12th Grossglockner Mountain Race 2011
Heiligenblut (Austria), Sunday 17 July 2011
Anna Frost of New Zealand, winner of the Grossglockner Berglauf 2010
The majestic 3798-metre Grossglockner, Austria's highest peak, and the Pasterze, the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps, provide a beautiful backdrop to this popular mountain running event.
The 12.7-kilometre route includes around 1500 metres of elevation gain. The final kilometre is particularly challenging as it involves an ascent of approximately 300 metres.
The start is in the village of Heiligenblut (1256m), which is at the foot of the Grossglockner. The route runs on varied terrain through forests, across mountain pastures, and around two glacial lakes.
The finish line is at Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2370m), a stunning vantage point which is accessible via the Hochalpenstrasse toll road.
Last year's race had over 900 finishers, among them a number of world-class mountain runners. The winners were Kenya's Isaak Toroitich Kosgei (1:10:03) and Anna Frost of New Zealand (1:27:58).
Venue (Map): Heiligenblut (Villach 121km, Udine 159km, Bolzano 184km, Ljubljana 221km)
Date: 17 July 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 12.67km (+1494m)
Start: 10.00 Heiligenblut (1256m)
Finish: Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe (2370m)
Entries: online, payment by bank transfer
Entry fees: 40/50/55/65 EUR (until 31 December 2010/31 May/10 July/17 July 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
You get: free use of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road before and after the event, transport of personal clothing to the finish, bus service from the finish to the start, pasta party, a present, finisher medal; shuttle bus service for accompanying persons
Prizes: prize money to the first 20 men and 10 women
Showers: Hallenbad (public swimming pool) in Heiligenblut
Number of finishers 2010: 902
Event website (in German and English): www.grossglocknerberglauf.at
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