11th Mörbisch Running Day 2011
Just five days after the Leuchtturmlauf in Podersdorf, runners from eastern Austria and beyond will travel again to the Neusiedler See, a vast but very shallow lake, fringed by giant reed beds. Approximately three quarters of the lake's surface are in Austria, and one quarter in Hungary.
The Lauftag takes place in Mörbisch am See, a very pretty (and touristy) village on the western shore of the lake, just a stone's throw away from the Hungarian border.
The event comprises a half marathon, a 5k run, children's races, and a 3.8km nordic walking loop. The half marathon (on Saturday) can be combined with a 125km cycle marathon (on Sunday).
Competitors in the half marathon run four laps of a scenic course through vineyards close to the lake. The course is mostly flat (+5m/-5m each lap).
The 5k race consists of six flat and fast loops through Mörbisch.
In 2010, the half marathon winners were Franz Berger (1:20:01) and Ingrid Eichberger (1:29:19).
Venue (Map): Mörbisch am See (15km from Sopron, 71km from Bratislava, 73km from Wien)
Date: 30 April 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 5km; children 300m/800m; 3.8km nordic walking
Start time: 13.45 (children); 14.15 (5km); 15.15 (21km), 15.20 (nordic walking)
Start and finish: Hauptstrasse in Mörbisch
Entries: online; payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on the day (?)
Entry fees (21km): 15/18/20 euros (until 13 April/22 April/30 April)
Entry fees (5km): 8/10/13 euros
Entry fees (children/nordic walking): 1 euro (payment on the day)
Timing: SMC chip: 3 euros chip rental fee + 20 euros deposit (payment on the day)
Race centre: Party tent in Mörbisch (on the day from 11.00am)
You get: voucher for a drink after the race; pasta party (2 euros)
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category (21km and 5km)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 18.30 in the party tent
Number of finishers 2010: 130 (21km), 72 (5km), 102 children
Event website (in German): www.rchohewand.at
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