11th Running Festival Bad Blumau 2011
Bad Blumau (Austria), Sunday 1 May 2011
The Lauffestival invites runners to spend May Day in Bad Blumau, a small village situated amid rolling hills in south-eastern Austria.
Bad Blumau is mainly known for the Rogner Bad Blumau, a luxurious thermal spa designed by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
The event offers a half marathon (which consists of four laps), a quarter marathon (10.55km, two laps) and a 5.275km run (one lap). There are also children's races and nordic walking competitions.
The route is a very mildly undulating loop on roads and footpaths. Starting and finishing in the village, you run northwards through the spa complex and then along a brook back to Bad Blumau.
With your registration you receive an entry ticket to the Rogner Bad, but you need to make a reservation beforehand if you want to use it on the day of the event - entries per day are limited.
In 2010, the half marathon winners were Wolfgang Wallner (1:10:31) and Anita Pichler (1:23:51).
Venue (Map): Bad Blumau (Graz 57km, Szombathely 57km, Maribor 111km, Vienna 143km)
Date: 1 May 2011 (Sunday; public holiday in Austria)
Race distance: 21.1km; 10.5km; 5.3km; children 0.5km and 1.2km; nordic walking 5.3km and 8km
Start time: 10.00; children 9.30-9.45
Start and finish: Dorfplatz (in the centre of Bad Blumau village)
Entries: online (until 26 April 2011); late entries on the day
Entry fees (21km, 10.5km): 22 euros (until 26 April 2011), 25 euros (until 1 May 2011)
Entry fees (5.3km, nordic walking): 12 euros (until 26 April 2011), 15 euros (until 1 May 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - (?) use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: Kulturzentrum Bad Blumau (30 April 17.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-9.15)
You get (21km, 10.5km): voucher for a day ticket (advance entries) or an evening ticket (late entries) to the Rogner Bad Blumau; pasta party; a present to the first 300 entrants
You get (5.3km, nordic walking): voucher for an evening ticket to the Rogner Bad Blumau, pasta party, a present to the first 100 entrants
Prizes (21km, 10.5km): product prizes to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (5.3km, nordic walking): product prizes to the first 3 M/F
Number of finishers 2010: 190 (21km), 227 (10.5km), 89 (5.3km), 138 children, 40 nordic walkers
Event website (in German): www.lauffestival.com
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