10th Lake Reschen Race
The popular 15.3km race around Lake Reschen in South Tyrol will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and on that special occasion the event will be held for the first time in the late evening, followed by a party with live music and a firework display at midnight.
The route takes you once around the 6km-long artificial lake at an elevation of 1500 metres. The 14th-century church tower rising spookily out of the lake is a reminder that 163 homes were blown up and submerged when the 22-meter deep lake was created in 1950.
It's a beautiful setting for a race, and the route is right along the lakefront. The course is quite flat on the eastern side of the lake and undulating in the west. Approximately 80% of the course is on asphalt.
There won't be a prize fund but many runners will be awarded with practical prizes. And you are well advised not to miss the raffle - you may come home with a Fiat 500 car.
You can stay in one of the hotels or guest houses near the lake, but the organizers also offer some possibilities to camp or to stay overnight in the sports hall.
In 2008, the winners were South Tyrol's elite athletes Hermann Achmüller (50:09) and Renate Rungger (59:15). Achmüller won the race six times, and three times he finished second place. Renate Rungger has so far won four times.
Country: Italy (South Tyrol)
Venue (Map): Graun / Curon at Lake Reschen (German: Reschensee, Italian: Lago di Resia)
Date: 1 August 2009 (Saturday)
Start time: 20.30 (handcyclists), 21.00 (runners), 21.05 (nordic walkers)
Race distance: 15.3km
Start and finish: Graun/Curon
Entries: advance entries online or by fax, payment by bank transfer; entries on the day until one hour before the start
Entry fees: 25 EUR (until 30 July), 35 EUR (late entries from 1 August)
Race centre: on the day from 10.00 to 19.00 in the start/finish area
You get: we are not sure for this year but in the last years you got a present, a medal, a warm meal, massage, and more
Prizes: practical prizes to the first 10 M/F and to the first 3 in the categories
Prize raffle: at midnight (1st prize: Fiat 500, many valuable prizes)
Number of finishers 2008: 1034 men, 398 women, 102 walkers, 15 handcyclists
Event website (in German and Italian): Reschenseelauf
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