Piber (Austria), Saturday 1 June 2013
Entrants to the Lipizzanerheimatlauf in Austria's state of Styria can choose to run either 7km, 14km, or a half marathon.
The route is a challenging and scenic 7km loop on roads and trails through farmland and woods. Each lap features 110 metres of ascent and 110 metres of descent.
The start and the finish of all races is on the parade ground of the Bundesgestüt Piber (Federal Stud Piber), situated in the rolling hills west of the city of Graz.
The stud farm is one of the major tourist destinations in the region as it breeds Lipizzaner horses for the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Over 800 runners took part in the event last year. The half marathon winners were U.S. athlete Andrew Robinson (1:14:12) and Austria's Karoline Dohr (1:34:52).
Lipizzaners at Piber
Venue (Map): Piber, near Köflach (Graz 40km, Ljubljana 220km, Vienna 230km, Bratislava 281km)
Date: 1 June 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 7km; 14km; 21km; children 400/950/1900m; nordic walking 7km
Start time: 15.00-15.30 (children), 16.00 (7km, 14km, and 21km); 16.10 (nordic walking)
Start and finish: Bundesgestüt Piber (Federal Stud Piber)
Entries: online or by fax (until 26 May 2013); late entries until one hour before the start
Entry fees (7km, 14km, 21km): € 17/22/27 (until 1 April/26 May/1 June 2013)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: at the start (31 May 2013, 18.00-20.00; on the day from 12.00 until one hour before the start)
You get: pasta party and free guided tour through the federal Stud Piber (Friday 31 May 2013); goodie bag; free parking; breakfast, free tour on a Lipizzaner-drawn carriage, and free entry to the "Therme Nova" spa (Sunday 2 June 2013)
Prizes (7km, 14km, 21km): trophies/product prizes to the first 3 M/F and to the winners of each category
Award ceremony: ca. 18.00 (children); ca. 19.30 (adults)
Number of finishers 2012: 277 (7km), 145 (14km), 189 (21km), 211 (children), 21 (nordic walking)
Event website: www.lipizzanerheimatlauf.at
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