Hall in Tirol (Austria), Saturday 19 May 2012
The Halbmarathon Hall-Wattens in Austria offers two attractive running routes (4.8km and 21.3km) in the Inn River Valley, near the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol.
Start and finish are on the main square of Hall in Tirol, a historic salt-mining town with a large number of late-medieval buildings, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery.
The 21.3km race (which is slightly longer than the half marathon distance) consists of two different undulating loops (4.8km + 16.5km).
Participants run through Hall's very pretty old town centre (partly on cobblestones), through the castle of "Burg Hasegg", on a bikeway along the River Inn, through villages and rural areas, and through the town of Wattens which is widely known for its "Swarovski Crystal Worlds" visitor centre.
Most of the course is on asphalt. Approximately 2.5km are on dirt roads.
Last year, around 600 runners took part in the event. The fastest 21K finishers were Silvia Olejarova (1:27:46) and Thomas Kandler (1:19:56).
Venue (Map): Hall in Tirol (Innsbruck 10km, Munich 159km, Salzburg 178km, Verona 276km)
Date: 19 May 2012 ( Saturday)
Race distance: 21.3km ("Halbmarathon"); 4.8km ("Volkslauf"); children 800m/1600m/2400m
Start time: 13.30-14.20 (children); 16.00 (21.3km; 4.8km)
Start and finish: Oberer Stadtplatz
Entries: online (until 10 May 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (until 1 hour before the start)
Entry fees (21.3km; 4.8km): € 15/18/20 (until 27 April/10 May/19 May 2012)
Entry fees (children): € 4
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: at the start (on the day from 10.00)
You get: finisher T-shirt (for advance entries and payment until 27 April 2012); finisher medal; entry into the post-race prize drawing; after-race party
Prizes: product prizes to the first M/F in the half marathon and to the best team in the 4.8km run; trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: Europahauptschule
Award ceremony: ca. 15.00 (children); ca. 19.30 (21.3km and 4.8km)
Number of finishers 2011: 292 (21.3km), 205 (4.8km), 109 (children)
Event website: www.halbmarathon-hall-wattens.at
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