Vienna (Austria), Sunday 9 September 2012
The Prater Hauptallee is popular with runners all year round.
The Babenbergerlauf in Vienna features a half marathon, a 14k and a 7k run.
Like many other running events organized by the athletic club LCC Wien, the races are held on a 7km loop course in the vast Prater park, the favoured training ground for Viennese runners.
The course is very flat and fast but each lap includes one turning point as a major part of the race is run out and back the Prater Hauptallee (pictured above), the main avenue through the park.
Starting and finishing near the Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Austria's largest football stadium), the route runs through park and woodland, alongside the ‘Liliputbahn’ (pictured below), and past the ‘Riesenrad’, Vienna's famous giant ferris wheel.
The Liliputbahn in the Prater.
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 9 September 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 14km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater (near Ernst-Happel-Stadion), Vienna
Entries: online (until 6 Sep 2012) or in person in the race centre (on 6 and 7 Sep 2012, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: € 17 (until 7 Sep 2012); € 20 (on 9 Sep 2012)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: snacks and drinks on the course and after the race; entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each age category
Showers and changing facilities: in the LCC Zentrum
Award ceremony and prize drawing: 13.30
Number of finishers 2011: 84 (7km), 92 (21km)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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