Leibnitz (Austria), Saturday 20 July 2013
The Römerlauf pays tribute to the Romans who founded the city of Flavia Solva, which was situated near the modern town of Leibnitz in Austria's state of Styria.
Held annually on a summer evening in July, the event attracts more than 1000 runners and nordic walkers, some of them dressed up as Romans.
Entrants can choose between three routes, which are (approximately) 6km, 10km, and 20km long. The 20km run consists of two laps.
The 6km route is more or less flat but the 10km loop includes about 80 metres of elevation gain.
Parts of the course are on gravel roads.
Participants in the 10k and 20k races run across the Seggauberg and around the Sulmsee.
Venue (Map): Leibnitz (Maribor 33km, Graz 39km, Vienna 220km)
Date: 20 July 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 6.05km (run/nordic walking); 10.35km; 20.65km; children ca. 0.5km/1km/2km
Start and finish: Naturparkzentrum Grottenhof, Kaindorf an der Sulm, Leibnitz
Start time: 17.00-18.00 (children), 18.45 (6km run), 18.55 (6km nordic walking), 20.15 (10km, 20km)
Entries: online (up to 18 July 2013); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (until one hour before the start)
Entry fees (6/10/20km): € 20 (up to 18 July 2013), € 25 (up to 20 July 2013)
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 5 (€ 30 deposit)
You get: T-shirt and finisher medal to all participants
Prizes: running shoes to the first 3 M/F in each category (all distances)
Award ceremony: 23.00
Number of finishers 2012: 330 (6km), 484 (10km), 168 (20km), 138 children
Event website (in German): www.roemerlauf.at
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