Vienna (Austria), January - March 2015
Organized by the athletics club LCC Wien, the annual Eisbärlauf ("Polar Bear Run") race series comprises three road running events, to be held on 25 January, on 22 February, and on 22 March 2015.
Each event offers a 7km, a 14km, and a half marathon race. The events in February and March also include a 28km run.
The route is a 7km loop through the Wiener Prater, Vienna's largest public park, and home to many sports venues as well as to the ‘Wurstelprater’ amusement park with its famous Ferris Wheel (pictured).
Starting and finishing near Austria's biggest stadium, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, the course is AIMS-certified, pancake-flat, and closed to traffic.
The route consists of a 3km loop and a 4km out-and-back run along the Hauptallee ("Main Avenue"), which is lined with chestnut trees.
In 2014, each Eisbärlauf event welcomed around 1000 participants.
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date (1. Eisbärlauf): Sunday 25 January 2015
Date (2. Eisbärlauf): Sunday 22 February 2015
Date (3. Eisbärlauf): Sunday 22 March 2015
Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km; 28km (on 22 February and 22 March 2015 only)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Prater Hauptallee, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Race centre: LCC Wien Laufzentrum, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
Entries: online (up to Wednesday before each race) or in person in the race centre (before each race: Thursday 16.00-21.00, Friday 16.00-19.00, Saturday 13.00-16.00, on the day 8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: € 18 (online entries), € 20 (on Thursday/Friday/Saturday before each race), € 22 (entries on the day)
Entry fees (online entries for all three events): € 50
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 3), or buy a chip (€ 33)
You get: snacks and drinks; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three Eisbärlauf events
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC Wien Laufzentrum
Prizes: trophies/medals to the fastest finishers in each category
Number of finishers 2014: 934 (January), 1009 (February), 956 (March)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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