Leibnitz (Austria), Saturday 28 July 2012
Participants will run around the Sulmsee and across the Seggauberg near Leibnitz.
Around 1000 runners and nordic walkers took part in last year's Römerlauf races, held annually on a summer night near the town of Leibnitz in Austria's state of Styria.
The event pays tribute to the Romans who founded the city of Flavia Solva near Leibnitz, and therefore many runners dress up as Romans.
Entrants can choose between three routes which are (roughly speaking) 6km, 10km, and 20km long. The 20k run consists of two laps of a challenging course which includes 160 metres of elevation gain. The 6k route is more or less flat.
The course is scenic, partly on dirt roads, and lit by torches!
Venue (Map): Leibnitz (Maribor 33km, Graz 39km, Vienna 220km)
Date: 28 July 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 20.43km; 10.26km; 6.05km (run and nordic walking); 1.93/1.01/0.56km (children)
Start and finish: Naturparkzentrum Grottenhof, Kaindorf an der Sulm, Leibnitz
Start time: 17.00-18.00 (children), 18.45 (6km run), 18.55 (6km nordic walking), 20.15 (10km, 20km)
Entries: online or by post or fax (until 26 July 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (14.00-16.00)
Entry fees (6/10/20km): € 20 (until 22 July 2012), € 25 (until 28 July 2012)
Entry fees (children): € 5 (until 22 July 2012), € 10 (until 28 July 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 5 (€ 30 deposit)
You get: T-shirt and finisher medal to all participants
Prizes: running shoes to the first 3 M/F in each category (all distances)
Award ceremony: 23.00
Number of finishers 2011: 187 (20km), 354 (10km), 322 (6km), 124 children
Event website (in German): www.roemerlauf.at
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