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Fun Distance
8 km

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Sei Dabei Bei unserem Erzberg Dirtrun Youngstars !

Eight adventurous and unique kilometers with up to 40 obstacles for everyone.

No matter if you are experienced or a dirtrun novice, marathon runner or occasional couch potato.

This distance suits all those who are looking for their own personal adventure in nature and just want to have fun.


Hard Facts

8 Kilometer
220 Höhenmeter netto (1)
300 Höhenmeter brutto (2) 

(1) Differenz Startpunkt bis höchster Streckenpunkt. 


(2) Anstiege plus Wiederanstiege nach Abstiegen. Negative Höhenmeter (Abstiege) sind nicht berücksichtigt.

Anstiege/Wiederanstiege mit weniger als 3m Höhendifferenz sind nicht berücksichtigt.


Ab 4 Personen könnt ihr ein Team bilden. Alle Teammitglieder müssen für dieselbe Distanz gemeldet sein.
Die schnellsten drei Teams (jeweils männlich, weiblich, mixed) werden gewertet.


Je früher du dran bist, desto günstiger ist es für dich! Nähere Infos zu den Nenngeldsprüngen folgen!

Online-Anmeldung möglich bis 07.07.2024


Nachnennung online und
vor Ort möglich! 

Um aufs Siegerpodest kommen zu können, ist der Start im Elitestartblock erforderlich.

Sende uns hierfür spätestens 2 Wochen vor dem Event eine Mail an mit deiner Buchungsnummer.


Bestell dir bis inkl. 21. Juni 2024 dein original „Krone Erzberg Adventure Days“ Sportshirt aus der neuen Kollektion zum exklusiven Vorteilspreis gleich mit dazu! Direkt bei der Anmeldung!

Erzberg Dirtrun Youngstars

€ 35



This is what awaits you!

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Our Brand Ambassadors

The two athletes Virginia and Philipp are well known in the Instagram sports scene. With postings about fitness and healthy eating they show their communities how one can stay in shape. We are proud to introduce these two (really likeable, motivated and great people) as our Brand Ambassadors! Check out  Virginia und Philipp's profiles and see how they are preparing for their very personal adventure at Erzberg!

By the way: In 2022 the two of them conquered the Erzberg together! However, Virginia has already conquered the Styrian Pyramid in 2021 at the 8 km dirtrun and the grin couldn't to be washed out of her face - no matter if crawling through the mud pond or at the Erzberg Dirtslide! In 2023 Philipp conquered the mountain of iron with friends, while Virginia interwieved some of our athletes.

We are looking forward to the legendary „Krone Erzberg Adventure Days“ 2024!

© Prontolux Chris

Fun and action

Would you like a little foretaste?

You can expect not only an ordinary dirtrun, but an experience that you won't ever forget! Look forward to a lot of fun, action and especially DIRT - because we take "DIRTRUN" literally!


Warmed up into the mud!

The girls from The Jungle Body Leoben will make sure that your muscles are all warmed up so that you can start your adventure top-motivated. With the right exercises they will prepare you to master every single obstacle!


The Haulys

11.5 meters long, 5.5 meters wide and 4.5 meters high. The Haulys are real monsters and probably the most massive obstacle you will ever overcome at a dirt run. But not only the Haulys themselves, but also the Hauly tires with a diameter of 2.6 meters are going to stand in your way.


The mud ponds

Splashing around in a construction container isn't even half the fun! Natural mud pools are waiting for you and will get you really dirty for once.

We guarantee real fun!

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The tunnels

The Erzberg lures you to its inner core and shows you some of its most beautiful tunnels which once served the miners as extraction routes. The 8 kilometer distance takes you not only over the mountain, but also through it. The name "Hell's Gate" tells it all.

Information for your participation

  • Participation criteria
    Minimum age People over the age of 16 are eligible to participate. People under the age of 18 must hand in a signed declaration of consent from a person with parental authority when collecting the starting numbers.
  • Course
    The AT&S Vertical Iron Sprint takes you over the steepest and most challenging section of the Erzberg dirt run course - up the famous "water pipe". At the Erzberg Rodeo/Red Bull Hare Scramble, the toughest off-road single race in the world, the "water pipe" mercilessly throws off dozens of professional riders every year and has always been considered one of the central "stumbling blocks" in the course of the race. At the Erzberg Dirtrun, too, the water pipe is the crucial sticking point right at the beginning of the course. If you make it, you will continue on a breathtaking course with up to 60 more obstacles. If you don't make it, the fun was short-lived and you get to try your luck again next year. Now it's going to be tougher than ever: cover the 180-meter course over Erzberg scree as fast as possible and climb 92 meters of altitude on an extreme incline. The steepest section measures 97%, but even on average you'll have to fight against a gradient of over 50%!
  • Start number distribution | Registration on site
    When? Possible on the day of the competition, 13.07.2024, from 07:30 a.m. onwards. Where? At the event area, concrete information will follow The following documents are required to receive your START NUMBER: valid photo ID Ticket (confirmation of registration) For under 18-year-olds: declaration of consent of a parent or legal guardian (Download) The following documents are required for REGISTRATION ON SITE: valid photo ID signed conditions of participation incl. disclaimer (Download) For under 18-year-olds: declaration of consent by a parent or legal guardian (Download) >> In case of registration on site the entry fee has to be paid in cash!
  • Timetable (Start & Finish)
    Start Water pipe bottom end 1st start: 04:30 p.m. Then about every 30 seconds the next participant is starting. Finish Water pipe top end Participants should be ready to start 45 minutes before the 1st start, because from 03::45-04:00 p.m. the shuttle busses will leave for the starting area of the AT&S Vertical Iron Sprint.
  • Transport to the start/finish
    The Erzberg shuttle takes participants and visitors from the festival area Bohrerschmiede to the start at the lower end of the water pipe. After your run the Erzberg shuttle will take you from the finish at the upper end of the water pipe back to the festival area Bohrerschmiede. The use of the shuttle is free of charge for participants and visitors. Departure for the start: 03:45-04:00 p.m.
  • Time tracking
    Time tracking: MaxFun Sports GmbH Only chips/RFID tags from the timing company can be used at this event. Participants will receive a rental chip at the race number distribution. The rental fee for the chip is € 3,- each.   Chips must be returned immediately after the race.   WITHOUT A CHIP THERE IS NO TIME TRACKING!
  • Rating
    The winner of the day will receive a winner's trophy and PRIZE MONEY. The 2nd and 3rd place (m/f) overall will receive a winner's trophy. ​ TEAM male | female | mixed Four or more people can form a team. The fastest team (male, female and mixed) will be scored and will receive a winner's trophy.
  • Your package
    Package 1 - Regular ticket: free parking at the venue high quality start number >> good assignability of your participant pictures! free luggage drop-off warm-up program with before the run refreshments stations at the start & finish station + at least 3 refreshment stations along the course time tracking high quality finisher medal finisher package with a banana, cereal bar, water, energy drink & refreshing drink free meal after the race (regular/veggie) festive winner ceremony high-quality winner trophies (for daily and class winners and winning teams) digital promotion pass with many discounts & promotions goodie bag with many useful products and extras music and show program Package 2 - Dirtrun combi ticket: You receive the following additional services in your Dirtrun service package: high-quality start number >> easy to assign your participant pictures! refreshments at the start and finish refreshment station time tracking festive winner ceremony high-quality winner trophies for winning teams as well as prize money for the daily winners
  • Arrival
    You can get to the "Krone Erzberg Adventure Days" by car as well as by train + bus. Furthermore, there is a group on Facebook for the formation of carpools from all over Austria. Plan enough time for the journey and come generally in time. We recommend: Arrive at the site at least 1 hour before the start. Participants have to pick up their starting documents 30 minutes before the start and go to the shuttle stop. Click here for further information about your arrival
  • Accommodations
    Around the area are different accommodations to choose from: from a 4-star hotel in the more urban environment to a cottage village in the middle of nature. You can find everything there. During the event days, the accommodations are usually very well booked. It is therefore advisable to look for a suitable place to stay as early as possible. Click here for more information about the accommodations
  • Site regulations
    The Erzberg is still an active mining site. We ask you to follow certain rules during your visit and to adhere to the site regulations so that we can continue to use this unique location and offer you top-class sporting competitions in the future. View site regulations
  • Important information for participants & visitors
    Proper clothing & footwear: You will be in high alpine terrain at Erzberg. Make sure you wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing - it's best to wear a double-layered suit, as temperatures can fluctuate greatly between the valley and the summit. Besides: the mountain is full of surprises! From the past years we know that the Erzberg likes to show itself from different sides. From 30 degrees and sweltering heat to a wintery snow-covered summit landscape, everything has been there, even in summer. So be prepared for all weather conditions.
  • Dirtrun combi ticket
    AT&S Vertical Iron Sprint for only € 23,- Participants who register for the Erzberg Dirtrun will receive the ticket for the Vertical Iron Sprint for only € 23,- instead of the regular € 29,-. This discount will be automatically taken into account during online registration.

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