Wien (Austria), Saturday 31 December 2016

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


Starting every year at 11am on New Year's Eve, the Wiener Silvesterlauf features a highly-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 25sec) and Viktoria Schenk of Austria (18min 48sec) led an international field of 3,367 runners across the finish line.

The time limit to complete the course is 90 minutes.

The race is also open to walkers, nordic walkers and runners with dogs. Dogs must be kept on a leash and wear a muzzle.


Country: Austria

Venue: Wien (Vienna)

Date: 31 December 2016 (Saturday)

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 December 2016, 8.00-18.00; on the day 8.00-10.00)

Entries: online (up to 26 December 2016) or in person in the race centre (27-30 December 2016); late entries on the day (8.00-10.00); reduced entry fees for children

Entry fees: € 16/18/20/23 (up to 30 Sep/30 Oct/30 Dec/31 Dec 2016)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own yellow 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, changing facilities

Prizes: to the first 3 in each age group and to the participants with the most imaginative costumes

Number of finishers 2015: 3,367

Event website (in German):


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