Vienna (Austria), Saturday 29 September 2012

Ringstrasse, Vienna, at the Austrian Parliament (Copyright © 2012


The 5K Vienna Night Run is Austria's second biggest running event. With around 15,000 entrants, it's also one of Central Europe's largest charity runs.

Six euros of each entry fee go to the charity "Light for the World", which uses the money to carry out cataract eye operations in Africa.

The route is a 5km loop on the magnificent imperial Ringstrasse, which runs around Vienna's city centre.

Starting at the Hofburg (Court Palace), participants pass a large number of Vienna's grandest buildings, including the Austrian Parliament, the Town Hall, the State Opera, and the Burgtheater.

In 2011, the fastest finisher was Switzerland's top mountain runner David Schneider (14:35). Blind Paralympic silver medal winner Francis Karanja of Kenya finished sixth (15:49). Austria's Nada Ina Pauer celebrated victory in the women's race (17:52).


Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2012

The Burgtheater on the Ringstrasse


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Ringstrasse, Vienna

Date: 29 September 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km

Start time: 19.45

Start and finish: Burgring, near Heldenplatz

Entries: online or by fax (until 14 Sep 2012)

Entry fees: € 22 (until 30 June 2012), € 25 (until 31 Aug 2012), € 28 (until 14 Sep 2012), € 30 (late entries)

Timing (?): ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip (rental fee applies)

You get: long-sleeved technical T-shirt

Prizes: (?)

Number of finishers 2011: 9953

Event website (in German and English):


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