16th Zirbitzkogel Mountain Run 2012
Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Austria), Sunday 1 July 2012
The Zirbitzkogel Berglauf is a relatively small but very attractive uphill trail race in Austria's province of Styria. The finish line is on top of the 2397-metre Zirbitzkogel.
The route is 10 kilometres long. It includes approximately 1100 metres of climbing.
The start is in the village of Sankt Anna am Lavantegg, situated at 1300 metres above sea level on the eastern slopes of the mountain.
The first half of the route runs through forests to the Waldheimhütte mountain hut. Then, competitors run through vast pastures. The steepest part of the course is the final climb to the mountain hut on the Zirbitzkogel.
After the race, participants walk back to the Waldheimhütte, from where a bus takes them to the pasta party and award ceremony in Sankt Anna.
In 2011, the top finishers were Samson Mungai Kagia of Kenya (56:41) and Austria's Karin Freitag (1:12:48).
Venue (Map): Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (Graz 89km, Klagenfurt 94km, Ljubljana 177km, Vienna 220km)
Date: 1 July 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km (+1106m)
Start: 10.30 in Sankt Anna am Lavantegg (1291m)
Finish: Zirbitzkogel mountain hut (2397m)
Entries: by e-mail or fax (until 28 June 2012, payment by bank transfer); late entries on the day
Entry fees: 15 euros (until 28 June 2012), 25 euros (until 1 July 2012)
Race centre: Volksschule (primary school) in St. Anna (on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: T-shirt; transport of personal clothing to the finish; shuttle bus service from the Waldheimhütte back to St. Anna (13.00-14.30), pasta party in St. Anna (after the race); entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes: trophies or product prizes to the first 5 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Volksschule St. Anna
Award ceremony: 16.00 at the restaurant "Annawirt" in St. Anna
Number of finishers 2011: 89 runners, 17 nordic walkers
Event website (in German): www.zirbitz-berglauf.at
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