Running Festival Bad Blumau 2009
A very pleasant way to spend May Day is this relaxed event in Bad Blumau, a small village famous for the luxurious thermal spa "Rogner Bad Blumau", designed by the eccentric Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
From the start in the village centre you run on a 5.275km-lap course along the valley, passing the spa complex and returning along a brook to the village. Entrants choose to run either one lap, two laps (a quarter of a marathon) or four laps to make it a half marathon.
Participants of the half and the quarter marathon get a free entry ticket to the spa, but you are well advised to make a reservation beforehand if you want get in on the day of the event - entries per day are limited.
Venue (Map): Bad Blumau
Date: 1 May 2009 (Friday)
Start time: 10.00; children: from 9.30; nordic walking 9.55
Race distance: 5.275km; 10.55km; 21.1km; nordic walking 16km
Start and finish: Bad Blumau, Dorfplatz (in the centre of the village)
Race course: laps of 5.275km
Entries: advance entries online (until 25 April); late entries on 30 April and 1 May in the race centre
Entry fees: Half marathon and 10.5km run: advance entries 22 EUR, late entries 25 EUR; 5.3km run and nordic walking: 12/15 EUR
Timing: Champion Chip ( bring your own chip or rent one for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit))
Race centre: Kulturzentrum Bad Blumau (open on 30 April from 17.00 to 19.00 and on 1 May from 7.30 to 9.15)
You get: Half marathon and 10.55km runners: a voucher for a day ticket for the Rogner Bad Blumau (worth 42 EUR)*, a present for the first 200 entries, pasta party; 5.3km runners: a present for the first 150 entries, pasta party
* You can use the ticket for the thermal spa on 1 May but it's essential to make a reservation at the spa in time. Call +43 3383 51009603 for a reservation with reference to your Lauffestival voucher. The ticket is not valid on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Prizes: Half marathon and 10.55km run: practical prizes for the first 3 M/F in the categories; 5.3km run: practical prizes for the first 3
Prize raffle: after the presentation
Number of finishers 2008: 409 (5.3km: 86; 10.5km: 156; 21.1km: 167)
Event website (in German): www.lauffestival.com
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