Held annually on a Saturday night in mid-August, the Stinatzer Halbmarathon attracts around 400 runners and nordic walkers from Austria and beyond, in particular from the neighbouring countries Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia.
The event takes place in the village of Stinatz which is located in the southern part of the Burgenland, the least populated of Austria's nine states.
Entrants can choose between the 4.2km run (one lap), the 8.4km race for runners and nordic walkers (two laps) or the 21.1km half marathon (five laps).
Stinatz is situated amid rolling countryside, so it comes as no surprise that the route is a bit undulating. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is about 20 metres.
The races kick off at 7.15pm but there's no need to worry about running in the darkness as the course is illuminated with torches after nightfall.
There's also plenty of live music all along the course.
Venue (Map): Stinatz (72km from Graz, 132km from Vienna, 209km from Zagreb, 241km from Ljubljana, 275km from Budapest)
Date: 13 August 2016 (Saturday)
Race distance: 300m-1km-2km (children's races), 4.2km, 8.4km (run and nordic walking), 21.1km
Start time: 18.30 (300m), 18.45 (1km, 2km), 19.15 (4.2km, 8.4km, 21km)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz (main square)
Race centre: in the start/finish area (on the day 16.00-18.15)
Entries: online (up to 11 August 2016), late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)
Entry fees (300m): no entry fees
Entry fees (1km, 2km): € 10
Entry fees (8.4km nordic walking): € 10 (up to 11 Aug 2016), € 13 (on 13 Aug 2016)
Entry fees (4.2km, 8.4km run): € 15 (up to 11 Aug 2016), € 18 (on 13 Aug 2016)
Entry fees (21.1km): € 25 (up to 11 Aug 2016), € 28 (on 13 Aug 2016)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip or buy a single-use GREEN chip (€ 3)
You get: T-shirt (4.2km, 8.4km, 21km), finisher medal (1km, 2km, 21km), goodie bag, refreshments on the course and at the finish, photo service, free massage service after the race, child care, entry into the post-race prize drawing
Prizes (1km, 2km, 8.4km run, 8.4km nordic walking): to the first 3 in each age group
Prizes (21km): to the first 3 men and women and to the first 3 in each age group
Showers and changing facilities: Mehrzweckhalle Stinatz
Award ceremony: at 20.00 (children), at 22.00 (4.2km, 8.4km, 21km)
Number of finishers 2015: 39 (1km), 23 (2km), 59 (4.2km), 114 (8.4km run), 16 (8.4km nordic walking), 126 (21km)
Event website (in German): www.lc-tiger.com
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