Vienna (Austria), Sunday 17 March 2013
The Wien Energie Halbmarathon is one of the very few half marathons in Vienna that are not held in the Prater park.
Participants run three laps around the northern part of the Alte Donau (pictured), which was an arm of the Danube until the 1870s when the river was regulated. Nowadays it's a bathing lake, separated from the river by a dam.
In 2012, over 1400 runners took part in the half marathon. The fastest finishers were Czech athlete Petr Pechek (1:06:31) and Céline Hauert of Switzerland (1:14:59).
In addition to the half marathon, the event offers a relay race for teams of three runners, a 6.8km run, and children's races.
Venue (Map): Wagramer Straße, Vienna
Date: 17 March 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (AIMS certified); 21.1km relay (3x7km); 6.8km (run and nordic walking)
Start time: 8.30 (6.8km nordic walking), 9.45 (6.8km run); 10.00 (21km and 3x7km relay); 12.30-13.10 (children's races)
Start and finish: at the "Donauplex" centre, Wagramer Str. 79
Entries: online or by post or fax (up to 8 March 2013); late entries on 15 and 16 March 2013; no entries on the day
Entry fees (6.8km): € 18 (up to 8 March 2013), € 25 (up to 16 March 2013)
Entry fees (21km): € 28 (up to 8 March 2013), € 35 (up to 16 March 2013)
Entry fees (relay teams): € 54 (up to 8 March 2013), € 61 (up to 16 March 2013)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Hervis sports shop, Donauzentrum, Wagramer Strasse 94 (15 and 16 March 2013, 9.00-18.00)
You get: a drink bottle, finisher medal, baggage storage
Prizes: medals to the first 3 in each category (21km and 6.8km run)
Number of finishers 2012: 1423 (21km), 131 relay teams, 632 (6.8km), 166 (nordic walking), 348 children
Event website (in German and English): www.halbmarathon.at
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