Vienna (Austria) — 26 January, 23 February, and 23 March 2014

Eisbärlauf in the Prater, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2013 Anja Zechner /


Organized by the athletics club LCC Wien, the annual Eisbärlauf ("Polar Bear Run") race series comprises three running events in January, February and March.

Each event offers a 7k, a 14k, and a half marathon. The events in February and March also include a 28k race.

The route is a 7-kilometre loop on asphalt roads through the Wiener Prater — formerly imperial hunting grounds, nowadays Vienna's largest public park.

Starting and finishing near Austria's biggest stadium, the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, the race is run mostly on the Prater Hauptallee, a wide avenue through the park.

The course is traffic-free, AIMS-certified, and pancake-flat.

In 2013, each Eisbärlauf event welcomed an average of about 650 participants.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: Sunday 26 January 2014 - Sunday 23 February 2014 - Sunday 23 March 2014

Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km; 28km (on 23 February and 23 March 2014 only)

Start time: 10.00

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

Entries: online (up to Wednesday before each race) or in person (on Thursday and Friday before each race, 16.00-21.00); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: € 18 (online entries), € 20 (on Thursday or Friday before each race), € 22 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (online entries for all three events): € 50

Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip (chip rental fees apply)

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

You get: snacks and drinks; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three Eisbärlauf events

Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC Wien Laufzentrum

Prizes: trophies/medals to the winners of each category

Award ceremony: ca. 13.30

Number of finishers 2012: 739 (January), 600 (February), 632 (March)

Event website (in German):


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