Schwarzach Trail Salzburgerland
The trail highlight on the sun terrace
Schwarzach Trail, the big Schwarzach running festival, takes place on 23 May 2020 for the 22nd time. 47 kilometres with four summit touches on the Schwarzach Trail K47 are on the program, while trail tasters dedicate themselves to the small challenge at 15.6 km. Due to the limited starter field (max. 250 participants per route) the original running experience is preserved, accompanied by a highly varied supporting programme. Further information about this high-profile event on the Salzburger Sonnenterrasse can be found under www.schwarzach-trail.at.
History of the Schwarzach Trail Salzburgerland
Before the first-class trail running event was launched, the 1st Schwarzach New Year’s Eve Run in 1998 laid the foundation stone with 114 participants and its own children’s competition. What began as fun among friends gradually became a highlight. In 2002, the format was completely changed. As a spring run, they moved to a new venue with the end of March as a new date. At the very first edition, an incredible 320 starters were found, in the following years it even went to the 600 participants. The capacity was exhausted, the infrastructure was fully utilized.
After 13 spring races, the orientation changed, and so the Schwarzach Trail Salzburgerland (formerly Ultratrail Schwarzach) was now dedicated to the exciting trail running discipline. Not only the competition changed, but also the influx. The predominantly regional event has now become a popular running event with guests from all over Europe. In 2018, the 20th Schwarzach Running Festival was celebrated. An end is far from in sight. One thing has niffed not all these years: much of the net profit is donated every year. In the previous 21 years, more than € 21,000 have been raised. And hopefully that was just the beginning.