This New Year's Eve Run is staged in the village of Sankt Stefan ob Stainz, located amid the rolling hills of the Schilcher wine-growing region in southern Austria, 25 kilometres from Graz.
Entrants choose between the Hauptlauf (8.1km; 6 laps) and the Hobbylauf (4.05km; 3 laps). Each lap is 1.35 kilometres long. The route is mildly undulating and closed to traffic.
The event also offers children's races and a nordic walking competition (5km; 4 laps).
In 2009, over 200 runners and walkers took part in the event.
Venue: Sankt Stefan ob Stainz (Graz 25km, Maribor 70km, Klagenfurt 110km)
Date: 31 December 2010 (Friday)
Distance: 8.1km; 4.05km; children 300/600/1350m; 5km (nordic walking)
Start time: 13.00-13.30 (children); 14.00 (4km, 8km and nordic walking)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz (main square)
Route: course map
Entries: online, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (8km run): 18 euros (until 24 December), 22 euros (until 31 December)
Entry fees (4km run, 5km walk): 15 euros (until 24 December), 19 euros (until 31 December)
Deposit for the timing chip: 10 euros (fully refundable); runners get 2 euros off the entry fees if they use their own HTT-Chip.
Race centre: Raiffeisenhaus Schilcherland (30 Dec 16.00-18.00, on the day 11.00-12.30)
You get: technical T-shirt, pasta party after the race
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F (4km and 8km) and to category winners
Showers and changing facilities: Hauptschule
Award ceremony: ca. 1 hour after the races (in the heated tent at the finish)
Number of finishers 2009: 70 (8km), 56 (4km), 68 (children), 15 (nordic walking)
Event website (in German): Silvester-lauf