"Vienna City Marathon Winter Running Series 2011" - 1st Run
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 23 January 2011
Over the winter, six road running events take place in Vienna's Prater park. Three are organized by the Vienna City Marathon, and three by the athletics club LCC Wien.
All events are held on the same course (a flat and fast, certified and traffic-free 7km-loop), and all events offer a 7km race and a half marathon.
The VCM events include a 14km race as well. Entrants can decide during the race whether they want to finish after one lap, after two laps, or after three laps to complete a half marathon.
The entry fees to the VCM events are higher than to the LCC "Eisbärlauf" races, although you seem to get a bit less for your money.
In 2010, more than 450 runners took part in the first event of the series. The top half marathon finishers were Marius Bock (1:13:22) and Carola Bendl-Tschiedel (1:31:06).
Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater
Date: 23 January 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 14km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online until 20 Jan 2011 (payment by credit card or bank transfer) or in person in the VCM Running Store until 21 Jan 2011 (Favoritenstraße 76, 1100 Wien); late entries on the day at the start
Entry fees: 16 euros (until 20 Jan 2011), 20 euros (until 23 Jan 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 5 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: at the start (8.00-9.30)
You get: feed station at the start/finish
Prizes: first 3 M/F (half marathon only)
Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (9.00-14.00); no attended baggage storage
Number of finishers 2009: 151 (7km), 112 (14km), 192 (21km)
Event website: www.vienna-marathon.com
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