36th "New Year's Eve Run Vienna" 2012
Vienna (Austria), Monday 31 December 2012
Starting at 11am on New Year's Eve, the annual Wiener Silvesterlauf features a scenic 5.4-kilometre loop course around Vienna's city centre.
Last year, the race had over 3000 participants.
Most of the race is run on the imperial Ringstrasse which is lined with grandiose buildings such as the Hofburg, the Austrian Parliament buildings, the Rathaus, the State Opera House, the University, the Burgtheater, churches and museums.
Date: 31 December 2012 (Monday)
Race distance: 5.4km
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish (Map): Ringstrasse, near Ringstrassen-Galerien, Kärntner Ring 5-7, Wien
Entries: online (until 25 Dec 2012, payment by credit card); late entries in person in the race centre; reduced entry fees for children
Entry fees: € 15/18/20/23 (until 31 Oct/10 Dec/30 Dec/31 Dec 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Ringstrassen-Galerien, in the wing next to the State Opera House (27-30 Dec 2012, 8.00-18.00; 31 Dec 2011, 8.00-10.00)
You get: baggage storage, feed station at the finish, entry into the post-race prize drawing; sausages to all participating dogs
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category, to the best 10 finishers (according to age-graded finishing times), to the best "heavy runners", and to runners with the most imaginative costumes; sausages to the first 10 dogs
Showers and changing facilities: no
Award ceremony and prize drawing: ca. 13.30 in the Ringstrassen-Galerien
Number of finishers 2011: 3068 runners and 78 dogs
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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