8th 'Lake Faak Run' 2013
Faaker See (Austria), Sunday 7 July 2013
Participants in the Faaker See Lauf run either one lap (10.55km "Panoramalauf") or two laps (21.1km half marathon) around the Faaker See, a popular summer holiday destination in Austria's state of Kärnten (Carinthia).
Last year, around 700 took part in the races, many of them holidaymakers and runners from neighbouring countries.
Free access to the lake is very limited, and only a short section of the course runs along the lakeshore. Nevertheless, the course is very attractive as it takes runners through fine scenery and very pretty villages.
The route is traffic-free, certified, and challenging with some testing hills on the western shore of the lake. Approximately one kilometre is on forest trails.
Venue (Map): Faaker See (Villach 11km, Ljubljana 92km, Udine 131km, Graz 174km, Vienna 360km)
Date: 7 July 2013 (Sunday)
Start time: 9.00
Race distance: 21.1km, 10.55km, on Saturday: 4km (run and nordic walking) and children's races
Start and finish: at the campsite Arneitz on the eastern shore of the lake
Entries: online (until 1 July 2013); late entries on 6 July 2013 and on the day
Entry fees (21km): € 20/22/27 (until 31 May/1 July/7 July 2013)
Entry fees (10.5km): € 14/16/21 (until 31 May/1 July/7 July 2013)
Entry fees (4km): € 8/10/12 (until 31 May/1 July/7 July 2013)
"Gäste Package": 50% off the entry fees if you book accommodation in the region for at least one night
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Eventgelände Arneitz, Seeufer Landesstraße 53, 9583 Faak am See (Saturday 17.30-20.00; on the day 7.00-8.30)
You get: technical T-shirt (21km); goodie bag; massage service at the finish; entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F (21km) and to the first 5 in each category (21km and 10.5km)
Showers and changing facilities: Camping Arneitz
Award ceremony: ca. 13.30
Number of finishers 2012: 471 (10.5km), 219 (21km)
Event website (in German): www.faakerseelauf.at
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