Leopoldi Run 2010
Put the Leopoldilauf in Vienna on your list if you feel you have enough energy left to run a personal half marathon record in mid-November.
The course through the large Prater park is certified, traffic-free, and very flat and fast.
It's the same 7-kilometre-lap course that is used in many other running events organized by the athletics club LCC Wien. Competitors run either 7km (one lap) or a half marathon (three laps). The third lap in the half marathon is a bit longer than 7km.
Most of the route follows the Prater Hauptallee, the park's main avenue, lined with chestnut trees.
The event is held on 14 November, one day before the feast day of Saint Leopold III, who died on 15 November 1136. Leopold is patron saint of Austria and of the city of Vienna.
In 2009, Harald Bauer led the field home in 1:14:30, making the pace for Eva-Maria Gradwohl, the first woman (1:14:31).
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 14 November 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater Park, near Stadionbad and Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Entries: online (until 9 Nov 2010) or in person in the race centre (Thursday 11 Nov and Friday 12 Nov, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)
Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (until 12 Nov), 15 EUR (late entries on the day)
Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR (fully refundable)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien
You get: prize raffle
Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Zentrum
Award ceremony and prize raffle: 13.30 in the LCC-Zentrum
Number of finishers 2009: 219 (21km), 160 (7km)
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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