Ehrenhausen (Austria), Saturday 3 May 2014
The Welschlauf is an atmospheric road running event without a prize fund or elite athletes but lots of fun runners, music, food and locally produced Welsch wine.
The event takes place in the wine-growing Südsteiermark region in Austria's state of Styria, near the border with Slovenia.
Three very hilly and scenic races are on offer — a marathon, a half marathon, and a 10.5km quarter marathon (‘Viertelmarathon’) for runners and nordic walkers.
All races are point-to-point routes which alternate in direction each year.
In 2014, all races will finish in Ehrenhausen (pictured), a very pretty village, located on the train line between the cities of Graz in Austria and Maribor in Slovenia.
The marathon will be started in the village of Wies. Participants in the shorter races will join the marathon field en route to Ehrenhausen.
Venue (Map): Wies - Ehrenhausen
Date: 3 May 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance: 10.5km (run and nordic walking); 21.1km; 42.2km
Start (42km run): at 10.00 in Wies
Start (21km run): at 12.00 in Leutschach
Start (10.5km nordic walking): at 13.00 in Sulztal an der Weinstraße
Start (10.5km run): at 14.00 in Sulztal an der Weinstraße
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (participants must provide a proof of payment when they pick up their bibs); late entries on Friday 2 May 2014; no entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): € 33 (up to 20 April 2014); € 43 (late entries)
Entry fees (21km): € 29 (up to 20 April 2014); € 39 (late entries)
Entry fees (10.5km): € 25 (up to 20 April 2014); € 35 (late entries)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 3 (€ 30 deposit)
Race centre: Feuerwehr Leutschach (2 May 2014, 16.00-21.00); in the start areas (on the day before the race)
You get: T-shirt; goodie bag; shuttle bus service from Ehrenhausen to the start areas (before the race); transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish; 21 feed stations along the course; finisher medal; massage service
Number of finishers 2013: 244 (42km), 760 (21km), 543 (12.2km run), 225 (12.2km walking)
Event website (in German): www.welschlauf.com
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