15th Schneeberg Mountain Race 2011
Around 300 runners took part in last year's race against the "Schneebergbahn", a historic steam train which travels up the Schneeberg in the Eastern Alps in Austria.
The winners were Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand (53:54) and Antonella Confortola of Italy (pictured, 1:06:38). The train finished 12th overall (1:05:19).
The route is 10 kilometres long, and the vertical gain is 1200 metres.
The start is in Puchberg, a resort at the foot of the mountain, located about 75 kilometres from Vienna. The finish is at an elevation of 1800 metres at the railway station on Schneeberg.
Competitors run on paved roads, dirt roads and mountain trails.
Venue (Map): Puchberg am Schneeberg (Vienna 75km, Bratislava 120km, Graz 156km)
Date: 24 September 2011 (Saturday)
Distance: 10km (+1200m)
Start: 11.00 at the Schneeberghalle in Puchberg (600m)
Finish: at the train station on Schneeberg (1800m)
Entries: online, payment by bank transfer
Entry fees: 25 euros (until 31 Aug 2011) 30 euros (until 22 Sep 2011)
Race centre: at the start (on the day 8.00-10.00)
You get: goody bag, fleece blanket, transport of personal clothing to the finish; finisher medal, free use of the train from the finish back to Puchberg
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F
Showers and changing facilities: (?)
Award ceremony: 16.00 in the Schneeberghalle in Puchberg
Number of finishers 2010: 308
Event website (in German and English): www.schneeberglauf.at
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