Vienna (Austria), 27 January 2013 - 24 February 2013 - 24 March 2013
Organized by the athletics club LCC Wien, the annual Eisbärlauf ("Polar Bear Run") race series comprises three running events in January, February and March.
Each event offers a 7k, a 14k, and a half marathon. The event in February also features a 28k.
The route is a 7-kilometre loop on asphalt roads through the Wiener Prater — formerly imperial hunting grounds, nowadays Vienna's largest public park.
Starting and finishing near Austria's biggest stadium, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, the race is run mostly on Prater Hauptallee, a wide avenue through the park.
The course is traffic-free, AIMS-certified, and pancake-flat.
In 2012, each Eisbärlauf event had around 650 to 700 participants.
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: Sunday 27 January 2013 - Sunday 24 February 2013 - Sunday 24 March 2013
Distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km; 28km (on 24 February 2013 only)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Prater Hauptallee, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online (until Wednesday before each race) or in person (on Thursday and Friday before each race, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: € 18 (until Wednesday before each race), € 20 (until Friday before each race), € 22 (entries on the day)
Entry fees (for all three events): € 50
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip (chip rental fees apply)
Race centre: LCC Wien Laufzentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: snacks and drinks; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three Eisbärlauf events
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC Wien Laufzentrum
Prizes: trophies/medals to the winners of each category
Award ceremony: 13.30
Number of finishers 2012: 697 (1. Lauf), 683 (2. Lauf), 654 (3. Lauf)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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