Bad Radkersburg (Austria), Saturday 24 May 2014

Stadtpfarrkirche, Bad Radkersburg, Austria (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


The Wüstenlauf ("Desert Run") well deserves its name.

The event is held in a low-lying region which gets more sunshine than any other region in Austria. The sun can be blazing hot at the start at 3.30pm, and there's not much shade on the course. Furthermore, there will be a Wüstenfest with belly dancers and camel riding for the kids.

Entrants can choose between three races (8.7km, 13.6km, 21.1km half marathon). Children run 1km, and nordic walkers walk 9.5km.

Starting and finishing on the main square of Bad Radkersburg, a spa town on the Austria-Slovenia border, all routes are flat and fast, mostly on cycleways and roads through sun-baked corn and pumpkin fields. A short section is on gravel.

The course is AIMS-certified and traffic-free.

The entry fees include a technical T-shirt and free entry to the thermal indoor and outdoor pools of the Parktherme spa in Bad Radkersburg.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Bad Radkersburg (Maribor 41km, Graz 77km, Zagreb 130km, Vienna 207km)

Date: 24 May 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 8.7km; 13.6km; 21.1km; children 1km; nordic walking 9.5km

Start time: 15.00 (children), 15.30 (8.7km, 13.6km, 21.1km); 15.40 (nordic walking)

Start and finish: Hauptplatz, Bad Radkersburg

Entries: online or by phone; payment by bank transfer

Entry fees (8.7km/13.6km): € 24 (up to 17 May 2014), € 31 (from 18 May 2014)

Entry fees (21.1km): € 27 (up to 17 May 2014), € 34 (from 18 May 2014)

Entry fees (nordic walking): € 22 (up to 17 May 2014), € 29 (from 18 May 2014)

Timekeeping: SMC Timing — € 3 chip rental fees, € 20 deposit

Race centre: Congresszentrum Zehnerhaus, Hauptplatz, Bad Radkersburg (Friday 23 May 2014, 12.00-20.00; on the day 9.00-14.30)

You get: technical T-shirt; free entry to the Parktherme; voucher for an entry ticket to the Parktherme (valid 6 months); entry into the post-race prize drawing; massage service at the finish

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F (8.7km/13.6km/21.1km) and to the first 3 in each category (21.1km)

Award ceremony: ca. 19.00

Number of finishers 2013: 272 (8.7km), 112 (13.6km), 201 (21km), 48 (nordic walking)

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