Vienna (Austria), Sunday 26 February 2012
The course will be closed to (almost) all traffic.
The annual Eisbärlauf winter run series in Vienna offers three events, from January to March. Each event comprises a 7K race and a half marathon.
Participants run 7-kilometre loops through the Prater, which is Vienna's largest public park, and home to a large number of sports facilities.
The start and the finish are near the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria's main stadium. The course is AIMS-certified, traffic-free, and completely flat.
Almost 800 runners took part in last year's second race of the Eisbärlauf series. The fastest half marathon finishers were Andreas Ringhofer (1:11:06) and Natalia Steiger (1:27:10).
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 26 February 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Prater Hauptallee, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online (until 21 Feb 2012, payment by credit card) or in person in the race centre (23 and 24 Feb 2012, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: 17 euros (until 24 Feb 2012), 20 euros (late entries on the day)
Deposit for the race number: 3 euros (fully refundable)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: feed station at the finish; entry into the post-race prize drawing; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three Eisbärlauf events
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC Wien-Laufzentrum
Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each category
Award ceremony and prize drawing: 13.30
Number of finishers 2011: 363 (7km), 418 (21km)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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