Vienna (Austria), Saturday 6 October 2012

The Wienerwald hills as seen from the Millenium Tower in Vienna (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Held every year since 1949, the Höhenstrassenlauf in Austria's capital Wien (Vienna) is a road running race with a long tradition.

Competitors run 14.3km of an undulating point-to-point course. Overall, the race goes a bit downhill.

The route is very scenic. Participants run along Vienna's longest road — the Höhenstrasse — a historic panoramic road built on the slopes of the Wienerwald hills on the north-western edge of the city.

Made of granite paving stones, the Höhenstrasse was completed in 1938. It features hairpin turns like an alpine road.

Start is on Leopoldsberg, a steep hill on the right bank of the River Danube. The finish line is on the athletics track of the "Marswiese" sports centre.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Höhenstraße, Wien

Date: 6 October 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 14.3km

Start: 14.00 at the car park on Leopoldsberg (ca. 380m above sea level)

Finish: Sportplatz Marswiese in Neuwaldegg (271m above sea level)

Entries: online or by fax (until 4 Oct 2012); payment by bank transfer or credit card; late entries on the day

Entry fees: € 18/20/23/25 (until 31 Aug/4 Oct/5 Oct/6 Oct 2012)

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

Race centre: Sportzentrum Marswiese, Neuwaldeggerstr. 57a, 1170 Wien (Friday 5 Oct 15.00-18.00; on the day 10.00-12.30)

You get: T-shirt (to the first 400 entrants at the registration desk), shuttle bus service from the finish area to the start (12.15-13.00), transport of personal clothing to the finish, one drink station on the course; feed station at the finish

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: Sportzentrum Marswiese

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3  in each category

Award ceremony: ca. 16.00

Number of finishers 2011: 230

Event website (in German):


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