Vienna (Austria), Sunday 18 September 2011

Liliputbahn in the Prater, Vienna (Copyright © 2010 Karin Kacetl)

Take the train or run through the Prater! (Photo Copyright © 2010 Karin Kacetl)


Like many other running events organized by the athletic club LCC Wien, the Babenbergerlauf comprises a half marathon and a 7K run, held on a very flat and fast course in Vienna's Prater park.

The start and the finish are near the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria's largest stadium. The route is a 7-kilometre loop, which is traffic-free and AIMS-certified. Most of the course runs out-and-back the Prater Hauptallee, the main avenue through the park.

There won't be any prize money for top athletes. Instead, all runners will be entered in a raffle for the "Babenberger Goldtausender", a valuable 12-gram gold coin introduced in the year 1976 with a denomination of 1000 Austrian schillings (the schilling has been replaced by the euro since 2002).

Around 200 runners took part in last year's event. The half marathon winners were Karsten Kühne (1:15:02) and Susanne Pumper (1:26:52).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: 18 September 2011 (Sunday)

Race distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Vienna, Hauptallee in the Prater Park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion

Entries: online (until 13 Sep 2011, payment by credit card or bank transfer) or in person in the race centre (on 15 and 16 Sep 2011, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: 14 euros (until 16 Sep 2011); 18 euros (until 18 Sep 2011)

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (30 euros deposit)

Deposit for the race number: 3 euros (fully refundable)

Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien

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 2010: 140 (21km), 54 (7km)

Event website:


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