The Landhauslauf in the town of Eisenstadt, located approximately 50 kilometres to the south of Vienna, offers three distances: 2.5k, 5k and 10k.
All races follow a 2.5-kilometre lap course, starting and finishing at the pretty Rathaus (town hall). Participants run along Hauptstrasse (the pedestrianized main street), and then a loop through the eastern part of Eisenstadt. Back in the town centre, runners pass Schloss Esterházy, a massive palace with a large landscaped park.
Although Eisenstadt is the capital of the Burgenland, Austria's easternmost province, it's a small town with a population of less than 13,000, situated in a low-lying region, close to the Hungarian border and to the vast Lake Neusiedl.
Venue (Map): Eisenstadt (Vienna 54km, Bratislava 72km, Györ 106km)
Date: 17 October 2010 (Sunday)
Distance: 2.5km; 5km; 10km; children 500m/1000m
Start time: 9.30 (children); 10.00 (2.5/5/10km)
Start and finish: at the town hall (Hauptstrasse 35)
Entries: online, late entries on the day
Entry fees (2.5km): 9/12 EUR (until 14 Oct/until 17 Oct)
Entry fees (5km): 13/16 EUR
Entry fees (10km): 15/18 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
Race centre: Gasthaus Haydnbräu, Pfarrgasse 22 (16 Oct 13.00-18.00); Café Maskaron, Schloss Esterházy (on the day 7.30-10.30)
You get: pasta party on Saturday (17.00-19.00, Gasthaus Haydnbräu); technical T-shirt; prize raffle
Prizes: trophies and medals
Showers and changing facilities: Landwirtschaftliche Fachschule Eisenstadt
Award ceremony: after the " Rockmusical Divienna", which begins at 12.45
Number of finishers 2009: ---
Event website (in German): www.landhauslauf-eisenstadt.at