Vienna (Austria), Sunday 15 April 2012
There will be plenty of things to see along the course of the Vienna Marathon.
Since 2005, when a half marathon was incorporated into the Vienna City Marathon, the number of participants in the event has grown considerably.
In 2011, over 10000 runners completed the half marathon, and around 6000 took part in the full marathon. Approximately 2500 relay teams crossed the finishing line on Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square) at the Hofburg Imperial Palace, formerly the residence of the Habsburg Monarchy.
The entry fees are relatively high (55 to 95 euros for the marathon), and they don't include the timing chip, the marathon T-shirt, or the carbo-loading party.
The route, however, is very interesting as it passes a large number of Vienna's landmarks. The course is mostly flat.
In 2010, the marathon winners were John Kiprotich of Kenya (2:08:29) and Tola Fate of Ethiopia (2:26:21). Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia ran the half marathon in a fine time of 1:00:18.
Venue (Map): Vienna (Wagramer Strasse → Heldenplatz)
Date: 15 April 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (4 runners: 16.1+5.7+9.1+11.3km)
Start: 9.00 Wagramer Strasse/UNO building/Reichsbrücke
Entries: online (until 30 March 2012); late entries on 13 and 14 April 2012; no entries on the day; entry limit 11000 (half marathon), 9000 (marathon), 2500 relay teams
Entry fees (21km): 36/46/56 euros (entries 1-2600/2601-7600/7601-11000)
Entry fees (42km): 55/75/95 euros (entries 1-2000/2001-7500/7501-9000)
Entry fees (relay teams): 95/125/135 euros (entries 1-500/501-2000/2001-2500)
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for 3 euros (7 euros deposit)
Race centre: "Vienna Sports World", Messehalle D, 1020 Wien (13 and 14 April 2011, 10.00-18.00)
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Number of finishers 2011: 10442 (21km), 5942 (42km), 2457 relay teams
Event website (in English and German): www.vienna-marathon.com
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