Übersbach spring run

The Frühlingslauf is the first race of the CERR-Cup, the Central European Region Running Cup, which is a series of ten races in the Austria-Hungary-Slovenia border region. Accordingly, the race is very popular with Hungarians and Slovenes. Last year, 38 Hungarians and 14 Slovenes travelled to the small place of Übersbach to run 7km on a rural course towards the spa town of Loipersdorf and back.

For the first time, there will also be a half marathon in the morning. However, the main race is the 7km run in the afternoon. All runners get a free ticket for the thermal pools in Loipersdorf. These are open until 21.00 so there's still plenty of time for a nice bath in the evening.


Race report and photos:


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Übersbach (56km from Graz, 77km from Szombathely, 85km from Maribor, 157km from Vienna)

Date: 21 March 2009 (Saturday)

Start time: 11.00 (half marathon and 7km nordic walking); 14.00 (children); 15.00 (7km main race)

Race distance: 7.032km (Hauptlauf (main race) and nordic walking); 21.1km; children 0.4-2.2km

Start and finish: at the Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach

Race course: rural, out and back towards Loipersdorf; half marathon: 3 laps

Entries: by post until 17 March; online until 19 March (see event website); late entries until 30 minutes before the start of each race

Entry fees: 7km: advance entries 10 EUR, late entries 12 EUR; half marathon: 22-30 EUR (see details on the event website)

Race centre: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach

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

You get: entry ticket for the thermal pools in Therme Loipersdorf, ticket for the prize raffle; massage for half marathon runners

Prizes: cups and medals

Showers and changing facilities: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach

Presentation and prize raffle: 16.00

Number of finishers 2008: 342 (7km)

Event website (in German): www.dieterprasch.com/fruehlingslauf.htm; Race Information 2013 (PDF, 481KB)


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page