11th New Year's Eve Run Innsbruck 2011

Innsbruck (Austria), Saturday 31 December 2011

New Year Fireworks (Photo: Author Ondrejk / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


Over 700 runners from around the world took part in last year's Silvesterlauf, which is held annually on New Year's Eve in the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck.

The 5.6-kilometre route consists of two loops through and around the historic town centre and along the River Inn. Nordic walkers finish after one loop (2.8km).

The start is at 5pm at Innsbruck's most famous landmark, the Goldenes Dachl ("Golden Roof"), a 15th-century balcony in the heart of the old town.

In 2010, the top finishers were Simon Lechleitner (17:11) and Karin Freitag (20:40).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Innsbruck (122km from Bolzano, 173km from Munich, 186km from Salzburg)

Date: 31 December 2011 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5.6km; 1.4km (children); 2.8km (nordic walking)

Start time: 16.15 (children), 17.00 (5.6km run, 2.8km nordic walking)

Start and finish: Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)

Entries: advance entries online (until 28 Dec 2011) or by post or fax (until 26 Dec 2011); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 1 hour before the start

Entry fees (5.6km): 15 euros (advance entries), 18.50 euros (late entries)

Entry fees (children): 5 euros (advance entries), 6 euros (late entries)

Timing (5.6km): ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)

Race centre: at the Stadtturm ("City Tower") in the old town (from 12.00)

You get: a head lamp, a souvenir, feed station at the finish

Prizes: shopping vouchers to the first 3 M/F; trophies to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: HTL Anichstrasse (15.30-18.30)

Award ceremony: 16.40 (children), 18.15 (main race)

Number of finishers 2010: 659 (main race), 78 children

Event website (in German, English and Italian): www.silvesterlauf-innsbruck.com


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