Romans' Run 2011

Kaindorf an der Sulm, near Leibnitz (Austria), Saturday 30 July 2011

Römerlauf, Seggauberg and Sulmsee (Copyright © 2010


Held on a late July evening, the Römerlauf attracts around 800 runners and nordic walkers.

Many participants dress up as Romans as the event pays tribute to the Romans who founded the city of Flavia Solva, which was located close to the modern town of Leibnitz in southern Austria. 

The event offers three distances: 21.25K (two laps), 10.65K (one lap) and 6.5K (one lap).

The start and finish are at the "Naturparkzentrum Grottenhof", a redeveloped estate near Leibnitz.

The route is interesting, scenic and challenging. Participants run up and down the Seggauberg (a wooded hill with a castle on top), which involves about 80 metres of climbing each lap.

Most of the route is on paved roads. Parts of the course are on dirt roads.

In 2010, the 21K winners were Sándor Fonyó (1:15:47) and Cornelia Wiesenhofer (1:37:44).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Leibnitz (Maribor 33km, Graz 39km, Vienna 220km)

Date: 30 July 2011 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.25km; 10.65km; 6.5km (run and nordic walking); 2.25/1.5/0.55km (children)

Start time: 17.00-18.00 (children), 18.45 (6.5km run), 18.50 (6.5km walk), 20.15 (10.6/21.2km)

Entries: online or by post, phone or fax (until 23 July 2011); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day 14.00-16.00

Entry fees (6.5/10.6/21.2km): 20 euros (until 23 July 2011), 25 euros (until 30 July 2011)

Entry fees (children): 5 euros (until 23 July 2011), 10 euros (until 30 July 2011)

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

You get (all distanes): medal, finisher T-shirt

Prizes (all distances): running shoes to the first 3 M/F in each category

Award ceremony: 23.00

Number of finishers 2010: 148 (21km), 355 (10.6km), 128 (6.5km run), 110 (6.5km walk), 81 children

Event website (in German):


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Römerlauf, Leibnitz, dirt road along the River Sulm (Photo:

Parts of the course are on dirt roads.