Vienna (Austria) — 26 January, 23 February, and 23 March 2014
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 events in February and March also include a 28k race.
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 the Prater Hauptallee, a wide avenue through the park.
The course is traffic-free, AIMS-certified, and pancake-flat.
In 2013, each Eisbärlauf event welcomed an average of about 650 participants.
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: Sunday 26 January 2014 - Sunday 23 February 2014 - Sunday 23 March 2014
Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km; 28km (on 23 February and 23 March 2014 only)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Prater Hauptallee, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online (up to 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 (online entries), € 20 (on Thursday or Friday before each race), € 22 (entries on the day)
Entry fees (online entries for all three events): € 50
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip (chip rental fees apply)
Race centre: LCC Wien Laufzentrum, 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: ca. 13.30
Number of finishers 2012: 739 (January), 600 (February), 632 (March)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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