34th Vienna New Year's Eve Run 2010
Vienna (Austria), Friday 31 December 2010
Dogs get sausages after the race. You don't.
Vienna's New Year's Eve celebrations begin with a 5.4-kilometre run around the city centre.
Last year, over 2500 runners took part in the event, as well as 62 dogs. All participating dogs get a pair of sausages at the finish, but runner's don't.
Most of the route follows the imperial Ringstrasse, which forms a horseshoe around the city centre.
Runners and dogs pass a large number of Vienna's most grandiose buildings - the Hofburg, the Rathaus, the Parliament buildings, churches, museums, the Burgtheater, the State Opera House, and the University.
The start is at 11am at the Ringstrassen-Galerien, an upmarket shopping complex. The route will be closed for traffic for 90 minutes, which gives you plenty of time for sightseeing during the race.
In 2009, the winners were Matthew Bowser of Great Britain (15:47) and Eva-Maria Gradwohl of Austria (18:11). Paul was the first dog across the line, finishing in a time of 18:18.
The Austrian Parliament Building and the Rathaus on Vienna's Ringstrasse
Date: 31 December 2010 (Friday)
Race distance: 5.4km
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish (Map): Ringstrasse, near Ringstrassen-Galerien, Kärntner Ring 5-7, Wien
Entries: online (until 25 December, payment by credit card) or in person in the race centre
Entry fees: 12 EUR (until 31 Oct), 15 EUR (until 8 Dec), 18 EUR (until 30 Dec), 22 EUR (on 31 Dec)
Entry fees (children 15 years and under): 7 EUR (until 30 Dec), 15 EUR (on 31 Dec)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
Race centre: Ringstrassen-Galerien, in the wing next to the State Opera House (27-30 December, 8.00-18.00; 31 Dec 8.00-10.00)
You get: prize raffle
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category; awards to the first 10 runners (according to age graded finishing times), to the first 10 dogs, and to runners with the most imaginative costumes
Showers and changing facilities: no
Bag storage: in the basement of the Ringstrassen-Galerien
Award ceremony and prize raffle: ca. 13.30 in the Ringstrassen-Galerien
Number of finishers 2009: 2558 runners, 62 dogs
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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