Leibnitz (Austria), Saturday 19 July 2014

Signifero Venerdì santo Romagnano Sesia (Author Sterarchy / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


Held annually on a summer night in July, the Römerlauf pays tribute to the Romans who founded the city of Flavia Solva, which was situated near the modern town of Leibnitz in Austria's state of Styria.

Around 1300 runners and nordic walkers took part in the event last year.

Three race distances are on offer — a 6.7km Volkslauf , a 10.4km Viertelmarathon, and a 20.86km Halbmarathon, which consists of two laps.

The 6.7km route is more or less flat but the 10.4km loop is quite challenging with 80m of ascent (and the same of descent).

The course is illuminated with more than 1000 lights.


Seggauberg and Sulmsee near Leibnitz, Austria (Copyright © 2010 Hendrik Böttger, Run International EU)

Participants in the half marathon run twice across the Seggauberg and around the Sulmsee.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Leibnitz (Maribor 33km, Graz 39km, Vienna 220km)

Date: 19 July 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 6.7km; 10.4km; 20.86km; children's races

Start and finish: Naturparkzentrum Grottenhof, Kaindorf an der Sulm, Leibnitz

Start time: 17.00-18.00 (children), 18.45 (6.7km), 20.15 (10.4km, 20.8km)

Entries: online (up to 17 July 2014); late entries on the day (14.00-16.00)

Entry fees (6.7km, 10.4km, 20.8km): € 20 (up to 17 July 2014), € 25 (on 19 July 2014)

Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)

You get: T-shirt, finisher medal

Showers: yes

Award ceremony: 23.00

Number of finishers 2013: 381 (6km), 518 (10km), 217 (20km), 164 children

Event website (in German): www.roemerlauf.at


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