Wörthersee Halbmarathon - Kärnten läuft 2011
Velden - Klagenfurt (Austria), Sunday 21 August 2011
Every year in mid-August "Kärnten läuft" ("Carinthia runs") along the northern shore of the Wörthersee, a popular summer holiday destination in the province of Kärnten in southern Austria.
Over 3000 runners completed last year's half marathon, and around 800 took part in the 10.5km run.
The start of the half marathon route is on the promenade in Velden, a fashionable resort at the western end of the lake, and a meeting point for those who want to see and be seen. The finish is in the Europapark at the lake's eastern end, around 4 kilometres from the city centre of Klagenfurt.
Participants run on mildly undulating roads and bike paths. As a large part of the shore is private property only a few sections of the course are along the lakefront.
Regrettably, the entry fees for the 2011 half marathon have been raised by 7 to 8 euros.
In 2010, the top finishers were Philemon Kisang of Kenya (1:02:44) and Hungary's Anikó Kálovics (1:13:36).
Race report, results and photos: Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011
Venue (Map): Velden - Klagenfurt
Date: 21 August 2011 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; 10.55km (run and nordic walking)
Start (10.5km Viertelmarathon): 8.30 (!) Pörtschach, Monte-Carlo-Platz
Start (21km Halbmarathon): 9.30 Velden, Seepromenade
Finish: Klagenfurt, Europapark at the Wörthersee
Entries: online or by post (handling fee for postal entries); payment by credit card or bank transfer
Entry fees (21km): 30/34/39/44 euros (until 31 May/15 July/8 Aug/20 Aug 2011)
Entry fees (10.5km): 20/23/25/30 euros
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (7 euros deposit)
Race centre: Europapark Klagenfurt (19 Aug 14.00-20.00, and 20 Aug 9.00-20.00)
You get: goodie bag, technical T-shirt, carbo loading party, bus or train service from Klagenfurt to the start areas, transport of personal clothing to the finish, finisher medal
Prizes: first 3 in each category (21km); first M/F in each category (10.5km run); first 3 M/F (10.5km nordic walking)
Showers and changing facilities: at the finish
Award ceremony: 13.30
Number of finishers 2010: 3082 (21km), 797 (10.5km)
Event website: www.kleinezeitung.at/sport/kaerntenlaeuft/index.do
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