27th Run around Lake Pressegg

Hermagor (Austria), Saturday 15 August 2009

Pressegger See (Lake Pressegg), near Hermagor, Austria - Copyright © 2009 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu


The two races of 5.6km and 12.4km around Lake Pressegg in the Austrian province of Carinthia are very popular with German holiday makers and day trippers from Italy and Slovenia. In 2008, more than a quarter of the competitors came from foreign countries.

It's easy to see why. The lake has a very idyllic location at an elevation of 560 metres, and it's surrounded by reeds to the east and west and by 2000m mountains to the north and south. It's 1km long and 600m wide, and great for a swim as the water is very clean and it warms up quickly in the summer.

The 5.6km Seelaufklassiker (classic lake race) takes you once around the lake. After 3km you will have to climb a small hill of about 50m.

The 12.4km Lange Seerunde (long loop around the lake) incorporates an additional loop around the reeds to the east of the lake, and another small hill after about 10km.

Access to the lake is very limited but you will get a free ticket to the Strandbad.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Pressegger See, Hermagor (Villach 40km, Lienz 70km, Ljubljana 130km, Udine 130km)

Date: 15 August 2009 (Saturday, public holiday in Austria)

Race distance: 5.6km; 12.4km; children 1km and 2.5km

Start time: 10.00 (5.6km), 10.20 (12.4km); children: 9.15 (1km), 9.30 (2.5km)

Start and finish: at the Strandbad Presseggen

Entries: advance entries online until 14 August 2009, 12.00 midday (click on 'Kontakt' on the event website); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 30 minutes before the start

Entry fees: 12/15 EUR (advance entries/late entries)

Entry fees (juniors born 1990-1993): 7/10 EUR (advance entries/late entries)

Entry fees (children): 3 EUR

Timing: Champion Chip (bring your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit)) 

Race centre: at the start from 7.00

You get: medal, free entry to the Strandbad (beach)

Prizes: trophies or practical prizes

Presentation: 12.00 (children); 13.00

Prize raffle: after the presentation

Number of finishers 2008: 119 (5.6km), 148 (12.4km), 103 children

Event website (in German): www.sportclub-hermagor.at/volkslauf/ (out of date)


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