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What’s your best time? New stop-watch app for your own ‘Grossglockner Berglauf’ uphill race

What’s your best time? New stop-watch app for your own ‘Grossglockner Berglauf’ uphill race

The route used annually for the international ‘Grossglockner Berglauf’ running competition has been made the subject of a virtual stop-watch (courtesy of the German start-up ‘meinberglauf’) – allowing runners and hikers to enter into their own private race on Austria’s longest and best-known uphill running track.

Simply download the ‘meinberglauf’ app to your Android or iOS device, activate the ‘tracking’ function as you set out at the official Berglauf start, and stop the timer when you reach the finishing line at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe. You can now compare your time with the official race results on meinberglauf.at.

Martin Lackner, chairman of the tourism board, believes that the Grossglockner Berglauf race represents a “significant tourism product with the potential to attract visitors even outside the official racing event.” This approach is shared by Carinthia’s governor, Dr. Peter Kaiser, who feels that “Heiligenblut closely follows the village of Turrach by taking steps to provide appropriate altitude training within Carinthia”.