"Vienna City Marathon Winter Running Series 2012" - 1st Run
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 22 January 2012
Held from January to March in preparation for the Vienna City Marathon, the Winterlaufserie consists of three road running events in Vienna's vast Prater park.
All races take place on the same 7km-loop course. Participants can decide during the race if they want to finish after one lap (7km), two laps (14km), or three laps and a bit (21.1km) to complete the half marathon distance.
The course is flat and fast, certified and traffic-free. Entry fees are relatively high (20-24 euros) and don't include the rental fees for the timing chip (5 euros).
In 2011, over 550 runners took part in the first Lauf of the series. The half marathon winners were Markus Sostaric (1:10:31) and Carola Bendl-Tschiedel (1:28:53).
VCM Winterlaufserie 2012 - 3. Lauf (11 March 2012)
Date: 22 January 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 7km; 14km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online (until 19 Jan 2012, payment by credit card or bank transfer) or in person until 21 Jan 2012 in the VCM Running Store (Favoritenstraße 76, 1100 Wien); late entries on the day
Entry fees: 20 euros (until 19 Jan 2012), 24 euros (until 22 Jan 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 5 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: at the start (8.00-9.30)
You get: one aid station per lap (in the start/finish area)
Prizes: first 3 M/F in the half marathon
Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (9.00-14.00); no attended baggage storage
Number of finishers 2011: 211 (7km), 175 (14km), 183 (21km) --> 569
Event website: www.vienna-marathon.com
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