"Vienna City Marathon Winter Running Series 2011" - 3rd Run
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 13 March 2011
The third and final event of the VCM Winterlaufserie brings runners again to Vienna's largest park, the Prater. Formerly the imperial hunting grounds, the Prater is now home to the Wurstelprater amusement park, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Austria's largest stadium), and a horse-racing track.
The event offers the following distances: 7km, 14km, 21.1km (half marathon) and 28km. The route is a 7km-loop. Runners can decide during the race how many loops they want to run.
A major part of the route is out-and-back the Prater Hauptallee, the main artery through the park. The course is completely flat and fast, traffic-free, and AIMS-certified.
In 2010, the half marathon winners were Christian Kremslehner (1:14:07) and Austria's top runner Andrea Mayr, who claimed second place overall (1:14:50).
Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater
Date: 13 March 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 14km; 21.1km, 28km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online until 10 March 2011 (payment by credit card or bank transfer) or in person in the VCM Running Store until 12 March 2011 (Favoritenstraße 76, 1100 Wien); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: 16 euros (until 10 March 2011), 20 euros (until 13 March 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 5 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: at the start (8.00-9.30)
You get: one feed station (at the end of each lap)
Prizes: first 3 M/F (half marathon only)
Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (9.00-14.00); no attended baggage storage
Number of finishers 2010: 103 (7km), 165 (14km), 181 (21km), 107 (28km)
Event website: www.vienna-marathon.com
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