8th "Übersbach Spring Race" 2010
Übersbach (Austria), Saturday 20 March 2010
The small village of Übersbach in the Austrian province of Styria hosts the first race of the CERR-Cup, the "Central European Region Running Cup", a series of ten running events in the Austria-Hungary-Slovenia border region.
Entrants choose between the half marathon, which is held in the morning, and the 7k main race in the afternoon - or they do both.
Whatever your decision, you run on the same course, a traffic-free 7km-lap, most of which is out-and-back on country lanes toward the spa town of Loipersdorf. Half marathoners run three laps. The route is mainly flat, but shortly before the turning point the road goes up and down a small hill.
In 2009, on a crisp and sunny day, Thomas Bosnjak (23:09) and Irina Guarghias (28:58) won the 7k main race. Wolfgang Wallner (1:14:15) and Maria Gabbichler (1:33:39) celebrated victory in the half marathon.
Participants get a free ticket to the thermal pools of the nearby spa in Loipersdorf, but this may not be valid on the day of the event.
Race report and photos:
Venue (Map): Übersbach (56km from Graz, 77km from Szombathely, 85km from Maribor, 157km from Vienna)
Date: 20 March 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 7.032km (main race and nordic walking); 21.1km; 2.2km ("Hobby Run" and disabled athletes), 400m/800m/2200m (children)
Start time: 11.00 (21km and 7km nordic walking); 14.00-14.30 (children); 15.00 (7km main race)
Start and finish: at the Mehrzweckhalle (sports hall) in Übersbach
Entries: by post (until 16 March), online (until 18 March), late entries on the day
Entry fees (7km): 11/13 EUR (until 18 March/20 March), reductions for children and disabled athletes
Entry fees (21km): 23/28/31 EUR (until 11 March/18 March/20 March)
Entry fees (7+21km "Kombiwertung"): 28/33/38 EUR
Race centre: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach (Friday 19 March 18.00-20.00, on the day from 8.00 until 30min before the start)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
You get: free ticket to the thermal pools of "Therme Loipersdorf", ticket for the prize raffle, goody bag to all advance entrants; free massage and pasta to half marathon runners
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 in the categories
Showers and changing facilities: Mehrzweckhalle Übersbach
Presentation: 13.45 (21km and 7km nordic walking), 16.00 (7km main race)
Number of finishers 2009: 307 (7km), 98 (21km), 53 (2.2km), 111 children, 25 walkers
Event website (in German): www.dieterprasch.com/fruehlingslauf.htm
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