Graz Half Marathon 2011
Graz (Austria), Sunday 27 March 2011
This half marathon in Graz, Austria's second city, takes runners along both banks of the River Mur which bisects the city.
The route runs northwards through the city centre to the northern edge of Graz, and then back along the opposite river bank.
Competitors run on traffic-free roads, cycleways and gravel footpaths. Apart from two narrow bridges and a few underpasses the route is flat and fast.
The start/finish area is, unfortunately, not in Graz's beautiful historic centre but about 2.5km further south in an industrial part of the city, close to the prison and the slaughterhouse.
We find it very inconvenient that runners must pick up their bibs one day before the race. With 770 finishers last year the Graz Half Marathon is not a mega-event.
In 2010, the top finishers were Florian Prüller (1:08:54) and Maria Hochegger (1:26:08)
Venue (Map): Graz (Zagreb 184km, Ljubljana 193km, Vienna 195km, Udine 295km)
Date: 27 March 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 10km
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish: football stadium of Steirischer Fussballverband, Herrgottwiesgasse 134, Graz
Entries: online (until 22 March 2011); late entries on 25 and 26 March 2011; no entries on the day!
Entry fees (21km): 20/25/30 euros (until 1 March/22 March/26 March 2011)
Entry fees (10km): 13/17/21 euros
Timing (!): SMC-Timing: 3 euros chip rental fee and 20 euros deposit for the timing chip
Race centre: in the tent at the start, Herrgottwiesgasse 134, Graz (Friday 25 March 13.00-18.00, Saturday 26 March 10.30-16.00)
You get: a medal and a present
Prizes (21km, 10km): trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 14.30
Number of finishers 2010: 527 (21km), 243 (10km)
Event website (in German): www.grazer.at
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