13th Schneeberg Mountain Race
Puchberg am Schneeberg (Austria), Saturday 26 September 2009
This race against a historic steam train has seen many world-class athletes running up the highest mountain in the province of Lower Austria. The race features an elevation gain of 1200m in 10km.
In 2008, the reigning World Champions Jonathan Wyatt from New Zealand (53:09) and Andrea Mayr from Austria (58:21) both beat the Zahnradbahn which finished 8th overall (58:38).
The Schneeberg ("Snow Mountain") with its two summits, Klosterwappen (2076m) and Kaiserstein (2061m), is a popular destination for the city folk from Vienna, which is 70km to the north-east.
The start of the race is in the village of Puchberg am Schneeberg, a climate health resort at an elevation of about 600m. Most of the race is on a dirt road along the railway tracks. The last section is on mountain trails.
The finish is at the railway station of Hochschneeberg (1800m).
A return trip on the train to Puchberg is included in the entry fees.
Venue (Map): Puchberg am Schneeberg (Sopron 67km, Vienna 72km, Graz 149km)
Date: 26 September 2009 (Saturday)
Distance: 10km (+1200m); children run 500-1200m around Puchberg
Start: 12.30 at the Schneeberghalle in Puchberg (600m)
Finish: Hochschneeberg railway station (1800m)
Entries: advance entries online; late entries on the day until 11.00
Entry fees: 25 EUR (until 31 August); 30 EUR (until 24 September); 35 EUR (late entries)
Race centre: Schneeberghalle Puchberg (on the day from 9.00 to 11.30)
You get: finisher T-Shirt; transport of personal clothing to the finish; train service back to Puchberg (from 15.30; cannot be guaranteed for late entries)
Prizes: trophies to the first M/F; prize money to the first 5 M/F; category winners get free entry to next year's race
Presentation: 17.30 in the Schneeberghalle in Puchberg
Number of finishers 2008: 367
Event website (in German): www.schneeberglauf.at
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