Vienna (Austria), Tuesday 1 October 2013

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


With more than 11,000 finishers last year, the Vienna Night Run is one of Central Europe's largest charity running events.

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 gently undulating 5km loop on the magnificent imperial Ringstrasse around Vienna's city centre.

Starting at the Rathaus (City Hall), the route passes a large number of Austria's grandest buildings, including the Hofburg (Court Palace), the Austrian Parliament, the State Opera, and the Burgtheater (pictured below)

In 2012, the fastest finisher was James Kuria Karanja of Kenya (15:14). His brother Francis Thuo Karanja—one of the world's fastest blind runners—finished sixth (16:18). Austria's Eva Hieblinger-Schütz celebrated victory in the women's race (17:31).


Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2012

The Burgtheater on Ringstrasse


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Ringstrasse, Vienna

Date: 1 October 2013 (Tuesday)

Race distance: 5km

Start time: runners start in waves (20.00 - 20.15 - 20.40 - 20.50); nordic walking 21.05

Start and finish: Rathausplatz

Entries: online; entries close 14 Sep 2013

Entry fees: € 22 (up to 15 June 2013); € 25 (up to 31 Aug 2013); € 28 (up to 14 Sep 2013)

Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip for € 3 (€ 7 deposit), or buy a chip (€ 33)

Race centre: at the Rathaus (City Hall) (30 Sep 14.00-19.00; on the day 8.00-13.00)

You get: long-sleeved technical T-shirt; drink station at the finish

Baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2012: 11,026

Event website (in German and English):


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