Köflach (Austria), Saturday 14 June 2014

Lipizzaner horses at Piber, Austria (Copyright © 2010 Anja Zechner / runinternational.eu)


Held at the Bundesgestüt Piber (Federal Stud Piber), which is situated in the rolling hills to the west of the city of Graz in Austria, the Lipizzanerheimatlauf attracts around 1,000 participants.

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.

Starting and finishing on the parade ground (pictured below), participants run either one lap (7km), two laps (14km), or three laps (half marathon) of a very scenic multi-terrain course through farmland and woods.

The route is rather challenging. Each lap features 110 metres of ascent and 110 metres of descent.

The event also offers a 3.5km run, children's races and a 7km loop for nordic walkers.


Piber Federal Stud, Austria (Copyright © 2010 Anja Zechner / runinternational.eu)


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Bundesgestüt Piber, Köflach (Graz 40km, Maribor 88km, Vienna 230km)

Date: 14 June 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 3.5km; 7km; 14km; 21km; children 400m/950m/1900m; nordic walking 7km

Start time: 15.00-15.30 (children), 16.00 (7km, 14km, 21km); 16.05 (3.5km); 16.10 (7km nordic walking)

Start and finish: Bundesgestüt Piber (Federal Stud Piber)

Entries: online or by fax (up to 8 June 2014); late entries on the day

Entry fees (7km): €15/18/23 (up to 26 April/8 June/14 June 2014)

Entry fees (14km): €17/20/25 (up to 26 April/8 June/14 June 2014)

Entry fees (21km): €19/22/27 (up to 26 April/8 June/14 June 2014)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip (€3)

Race centre: in the start area (13 June 2014, 17.00-20.00; on the day from 12.00 until one hour before the start)

You get: goodie bag

Bag storage: no

Prizes (7km, 14km, 21km): to the first 3 M/F and to the winners of each category

Award ceremony: ca. 18.30 (children); ca. 20.00 (adults)

Number of finishers 2013: 383 (7km), 165 (14km), 153 (21km), 179 (children), 27 (nordic walking)

Event website: www.lipizzanerheimatlauf.at


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