Race #4 - Hochfellnberglauf

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Date: 30th September 2018
Race: 8.9km
Altitude Gain: 1074m+
Location:  Bergen, (Germany)
Contact: Jürgen Schmid
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GERMANY'S OLDEST MOUNTAIN RACE - Held since 1974

Meet the the top Mountain Runners in Bergen, Chiemgau.  Come and run one of the most scenic and beautiful courses in all of Germany.

History: Every year on the last weekend in September, after the summer period for cross-country skiing, the nordic skiers of the Skiclub Bergen would take on a fitness test at the Bergen Hausberg Hochfelln under the supervision of specialist trainer Georg Anfang.  This was the idea to think that this track would make a beautiful running track for all people to enjoy a stunning autumn Mountain Race.

In 1974, this tough test was converted into an official race and the run was published in the schedule of the Bavarian Ski Association.

Although the discipline of mountain running in Germany was not practiced competitively, 80 participants, mostly in mountain boots and pretty much all with ski poles, immediately took up the offer at the first edition.  From here the competitive sport discipline Berglauf was born.

Today the Hochfelln hosts runners from all over the World where they can continue to test themselves on the tough climb with beautiful views over Bavaria as well as offering the best cakes for the finishers at the top.  One of the historical mountain races and not to be missed!


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