8th Frohnleiten Town Run 2010
The small, pretty and sleepy town of Frohnleiten is located in the narrow industrialized Mur Valley, 30 kilometres north of Graz, Austria's second largest city. It's easy to reach by train as it's on the main line from Graz to Vienna.
Every year at the end of June Frohnleiten comes to life when about 400 runners fill the neat and tidy Hauptplatz to run either 4.8 kilometres (one lap) or 9.6 kilometres (two laps) around town.
The route is undulating and nice. At first, it's mildly uphill to the village of Adriach, then downhill to the River Mur, and then on a hard dirt trail along the river back to the main square.
In 2009, the 9.6k winners were Thomas Rossmann (31:17) and Sabine Hofer (37:34).
Venue (Map): Frohnleiten (30km from Graz, 165km from Vienna, 216km from Linz, 261km from Salzburg)
Date: 26 June 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 9.6km (Hauptlauf/main race), 4.8km; children 0.3/1.1/2.2km
Start time: 15.00-15.30 (children and juniors); 16.00 (4.8km); 17.30 (9.6km)
Start and finish: Frohnleiten Hauptplatz (main square)
Entries: online until 21 June 2010; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (4.8km): 14 EUR (until 21 June), 19 EUR (late entries)
Entry fees (9.6km): 16 EUR (until 21 June), 21 EUR (late entries)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25/30 (?) EUR deposit)
You get: a present, prize raffle, massage
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Sporthalle Frohnleiten, Erzherzog-Johann Str. 13
Presentation: 18.30 (children), 19.00 (4.8/9.6km)
Number of finishers 2009: 275 (9.6k), 131 (4.8km), 129 children
Event Website (in German): www.frohnleiten.or.at/stadtlauf
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