9th Frohnleiten Town Run 2011
Held every year on a Saturday afternoon at the end of June, the Stadtlauf in the small and pretty town of Frohnleiten attracts approximately 600 runners and nordic walkers.
Frohnleiten sits in the narrow, industrialized Mur River Valley, around 30 kilometres to the north of the city of Graz. It's easy to reach by train as it's on the railway line from Graz to Vienna.
The main race is the 9.6K run, which consists of two undulating laps around town. In addition, the event offers a 4.8K run, children's races and two distances for nordic walkers.
Starting and finishing on the neat and tidy Hauptplatz, participants run mildly uphill to the village of Adriach, downhill to the River Mur, and then on a gravel path along the river.
In 2010, the winners of the main race were Thomas Bosnjak (32:07) and Sabine Hofer (37:13).
Venue (Map): Frohnleiten (30km from Graz, 165km from Vienna, 216km from Linz, 261km from Salzburg)
Date: 25 June 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 9.6km, 4.8km; children 0.3/1.1/2.2km (children); nordic walking 4.8km/10.8km
Start time: 15.00-15.35 (children); 15.15 (10.8km nordic walking) 16.00 (4.8km); 17.00 (9.6km)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz (main square) in Frohnleiten
Entries: online until 20 June 2011; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (4.8km): 14 euros (until 20 June 2011), 19 euros (until 25 June 2011)
Entry fees (9.6km): 16 euros (until 21 June 2011), 21 euros (until 25 June 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
You get: prize raffle, massage
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Sporthalle Frohnleiten, Erzherzog-Johann Str. 13
Award ceremony: 18.30
Number of finishers 2010: 293 (9.6km), 142 (4.8km), 46 (2.2km), 81 (1.1km), 32 (300m)
Event Website (in German): www.frohnleiten.or.at/stadtlauf