Velden am Wörthersee (Austria), Saturday 1 October 2016
Held in the Ossiacher Tauern hill range in Austria's state of Kärnten (Carinthia), this uphill road race takes you vom See zum Berg — "from the lake to the mountain".
The route is 9.2km long. It includes 518m of ascent, so it's not too difficult a route. For the time of the race, the course is closed to all traffic.
Starting at the casino in the resort of Velden at the western end of the Wörthersee, the race is run on asphalt roads through lovely countryside and three pretty villages: Kranzlhofen, Oberjeserz and Köstenberg.
The finish line is at an elevation of 922m at the Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig.
From there, you'll walk 1.5km back to the event centre in Köstenberg where you can pick up your clothing and take a shower.
Last year, 103 runners completed the course. The fastest finishers were Silvio Wieltschnig (36min 44sec) and Michaela Zwerger (47min 11 sec).
The route between Köstenberg and the Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig
Venue (Map): Velden am Wörthersee (Villach 17km, Klagenfurt 22km, Ljubljana 100km)
Date: 1 October 2016 (Saturday)
Race distance: 9.2km (+518m)
Start: at 10.30 at the Casino Velden (460m)
Finish: at the Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig (922m)
Race centre: Casino Velden (on the day before the race)
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 28 September 2016, 19.00h); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)
Entry fees: € 15 (up to 28 September 2016), € 20 (on 1 October 2016)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip (€ 3)
You get: transport of personal clothing from the start area to the event centre in Köstenberg; three drink stations on the course and one at the finish; shuttle bus service from Köstenberg to Velden (after the race), free parking in the underground car park of the casino
Showers and changing facilities: at the Eventgelände Köstenberg
Award ceremony: at ca. 14.00 at the Eventgelände Köstenberg
Number of finishers 2015: 103
Event website (in German):
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