4th "From the lake to the mountain"
From the lake ...
... to ...
... the mountain
In this relatively easy mountain race with an elevation gain of 518 metres in 9.2km you don't need to worry about making your dress dirty or falling over slippery rocks and roots.
The race is held entirely on traffic-free asphalt roads and starts at the Casino in Velden, a flashy resort at the western end of the Wörthersee, the largest lake in the Austrian province of Carinthia.
The finish is at a restaurant in the hills of the Ossiacher Tauern between the Wörthersee and the Ossiachersee.
From the scenic route there are great panoramic views of the Karawanken mountain range on the Slovene-Austrian border. You will pass two pretty churches, several lovely alpine houses and a small reedy lake. From the finish you will get a glimpse of Lake Ossiach.
The steepest sections are in the middle of the race but the route levels out quite often and includes five downhill sections as well.
En route there will be three drinks stations and another one at the finish.
From the finish line you will have to walk 1.5km back to the event centre in the village of Köstenberg, home of one of the leading golf courses in Austria.
The children's races will be held in Köstenberg.
In 2008, Robert Stark (36:36) and Marlies Penker (43:28) both won their races in style.
Venue (Map): Velden am Wörthersee
Date: 20 September 2009 (Sunday)
Race distance: 9.2km (+518m, -56m); relay (4 runners: 2.7+1.8+2.5+2.2km); children 150m-1800m
Start: 10.30 at the Casino in Velden am Wörthersee (460m)
Finish: Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig (922m)
Entries: advance entries online or by e-mail (until 19 September 2009, 17.00), payment by bank transfer (see "Anmeldung" on the event website); late entries on the day until 10.00
Entry fees: 10/13 EUR (advance entries/late entries on the day)
Entry fees (relay teams): 30/35 EUR
Entry fees (children): 5/6 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit); relay: only the 4th runner needs a chip
You get: free parking in the Casino underground car park, transport of personal clothing to the event centre in Köstenberg, bus service to the start after the event; bus service for relay runners to their start areas and to the event centre in Köstenberg
Prizes: presents to the first 5 M/F, to the first 3 in the categories and to the first 3 relay teams
Prizes (children): first 3 in the categories; all children get a medal and a small present
Showers and changing facilities: Eventgelände Köstenberg
Presentation: 14.00 Eventgelände Köstenberg
Number of finishers 2008: 128 mountain runners; 3 relay teams; 109 children
Event website (in German): www.vomseezumberg.at
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