12th "New Year's Eve Run Innsbruck" 2012

Innsbruck (Austria), Monday 31 December 2012

New Year Fireworks (Photo: Author Ondrejk / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


Held on New Year's Eve in the city of Innsbruck in Austria's state of Tyrol, this Silvesterlauf attracts an international field of over 700 runners.

Participants run 5.6 kilometres (two laps of a 2.8km course) through the city centre and along the River Inn. Nordic walkers finish after one lap (2.8km).

The start is at 5pm at the Goldenes Dachl ("Golden Roof"), a 15th-century balcony in Innsbruck's picturesque Old Town.

In 2011, the fastest finishers were Dominik Zierler (18:21) and Martina Zenz (21:37).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Innsbruck (122km from Bolzano, 173km from Munich, 186km from Salzburg, 274km from Verona)

Date: 31 December 2012 (Monday)

Race distance: 5.6km run; 2.8km nordic walking; 1.4km children's run

Start time: 16.15 (1.4km children), 17.00 (5.6km run, 2.8km nordic walking)

Start and finish: at the "Goldenes Dachl" ("Golden Roof")

Entries: advance entries online (until 28 Dec 2012) or by post or fax (until 26 Dec 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until one hour before the start

Entry fees (5.6km, 2.8km): € 15 (advance entries), € 18.50 (late entries)

Entry fees (children): € 5 (advance entries), € 6 (late entries)

Timing (5.6km): ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)

Race centre: at the Stadtturm ("City Tower") in the Old Town (from 12.00)

You get: a drink bottle, a "small surprise", feed station at the finish

Prizes: shopping vouchers to the first 3 M/F (5.6km); trophies to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: HTL Anichstrasse (15.30-18.30)

Award ceremony: 16.40 (children), 18.15 (5.6km)

Number of finishers 2011: 614 (5.6km run), 28 (2.8km nordic walking), 125 (1.4km children)

Event website (in German, English and Italian): www.silvesterlauf-innsbruck.com


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