Piber (Austria), Saturday 9 June 2012
Held on a scenic route around the Federal Stud of Piber (Bundesgestüt Piber) in Austria's state of Styria, the Lipizzanerlauf attracts around 1000 runners.
The Piber Stud farm, which breeds Lipizzaner horses for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, is situated in the rolling hills near the town of Köflach, about 40 kilometres from the city of Graz.
Entrants can choose between the 7km, 14km, and 21km half marathon. The 7k is usually the most popular distance.
Start and finish are on Piber's parade ground. The route is a hilly 7km loop. Participants run on a mix of trails and roads through woods, fields and pastures. Each lap features 110 metres of elevation gain.
Lipizzaners at Piber
Venue (Map): Piber near Köflach (Graz 40km, Maribor 94km, Klagenfurt 108km, Vienna 230km)
Date: 9 June 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 7km; 14km; 21km; children 400/950/1900m; nordic walking 7km (without timing)
Start time: 9.30-10.00 (children), 10.30 (7/14/21km); 10.40 (nordic walking)
Start and finish: Bundesgestüt Piber (Federal Stud Piber)
Entries: online or by fax (until 1 June 2012); late entries on the day until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees (7km): € 15/18/23 (until 1 May/1 June/9 June 2012)
Entry fees (14km): € 17/20/(25?)
Entry fees (21km): € 19/22/27
Entry fees (7km nordic walking): € 11/12/17
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: at the start (8 June 2012, 18.00-20.00; on the day from 7.30 until 1 hour before the start)
You get: goodie bag; pasta party and free guided tour through the federal Stud Piber (Friday 8 June 2012); breakfast and free entry to the "Therme Nova" (Sunday 10 June 2012)
Prizes (7km): trophies or product prizes to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (14km, 21km): trophies or product prizes to the first 3 M/F and to the winners of each category
Award ceremony: ca. 13.30 (children); ca. 15.00 (main races)
Number of finishers 2011: 349 (7km), 171 (14km), 160 (21km), 250 (children), 21 (nordic walking)
Event website: www.lipizzanerheimatlauf.at
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