Stainz (Austria), Saturday 1 September 2012
Held in the small Schilcher wine region near the city of Graz, the Schilcherlauf is one of the most popular running events in Austria's state of Styria.
Last year, over 1600 runners and walkers squeezed up in the start/finish area on the pretty little Hauptplatz of Stainz, a small town of just 2500 people.
The route is a mildly undulating 5.25-kilometre loop through town and farmland. Participants run either one, two, three or four laps to make it a half marathon.
The fastest male and female half marathon finishers will win traditional lederhosen. Last year, the winners both came from Kenya — Richard Kiprono Bett (1:06:06) and Lucy Wambui Murigi (1:17:59).
Start and finish are on Stainz's Hauptplatz.
Venue (Map): Stainz (Graz 27km, Maribor 62km, Klagenfurt 114km, Vienna 212km)
Date: 1 September 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 5.25km; 10.5km; 15.75km; 21.1km; 21.1km relay (4 runners); children 1.1km and 2.2km; nordic walking 5.25km and 10.5km
Start time: 17.00; children 14.30-14.45
Start and finish: Hauptplatz Stainz
Entries: online or by fax (until 24 August 2012), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (5.25km): € 18/21/25 (until 30 June/24 Aug/1 Sep 2012)
Entry fees (10.55km): € 20/23/28
Entry fees (15.75km): € 22/25/30
Entry fees (21.1km): € 27/30/35
Entry fees (21.1km relay): € 72/84/99
Entry fees (children): € 10
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Hofer-Mühle Stainz, Hauptplatz 1 (Friday 31 Aug 17.00-20.00, on the day 11.00-16.30)
You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, pasta party (on Friday), free accommodation in the sports hall (on Friday and Saturday); breakfast run and breakfast (on Sunday)
Prizes: to the first 6 M/F in the half marathon; trophies to the first 3 M/F (all races)
Award ceremony: 16.00 (children); 21.00
Number of finishers 2011: 541 (5km), 359 (10km), 82 (15km), 240 (21km); 46 relay teams, 207 children
Event website (in German): www.schilcherlauf.at
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