Stainz (Austria), Saturday 3 September 2011
The Schilcherlauf in Stainz, Austria, is an atmospheric small-town road running event. Last year, over 1600 runners took part in various races up to the half marathon distance.
Located about 25 kilometres from the city of Graz, Stainz sits amid the rolling hills of the small Schilcher wine region, where a distinctive, fresh and fruity rosé wine is produced.
The start and the finish are on the attractive little Hauptplatz. The route is a mildly undulating 5.25km-loop, which runs through the town and through pumpkin and corn fields. The course is closed to traffic. Participants can choose to run one, two, three or four laps.
In 2010, the half marathon winners were Marius Bock (1:10:25) and Anja Prieler (1:24:48).
Start and finish are on the main square of Stainz.
Venue (Map): Stainz (Graz 26km, Maribor 62km, Vienna 212km)
Date: 3 September 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km, 15.75km, 10.5km, 5.25km; 21km relay (4 runners); children 1.1 and 2.2km; nordic walking 5.25 and 10.5km
Start time: 14.30-14.45 (children); 17.00 (all distances)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz Stainz
Entries: online or by fax (until 26 August 2011), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (5.25km): 16/18/21 euros (until 30 June/until 26 Aug/3 Sep 2011)
Entry fees (10.55km): 18/20/23 euros
Entry fees (15.75km): 20/22/25 euros
Entry fees (21.1km): 25/27/30 euros
Entry fees (21.1km relay): 64/72/84 euros
Entry fees (children): 8 euros
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: Hofer-Mühle Stainz, Hauptplatz 1 (Friday 2 Sep 17.00-20.00, on the day 11.00-16.30)
You get: technical T-shirt, goody bag, massage, pasta party (Friday), accommodation in the sports hall (Friday and Saturday); breakfast run and breakfast (Sunday)
Prizes: prize money to the first 6 M/F in the half marathon; trophies to the first 3 M/F (all distances)
Award ceremony: 16.00 (children); 21.00
Number of finishers 2010: 321 (21km), 79 (15km), 407 (10km), 475 (5km), 39 relay teams, 194 children
Event website (in German): www.schilcherlauf.at
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