11th Bruck City Run
This small event in the small town of Bruck an der Leitha in eastern Austria offers the rare occasion for Central European runners to measure their speed over the classic distance of a mile.
Although there's prize money for the first five men and women, only 10 athletes took part in last year's race over 1609 metres.
The 10k race saw more than 100 finishers, the 5.4k run had 25 finishers.
The town of Bruck on the River Leitha is located in the low-lying region between Vienna and the Slovak capital Bratislava, 15 kilometres north of the vast Lake Neusiedl. The border with Hungary is also just 30 kilometres away. Bruck is easy to reach by train.
Start and finish of all races is on Hauptplatz, the large and pretty main square.
The mile race runs through the old town, which is surrounded by 13th-century walls.
The 5.4k race consists of a short lap through the old town and a long loop through the large and shady park of Schloss Prugg, a red-painted private castle.
Participants in the 10k race run a short lap and two long laps.
In 2009, Austrian and Hungarian runners shared the laurels. Herbert Fojtlin (4:37) and Szilvia Auerbach (5:22) won the mile race, Sándor Fonyó (34:03) and Ursula Bredlinger (40:48) celebrated victory in the 10k.
Venue (Map): Bruck an der Leitha (Bratislava 36km, Vienna 40km, Györ 82km, Budapest 203km)
Date: 5 June 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 1mile, 5.4km, 10km; 5km (nordic walking); 450/900/1800m (children)
Start time: 15.45 (nordic walking), 16.00 (1mile), 16.15-17.00 (children), 17.15 (5.4km, 10km)
Start and finish: Hauptplatz (main square) in Bruck an der Leitha
Entries: online, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (1mile run, 5km nordic walking): 5/7 EUR (until 28 May/late entries)
Entry fees (5.4km, 10km): 11/13 EUR
Entry fees (children): 3/5 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
Race centre: Volksschule (primary school), Hauptplatz 8 (on the day from 14.30)
You get: goody bag to the first 300 entries, prize raffle; medal to all children
Prizes (1mile): prize money to the first 5 M/F (120-60-40-30-20 EUR)
Prizes (5.4km, 10km, children): trophies to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Volksschule, Hauptplatz 8
Presentation (1mile): on Hauptplatz, soon after the race
Presentation (other races): Stadthalle (18.15 children, 19.00 all other races)
Prize raffle: after the presentation
Number of finishers 2009: 109 (10km), 25 (5.4km), 10 (1mile), 156 children
Event website (in German): http://www.hsv-laufsport.com
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