7th Wine Road Race
This 10km road race takes you through a very small wine-growing region south of Vienna.
The race follows an undulating route from the village of Pfaffstätten to the attractive small old town of Mödling, 15km south of Austria's capital.
After a lap of 1km through Pfaffstätten you will run through the vineyards at the foot of the wooded hills of the Wienerwald ("Vienna Woods") which is on your left.
At the 6.5km mark you will face a 1km-long but mild climb up to the Eichkogel, a small hill and designated nature reserve with some rare plants. From there it's just downhill to the finish at the public swimming pool in Mödling.
The start and the finish of the race are at an elevation of approximately 220 metres, the highest point at about 310 metres.
The winners in 2008 were Mario Weiß (34:18) and Irene Reichl (40:59).
Venue (Map): Pfaffstätten - Mödling (Pfaffstätten is 25km from Vienna, 50km from Sopron and 78km from Bratislava)
Date: 6 September 2009 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km (accurately measured)
Start: 10.00 in Pfaffstätten at the junction Weinbergstraße/Einödstraße
Finish: Mödling, at the Stadtbad (public swimming pool) in Badstraße
Entries: advance entries online until 1 September 2009 (see "Anmeldung" on the event website), payment by credit card or bank transfer; late entries on the day until 9.00
Entry fees: 13 EUR (advance entries), 18 EUR (late entries)
Timing: Champion Chip (bring your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit))
Race centre: Union Sportplatz Pfaffstätten, Franz-Josef-Straße 45, 2511 Pfaffstätten (Saturday 5th September from 10.00 to 12.00 and on the day from 8.00 to 9.30)
You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish (9.45); bus service from the finish to the start (probably at 12.30); voucher for a free entry to the public swimming pool in Mödling
Showers: at the public swimming pool in Mödling
Presentation: when the last runner has finished
Number of finishers 2008: 282
Event website (in German): www.weinstrassenlauf.at