9th 'Lake Ossiach Night Half Marathon' 2013
Bodensdorf (Austria), Friday 19 July 2013
Held on a Friday night in summer, the Ossiacher See Nachthalbmarathon in Austria's state of Kärnten (Carinthia) attracts approximately 700 runners every year.
The event offers a half marathon, a 7km race for runners and nordic walkers, and some shorter children's races.
Participants in the half marathon run 21.1 kilometres of a certified point-to-point course around the western part of the 10-kilometre long Lake Ossiach.
The route alternates in direction each year. In 2013, competitors will run from Ossiach on the southern shore to Bodensdorf on the northern shore.
The course is undulating on roads and cycleways, mostly close to the lake.
Pre-race ferry transportation from Bodensdorf to the start in Ossiach is included in the entry fees.
Every year, many holidaymakers and runners from neighbouring countries take part in the event. In 2012, the top half marathon finishers were Edwin Kemboi of Kenya (1:08:56) and Žana Jereb of Slovenia (1:21:41).
Venue (Map): Bodensdorf (Villach 14km, Klagenfurt 32km, Ljubljana 120km, Udine 133km)
Date: 19 July 2013 (Friday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 7km (run and nordic walking), children 200m/800m/1600m/2400m
Start (children): 16.00-16.40 in the 'Park am See' in Bodensdorf
Start (7km): 19.10 at the 'Campingbad' in Annenheim
Start (21km): 19.10 at the 'Sportplatz' in Ossiach
Finish: in the 'Park am See' in Bodensdorf
Entries: online or by fax
Entry fees (21km): € 17/20/25/30 (up to 30 April/31 May/30 June/late entries)
Entry fees (7km): € 10/13/15/20 (up to 30 April/31 May/30 June/late entries)
Race centre: at the finish in Bodensdorf
You get: T-shirt; train service (7km) or ferry service (21km) from Bodensdorf to the start; bus service from Bodensdorf to Ossiach (at 22.00)
Award ceremony: 21.30 in Bodensdorf
Number of finishers 2012: 435 (21km), 156 (7km run), 34 (7km nordic walking), 103 children
Event website (in German and Italian): www.nachthalbmarathon.at
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