Faaker See (Austria), Sunday 6 July 2014
Held in an appealing summer holiday region in the Alps, the Faaker See Lauf (‘Lake Faak Run’) attracts a crowd of around 1300 runners from around the world.
Participants run either one lap (10.55km ‘Panoramalauf’) or two laps (21.1km half marathon) around the Faaker See, a bathing lake in Austria's state of Carinthia (Kärnten), situated near the borders with Italy and Slovenia.
The route is very scenic and varied, through lovely scenery and woods and pretty villages, and it is rather challenging as it includes some testing ascents. Approximately one kilometre of each lap is run on forest trails.
The course is accurately measured and closed to all traffic.
In addition to the half and quarter marathon races, the event offers children's races and a 4km route for fun runners, walkers and nordic walkers (on Saturday afternoon).
Venue (Map): Faaker See (Villach 11km, Ljubljana 92km, Udine 131km, Vienna 360km)
Date: 6 July 2014 (Sunday)
Start time: 9.00
Race distance: 10.55km (Panoramalauf), 21.1km (Halbmarathon)
Start and finish: at the campsite Arneitz on the eastern shore of the lake
Entries: online; late entries on Saturday 5 July 2014 and on the day
Entry fees (21km): € 20/23/29 (up to 30 April/28 June/6 July 2014)
Entry fees (10.5km): € 15/17/23 (up to 30 April/28 June/6 July 2014)
‘Gäste Package’: 50 per cent off the entry fees if you book accommodation in the region for at least one night
Timekeeping: bibchip (included in the entry fees)
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: goodie bag; snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish
Showers and changing facilities: Camping Arneitz
Number of finishers 2013: 605 (10.5km), 287 (21km), 212 (4.6km), 209 children
Event website: www.faakerseelauf.at
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