Stainz (Austria), Saturday 31 August 2013

Stainz, Styria, Austria (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Held in the lovely small Schilcher wine region in Austria's state of Steiermark (Styria), the Schilcherlauf attracts around 1600 runners and nordic walkers.

The event offers the following distances: 5.25km (one lap), 10.5km (two laps), 15.75km (three laps), 21.1km half marathon (four laps).

All races begin and end on the very pretty little Hauptplatz of Stainz, a small town of just 2500 people, located about 27km south-west of the city centre of Graz.

The route is an undulating loop through the town and through farmland.

The fastest male and female half marathon finishers will be awarded traditional Styrian lederhosen. Last year, the winners were Hillary Mutai of Kenya (1:05:06) and Maria Hochegger of Austria (1:25:06).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Stainz (Graz 27km, Maribor 62km, Klagenfurt 114km, Vienna 212km)

Date: 31 August 2013 (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 23 August 2013), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (5.25km): € 18/21/25 (until 30 June/23 Aug/31 Aug 2013)

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

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

Race centre: Hofer-Mühle Stainz, Hauptplatz 1 (Friday 30 Aug 17.00-20.00, on the day 11.00-16.30)

You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, carbo-loading party (on Friday), finisher buffet, accommodation option in a sports hall (on Friday and Saturday); breakfast run and free 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 2012: 560 (5km), 342 (10km), 78 (15km), 249 (21km); 37 relay teams, 170 children

Event website (in German):


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