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Everything about the Dolomitenlauf

From 16th to 19th January 2020 will be hosting the 50th anniversary of the International Dolomitenlauf and its many side events.

Logo 50 Jahre Dolomitenlauf schmal


The Dolomitenlauf is Austria’s largest and most important  cross-country skiing event which is based on an unique concept. “Regardless you’re  professional, amateur or hobby skier – the Dolomitenlauf in the middle of our beautiful Dolomites is the perfect competition for everyone”, says Franz Theurl,  president of the organising Club, by describing this highlight of the Nordic skiing calendar in East Tyrol.

A total of six different races with different levels in distance and difficulties are offered during the four-day event to our friends of cross-country skiing.  Apart from  the main competitions, the classicrace on Saturday and the Dolomitenlauf ski marathon on Sunday you shouldn´t miss to watch the Dolomitensprint on Friday evening we 30 worldclass sprinters are going to delight thousands of spectators from all over the world.

Guaranteed snow on the trails in Obertilliach, more than 300 volunteers and a perfect organization make sure that the cross-country skiing weekend is going to be a winter highlight for thousands of athletes and tenthousands of spectators.



Registration Dolomitenlauf 2020

Group registration for Dolomitenlauf: For step 2, you may choose between single or multiple application.
If you click the button 'multiple application', several participants can be enrolled at once. 10% off for a group of 10 registered participants.

The online registration deadline ends on Wednesday, 15.01.2020, at 17.00 hrs! 



Program 50 years Dolomitenlauf

Thursday, 16th January 2020
18.30: Romantic Race at Kartitsch

--> Bidding Romantic Race 2020
--> See Kartitsch at the map

Friday, 17th January 2020
18.00: Opening ceremony 50 years Dolomitenlauf at the main square Lienz
19.00: Dolomitensprint at the main square Lienz

--> see the main square Lienz at the map 


Saturday, 18th January 2020
10.00: Dolomitenlauf Free Technique 42/20 km
with start/finish at the biathlon centre Obertilliach

--> see the biathlon centre Obertilliach at the map
--> see the free technique race Obertilliach at the interactive map

Sunday, 19th January 2020

08.30: start gates for the Dolomitenlauf Classic Race are open

10.00: Dolomitenlauf Classic Race 30 km
with start in Heinfels and finish at the main square in Lienz

10.15: Dolomitenlauf Classic Race 42 km
with start in Heinfels and finish at the main square in Lienz

11.40: estimated finish of the winner

Ca 12:15 (15min after arrival third woman) flower ceremony at the main square Lienz

--> see the classic race 42 km Heinfels - Lienz at the interactive map

--> see the classic race 42 km Heinfels - Lienz at the interactive map



Entry fee

Entry fee 42km on Saturday 18.01.2020 and 42km on Sunday 19.01.2020

  • until 31.10.2019 € 59,00
  • until 31.12.2019 € 63,00
  • until 15.01.2020 € 68,00 
  • until 16.-19.01.2020 € 75,00


Entry fee 20km on Saturday 18.01.2020 and 30km on Sunday 19.01.2020

  • until 31.10.2019 € 45,00
  • until 31.12.2019 € 48,00
  • until 15.01.2020 € 50,00
  • until 16.-19.01.2020 € 55,00


The online registration deadline ends on Wednesday, 15.01.2020, at 17.00 hrs! 




BIB-Counter and registration

Friday, 17.1.2020: 
15:00-19:00 at the Stadtsaal Lienz (BIBs Counter for the races on Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday, 18.1.2020: 
07:00-10:00 at the biathlon centre Obertilliach at the start (BIBs Counter for the races on Saturday)

Sunday, 19.1.2020: 
07:00-10:00 at the fire station in Heinfels (BIBs Counter for the races on Sunday)

An official photo identification must be shown when picking up the start number! 



Wax service by Sport Auer

Friday, 17.01.2020 from 12.00 o'clock to Saturday 18.01.2020 until 10.00 o'clock in Obertilliach at the bithlon centre
Saturday, 18.01.2020
from 15.00 o'clock to Sunday 19.01.2020 to 10.00 o'clock in Heinfels at the start area




Worldloppet –Welcome and "Get together" for all friends of the Dolomitenlauf

Dear Worldopped friends, dear friends of the Dolomitenlauf!
We would like to welcome you to the event 50 years Dolomitenlauf and invite you to a small reception on Friday, January 17th 2020 at 5 pm at the start number distribution in the Stadtsaal Lienz! 




Saturday, 18.1.2020: 03:00 p.m. at the Hotel Sonne, Lienz
All information here!


Shuttle Service 2020

Download Shuttleservice PDF



See the tracks 



Take care of your health

Recommendations of the race doctor Dr. Franz Krösselhuber (Second page englisch)



Map Lienz with all hotspots

Download map PDF




Transfer after the Dolomitenlauf 2020 to the Marcialonga

We provide all Dolomitenlauf participants with transportation to the Worldloppet race (Marcialonga in Cavalese).

Monday 20 January 2020
Wednesday 22 January 2020

Location: Lienz train station
Time: 09:30am
Cost per person: € 75, - incl. all taxes + RP fees

mail to (until 23 December 2019)

no later than 30 December 2019 (from 31 December 2019: 100% cancellation fee)

Minimum number of participants per transfer:
6 people



Visma Ski Classic Challengers

Visma Ski Classics is the leading event brand within long distance skiing. The Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour is the international long distance ski championship for Pro Teams. It is limited to 13 events per season and has high demand of TV productions. The new Visma Ski Classics Challengers series will give the opportunity to an unlimited number of events to be part of the Visma Ski Classics family. Incentives are set in order to make Pro Team skiers also compete in the Challengers events to collect important points and ranking. Events may move between the Pro Tour and the Challengers series creating a dynamic calendar.

 Visma Ski Classics Challengers vertical RGB




Dolomite sprint

The Dolomite Sprint is the king among cross-country sprints, the first of its kind and still one of the most difficult. Only those who have experienced it before can truly understand what happens each year in the specially erected arena .

The crowd buzzes with excitement when the 30 athletes – many of them world class sprinters – warm up for the race and the Dolomitenlauf torch is lit. The sprinters shoot out of the starting gates. A 7-metre high ramp with its downward starting curve, a jump to be taken at a full sprint pace and the hairpin bend just before the final sprint all have to be taken properly if a competitor wants to have any chance of winning.

Thirty years ago the Dolomite Sprint was the first race of its kind. Now, however, the sprint is an Olympic discipline and East Tyrol is still a hot spot for the fastest sprinters in the world. The six sprinters who have fought their way through the heats into the final then have to complete three 350-metre laps of the sprint arena in Obertillaich square. The starting shot from an old cannon and the rhythmical drums during the breaks also add to the unique atmosphere.



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