Romans' Run 2009
This summer night's run pays tribute to the Romans who founded the city of Flavia Solva around the year 70 AD, close to the modern city of Leibnitz in the south of Austria.
Many runners dress up as Romans, and the teams with the best Roman costumes get a prize.
The event offers a 6k run, a quarter marathon (10.55km) and a half marathon (21.1km, two laps).
The race follows a new course with start and finish at the Naturparkzentrum Grottenhof, a redeveloped estate 2 kilometres to the north of Leibnitz.
Most of the route is flat but after about 3 kilometres the race crosses the Seggauberg, a wooded hill with a 13th-century castle on top. The elevation gain/loss is approximately 80 metres. After that, participants run a loop around an artificial lake, and then on cycle paths along the River Sulm back to the finish.
A firework display brings the event to an end.
In 2008, the winners of the half marathon were Erich Kokaly (1:12:30) and Mirva Rintala (1:30:51).
Venue (Map): Leibnitz (Maribor 33km, Graz 39km, Vienna 220km)
Date: 25 July 2009 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km, 10.55km, 6km (run and nordic walking), 0.5-2.1km (children)
Start time: 17.15 (children), 19.00 (6k run), 19.15 (nordic walking), 20.15 (10.5km, 21km)
Entries: online, by post or fax until 17 July 2009; late entries on the day from 14.00 to 16.00
Entry fees (6/10.5/21km): 20/25 EUR (until 17 July/late entries)
Entry fees (children): 5/10 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit)
You get: medal, finisher T-shirt; outdoor headlamp to 21k runners
Prizes: a pair of running shoes to the first 3 M/F in each category
Firework display: 23.30
Number of finishers 2008: 46 (6km), 242 (10.5km), 141 (21km), 30 (6km nordic walking)
Event website (in German): www.roemerlauf.at
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