"LCC Polar Bear Run 2011" - 3rd Run
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 27 March 2011
The third and final event of the popular Eisbärlauf winter road running series, held in the Prater park in Austria's capital city Vienna, takes place at the end of March 2011.
Once again, runners have the choice between the 7k run and the half marathon. The course is a 7km-loop, which is very flat and fast, AIMS-certified and closed to traffic.
Starting and finishing near Austria's largest football stadium (Ernst-Happel-Stadion) the route runs mostly out-and-back the Prater Hauptallee, the main avenue through the park.
Last year's 21K winners were Wolfgang Wallner (1:12:59) and Eva-Maria Gradwohl (1:15:34). Ms Gradwohl, who was running for the organizing club LCC Wien, won all three Eisbärlauf races of the season. This year, she won't be able to defend her title after being banned from competition for refusing to take a doping test in spring 2010.
Remember that the night before the event the clocks jump one hour forward due to the start of 'European Summer Time', so don't be late!
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 27 March 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 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 22 March 2011, payment by credit card) or in person in the race centre (24 and 25 March 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day 8.00-9.30
Entry fees: 11.50 euros (until 25 March 2011), 15 euros (late entries on the day)
Deposit for the race number: 3 euros (fully refundable)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: feed station at the finish; prize raffle; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three events
Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each category
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Zentrum
Award ceremony and prize raffle: 13.30 in the LCC-Zentrum
Number of finishers 2010: 237 (7km), 364 (21km)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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