Leopoldi Race of the LCC-Vienna 2009
The Leopoldilauf incorporates a half marathon and a 7km race.
The event is held on 15 November, the feast day of Saint Leopold III, patron saint of Austria and of the city of Vienna, who died on 15 November 1136.
Like the other road running events in the Prater park, organized by the athletics club LCC-Wien, the race offers a good chance to clock a personal record.
It follows the same route as the "Herbstmarathon" and the "Eisbärlauf" winter series - a very flat and fast 7km-lap with one turning point in each lap. Most of the route is on an out-and back section of the Prater Hauptallee. This may be a bit dull but the course is traffic-free, entirely in the woods, and certified by AIMS. Start and finish are near the Ernst-Happel football stadium.
In 2008, the half marathon winners were Günter Kickmaier (1:16:20) and Regina Liebert (1:29:39).
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 15 November 2009 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater Park, near Stadionbad and Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Entries: advance entries online (payment by credit card) or in the race centre (Thursday 12 November and Friday 13 November from 16.00 to 21.00); late entries on the day from 8.00 to 9.30
Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (advance entries), 15 EUR (late entries on the day)
Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR
Timing: Champion Chip - bring your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: prize raffle
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Zentrum
Presentation and prize raffle: 13.30 in the LCC-Zentrum
Number of finishers 2008: 203 (half marathon), 119 (7km)
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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