Bruck an der Leitha (Austria), Saturday 2 June 2012
Held in the small town of Bruck an der Leitha in the far east of Austria, the Brucker Citylauf attracts over 500 runners, a fair number of them from nearby Hungary and Slovakia.
All races begin and end on Hauptplatz, the main square of Bruck an der Leitha.
The event begins with a 1 mile race (1.609km) which consists of two loops through the Old Town, followed by the immensely popular children's races.
The main race is the 10 kilometre run. Competitors run a short loop through the town centre, and then two longer loops on gravel paths through the Harrachpark, a beautiful English landscape park. The course is flat and AIMS-certified.
Participants in the 5.4 kilometre race run a short loop through the town centre and one loop through the park.
In 2011, Hungarian athletes set new course records in the 10km race. Mihály Zsiros was the fastest finisher in a time of 33:16. Ida Kovács won the women's race in 36:48.
The Harrachpark in Bruck an der Leitha
Venue (Map): Bruck an der Leitha (Bratislava 36km, Vienna 40km, Győr 82km, Budapest 203km)
Date: 2 June 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 1mile (1.609km); 5.4km; 10km; children 450m/900m/1800m; nordic walking 5km
Start time: 16.00 (1mile), 16.15-17.00 (children), 17.15 (5.4km, 10km); 17.20 (5km nordic walking)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz, Bruck an der Leitha
Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (5.4km, 10km): € 12 (until 26 May 2012); € 14 (until 2 June 2012)
Entry fees (1mile run, 5km nordic walking): € 5 (until 26 May 2012); € 7 (until 2 June 2012)
Entry fees (children): € 4 (until 26 May 2012); € 6 (until 2 June 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Volksschule (primary school), Hauptplatz 8 (on the day from 13.00)
You get: goody bag to the first 300 entries, entry into the prize drawing (for advance entries); medal to all children
Prizes (10km): prize money to the first 3 M/F (€ 100-80-60), trophies to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (1mile): prize money to the first 3 M/F (€ 90-60-40)
Prizes (5.4km, children): trophies to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (nordic walking): trophies to the first 3 M/F
Showers and changing facilities: Volksschule, Hauptplatz 8
Award ceremony: soon after the race (1mile); 18.15 (children); 19.00 (all other races)
Number of finishers 2011: 147 (10km), 44 (5.4km), 18 (1mile), 334 children
Event website (in German; details also in Slovak and Hungarian): www.hsv-laufsport.com
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