Vienna (Austria), 17 January - 14 February - 6 March 2016

Runners on Prater Hauptallee, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Anja Zechner /


Held on three Sundays between January and March, the VCM Winterlauf Serie (‘Winter Running Series’) aims at preparing runners for the Vienna City Marathon which will be held on 10 April 2016.

All races take place on a 7km loop course through the Prater, Vienna's largest public park. The course is completely flat, AIMS-certified, and closed to all traffic.

Participants can decide during the race if they want to run one lap (7km), two laps (14km), or three laps and a bit (21.1km half marathon).

The third event in March also offers the possibility to run four laps (28km).

In 2015, each Winterlauf event had approximately 800 participants.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater

Date: 17 January 2016 — 14 February 2016 — 6 March 2016

Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km; 28km (on 6 March 2016 only)

Start time: 10.00

Start/finish area: Hauptallee in the Prater park, near Ernst-Happel-Stadion and Stadionbadparkplatz

Race centre: on the day 8.00-9.30 in the start area (Stadionbadparkplatz)

Entries: online; late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: € 22 (up to 3 days before each race), € 25 (late entries on the day)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own yellow chip or rent a green chip (€ 5)

You get: one aid station per lap (in the start/finish area)

Showers and changing facilities: in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion (9.00-14.00); no supervised bag storage

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F in the half marathon

Number of finishers 2015: 797 (January), 757 (February), 805 (March)

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