35th New Year's Eve Run Vienna 2011
Vienna (Austria), Saturday 31 December 2011
There's plenty to see along the course of the Wiener Silvesterlauf, held annually on New Year's Eve in Austria's capital Vienna.
The route is a 5.4-kilometre loop around the city centre. Participants run along the imperial Ringstrasse, which is home to a large number of Vienna's most grandiose buildings, among them the Hofburg, the Parliament buildings, the Rathaus, the State Opera House, the University, churches, museums, and theatres.
Last year, the Silvesterlauf had around 2500 finishers. The fastest runners were Dieter Pratscher (16:25) and Susanne Pumper (18:39).
Date: 31 December 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 5.4km
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish (Map): Ringstrasse, near Ringstrassen-Galerien, Kärntner Ring 5-7, Wien
Entries: online (until 25 Dec 2011, payment by credit card); late entries in person in the race centre
Entry fees: 12/15/18/23 euros (until 31 Oct/7 Dec/30 Dec/31 Dec 2011)
Entry fees (16 years and under): 7 euros (until 30 Dec 2011), 15 euros (until 31 Dec 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: Ringstrassen-Galerien, in the wing next to the State Opera House (27-30 Dec 2011, 8.00-18.00; 31 Dec 2011, 8.00-10.00)
You get: baggage storage, feed station at the finish, entry into the post-race prize drawing; sausages to all participating dogs
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category, to the best 10 finishers (according to age-graded finishing times), to the best "heavy runners", and to runners with the most imaginative costumes; sausages to the first 10 dogs
Showers and changing facilities: no
Award ceremony and prize drawing: ca. 13.30 in the Ringstrassen-Galerien
Number of finishers 2010: 2475 runners, 66 dogs
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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