Vienna (Austria), Sunday 18 November 2012

Riesenrad, Wien, Austria (Copyright © 2013 Anja Zechner /


Leopold III, Margrave of Austria and father of at least 18 children, would surely have been thrilled to learn that 876 years (and three days) after his death hundreds of lusty men and women would pay him their tribute by running the Leopoldilauf in Vienna.

Staged on a 7km loop course in the vast Prater park, the event offers a 7k, a 14k, and a 21.1k half marathon. The course is certified, pancake-flat, and traffic-free.

The start and finish are on Prater Hauptallee, an over 4km-long avenue through the park. The route passes Vienna's famous Giant Ferris Wheel (pictured).

Participants can use the showers and changing facilities of the LCC running club at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria's national stadium which is just around the corner.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: 18 November 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 7km; 14km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)

Start time: 10.00

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

Entries: online (until 14 Nov 2012) or in person in the race centre (15 Nov and 16 Nov 2012, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: € 17 (until 14 Nov 2012), € 20 (late entries on the day)

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

You get: feed station at the end of each lap

Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each category

Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Zentrum

Award ceremony: 13.30 in the LCC-Zentrum

Number of finishers 2011: 243 (21km), 162 (7km)

Event website (in German):


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