10th "Übersbach Spring Run" 2012
Übersbach (Austria), Saturday 24 March 2012
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:
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.