62nd International Vienna Höhenstrasse Run 2010
This interesting 14.3-kilometre point-to-point race travels along Vienna's longest road.
Participants run along the Höhenstrasse, a historic panoramic road through the hills of the Wienerwald ("Vienna Woods") on the north-western edge of Austria's capital city.
Completed in 1938, the Höhenstrasse is built of granite paving stones. It features hairpin turns like an alpine road.
Start of the race is on Leopoldsberg (425m), a steep hill on the right bank of the River Danube. Finish is on the athletics track in the Marswiese sports centre.
The route, which is closed to traffic, runs all the way through woods, meadows and vineyards.
The course is undulating with an elevation loss of around 100 metres.
In 2009, the winners were Francis Kimurgor Kimutai of Kenya (42:47) and Hungary's Livia Toth (50:58), who finished on 3rd place overall.
Venue (Map): Höhenstrasse, Vienna
Date: 2 October 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 14.3km
Start: 14.00 at the car park on Leopoldsberg (ca. 380m above sea level)
Finish: Sportplatz Marswiese in Neuwaldegg (271m above sea level)
Entries: online (until 30 Sep, 12.00h); late entries on Friday 1 Oct and on the day in the race centre
Entry fees: 17/19/22 EUR (until 30 Sep/1 Oct/2 Oct)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit)
Race centre: Sportzentrum Marswiese, Neuwaldeggerstr. 57a, 1170 Wien (Friday 1 Oct 15.00-18.00, and Saturday 2 Oct 10.00-12.30)
You get: T-shirt, bus service from the finish to the start (12.15-13.00), transport of personal clothing to the finish
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F (200-100-50 EUR); trophies to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2009: 246
Event website (in German): hoehenstrassenlauf.com
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