Preview: LCC Vienna "Polar Bear Race" 2010
Vienna (Austria), Sunday 21 March 2010
The athletics club LCC Wien offers a series of three running events over the winter. Each event incorporates a 7km race and a half marathon.
1st race: Sunday 17 January 2010
2nd race: Sunday 21 February 2010
3rd race: Sunday 21 March 2010
All races are held on a 7km course in the large Prater park in Austria's capital Vienna. Half marathoners run three laps and an additional 97.5 metres.
The course, which is used in many running events organized by the LCC, is certified and very flat and fast, but it includes one turning point in each lap as most of the route is on an out-and-back section of the 4km-long Prater Hauptallee.
In 2009, Mohamed El-Hachimi of Morocco won the third half marathon of the series in a pretty good 1:00:53! Ingrid Eichberger, aged 41, was first woman in all three half marathons. This time, she crossed the finish line in 1:23:20.
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 21 March 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad
Entries: advance entries until 16 March 2010 online (payment by credit card) or in person in the race centre (Thursday 18 March and Friday 19 March from 16.00 to 21.00); late entries on the day from 8.00 to 9.30
Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (advance entries), 15 EUR (late entries on the day)
Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: prize raffle; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three events
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Zentrum
Presentation and prize raffle: 13.30 in the LCC-Zentrum
Number of finishers 2009: 311 (7km), 329 (21km)
Event website (in German): lcc-wien.at
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