12th 'Running Festival Bad Blumau' 2012
Bad Blumau (Austria), Tuesday 1 May 2012
Held every year on May Day, the Lauffestival in the spa village of Bad Blumau offers a 21km half marathon (four laps), a 10.5km quarter marathon (two laps), a 5.25km run (one lap), as well as races for children and nordic walkers.
Situated amid rolling hills in Austria's state of Styria, Bad Blumau is home to the Rogner Bad Blumau (pictured), a thermal spa complex designed by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Participants in the Lauffestival receive a voucher for an entry ticket to the spa but as entries are limited they need to make a reservation beforehand if they want to use the voucher on the day of the event.
Starting and finishing in the centre of the village, the route is a very mildly undulating loop on roads and footpaths along the valley and through the spa complex.
In 2011, the half marathon winners were Wolfgang Wallner (1:10:23) and Maria Hochegger (1:23:34).
Venue (Map): Bad Blumau (Szombathely 58km, Graz 61km, Maribor 111km, Vienna 143km)
Date: 1 May 2012 (Tuesday; public holiday in Austria)
Race distance: 21.1km; 10.5km; 5.25km; children 500m/1200m; nordic walking 5.25km and 8km
Start time: 10.00; children 9.30-9.45
Start and finish: Dorfplatz (in the centre of the village)
Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (21km; 10.5km): € 25 (up to 26 Apr 2012), € 30 (up to 1 May 2012)
Entry fees (5.25km; nordic walking): € 15 (up to 26 Apr 2012), € 20 (up to 1 May 2012)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Kulturzentrum Bad Blumau (30 April 17.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-9.15)
You get (21km; 10.5km): voucher for a day ticket (advance entries) or an evening ticket (late entries) to the Rogner Bad Blumau; pasta party; a souvenir gift to the first 300 entrants; child care
You get (5.25km, nordic walking): voucher for an evening ticket to the Rogner Bad Blumau; pasta party; a souvenir gift to the first 100 entrants; child care
Prizes (21km; 10.5km): to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (5.25km; nordic walking): to the first 3 M/F
Award ceremony: 13.00
Number of finishers 2011: 167 (21km), 209 (10.5km), 72 (5.25km), 134 children, 41 nordic walkers
Event website (in German): www.lauffestival.com
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