Vienna (Austria), Sunday 26 February 2012

Horse riders in the Prater in Vienna (Copyright © 2012

The course will be closed to (almost) all traffic.


The annual Eisbärlauf winter run series in Vienna offers three events, from January to March. Each event comprises a 7K race and a half marathon.

Participants run 7-kilometre loops through the Prater, which is Vienna's largest public park, and home to a large number of sports facilities.

The start and the finish are near the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria's main stadium. The course is AIMS-certified, traffic-free, and completely flat.

Almost 800 runners took part in last year's second race of the Eisbärlauf series. The fastest half marathon finishers were Andreas Ringhofer (1:11:06) and Natalia Steiger (1:27:10).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: 26 February 2012 (Sunday)

Distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Prater Hauptallee, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbad

Entries: online (until 21 Feb 2012, payment by credit card) or in person in the race centre (23 and 24 Feb 2012, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: 17 euros (until 24 Feb 2012), 20 euros (late entries on the day)

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

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

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

You get: feed station at the finish; entry into the post-race prize drawing; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three Eisbärlauf events

Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC Wien-Laufzentrum

Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each category

Award ceremony and prize drawing: 13.30

Number of finishers 2011: 363 (7km), 418 (21km)

Event website (in German):


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