Lake Ossiach Night Half Marathon 2009

Lake Ossiach - Ossiacher See


Lake Ossiach in the Austrian province of Carinthia is 11km long and too large to stage a half marathon around the entire lake - you would have to run 29km to go once around.

Therefore, you will start in the village of Ossiach on the southern shore and run clockwise around the western half of the lake to the finish in Bodensdorf on the northern shore. 7k runners and walkers will start in Annenheim at the western end of the lake. Before the start, bus and ferry services will bring the competitors to the start.

The race is very popular not only with holidaymakers and runners from neighbouring countries but also with Kenyan elite athletes. In 2008, Micah Kiplagat Samoei beat three compatriots to win in a time of 1:06:04. Local veteran Erich Kokaly was first European past the post in 1:11:58. Ida Šurbek from Slovenia led the women home in 1:20:35.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Bodensdorf, Ossiacher See

Date: 17 July 2009 (Friday)

Race distance: 21km, 7km, 200-2400m (children)

Start: 19.00 in Ossiach at the sports field (21km); 19:45 in Annenheim (7km), 16.00 in Bodensdorf (children)

Finish: Bodensdorf, Park am See

Entries: online or by fax (see event website); payment by bank transfer (see event website: "Allgemeines - Sonstiges" in the left menu)

Entry fees (21km): 17/20/25 EUR (until 31 May/until 15 July/late entries)

Entry fees (7km and nordic walking): 10/13/15 EUR

Entry fees (children): 3/5 EUR (until 31 May/late entries)

Accommodation package: 60 EUR (2 nights in a bed & breakfast including entry fees)

Race centre: Tourist information Bodensdorf (16 July from 17.00 to 19.00, 17 July from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00)

You get: quality T-Shirt, bus or ferry service to the start, bus service to Ossiach at 22.00; children get a finisher medal

Prizes: first 3 M/F, first 3 in the categories

Changing facilities: Campingplatz Blasge

Presentation: 17.30 (children); first 3 M/F after the race, 21.30 (categories)

Number of finishers 2008: 468 (half marathon), 19 relay teams, 23 nordic walkers

Event website (in German and Italian):


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