the start of the Naturfreundesteig (a steep alpine track!). This will take you up to the Naturfreundehaus mountain hut on the Traunstein mountain and from there you will follow the Mair-Alm track down to Kaisertisch. You will then continue on forest tracks to Karbach and along the eastern shore until you reach the Daxnersteig (another steep alpine track!). You will follow this up to Spitzelsteinalm and then head back down to a place called Rindbach via the hiking trail. The next part of the route leads to the finish line in Ebensee: the town hall square.

Start:
Gmunden town hall square
Any time between 5 a.m. and 5.30 a.m.
Finish:
Ebensee
Finish line closes at 3 p.m.

Route data: Approx. 34 km / elevation gain of approx. 2500 m

Issue of bib numbers:

  • Gmunden (mountain marathon marquee in town hall square)
    Friday 06 July 2018:
    2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bib numbers to be issued for all routes

Refreshment points:

see regulations

It will be possible to stop at the various lodges and inns (Traunstein, Karbach) so please remember to bring some cash with you.

The routes and the marked tracks will be checked in cooperation with Race Results.

Ahornleitenstraße checkpoint:No refreshments
Traunstein checkpoint:Water only

  • Traunstein Gedenkstein 7.30 a.m.
  • Traunstein 10 a.m.
  • Kaisertisch 11.30 a.m.
  • Karbach 12.30 p.m.
  • Spitzlsteinalm 1.30 p.m.
  • Ebensee 3 p.m.

The data has been measured with GPS and edited using cartographic software. The results may deviate from the actual situation because of inaccuracies linked to the nature of the system and the environment. All information is supplied "as is" without warranty of any kind.
Last-minute changes may be made to the route, the checkpoints and the refreshment points at any time.
Please refer to "freytag & berndt" walking map 5503 as an orientation guide. This is the map on which the description of the route is based.

OSP 22 Gmunden - Gmunden mountain marathon

Description of the route:
http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Aktuell/pic2.jpgThe OSP 22 mountain marathon will take you from the starting point (Gmunden town hall square), over the Traunbrücke bridge, and up the steep Ortnersteig track to the Grünberg mountain. You will then continue to Radmoos on the Waldlehrweg path before heading west along forest tracks until you reach the start of the Naturfreundesteig (a steep alpine track!). This will take you up to the Naturfreundehaus mountain hut on the Traunstein mountain and from there you will follow the Mair-Alm track down to Kaisertisch. You will then continue on forest tracks to Karbach and along the eastern shore until you reach the Daxnersteig (another steep alpine track!). You will follow this up to Spitzelsteinalm and then head back down to a place called Rindbach via the hiking trail. The next part of the route leads to the refreshment point in Ebensee town hall square and then over the Kalvarienberg mountain and along the hiking trail to the Kranabethhütte lodge (formerly called the "Naturfreundehaus") on the Feuerkogel mountain plateau. From the Feuerkogel plateau, you will head north and down into the Langbath valley until you reach the "Kreh" refreshment point. You will then continue on the hiking trail towards Hochsteinalm before heading back down along meadow paths into the Mühlbach valley and to the Mühlbach refreshment point. The "Horn" agricultural road will take you up the Grasberg mountain. From there, you will continue along the hiking trail that will take you up the Gmundnerberg mountain and what used to be the Naturfreundehaus. You will then descend via the hiking trail and proceed along the Gmunden esplanade until you reach the finish line.

 

 Start:
Gmunden town hall square
Any time between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.
 Finish:
Gmunden town hall square
Finish line closes at 9 p.m.

Route data: Approx. 70 km / elevation gain of approx. 4500 m

Issue of bib numbers: 

  • Gmunden (mountain marathon marquee in town hall square)
    Friday 6 July 2018:
    2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bib numbers to be issued for all routes

Refreshment points:

see regulations

It will be possible to stop at the various lodges and inns (Traunstein, Karbach, Feuerkogel, Kreh, Gmundnerberg) so please remember to bring some cash with you.

The routes and the marked tracks will be checked in cooperation with Race Results.

Ahornleitenstraße checkpoint:No refreshments
Traunstein checkpoint: Water only

Altitude diagram and refreshment points

Time limits:

  • Traunstein Gedenkstein 7.30 a.m.
  • Traunstein 10 a.m.
  • Kaisertisch 11.30 a.m.
  • Karbach 12.30 p.m.
  • Spitzlsteinalm 1.30 p.m.
  • Ebensee 2 p.m.
  • Feuerkogel 3.30 p.m.
  • In der Kreh 5 p.m.
  • Mühlbach 6 p.m.
  • Grasberg 7 p.m.
  • Gmundnerberg 8 p.m.
  • Finish 9 p.m.

The data has been measured with GPS and edited using cartographic software. The results may deviate from the actual situation because of inaccuracies linked to the nature of the system and the environment. All information is supplied "as is" without warranty of any kind.
Last-minute changes may be made to the route, the checkpoints and the refreshment points at any time.
Please refer to "freytag & berndt" walking map 5503 as an orientation guide. This is the map on which the description of the route is based.

History

A HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNTAIN MARATHON

 

The birth of the mountain marathon – First event held in 1989

Beschreibung: http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Geschichte/Bilder_1989_2.jpgJ. Willi Buchinger, who has now sadly passed away, was an endurance athlete and extreme mountain climber from Pinsdorf in the district of Gmunden. It was his idea to climb and conquer all the mountain peaks around Lake Traunsee as part of a 24-hour marathon.

 

After doing lots of preparation, undertaking many surveys and taking numerous time measurements, Willi Buchinger officially launched this mountain adventure in 1989 with the support of his family and fellow alpinists. Unfortunately, the weather refused to play ball on the first date and, as a result, it was not until one week later – on the alternative date of 10 June 1989 – that the first ever mountain marathon was able to take place. The crowning glory of this competition, the Traunstein leg, took the participants via the steep Hernlersteig track. Several participants with good local knowledge and a home advantage immediately opted for the non-marked tracks that took them via the "Hochkamp" or "Zierler" routes to the top of the mountain that dominates Lake Traunsee.Beschreibung: http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Geschichte/Bilder_1989_4.jpg

Out of the 42 initial runners and walkers, more than half ended up throwing in the towel. Back then, the route still went via the Großer Sonnstein peak, with the Feuerkogel leg only being introduced in 1990. Wolfgang Kölblinger from Traunkirchen and Alois Leitner from Weyregg both crossed the finish line in Gmunden-Weyer at exactly the same time with an unexpected best time of 8 hours and 55 minutes. It would take nearly two more hours for the next participants to arrive. The organisers of this first marathon had estimated that it would take the first athletes around 16 hours (after starting at 3 a.m. in the morning) to reach the lakeside town of Gmunden.

 

A look back at the mountain marathon (1990 - 2011)

 

Beschreibung: http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Geschichte/Bilder_1989_9.jpg1990 Out of the 150 registered participants, only 42 of them actually made it to the starting line due to adverse weather conditions. Nevertheless, 16 runners still managed to complete the full route, arriving in Gmunden between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

 

1991 73 dedicated and determined competitors – including five women – took part in the third marathon on a beautiful day. One German alpine runner commented: "There is no other event like this throughout the whole of Austria and Germany".

 

1992 Even though the event had been called off the day before due to heavy rainfall, 32 participants were determined to go ahead in spite of the weather.

 

1993 A record year, both in terms of the number of participants and personal achievements. The 5th marathon, which was held on 19 June 1993, saw 103 participants set off from the starting line, two of them women.

 

1994 The ultra mountain marathon held in 1994 presented the mountain athletes (172 participants) with some very particular challenges.

 

1995 It was only 7.30 a.m. when the first runners arrived at the Ebensee-Rindbach checkpoint after completing the most prestigious leg of the route – one that had taken them via the Grünberg and Traunstein (Naturfreundesteig track) mountains and the Spitzelsteinalm (Daxnersteig track) alpine pastures. The best unofficial time was 9 hours 55 minutes.

 

1996 132 participants from three nations successfully completed this marathon on 6 June 1996. More than half of the participants completed the entire route by travelling via the Feuerkogel plateau and the adjacent grassy mountains known as the "Grasberge".

 

1997 Just three days after the successful completion of the 9th mountain marathon, the man who had founded the event and organised nine marathons – Willi Buchinger from Pinsdorf – passed away at the age of 52 on 15 July 1997 after a long period of illness. In his honour, the "Rund um den Traunsee" mountain marathon has now been officially renamed the "Willi-Buchinger- Gedächtnislauf" (Willi Buchinger memorial run).

 

1998 The "Traunstoana" mountain climbers group (a member of the "Naturfreunde" association) organised the 10th mountain marathon in 1998, with 114 endurance athletes taking part. Bernhard Weiss from Scharnstein achieved an unofficial best time of 8 hours 6 minutes.

 

1999 Many participants will have a very clear recollection of the 11th marathon, which was held on 3 July 1999. With the heat of the summer sun beating down upon them, 163 participants (23 of them women) successfully completed the entire 70 km circular route with its altitude difference of 4500 m.

 

Beschreibung: http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Geschichte/pic2.jpg2000 In the year of the millennium, 102 runners managed to reach the finish line in Gmunden in conditions that were not exactly ideal – it poured with rain during the first few hours. Meanwhile, a group of men and women were also plunging themselves right in by tackling the half marathon from Ebensee-Rindbach. Rene Steinpatzer ended up setting the bar extremely high with his best time of 7 hours 35 minutes.

 

2001 It was great to see such a high turnout on what was one of the hottest days of the year. 201 athletes (including 20 women) set off at 3 o'clock in the morning from the eastern shore with the aim of climbing all the peaks around Lake Traunsee.

 

2002 2002 On 2 July 2002, Reinhard Pototschnik from Carinthia, caused a real stir. Although he had never taken part in the marathon before, it was he who achieved the quickest time for the most prestigious element of the race. 266 participants set off along the marked routes, with 219 of these athletes ultimately making it to the finish line.

 

2003 dThe mountain marathon celebrated its 15th anniversary on 5 July 2003 and this time the organisers could see that it was stretching the number of participants to the limit. 252 runners and walkers set out from Gmunden alone with the aim of completing the original 70 km route. Another 39 athletes headed off in the direction of Feuerkogel from Ebensee in order to tackle the half marathon. Rene Steinpatzer quite literally breezed home with a best time of 8 hours 2 minutes.

 

2004 On 3 July 2004, the runners set off from the new starting area for the first time: the historic setting of Gmunden town hall square. The new starting/finishing hub for the marathon right in the centre of town and next to the lake met with general approval. Willi Riederer from Ebensee achieved the best unofficial time of the day by completing the course in 8 hours 1 minute. As for the female competitors, victory likewise went to someone from the Traunsee region in the form of Karola Schustereder from Pinsdorf, who achieved a time of 9 hours 59 minutes.

 

2005 In 2005, the marathon was dominated by adverse weather conditions. This time, 226 runners set off from Gmunden town hall square and another 66 from Ebensee (for the half marathon) to undertake this sporting challenge. Of those who completed the full 70 km route, the best unofficial time for the day went to Josef Dißlbacher from Pfaffing with his time of 8 hours 4 minutes. The top female athlete was Barbara Lebutsch from nearby Neuhaus with her time of 11 hours 20 minutes.

 

2006 The 1 July 2006 was an unforgettable day in the history of the mountain marathon. The rain, coupled with the slippery slopes, forced the 290 runners to give their absolute all. With a new best time of 7 hours 30 minutes, local "matador" Benedikt Rabberger from Pinsdorf managed to break the record that had been set for the 70 km route by Rene Steinpatzer back in 2000.

 

2007 The 19th mountain marathon on 7 July 2007 suffered a repeat of the same poor weather as the year before. The steep slippery tracks, constant rain, and cold and stormy conditions pushed the participants to the max. With his time of 7 hours 54 minutes, Willi Riederer from Ebensee managed to achieve the best time of the day for the second time (he first achieved this in 2004). The new female champion was Margit Hirtzy from Graz with a time of 11 hours 17 minutes. In total, 296 men and 57 women set off on the finest mountain run in Europe.

 

Beschreibung: http://www.bergmarathon.at/wb/media/Pages/Geschichte/pic4.jpg2008 The theme of the 2008 marathon year was "20 years of the mountain marathon 1989 – 2008". The festivities began on 3 July with an evening at the Kolpingsaal concert hall in Gmunden, which was attended by numerous guests of honour and featured many moving memories that had been captured in sound and images. The run, which took place on 5 July with a record number of 364 athletes setting off from Gmunden and Ebensee, saw super-athlete Benedikt Rabberger from Pinsdorf set a new unofficial record for the entire 70 km course with his time of 7 hours 26 minutes. As for the female competitors, it was another athlete from the Salzkammergut area, Margit Scherbaum from Scharnstein, who ended up being head of the pack with a time of 10 hours 38 minutes. Meanwhile, the youngsters were enthusiastically setting off on their short-distance routes as part of the first ever "Kinderbergmarathon" (children's mountain marathon).

 

2009 The year 2009 marked another new development: the first ever charity hike in aid of a children's cancer charity. The fastest woman to complete the "real" marathon was Barbara Sullmann from Brixen, who managed a time of 11 hours and 36 minutes, and the fastest man was Willi Riederer with a time of 7 hours and 54 minutes. Another remarkable achievement was that of Benni Rabberger, who managed to stick to his plan of tackling the route twice. At exactly midday, he set off again on his charity hike in aid of the children's cancer charity. And he actually did it, even though he had to cover a good portion of the route in total darkness. Finally, at 2.30 in the morning – more than twenty-two hours after setting off for the first time – he had attained his goal. After covering 140 kilometres and an elevation gain of 9000 metres, he had finally made it to the finish line!

 

2010 The 22nd mountain marathon on 3 July 2010 will be remembered for the extreme heat: however, Nina Heidinger refused to be distracted by the temperatures of up to 32 degrees. Hailing from Gmunden, she succeeded in cutting the women's record to 9 hours and 50 minutes. It was in this context that a new record was almost set for the number of participants with 413 starters. As if to make up for this narrow miss, the third ever children's competition boasted 51 participants. In this particular year, the charity hike took place in aid of the Schädel-Hirn-Trauma-Lobby (the traumatic brain injury lobby).

 

2011 The 23rd marathon on 2 July 2011 was the exact opposite of the previous year: this time, participants had to contend with the cold, the rain, snow showers and hail. Nevertheless, another record was broken for one of the routes. This was the record for the men's half marathon from Gmunden to Ebensee, which – having stood at 4 hours – was broken by Benni Rabberger with his time of 3 hours and 55 minutes. Now in its fourth year, the children's mountain marathon continued to grow and this time the proceeds from the charity hike went to the mountain rescue services of Gmunden, Ebensee and Traunkirchen.

 

2012 The 24th marathon saw records being set before the race itself was even underway: more than 400 people registered within the space of 12 hours and so the registration process had to be closed after just half a day. Faced with muggy weather conditions and temperatures of around 25 degrees, many of the participants battled with cramp. No records were broken under these weather conditions, but there were four new champions.

 

2013 This event – the 25th SPORT 2000 anniversary mountain marathon held on 6 July 2013 – set a new record for the number of participants, with a total of 452 starters setting off from Gmunden and Ebensee. In spite of the slippery course, Nina Bauer from Gmunden still managed to smash her own personal best from 2010 with a time of 9 hours 20 minutes. With his time of exactly 8 hours, Benedikt Rabberger from Pinsdorf, who has been the champion of the 70 km route several times, was – once again – the winner of the full marathon.
Now in its sixth year, the children's mountain marathon provided the enthusiastic young runners with yet another welcome opportunity to achieve in the sporting arena. The participants – born between 1998 and 2008, and some even younger – were given a taste of the marathon experience on carefully selected urban routes in the Gmunden area.
The 5th charity hike tracing the original route once again took a group over the Gmundnerberg mountain and down to Gmunden town hall square. The net proceeds from this event were used to help the victims of the flood all around Lake Traunsee.
Manfred Spitzbart (the chief organiser of the mountain marathon since 1997 who will be remembered for his prudence) handed the baton over to Harald Buchinger from Pinsdorf (the son of the marathon's original founder, Willi Buchinger).

 

2014 The 26th mountain marathon (Bergmarathon powered by Dynafit) saw a record number of participants as well as some very extreme weather.
This was the day on which 489 participants (the highest number ever) rose to the challenge of the 26th "Rund um den Traunsee“ (powered by Dynafit) mountain marathon. And a challenge it certainly was thanks to the weather! On this day, the mountain marathon runners experienced it all – from heavy rain and thunderstorms in the early hours of the morning through to scorching heat in the afternoon. Despite this, the dropout rate was no higher than usual, with 447 participants making it to the finish line (another record), i.e. a success rate of 91.41%.
In spite of the difficult conditions, the starters still put in an excellent performance, although no new records were set. However, Nina Bauer – who holds the record for the full marathon – came pretty close with her efforts on the Ebensee – Gmunden route. With her time of 3 hours 33 minutes, she only fell short of the best ever time by 13 minutes. All in all, this win enabled her to celebrate her fifth victory (she has won the Ebensee – Gmunden leg three times and the full marathon twice). As for the male winner of the full route, Josef Dißlbacher, he was able to climb onto the top step of the podium for the sixth time, having already been crowned champion of the full distance in 2005, 2011 and 2012, and having come first in each of the half marathons on previous occasions. Gerhard Rastinger is also worthy of mention as a master of the Gmunden – Ebensee route. Having already won this distance in 2008, 2009 and 2012, this was his fourth victory. Back in 2012, he was one of the first joint winners in the history of the mountain marathon. This year saw the second joint win, this time for the Ebensee to Gmunden route: Florian Reiter and Manfred Steger each took 3 hours and 8 minutes to complete the course and so shared the victory between them. It was the first time either of them had won. The same goes for Johanna Simmer (winner of the full route) and Karoline Holzleitner (Gmunden – Ebensee).


2015 Faced with temperatures of up to 36 degrees in the shade, 485 starters refused to be deterred from competing in the 27th "Rund um den Traunsee" (powered by Dynafit) mountain marathon. Nevertheless, this was still not quite enough to break the record set the previous year with 489 starters. High-pressure system "Annelie" may have put a stop to that, but a new record was set in sporting terms. This was achieved by one of the women running the half marathon between Gmunden and Ebensee, who were less severely affected by the heat because of the early start time (5 a.m.). Anna Hochhauser achieved her first ever victory in 5 hours and 10 minutes, slicing 4 minutes off the old record that had been set in 2003.
The men's full marathon provided plenty of excitement, with a meagre 2 minutes separating the three leaders after nearly nine hours of running! Once again, the champion turned out to be someone who had never won before: Jürgen Nini. In fact, it was mainly a year of first-time winners, with only Johanna Simmer managing to repeat her success from the previous year in the women's full marathon. By contrast, Albert Geisenberger (Gmunden – Ebensee), Helena Bergthaler and Josef Schick (Ebensee – Gmunden) were first-time winners of their respective distances, although Albert Geisenberger had already enjoyed success on the other half marathon course back in 2013.

 

 

 

2016 Seine bisher dunkelste Stunde erlebt der Bergmarathon bei seiner 28. Auflage: Die Veranstaltung fordert ein Todesopfer, der 24-jährige Marcus B. beendete das Rennen erschöpft am Gmundnerberg und war danach fast 24 Stunden lang verschollen. Leider konnte er am Sonntag von den zahllosen Helfern der Suchmannschaften nur mehr tot aufgefunden werden. Angesichts dieser Tragödie rücken die sportlichen Leistungen natürlich in den Hintergrund, trotzdem erfüllen wir hier unsere Chronistenpflicht mit den wesentlichsten Zahlen:

Wie nicht anders zu erwarten, bescherte der geänderte Anmeldemodus dem Bergmarathon einen neuen Teilnehmerrekord. Und mit 665 Startern waren das gleich deutlich mehr als die 489 beim bisherigen Rekord aus dem Jahr 2016. Auf Grund der schwierigen Wetterverhältnisse (sehr heiß und schwül), die letztlich auf Grund der großen Gewittergefahr dann auch zum Abbruch des Rennens führten, war allerding auch die Quote derer, die das Ziel erreichten, so gering wie noch nie: Nur 73 % der Starter schafften es bis nach Gmunden bzw. Ebensee, deutlich weniger als beim bisherigen Negativrekord im Vorjahr (86 %). In absoluten Zahlen wurde aber auch hier mit 483 Finishern die Bestmarke von 2014 (447) überboten.

Abgesehen davon war es das Jahr der Premierensieger und der ausländischen Gäste: Denn auf allen Strecken konnte sich der Gewinner erstmals in die Siegerlisten eintragen. Und erstmals gab es auch einen „nicht-österreichischen“ Erfolg – und das gleich über zwei Strecken: Den Gesamtmarathon der Männer entschied Anton Philipp aus Deutschland in 08:08:51 für sich, den Halbmarathon von Gmunden nach Ebensee gewann der Slowake Matus Vnencak in 04:10:25 – und an den Siegerzeiten sieht man es schon: Erstmals gab es beim Bergmarathon eine elektronische Zeitnehmung, ab sofort wird daher auch in Sekunden gemessen! Die weiteren Sieger: Gesamtmarathon Frauen: Daniela Karigl, 09:43:13; Halbmarathon Frauen Gmunden- Ebensee: Eva Heizinger (05:43:47); Halbmarathon Frauen Ebensee – Gmunden: Tina Hitzenberger (04:05:07); Halbmarathon Männer Ebensee – Gmunden: Hermann Binder (03:25:35)



2017 Two winners at the trailrun around the lake "Traunsee"! It lasts 29 years until two athlets shared the first place at the whole trailrun around the lake "Traunsee" powered by Dynafit for the first time: Franz-Josef Schögl and Gerald Fister passed the finish line together and shared their premiere win.

Premiere wins have been part of the trailrun, Version 2017: Also the female winner of the whole trailrun (Evelyne Lachner), both winner of the run Gmunden-Ebensee (Kathrin Angerer from Germany and Jonas Borsoe Christensen from Denmark), as well as the winner of the run Ebensee-Gmunden (Klaus Stadlmayr) are on top of the podium for the first time. Only the female winner of the run Ebensee-Gmunden, Nina Bauer, wins the run for the 4th time (after 2009, 2011 and 2014), moreover she won the whole trailrun two times (2010 and 2013). A new record of athlets:754 starters show a significant rise in comparison to the last year record of 665.

Bergmarathon

27. Bergmarathon: 4. Juli 2015

Der Bergmarathon ist eine Tour für anspruchsvolle und ausdauernde Bergwanderer und Läufer (Achtung: Alpines Gelände!) mit dem Ziel, alle Gipfel rund um den Traunsee zu besteigen. Ca. 70 km Wegstrecke und 4.500 Höhenmeter sind zu bewältigen. Er kann auch als Halbmarathon absolviert werden (Start in Gmunden - Ziel in Ebensee oder Start in Ebensee - Ziel in Gmunden). Der Bergmarathon ist kein Wettlauf, es erfolgt keine Zeitwertung!

Termin: 5. Juli 2014

Veranstalter: Bergsteigergruppe “TRAUNSTOANA“ Naturfreunde Österreich, OG Ohlsdorf und OG Gmunden

Organisatorisches: Versicherung und Haftung, Verzichtserklärung und Haftungsfreistellung, siehe Anmeldeformular.

Informationen:

Harald Buchinger
0664 / 9685120 
E-Mail: harald.buchinger@bergmarathon.at

Zimmerauskunft:
Ferienregion Traunsee ( +43 7612-74451, FAX +43 7612-71410)
E-Mail: info@traunsee.at

Streckenbeschreibung:
Der Bergmarathon führt vom Start (Gmunden Rathausplatz) über die Traunbrücke, den Ortnersteig auf den Grünberg. Weiter geht es über den Waldlehrweg nach Radmoos und westwärts über Forststraßen zum Einstieg des Naturfreundesteiges (Alpiner Steig!). Über diesen zum Naturfreundehaus auf den Traunstein und über den Mair-Alm-Steig abwärts zum Kaisertisch. Weiter über Forststraßen nach Karbach, entlang des Ostufers bis zum Daxnersteig (Alpiner Steig!). Diesen aufwärts zur Spitzelsteinalm und auf dem Wanderweg wieder absteigen zur Ortschaft Rindbach. Der Weiterweg führt zur Kontrollstelle Ebensee Rathausplatz, und über den Kalvarienberg auf dem Wanderweg zum ehemaligen Naturfreundehaus Feuerkogel. Vom Plateau des Feuerkogels Richtung Norden ins Langbathtal absteigen zur Kontrollstelle "Kreh", weiter auf dem Wanderweg Richtung Hochsteinalm und wieder abwärts über Wiesenwege ins Mühlbachtal zur Kontrollstelle Mühlbach. Über den Güterweg "Horn" geht es auf den Grasberg (Kontrollstelle) und weiter über den Wanderweg auf den Gmundnerberg zum ehemaligen Naturfreundehaus. Abstieg über Wanderweg und entlang der Gmundner Esplanade zum Ziel. Die Route ist für die Veranstaltung durchgehend markiert.

Orientierungshilfe: Als Orientierungshilfe und Grundlage für die Tourenbeschreibung dient die „freytag & berndt“ Wanderkarte 5503 (am Start erhältlich).

Anmeldung: Die Anmeldung ist ab 1. Februar 2014, 00:00 Uhr online möglich!

Aus Sicherheitsgründen ist die Anzahl der Starter beschränkt.

Gesamtmarathon: 250 Startplätze
Halbmarathon Gmunden - Ebensee: 100 Startplätze
Halbmarathon Ebensee - Gmunden: 150 Startplätze

Die Startplätze werden nach der Online-Anmeldung vergeben - bei der Online-Anmeldung ist das Startgeld mittels SOFORTÜBERWEISUNG oder KREDITKARTE zu zahlen - vorherige Überweisungen können nicht akzeptiert werden! Startnummernausgabe: am Vortag zwischen 17.00 und 19.00 Uhr im Startzelt (Kaiserschmarrn Party), sowie vor dem jeweiligen Start.

Startgeld: Das Startgeld beträgt € 45,-- (Einzahlung mittels Sofortüberweisung bei der Anmeldung) ACHTUNG: keine Nachnennungen beim Start möglich! Bei Abmeldungen bis 25. Mai werden € 25,-- des Startgeldes refundiert, bei späteren Abmeldungen erfolgt keine Refundierung!

Verpflegungs- und Kontrollstellen: Start Gmunden, Kontrollstelle Grünberg, Kontrollstelle Radmoos, Kontrollstelle Traunstein-Gedenkstein, Kontrollstelle Kaisertisch, Kontrollstelle Karbach, Kontrollstelle Spitzelsteinalm, Kontrollstelle Ebensee, Kontrollstelle Feuerkogel, Kontrollstelle Kreh, Kontrollstelle Mühlbach (Viechtau) und Kontrollstelle Grasberg, Kontrollstelle Gmundnerberg, Kontrollstelle Gmunden und  Ziel. In den Schutzhäusern und Gaststätten (Traunstein,  Feuerkogel, Kreh, Gmundnerberg) besteht Einkehrmöglichkeit (Bargeld mitnehmen.

Kontrollstelle Radmoos: Keine Verpflegung
Kontrollstelle Traunstein: Nur Wasser und Magnesium 

Die Startnummer muss gut sichtbar vorne getragen werden und es besteht Meldepflicht bei den einzelnen Kontrollstellen!

Ausrüstung: Der Lauf findet in alpinem Gelände statt, Bergerfahrung ist daher unbedingt erforderlich! Gute Bergausrüstung (Schuhe) ist erforderlich!

Massagemöglichkeit: Bei der Kontrollstelle Ebensee (8.30 bis 14.00) und im Ziel (PKA, 11.00 bis 20.00) stehen Sportmasseure zur Verfügung (Trinkgeld).

Duschmöglichkeiten: Beim Ziel sind Duschmöglichkeiten (PKA, bis 20.30 Uhr) vorhanden!

Start Gmunden Rathausplatz: zwischen 3.00 Uhr und 5.00 Uhr

Ziel Gmunden Rathausplatz: Veranstaltungszelt; bis 22.00 Uhr soll die Tour bewältigt sein (ansonsten bitte unbedingt um telefonische Meldung!)

Schlussveranstaltung: Ab 18.00 Uhr im Festzelt am Rathausplatz für Teilnehmer(innen), deren Angehörige und Freunde. Für Getränke und Essen ist gesorgt!

Preise: Jede(r) Teilnehmer(in) erhält eine Teilnahmeurkunde, eine Erinnerungsmedaille und ein Marathon-T-Shirt.

Eine erfolgreiche Teilnahme wünscht Ihnen der Veranstalter!

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