Autumn marathon of the LCC-Vienna 2009
Some prefer a train ride through the Prater (Photo: Karin Kacetl).
A good chance to clock a personal record over the half or the full marathon distance offers this event in the vast Prater park in Austria's capital, organized by the athletics club LCC Wien.
The races are held on a very flat and fast 7km-lap with one turning point in each lap. The course is certified by AIMS. 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 and entirely in the woods, the air is fine in the park, and the temperatures at the end of October are usually very good to run a fast time.
The start and the finish are near the Ernst-Happel football stadium. On the route, there are three feed stations.
Families and friends may like the course as it gives them the chance to cheer you on many times.
In order to avoid congestion on the course, the race is limited to overall 1000 half and full marathon runners.
In 2008, both marathon winners were 40 years old. Thomas Srb won in a time of 2:29:59, Regina Liebert was the first woman home in 3:08:27.
Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater
Date: 25 October 2009 (Sunday)
Distance: 7km, 21.1km, 42.2km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 9.00 (7km); 10.00 (21km and 42km)
Start and finish: Vienna, Hauptallee in the Prater Park, near Stadionbad
Entries: advance entries online, payment by credit card; late entries on the day
Entry fees (7km): 10/15/20 EUR (until 6 October/until 20 October/late entries)
Entry fees (21km): 20/30/40 EUR
Entry fees (42km): 25/35/50 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 (Friday 23 Oct 16.00-21.00, Saturday 24 Oct 10.00-18.00, on the day until 1 hour before the start)
You get (21km and 42km): finisher medal, T-shirt, massage, free parking; pasta party on Saturday
Showers and changing facilities: in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Number of finishers 2008: 148 (7km), 386 (half marathon), 202 (marathon)
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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