LCC Polar Bear Run, 3rd race
This is a traditional and very popular winter series of three races in the Vienna Prater park.
The course is completely flat, very fast and AIMS certified. 7km runners come home after one lap, half marathoners run three laps with an additional 97.5meters in the final lap.
It was in the third race of the series in 2008 that Susanne Pumper from Austria and Helena Javornik from Slovenia, both running for the organizing club LCC Wien, were tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO.
1st race: 18 January 2009
2nd race: 15 February 2009
3rd race: 15 March 2009
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 15 March 2009 (Sunday)
Start time: 10.00
Distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start and finish: on the Prater Hauptallee, close to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Entries: online until 10 March; in the race center on 12 March and 13 March from 16.00 to 21.00; on the day from 8.00 to 9.30
Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (advance entries); 15 EUR (late entries)
Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR
Timing: Champion Chip (bring your own chip or rent one for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit))
Race centre: LCC Laufsportzentrum, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistrasse 7, 1020 Wien
You get: refreshments, changing facilities, lockers, showers
Prize raffle: after the presentation
Number of finishers 2008: 327 (7km); 530 (21km)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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