RACE information



Start time: 10.00 a.m.

Starting point: Schneeberghalle Puchberg (center).

Contact: Gerhard Panzenböck +43 2636 3705; info@schneeberglauf.at

Accommodation: tourism office Puchberg +43 2636 2256


Track: 10 km, 1220 m climb
Schneeberghalle Puchberg (580 m) – final stop: rack railway station (Station Hochschneeberg 1800 m)

The track mainly follows the rack railway, so you are always in touch with the steam train. Starting area is located in the center of Puchberg (Schneeberghalle), after the start the train station is passed where the rack railway starts in the competition. Pass “Bahnstraße” into “Schneebergstraße”, then cross the rack railway, after 300 m turn left to “Muthenhof” (Gasthaus Schmierl), from there 400 m to the beginning of the “Hengstweg” (km 2,0; 630 m). Run up the mounain on gravel, alongside the rack rails to the first service area next to “Hengsthütte” (km 5,2; 1012 m). Form there at the upper “Hengstweg” to “Köglerhaus”, cross the train into second service area (km 7,8; 1340 m), follow gravel road to train station “Baumgartner” (km 8,3; 1394 m). Then cross the train again after 500 m, on a path (forrest ground, rock) hike up to “Luxboden” (km 9,0; 1690m). From there 1,2 km and 110 m elevation difference to the Finish area at the train station Hochschneeberg (1800 m). You did it!!!


until August 31, 2019:  € 32,-

until September 24th (12:00 a.m.) € 42,-
Direct registration on 27.09. (19.00 – 20.00) and 28.09. (07.00 – 09.00) € 60,- (Final registration)


Registration and Payment click here


Registration fee includes:

• Fleece - blanket

• Finishermedal
• Food and drinks along the track and in the finish area

• Transport of clothes

• Transport of athletes from the mountain


Prizes (1st M/F): - Original piece of rack rail from Schneebergbahn for best male/female

Prize money:

Euro 300,- best women and man

Euro 200,- 2nd best woman and man

Euro 100,-  rd best woman and man


Schedule (Schneeberglauf):



19.00 – 20.00: Bib Distribution - train station


• 7:00 – 9:00: Bib Distribution - train station
• until 9:30 Final chance to hand over clothes sack for transport up Schneeberg (at train station Puchberg)

• 10:00: Start
• 14:00: Closing of Finish

• from 12:00: Transport of athletes. Departure see personal ticket, you get after the race in the railway station on Schneeberg

• 16:00: Prize giving ceremony in Puchberg, Pavillon KurparkPuchberg


Classification Schneeberglauf:

Juniors W19 + M19: 2003/2000

Juniors have to be at least 16 years old (Date of birth 2003 and older)!

Starter less than 18 years old need a written consent of a legal guardian.

WH + MH: 1990 - 1999

AK I W30 + M30: 1980- 1989

AK II W40 + M40: 1970- 1979

AK III W50 + M50: 1960 - 1969

AK IV W60 + M60: 1950 - 1959

AK V W70 + M70: 1949 and earlier

Service, Food and drinks:

2 service areas with water and iso-drinks along the track

Food and drinks at the finish area


State of affairs:

Women: Andrea Mayr, AUT (58:21, 2008)

Men: Jonathan Wyatt, NZ (52:21, 2006)

Engine: AUT (53:14, 2004)


Bambini and children’s run:

• Bambini (up to 6 years): Track: 500 m round the pond in the park in the center of Puchberg

• Children and Teenager run (From 6 to 14 years): Trailtrack 1,2 km round near the center of Puchberg

Schedule (Kids challenge):

• 11:00: Bambini, children and teenager run, including prize giving ceremony Pavillon Kurpark

For further information see website or contact Brigitte Panzenböck +43 (0)2636/3705