11th 'Lake Ossiach Night Half Marathon' 2015

Bodensdorf (Austria), Friday 5 June 2015

Ossiacher See Nachthalbmarathon - a half marathon runner in Ossiach, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Held on a Friday night in June, the Ossiacher See Nachthalbmarathon in Austria's state of Kärnten (Carinthia) attracts approximately 500 or more competitors, many of them holidaymakers and day trippers from neighbouring countries.

The event features children's races, a 6.3km race for runners and nordic walkers, and a half marathon.

Participants in the half marathon run 21.1km of an undulating point-to-point course on roads and cycleways around the western part of the 10km-long Lake Ossiach.

The route alternates in direction each year. In 2015, competitors will run from Ossiach on the southern shore to Bodensdorf on the northern shore. Pre-race ferry transportation from Bodensdorf to the start area is included in the entry fees.

In 2014, Michael Wadl (1:14:34) and Elisabeth Starz (1:31:50) led an international field of about 300 half marathon runners around the lake.


Ossiacher See - Ossiach and Bodensdorf (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Bodensdorf (Villach 14km, Klagenfurt 37km, Ljubljana 105km, Udine 141km)

Date: 5 June 2015 (Friday)

Race distance: 200m-2400m (children), 6.3km (run and nordic walking), 21.1km

Start (children's races): 16.00-16.40 Park am See, Bodensdorf

Start (6.3km): 19.10 Seepark, Annenheim

Start (21km): 19.10 Sportplatz, Ossiach

Finish: Park am See, Bodensdorf

Race centre: ASKÖ Sportheim (at the football pitch) in Bodensdorf (Thursday 4 June 2015, 16.00-19.00; on the day 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00)

Entries: online or by fax (up to 1 June 2015)

Entry fees (children's races): € 3 (up to 20 May 2015), € 5 (late entries)

Entry fees (6.3km): € 10/13/15/20 (up to 30 March/30 April/20 May 2015/late entries)

Entry fees (21km): € 17/20/25/30 (up to 30 March/30 April/20 May 2015/late entries)

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

You get: pre-race train service (6.3km) or ferry service (21km) from Bodensdorf to the start areas; a towel

Showers and changing facilities: ASKÖ Sportheim, Bodensdorf

Award ceremony: 17.30 (children)

Number of finishers 2014: 93 children, 106 (7km run), 26 (7km nordic walking), 292 (21km)

Event website: www.nachthalbmarathon.at


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