Wörthersee Halbmarathon 2016 — Kärnten läuft
Velden - Klagenfurt (Austria), Sunday 21 August 2016
Held on a point-to-point course along the northern shore of the Wörthersee, a 16.5km-long lake in Austria's state of Kärnten, the Wörthersee Halbmarathon attracts a crowd of about 3,000 half marathon runners.
The route begins in Velden, a fashionable resort at the western end of the Wörthersee, and ends in the Europapark at the lake's eastern end, approximately 4km from the city centre of Klagenfurt.
Much of the shore of the Wörthersee is private property, so only a few portions of the route run right along the lakeshore.
The course is gently undulating and closed to all traffic for the time of the race.
In 2015, the fastest finisher was Laban Korir of Kenya in a time of 1hr 1min 52sec.
The first woman across the line was Croatia's Lisa Christina Nemec in 1hr 11min 4sec. This year, she won't be able to defend her title as she has been banned from competition for four years, following a doping test on 6 October 2015, just six and a half weeks after the race in Kärnten.
In addition to the half marathon, the event offers a 10.55km Viertelmarathon (quarter marathon) and a number of shorter races for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.
Race report, results and photos: Wörthersee Half Marathon 2011
Venue (Map): Velden - Klagenfurt
Date: 21 August 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10.55km, 21.1km
Start (10.5km): at 8.00 on Seepromenade in Pörtschach
Start (21km): at 9.00 on Seecorso in Velden
Finish: in the Europapark in Klagenfurt
Race bib collection: Friday 19 August 2016, 14.00-20.00, Saturday 20 August 2016, 9.00-20.00
Entries: online (up to 8 August 2016); late entries on 19 and 20 August 2016; no entries on the day
Entry fees (10.5km): € 32/35/41 (up to 30 June/8 August/20 August 2016)
Entry fees (21km): € 38/41/47 (up to 30 June/8 August/20 August 2016)
Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, finisher medal, massage service
Showers and changing facilities: in the finish area
Award ceremony: at 13.00
Number of finishers 2015: 1567 (10.5km), 3057 (21km)
Event website: kaerntenlaeuft.at
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