Graz Mur Half Marathon 2009
This is the major spring running event in Austria's second biggest city.
Start and finish are at a small football stadium in an industrial part of Graz, located about 2.5km south of the city centre.
You run partly on traffic-free roads but mostly on cycle lanes and footpaths along both banks of the River Mur. Some shorter sections are not asphalted, and you have to cross two narrow bridges. Apart from that, the course is very fast.
Those who decide to take part in the supporting 10k race run two laps of 5km.
Date: 29 March 2009 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; 10km
Start time: 11.00 (10km and half marathon); children from 10.00
Start and finish: at the football stadium of the Steirischer Fussballverband, Herrgottwiesgasse 134, 8020 Graz
Entries: online until 20 March; late entries on Friday and Saturday in the race centre; no entries on the day
Entry fees (half marathon): 20/25/30 EUR (until 1 March/until 20 March/late entries)
Entry fees (10km): 13/17/21 EUR
Race centre: Hervis sport shop, in the shopping centre "Citypark Graz", Lazarettgürtel 55, 8025 Graz (27 March 14.00-19.30; 28 March 12.00-17.00)
You get: T-Shirt
Prizes: half marathon: first 3 M/F in the categories; 10km: first 3 M/F
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Presentation: from 14.30
Number of finishers 2008: 620 (21km); 178 (10km)
Event Website (in German): www.grazer.at
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