4th "Lighthouse Run" 2011

Podersdorf am See (Austria), Easter Monday 25 April 2011

Leuchtturm in Podersdorf am Neusiedler See (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Leuchtturmlauf brings runners to one of Austria's very few lighthouses.

The event takes place on Easter Monday in the small town of Podersdorf am See, situated on the eastern shore of the Neusiedler See, Austria's largest lake.

Podersdorf is the most popular tourist destination in the region. It's the only resort that gives direct, reed-free access to Lake Neusiedl. A quarter of the lake's surface is on Hungarian territory.

Participants run either 10K (three laps), 6.6K (two laps) or 3.3K (one lap). Children run 1K.

The route runs along the lakeside promenade and through parkland close to the shore. Each loop includes an out-and-back run to the lighthouse, which sits at the end of a 200-metre-long pier.

In 2010, the event had 216 finishers overall. The 10K winners were Wolfgang Wallner (34:02) and Sonja Wimmer (42:45).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Podersdorf am See (Bratislava 53km, Vienna 66km, Budapest 200km, Graz 218km)

Date: 25 April 2011 (Easter Monday; public holiday in Austria)

Race distance: 10km; 6.6km; 3.3km; 1km (children 15 years and under)

Start time: 10.30 (children), 11.00 (3.3/6.6/10km)

Start and finish: near the PODO-Bar, Nordstrand, Podersdorf

Entries: online or by fax (until 22 April); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 10.00

Entry fees: 12 euros (until 22 April), 15 euros (until 25 April); no entry fees for children!

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (deposit 30 euros) (?)

Race centre: PODO-Bar (near the start), 8.00-10.00

You get: a bottle of wine; goody bag and medal to all children

Prizes: first 3 men and women

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony and prize raffle: 14.00

Number of finishers 2010: 144 (10km), 24 (6.6km), 19 (3.3km), 29 children

Event website (in German): www.leuchtturmlauf.at


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