Bad Blumau (Austria), Thursday 1 May 2014
Held annually on May Day, the Lauffestival offers a half marathon (four laps), a 10.5km quarter marathon (two laps) and a 5.2km run (one lap), as well as children's races and nordic walking competitions.
All routes begin and end in the village of Bad Blumau which sits amid rolling hills in the state of Styria in the south-eastern part of Austria.
The route is a gently-undulating loop through the village and farmland and through the Rogner Bad Blumau (pictured), a thermal spa complex designed by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Participants receive a voucher for an entry ticket to the spa but as entries to the Rogner Bad are limited they need to make a reservation beforehand if they want to use the voucher on the day of the event.
Venue (Map): Bad Blumau (Szombathely 58km, Graz 61km, Maribor 111km, Vienna 143km)
Date: 1 May 2014 (Thursday; public holiday in Austria)
Race distance: 5.275km; 10.55km; 21.1km; children 500m/1200m; nordic walking 5.275km/8km
Start time: 9.30 (children), 10.00 (5km, 10km, 21km, nordic walking)
Start and finish: Gemeindeamt, Hauptstraße (near Dorfplatz in the centre of the village)
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 27 April 2014); late entries on the day
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
Entry fees (5km, 8km): € 15 (up to 27 Apr 2014)
Entry fees (10.5km, 21km): € 25 (up to 27 Apr 2014)
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip (chip rental fees apply)
Race centre: Kulturzentrum Bad Blumau (30 April 17.00-19.00, on the day 7.30-9.15)
You get (5km, 8km): voucher for an evening ticket to the Rogner Bad Blumau; pasta party; souvenir gift to the first 100 entrants
You get (10.5km, 21km): voucher for a day ticket (advance entries) or an evening ticket (late entries) to the Rogner Bad Blumau; pasta party; souvenir gift to the first 300 entrants
Changing facilities and showers: yes
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2013: 146 (21km), 199 (10.5km), 100 (5.25km), 91 children, 52 nordic walkers
Event website: www.lauffestival.com
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