8th Vogau 12-hour run 2011
Vogau (Austria), Saturday 14 May 2011
Each year on a Saturday in May, the small village of Vogau in southern Austria comes to life when hundreds of runners pound around the village for up to 12 hours.
Vogau is located in the Mur River Valley between the cities of Graz and Maribor, just about five kilometres from the border with Slovenia.
In addition to the 6-hour and the 12-hour run, the event offers 12-hour relay races for teams of up to 4 runners and for teams of up to 20 runners ("mega relay").
The course is a 1830-metre-loop which is flat, traffic-free, and certified by AIMS.
A well-stocked feed station provides all sorts of food and drinks (including two varieties of beer), and a DJ makes sure that runners keep up their pace.
In 2010, the 12-hour winners were David Lilek (141.4km) and Claudia Mauerhofer (109.2km).
Venue (Map): Vogau (Maribor 23km, Graz 44km, Vienna 228km, Budapest 350km)
Date: 14 May 2011 (Saturday)
Distance: 6-hour; 12-hour; 12-hour relay (2-4 person); 12-hour mega relay (5-20 person)
Start time: 8.00 (12-hour run), 14.00 (6-hour run)
Entries: online (until 18 April), payment by bank transfer; late entries only after consultation with the race organizers
Entry fees (6h): 35/45 euros (until 18 April/late entries)
Entry fees (12h): 40/50 euros
Entry fees (4-person relay): 30/40 euros per person
Entry fees (mega relay): 25/35 euros per person
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: Kultursaal Vogau (Friday 13 May 18.30-20.30, on the day 6.45-7.30 and 12.00-13.45)
You get: camping possibilities along the course, T-shirt, medal, a souvenir gift; massage (for individual and 4-person relay runners)
Award ceremony: 21.30
Number of finishers 2010: 66 (6h), 69 (12h), 7 relay teams (4-person), 42 mega relay teams
Event website (in German): www.12stundenlauf.at
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