16th International Stinatz Half Marathon 2011
Every year, the half marathon in the village of Stinatz in Austria's low-lying Burgenland province attracts a fair number of runners from neighbouring countries, mostly from nearby Hungary.
Held on a Saturday evening in mid-August, the event offers various distances. The main race is the half marathon, which consists of five laps of a very mildly undulating course through the village. Last year's winners both came from Hungary - Roland Ádók (1:10:28) and Anikó Kálovics (1:19:03).
The 8.4km race (two laps) is open to runners and nordic walkers, the 4.2km run consists of one lap. In addition, there are several children's races. The route is closed to traffic.
Interestingly, neither German nor Hungarian is the most widely spoken language in Stinatz. More than half of the 1400 inhabitants belong to the Burgenland's Croatian minority whose ancestors settled in the region in the 16th century.
Venue (Map): Stinatz (72km from Graz, 132km from Vienna, 209km from Zagreb, 241km from Ljubljana, 275km from Budapest)
Date: 13 August 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 8.4km (run and nordic walking); 4.2km; children 300m/1km/2km
Start time: 18.30-18.45 (children); 19.15 (21km/8.4km/4.2km)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz (main square) in Stinatz
Entries: online or by post or fax or e-mail (until 5 Aug 2011); payment by bank transfer; late entries until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees (21km): 18/19/24 euros (until 22 July/5 Aug/13 Aug 2011)
Entry fees (8.4km run): 10/15 euros (until 5 Aug/13 Aug 2011)
Entry fees (8.4km nordic walking, 4.2km run): 7/12 euros (until 5 Aug/13 Aug 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: Volksbank Stinatz (on the day 16.00-18.15)
You get: free massage, child care, entry into the post-race prize drawing; T-shirt and medal to half marathon runners
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F in the half marathon (200-140-70 euros); trophies to the first 3 in each category (21km and 8.4km run)
Showers and changing facilities: Mehrzweckhalle Stinatz
Award ceremony: 20.00 (children); 22.00 (21km)
Number of finishers 2010: 176 (21km), 101 (8.4km), 63 (4.2km), 75 children
Event Website (in German): www.austriasites.com/lc-tiger/docs/lc-tiger.htm
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