Wien (Austria), Thursday 31 December 2015

Johann-Strauss-Denkmal, Wien, Austria (Copyright © 2015 Anja Zechner /


Held every year at 11am on New Year's Eve, the Wiener Silvesterlauf features a very scenic 5.35km loop course around Vienna's Old Town.

The race takes the runners along the imperial Ringstraße which is lined with grandiose monuments and buildings. The route passes, for instance, the Hofburg, the Austrian Parliament buildings, the Rathaus, the Staatsoper, the Burgtheater, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and the Stadtpark with the gilded Johann Strauss Monument (pictured).

Last year, Bob Haller of Luxembourg (16min 48sec) and Tereza Korvasová of the Czech Republic (19min 3sec) led an international field of 3,149 runners across the finish line. The time limit to complete the course is a generous 90 minutes.


Country: Austria

Venue: Wien (Vienna)

Date: 31 December 2015 (Thursday)

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 2015, 8.00-18.00; on the day 8.00-10.00)

Entries: online (up to 26 December 2015) or in person in the race centre (27-30 December 2015); late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for children

Entry fees: € 16/18/20/23 (up to 30 Sep/30 Oct/30 Dec/31 Dec 2015)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, buy a single-use green chip (€ 3), or buy a yellow 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

Bag storage: in buses (self-service, free); Albertina Passage (supervised, € 2)

Award ceremony: at 13.30 in the Ringstraßen-Galerien

Number of finishers 2014: 3149

Event website (in German):


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