Eisenstadt (Austria), Sunday 14 October 2012

Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, Austria (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Around 240 runners of all ages took part in last year's Landhauslauf in Eisenstadt, capital of the Burgenland state in eastern Austria.

Eisenstadt is a small town of about 13,000 residents, situated approximately fifty kilometres from Vienna, near Lake Neusiedl and the Hungarian border.

The event comprises a 10.5km race (five laps), a 4.2km run (two laps), a 2.1km fun run and children's races. The route is undulating.

Starting and finishing at the very pretty town hall, participants run through Eisenstadt's pedestrianized old town, they pass the massive Schloss Esterházy (pictured), and they run through a corner of the castle gardens.

Last year, the fastest finishers in the 10.5km main race were Marius Bock (36:10) and Lydia Bencic (44:43).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Eisenstadt (Vienna 54km, Bratislava 71km, Györ 105km, Graz 173km)

Date: 14 October 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10.5km; 4.2km; 2.1km; children 500m/1000m

Start time: 10.00-10.15 (children); 11.15 (10.5km/4.2km/2.1km)

Start and finish: at the Rathaus, Hauptstrasse 35

Entries: online (until 12 Oct 2012), payment by bank transfer; late entries in the race centre

Entry fees (10.5km): € 15 (until 12 Oct 2012), € 18 (until 14 Oct 2012)

Entry fees (4.2km): € 13 (until 12 Oct 2012), € 16 (until 14 Oct 2012)

Entry fees (2.1km): € 9 (until 12 Oct 2012), € 12 (until 14 Oct 2012)

Timing: Sport Event Timing (SET Running Chip): € 1 chip rental fee; € 20 deposit

Race centre: Gasthaus Haydnbräu, Pfarrgasse 22 (Saturday 13 Oct 2012, 13.00-18.00); Rathaus Eisenstadt (on the day 8.30-10.45)

You get: goody bag, free guided tour through the Esterházy Palace, free massage, prize drawing

Prizes: trophies and medals

Showers and changing facilities: Landwirtschaftliche Fachschule Eisenstadt

Award ceremony: 10.30 (children), 13.15 (adults)

Number of finishers 2011: 103 (10.5km), 64 (4.2km), 5 (2.1km), 64 (children)

Event website (in German): www.landhauslauf-eisenstadt.at


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.