5th "From the Lake to the Mountain"
Velden (Austria), Sunday 19 September 2010
From the lake ...
This scenic mountain race in southern Austria travels from the Wörthersee, the largest lake in the province of Carinthia, up the hills of the Ossiacher Tauern.
Along its entire length (9.2 kilometres) the route runs along traffic-free asphalt roads.
The race features a modest elevation gain of 518 metres. Some sections are relatively steep but the route levels out quite often, and it includes a few mild downhill sections as well.
Start is at the Casino in Velden, a flashy resort at the western end of the Wörthersee.
The course is nice as it passes pretty churches, lovely alpine houses and a small reedy lake. It also offers fine panoramic views of the Karavanke mountain chain.
From the finish, which is at a restaurant at an elevation of 922 metres, participants get a glimpse of Lake Ossiach before they walk back 1.5 kilometres to the award ceremony in the village of Köstenberg, home of one of the leading golf courses in Austria.
After the event, buses take the runners home to Velden.
In 2009, the winners were Robert Stark (37:39) and Sylvie Tramoy (44:16).
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Venue (Map): Velden am Wörthersee
Date: 19 September 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 9.2km (+518m, -56m)
Start: 10.30 at the Casino in Velden (460m); 11.00 children's races (in Köstenberg)
Finish: Alpengasthof Obersakoparnig (922m)
Entries: online or by e-mail (until 17 September 2010, 19.00), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees: 12 EUR (until 17 Sept), 15 EUR (late entries)
Entry fees (children): 5 EUR (until 17 Sept), 6 EUR (late entries)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
You get: goody bag, free parking in the Casino underground car park, transport of personal clothing to the event centre in Köstenberg, bus service from Köstenberg to Velden (13.00-15.30); all children get a medal and a small present
Prizes: practical prizes to the first 5 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: Eventgelände Köstenberg
Presentation: from 13.30 Eventgelände Köstenberg
Number of finishers 2009: 159 (9.2km), 110 children
Event website (in German): www.vomseezumberg.at
... the mountain
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