10th "Übersbach Spring Run" 2012

Übersbach (Austria), Saturday 24 March 2012

Übersbacher Frühlingslauf, Austria (Copyright © 2012 runinternational.eu)


The Übersbacher Frühlingslauf attracts around 700 runners and nordic walkers to the pretty village of Übersbach, located amid rolling hills in south-eastern Austria.

Every year, the event also draws a fair number of athletes from nearby Hungary and Slovenia.

Runners choose between the half marathon (three laps, start at 9am) or the 7K race (one lap, start at 3pm) — or they run both races (28km "Kombiwertung").

The route is mostly flat out-and-back on country lanes. Shortly before the turning point participants cross a small hill. The course is completely closed to all traffic.

Last year, the fastest half marathon finishers were masters athletes Wolfgang Wallner (1:11:48) and Elfi Pierer (1:35:57).


Race report and photos:


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Übersbach (56km from Graz, 77km from Szombathely, 85km from Maribor, 157km from Vienna)

Date: 24 March 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 7.03km (run and nordic walking); 2.2km, 800m/400m (children)

Start time: 9.00 (21km); 14.00-14.15 (children); 14.30 (2.2km); 15.00 (7km)

Start and finish: Mehrzweckhalle (sports hall) Übersbach

Entries: online or by fax; late entries on the day until 30 minutes before the start

Entry fees (21km): € 24/29/32 (until 15 March/22 March/24 March 2012)

Entry fees (7km): € 12/15 (until 22 March/24 March 2012)

Entry fees (21km+7km=28km): € 29/34/39 (until 15 March/22 March/24 March 2012)

Race centre: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach (23 March 18.00-20.00; 24 March from 7.00)

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)

You get: a meal and a 1kg-jar of honey (to 21km runners); entry into the post-race prize drawing

Prizes: trophies and medals; category prizes

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: 11.00 (21km); 16.00 (7km)

Number of finishers 2011: 127 (21km), 329 (7km), 74 (2.2km), 117 (children), 43 (nordic walking)

Event website (in German): www.dieterprasch.com/fruehlingslauf.htm


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.


Übersbacher Frühlingslauf, Übersbach, Austria (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)