5th Lake Faak Race
Faaker See (Austria), Sunday 11 July 2010
The Faaker See with its turquoise waters and the good views of the Karavanke mountain chain is a popular holiday and bathing destination in southern Austria.
Held in high summer, the Faakerseelauf is a popular event with over 500 finishers. It offers two races: the Panoramalauf (10.5km, one lap around the lake) and the half marathon (two laps).
Access to the lake is very limited, and therefore you run only a few metres along the shoreline. Nevertheless, the route is attractive and varied as you run through villages, fields and woods.
Most of the course follows roads and cycle paths. Approximately one kilometre is on forest trails.
The course is flat on the eastern side of the lake, but in the west it's pretty hilly.
In 2009, the half marathon winners were 20-year-old Elvis Kipruto Maiyo of Kenya (1:07:04) and 49-year-old Ida Šurbek of Slovenia (1:24:18).
Venue (Map): Faaker See (Villach 11km, Ljubljana 92km, Udine 131km)
Date: 11 July 2010 (Sunday)
Start time: 9.00
Distance: 10.5km; 21.1km; children 0.2-3.5km
Start and finish: at the campsite Arneitz (on the eastern shore of the lake)
Entries: online or by fax, payment by credit card; late entries on the day
Entry fees (10.5km): 14/16/21 EUR (until 31 May/until 5 July/ late entries)
Entry fees (21.1km): 18/20/25 EUR
'Gäste Package': free entry to the race if you book accommodation in the region for at least one night
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
Race centre: Eventgelände Arneitz, Faak am See (10 July 17.00-20.00, on the day 6.30-8.00)
You get: goody bag, prize raffle
Prizes (10.5km, 21km): trophies or practical prizes to the first 5 in each category; every tenth finisher in each category gets a prize; prize money to the first 3 M/F (21km); vouchers to the first 3 M/F (10.5km)
Showers and changing facilities: on the campsite at the finish
Number of finishers 2009: 366 (10.5km); 221 (21km)
Event website (in German): www.faakerseelauf.at
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