VCM Winter Running Series 2012 - 3rd Run
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 11 March 2012
The third and final race of the Winterlaufserie will bring runners once again to the former imperial hunting grounds of the Prater, nowadays Vienna's largest public park.
The route is a completely flat 7km loop which is AIMS-certified and closed to traffic.
Runners can decide during the race if they want to finish after one lap (7km), two laps (14km), three laps (21.1km) or four laps (28km). The third lap in the half marathon is a bit longer than 7km.
A large part of the race is on run on the Prater Hauptallee, the main avenue through the park. Start and finish are near Austria's biggest stadium, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
In 2011, the event had around 700 participants. The fastest half marathon finishers were Thomas Summer (1:13:04) and Ingrid Eichberger (1:27:55).
Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater
Date: 11 March 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 7km; 14km; 21.1km; 28km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online (until 8 March 2012, payment by credit card or bank transfer) or in person until 10 March 2012 in the VCM Running Store (Favoritenstraße 76, 1100 Wien); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: 20 euros (until 8 March 2012), 24 euros (until 11 March 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 5 euros (30 euros deposit)
Race centre: at the start (8.00-9.30)
You get: one aid station per lap (in the start/finish area)
Prizes: first 3 M/F in the half marathon
Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (9.00-14.00); no attended baggage storage
Number of finishers 2011: 157 (7km), 203 (14km), 207 (21km), 123 (28km) --> 690 finishers
Event website: www.vienna-marathon.com
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