9th "Übersbach Spring Run" 2011
Übersbach (Austria), Saturday 19 March 2011
For many runners in the south-east of Austria the Frühlingslauf in the village of Übersbach is the first running event of the year. Usually, the event also welcomes a fair number of participants from nearby Hungary and Slovenia.
The most popular distance is the 7k (start at 3pm), but the three-lap half marathon (start at 11am) is gaining in importance. A growing number of runners take part in both races (28km "Kombiwertung").
The course is mostly flat out-and-back on country lanes, which are completely closed to all traffic. Shortly before the turning point participants run up and down a small hill.
The award ceremony and the ensuing prize raffle, which take place in a small stuffy sports hall, can be rather tedious.
In 2010, the 21k winners were Wolfgang Wallner (1:13:27) and Maria Wohlschlager (1:30:54).
Race report and photos:
Venue (Map): Übersbach (56km from Graz, 77km from Szombathely, 85km from Maribor, 157km from Vienna)
Date: 19 March 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 7.03km; 2.2km, 800m/400m (children)
Start time: 11.00 (21km run; 7km nordic walking); 14.00-14.15 (400/800m); 14.30 (2.2km run); 15.00 (7km run)
Start and finish: Mehrzweckhalle (sports hall) in Übersbach
Entries: online or by fax; late entries on the day
Entry fees (7km): 12/15 euros (until 17 March/19 March 2011)
Entry fees (21km): 24/29/32 euros (until 10 March/17 March/19 March 2011)
Entry fees (21km+7km=28km): 29/34/39 euros (until 10 March/17 March/19 March 2011)
Race centre: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach (18 March 18.00-20.00, on the day from 8.00 until 30 minutes before the start)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
You get: goody bag to advance entrants; raffle ticket; 1kg honey, massage and a meal to half marathon runners
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach
Award ceremony: 13.30 (21km run, 7km nordic walking), 16.00 (7km run)
Number of finishers 2010: 93 (21km), 273 (7km), 69 (2.2km), 97 (children), 37 (nordic walking)
Event website (in German): www.dieterprasch.com/fruehlingslauf.htm; Race Information 2013 (PDF, 481KB)
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