Vienna (Austria), Sunday 24 April 2016
Held just two weeks after the Vienna City Marathon, the Frühlingsmarathon (Spring Marathon) offers another fine opportunity to run a marathon in Austria's capital.
Organized by the LCC Wien athletics club, the event also features a 7k race, a half marathon, a half marathon relay for teams of three runners, and a marathon relay for teams of six.
Like the Herbstmarathon in the autumn, the Frühlingsmarathon takes place entirely in the Prater, a vast wooded park which is home to various sports venues, as well as to the "Wurstelprater" amusement park (pictured).
The route is a 7,032.5metre-long loop. Participants in the half marathon run three laps of this course. The marathon is six laps.
As the course is completely flat, traffic-free and AIMS-certified the event offers a fair chance of setting a personal marathon record.
The course won't be crowded either. Last year, the event had 259 finishers overall. Only 24 runners completed the full marathon. Michael Schalk (3 hours 3 minutes 39 seconds) and Susanne Schöberl (3 hours 51 minutes 1 second) were the fastest finishers. The time limit to finish the race is six hours.
Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater
Date: 24 April 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7.03km; 21.1km; 42.2km; half marathon relay (3x7km); marathon relay (6x7km)
Start time: 9.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: online (up to 20 April 2016) or in person in the race centre (on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the race); late entries on the day
Race centre: LCC-Laufsportzentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien (Thursday 21 April, 16.00-21.00; Friday 22 April 16.00-19.00; Saturday 23 April 10.00-13.00; Sunday 24 April 7.00-8.30)
Entry fees (7km, 21km): € 18/20/22 (up to 20 April/23 April/24 April 2016)
Entry fees (42km): € 38/42/45 (up to 20 April/23 April/24 April 2016)
Entry fees (21km relay): € 39/42/45 (up to 20 April/23 April/24 April 2016)
Entry fees (42km relay): € 78/84 (up to 20 April/23 April 2016)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own yellow chip, buy a single-use green chip (€ 3) or buy a yellow chip (€ 33)
You get: snacks and drinks on the course and in the start/finish area; finisher medal
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Laufsportzentrum
Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each category
Award ceremony: 10.30 (7km), 11.30 (21km), 14.00 (42km)
Number of finishers 2015: 88 (7km), 102 (21km), 24 (42km), 7 relay teams (3x7km), 4 relay teams (6x7km)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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