38th ‘Vienna New Year's Eve Run’ 2014
Wien (Austria), Wednesday 31 December 2014
Held every year at 11am on New Year's Eve, the Wiener Silvesterlauf features a very scenic 5.35km loop course around Vienna's city centre.
The race takes the runners along the imperial Ringstraße which is lined with grandiose buildings such as the Hofburg, the Austrian Parliament buildings, the Rathaus, the University, the Staatsoper, the Burgtheater, or the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Last year, Florian Reichert of Germany (16min 37sec) and Julia Hauser of Austria (18min 50sec) led an international field of more than 3,300 runners across the finish line. The time limit to complete the course is a generous 90 minutes.
Venue: Wien / Vienna
Date: 31 December 2014 (Wednesday)
Race distance: 5.35km
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish (Map): Ringstraße, near Ringstraßen-Galerien, Kärntner Ring 5-7, Wien
Race centre: Ringstraßen-Galerien, in the wing next to the Staatsoper (27-30 Dec 2014, 8.00-18.00; on the day 8.00-10.00)
Entries: online (up to 26 Dec 2014) or in person in the race centre (27-30 Dec 2014); late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for children
Entry fees: € 15/18/20/23 (up to 30 Sep/10 Dec/30 Dec/31 Dec 2014)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 3), or buy a chip (€ 33)
You get: snacks and drinks in the start/finish area; finisher medal
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category, to the best "heavy runners" and nordic walkers, to the participants with the most imaginative costumes, and to the fastest dogs
Showers and changing facilities: no
Baggage storage: in buses (self-service, free); Albertina Passage (supervised, € 2)
Award ceremony: at ca. 13.30 in the Ringstraßen-Galerien
Number of finishers 2013: 3328
Event website (in German): www.lcc-wien.at
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