Mörbisch am See, Saturday 28 April 2012

Neusiedler See, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Around 300 runners of all ages took part in last year's Mörbischer Lauftag, which offers a half marathon, a 5K run, children's races, and a 3.8km loop for nordic walkers.

The event takes place in the pretty village of Mörbisch am See, located on the western shore of Austria's largest lake, the Neusiedler See.

The Austria-Hungary border, which runs through the lake, is a few hundred metres to the south of the village.

Participants in the 5K race run six laps through the village.

Half marathon runners, however, run four loops of a scenic course through vineyards close to the lake. The course is mostly flat.

In 2011, the top finishers in the half marathon were Michael Denk (1:15:49) and Hermine Amtmann (1:35:46).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Mörbisch am See (15km from Sopron, 71km from Bratislava, 73km from Wien)

Date: 28 April 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 5km; children 300m and 800m; 3.8km nordic walking

Start time: 13.45 (children); 14.15 (5km); 15.15 (21km), 15.20 (nordic walking)

Start and finish: Hauptstrasse in Mörbisch

Entries: online; late entries on the day (?)

Entry fees (5km) : € 8 (until 13 April 2012); € 10 (until 20 April 2012), € 13 (late entries)

Entry fees (21km) : € 15 (until 13 April 2012); € 18 (until 20 April 2012), € 20 (late entries)

Timing(!): SMC chip:  € 3 chip rental fee + € 20 deposit (payment on the day)

Race centre: party tent in Mörbisch (on the day from 11.00am)

You get: voucher for a drink after the race; pasta party (€ 2)

Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: 18.30 in the party tent

Number of finishers 2011: 118 (21km), 72 (5km), 106 (children)

Event website (in German): www.rchohewand.at


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