5th 'Danube Canal Run' 2012
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 6 May 2012
The Donaukanallauf in Vienna features an interesting route along the Donaukanal ('Danube Canal'), which flows through the city centre of Austria's capital.
The route is a traffic-free loop on cycleways along both banks of the canal. Competitors run one lap (4.75km) or two laps (9.5km). Children run shorter distances.
The start and finish are at the 'Strandbar Herrmann', a beach bar situated next to the Urania observatory on the edge of the inner city
In 2011, over 400 runners took part in the event. The top finishers in the 9.5km race were Martin Gansterer (32:39) and Carola Bendl-Tschiedel (40:43).
Venue (Map): Vienna
Date: 6 May 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 4.75km; 9.5km; children 530m and 1180m
Start time: 9.30-9.45 (children); 10.20 (4.75km); 11.00 (9.5km)
Start and finish: Strandbar Herrmann (on the Donaukanal, near the Urania)
Entries: online (until 4 May 2012); late entries on the day
Entry fees (4.75km): € 7 (until 4 May 2012); € 10 (until 6 May 2012)
Entry fees (9.5km): € 13 (until 4 May 2012); € 16 (until 6 May 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Strandbar Herrmann (on the day from 8.00am)
You get: 'Kaiserschmarrn' (pancake) party on Saturday; fruit and drinks after the race; entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category; certificates to all children
Award ceremony: 13.00
Number of finishers 2011: 177 (9.5km), 121 (4.75km), 118 children
Event website (in German): www.landstrasserlauf.at
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