21st Stainz Schilcher Run 2010
Stainz (Austria), Saturday 4 September 2010
Can you imagine over 1700 runners on the little Hauptplatz?
Over 1700 runners took part in last year's edition of the Schilcherlauf in the town of Stainz, which is situated amid the rolling hills of the small Schilcher wine region in the Austrian province of Styria.
Stainz is located around 25 kilometres to the south-west of the city of Graz.
It's a very small, attractive old town with a pretty Hauptplatz and a castle on a hill. Stainz is well known for the production of Schilcher, a rosé wine with high acidity.
The event offers various races: 5.25k, 10.5k (two laps), 15.75k (three laps), and 21.1k (four laps).
All races start and finish on the main square.
The route is traffic-free and mildly undulating. Each lap features an elevation gain of approximately 30 metres. About half of the course is through pumpkin and corn fields.
The atmosphere on the main square is usually very good, and there will be live music on the course as well.
In 2009, the half marathon winners were Manfred Konrad (1:09:42) and Slovenia's Ida Šurbek (1:20:54).
Schilcherland-Hof, a restaurant in Stainz.
Venue (Map): Stainz (Graz 26km, Maribor 62km, Klagenfurt 117km)
Date: 4 September 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 5.25km, 10.5km, 15.75km, 21.1km; 21km relay (4 runners); 1.1 and 2.2km (children); 5.25 and 10.5km nordic walking
Start time: 17.00; children 14.30-14.45
Start and finish: Hauptplatz Stainz
Entries: online or by fax until 27 August 2010, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (5.2km): 16/18/21 EUR (until 30 June/until 27 Aug/late entries)
Entry fees (10.5km): 18/20/23 EUR
Entry fees (15.7km): 20/22/25 EUR
Entry fees (21km): 25/27/30 EUR
Entry fees (21km relay): 64/72/84 EUR
Entry fees (children): 8 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (27 EUR deposit)
Race centre: Hofer-Mühle Stainz, Hauptplatz 1 (Friday 3 Sept 17.00-20.00, on the day 11.00-16.30)
You get: technical T-shirt, goody bag, massage, pasta party, accommodation in the sports hall on Friday and Saturday; breakfast run and breakfast on Sunday morning
Prizes: prize money to the first 6 M/F (21km); trophies to the first 3 in all races
Presentation: 16.00 (children); 21.00
Number of finishers 2009: 345 (21km), 95 (15km), 418 (10km), 488 (5km), 44 relay teams, 216 children
Event website (in German): www.schilcherlauf.at
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