8th "Casino Run Velden" 2012

Velden am Wörthersee (Austria), Friday 26 October 2012

Velden am Wörthersee, Kärnten, Austria (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


The Casinolauf is held on Austria's National Day—the "Nationalfeiertag"—which is celebrated on October 26th. Over 300 runners of all ages took part in last year's event.

The event offers a 10k race (two laps), a 5k run (one lap), and children's races.

The start and finish are at the casino in the resort of Velden at the western end of the Wörthersee, a popular summer holiday destination in Austria's state of Carinthia.

This year, the event features a new course which runs out and back the "Seecorso" road along the southern shore of the lake.

The route is mostly flat and fast, and for the time of the race it will be closed to traffic.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Velden am Wörthersee (Klagenfurt 22km, Ljubljana 102km, Udine 137km, Vienna 341km)

Date: 26 October 2012 (Friday; public holiday in Austria)

Distance: 5km; 10km; children 300m/500m/1km/2km

Start time: 10.00-10.30 (children); 11.00 (5km and 10km)

Start and finish: at the Casino Velden

Entries: online (until 20 Oct 2012); late entries on 25 Oct (17.00-18.00) and on the day (8.00-9.00); race limit 500 runners

Entry fees (5km and 10km): € 15 (until 20 Oct 2012), € 20 (until 26 Oct 2011)

Entry fees (children): € 6 (until 20 Oct 2012), € 11 (until 26 Oct 2011)

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)

Race centre: Casino Velden (25 Oct 2012, 17.00-18.00; on the day 8.00-9.00)

You get: goodie bag to the first 250 entries; medal to all children (12 years and under)

Prizes: to the first man and woman (10km) and to the best finishers in each category

Showers and changing facilities: Eishalle Velden, Köstenberger Strasse 3

Award ceremony: ca. 12.00 in the Casino Cafe

Number of finishers 2011: 152 (6.5km), 18 relay teams (5x1.3km); 74 children

Event website (in German): www.s-a-w.at (out of date)


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