Wörthersee Halbmarathon - 'Kärnten läuft' 2012
Velden - Klagenfurt (Austria), Sunday 19 August 2012
Every year in mid-August, "Kärnten läuft" ("Carinthia runs"), together with a large number of international athletes.
Last year, over 3000 runners completed the half marathon along the northern shore of the Wörthersee, and around 1400 took part in the 10.5km quarter marathon.
Start of the 21km race is on the lakeside promenade in Velden, a fashionable resort at the western end of the Wörthersee. The finish line is in the Europapark at the eastern end of the lake, situated approximately four kilometres from the city centre of Klagenfurt, capital of the State of Carinthia.
The course is mildly undulating and traffic-free. Unfortunately, a large part of the shore is in private hands, so that only a few sections of the route are along the lakefront.
In 2011, some of the world's best distance runners ran the Wörthersee Half Marathon.
Florence Kiplagat of Kenya set a new women's course record of 1:08:02, five weeks before she lifted the trophy of the Berlin Marathon, which she won in 2:19:44.
Wilson Kipsang, also of Kenya, celebrated victory in Klagenfurt in a time of 1:02:05. Two months later, he won the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:03:42!
Race report, results and photos: Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011
Venue (Map): Velden - Klagenfurt
Date: 19 August 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 10.55km (run and nordic walking); 21.1km
Start (10.5km): 8.30 Monte-Carlo-Platz in Pörtschach
Start (21km): 9.30 Seepromenade in Velden
Finish: Europapark at the Wörthersee, Klagenfurt
Entries: online or by post (until 6 Aug 2012); late entries in the race centre (17 and 18 Aug 2012); no entries on the day!
Entry fees (10.5km): € 18/20/23/25/30 (until 31 Mar/31 May/15 Jul/6 Aug/18 Aug 2012)
Entry fees (21km): € 28/30/34/39/44 (until 31 Mar/31 May/15 Jul/6 Aug/18 Aug 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 7 deposit)
Race centre: Europapark Klagenfurt (17 Aug 2012, 14.00-20.00; 18 Aug 2012, 9.00-20.00)
You get: goodie bag, carbo loading party (on Saturday), bus or train service from Klagenfurt to the start areas, transport of personal clothing to the finish, finisher medal
Prizes (21km): to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (10.5km): to the first 3 M/F and to the winners of each category (run); to the first 3 M/F (nordic walking)
Showers and changing facilities: Strandbad Klagenfurt (after the race)
Award ceremony: ca. 13.30
Number of finishers 2011: 3077 (21km), 1264 (10.5km run), 114 (10.5km nordic walking)
Event website: www.kleinezeitung.at/sport/kaerntenlaeuft/index.do
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