Babenberger Run 2010
You don't need to be a top runner to win the main prize in the Babenbergerlauf around the Prater park in Austria's capital city Vienna.
All participants will be entered in a raffle for the Babenberger Goldtausender, a 12-gram gold coin introduced in the year 1976 with a denomination of 1000 Austrian Schillings (the Schilling was replaced by the Euro in 2002). Currently (in August 2010), the coin is sold for around 400 euros.
The event offers a half marathon and a 7k race, held on the same 7-kilometre lap course that is used in many running events organized by the athletics club LCC Wien.
The route is traffic-free, certified, completely flat and very fast, but each lap includes one turning point. Most of the course is out-and-back along the Prater Hauptallee, a 4-kilometre-long alley lined with chestnut trees.
In 2009, the half marathon winners were Thomas Priglinger (1:17:24) and Regina Liebert (1:31:19).
Venue (Map): Wien-Prater
Date: 19 September 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Vienna, Hauptallee in the Prater Park, near Stadionbad
Entries: online (until 14 Sep, payment by credit card or bank transfer) or in person in the race centre (on 16 and 17 Sep); late entries on the day
Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (until 17 Sep); 15 EUR (until 19 Sep)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (30 EUR deposit)
Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR (fully refundable)
Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien (16 and 17 Sep 16.00-21.00, on the day 8.00-9.30)
You get: entry into the prize drawing
Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each age category
Showers and changing facilities: in the LCC Zentrum
Award ceremony and prize raffle: 13.30
Number of finishers 2009: 75 (21km), 43 (7km)
Event website: lcc-wien.at
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