Vienna (Austria), Sunday 13 May 2012

Wiener Riesenrad in the Prater, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2012


The Adolf-Gruber-Gedenklauf is held annually in spring in Vienna's Prater, a vast park which is home to the famous Wiener Riesenrad (pictured).

The event commemorates Adolf Gruber (1920-1994), Austrian distance runner and founder of the athletics club LCC Wien.

Entrants can choose between the 7km run (one loop) and the 21.1km half marathon (three loops). The course is pancake-flat, traffic-free and certified.

A large part of the route is on the Prater Hauptallee, a 4.4-kilometre long avenue through the park.

With just over 100 participants, the Adolf-Gruber-Gedenklauf is one of the smallest of the many running events held over the year in the Prater.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater

Date: 13 May 2012 (Sunday)

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

Start time: 9.00

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

Entries: online (until 10 May 2012) or in person in the race centre (on 10 and 11 May 2012, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day 8.00-8.30

Entry fees: € 15 (until 11 May 2012), € 18 (entries on the day)

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

Timing: (?)

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

You get: drinks, fruit and snacks in the start/finish area; entry into the post-race prize drawing

Prizes: trophies

Showers and changing facilities: in the LCC-Zentrum

Award ceremony and prize drawing: 12.30 in the LCC-Zentrum

Number of finishers 2011: 52 (7km), 66 (21km)

Event website (in German):


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