6th Lake Faak Run 2011
Faaker See (Austria), Sunday 10 July 2011
The Faakerseelauf features an undulating, traffic-free and certified route around the Faaker See, a popular holiday and bathing destination in southern Austria.
Participants choose between the 21.1km half marathon (two laps around the lake) and the 10.55km "Panoramalauf" (one lap).
As access to the lake is very limited only a short section of the course runs along the shoreline. Nevertheless, the route is attractive and varied as you run through pretty villages, woods and fields.
Most of the course is on roads and cycleways. Approximately one kilometre is on forest trails. The route is mostly flat on the eastern side of the lake, but in the west there are some decent climbs.
In 2010, the event had almost 700 participants, many of them holidaymakers and day trippers from nearby Italy and Slovenia. The top half marathon finishers, however, came from Kenya and Hungary: Philip Kipkurgat Yiego (1:07:02) and Mónika Nagy (1:23:11).
Venue (Map): Faaker See (Villach 11km, Ljubljana 92km, Udine 131km, Graz 174km)
Date: 10 July 2011 (Sunday)
Start time: 9.00
Race distance: 10.55km; 21.1km
Start and finish: at the campsite Arneitz (on the eastern shore of the lake)
Entries: online (until 4 July 2011); late entries on the day
Entry fees (10.5km): 14/16/21 euros (until 31 May/until 4 July/10 July 2011)
Entry fees (21.1km): 18/20/25 euros
'Gäste Package': 50% off the entry fees if you book accommodation in the region for at least one night
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: Eventgelände Arneitz, 9583 Faak am See (9 July 17.00-20.00; 10 July 6.30-8.00)
You get: goody bag, prize raffle
Prizes (10.5km, 21km): trophies to the first 3 in each category; product prizes to the 4th, 5th and every 10th finisher in each category (10th, 20th, 30th, ...); vouchers to the first 3 M/F in the half marathon
Showers and changing facilities: Camping Arneitz (at the finish)
Number of finishers 2010: 449 (10.5km), 226 (21km)
Event website (in German): www.faakerseelauf.at
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