7th "Lake Faak Run" 2012
Faaker See (Austria), Sunday 8 July 2012
Participants in the Faakerseelauf run either one lap (10.55km "Panoramalauf") or two laps (21.1km half marathon) around the Faaker See, a popular summer holiday destination in Austria's state of Kärnten (Carinthia).
Over seven hundred runners—many of them holidaymakers and day trippers from neighbouring countries—took part in the races last year.
Free access to the lake is very limited, and only a short section of the course runs along the lakeshore. Nevertheless, the race follows an attractive and scenic route through pretty countryside and villages.
The route is traffic-free and certified. You will find it rather difficult to set a half marathon personal record, however, as parts of the course are rather hilly, and approximately one kilometre is on forest trails.
Venue (Map): Faaker See (Villach 11km, Ljubljana 92km, Udine 131km, Graz 174km)
Date: 8 July 2012 (Sunday)
Start time: 9.00
Race distance: 10.55km; 21.1km
Start and finish: at the campsite Arneitz (on the eastern shore of the lake)
Entries: online (until 2 July 2012); late entries on the day
Entry fees (10.5km): € 14/16/21 (until 31 May/until 2 July/8 July 2012)
Entry fees (21km): € 20/22/27 (until 31 May/until 2 July/8 July 2012)
"Gäste Package": 50% off the entry fees if you book accommodation in the region for at least one night
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Eventgelände Arneitz, 9583 Faak am See (7 July 2012, 17.30-20.00; on the day 6.30-8.00)
You get: goodie bag; entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F (21km) and to the first 5 in each category (21km and 10.5km)
Showers and changing facilities: Camping Arneitz
Award ceremony and prize drawing: ca. 13.30
Number of finishers 2011: 500 (10.5km), 232 (21km)
Event website (in German): www.faakerseelauf.at
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