A sport that keeps getting more popular is trail running. You do not go hiking anymore - you run on or across the mountain. In the Hochkönig massif you will find 45 different trail running routes of all difficulty levels.
Every year, two famous trail running events are held here: the "Kumpellauf (Miner’s race)" and the Hochkönigman. The historic Kumpellauf brings to memory the mining period in Mühlbach at Hochkönig and is the ideal preparation and training for the Hochkönigman. The Hochkönigman then impresses with 7 competitions, offering a total length of 198 km and 12,639 m difference in altitude.