Wien (Austria), Sunday 13 November 2016

The Riesenrad in the Prater in Vienna, Austria, in November (Copyright © 2015 Anja Zechner /


The Leopoldilauf in Vienna is held in honour of Saint Leopold III, patron saint of Vienna and of Austria, whose feast day is on November 15th.

Three races are available: 7km (one lap), 14km (two laps) and 21.1km (three laps). The third lap is a bit longer than the first two laps.

Set in the wooded Prater, the largest public park in Vienna, the event offers a great opportunity to set a PB over the half marathon distance as the course is totally flat, traffic-free and AIMS-certified. The time limit to finish the race is 2hr 30min.

Approximately five kilometres of each lap are run on the main avenue through the park, the Prater Hauptallee.

Each lap features a U-turn at the Wiener Riesenrad (pictured) which stands in the ‘Wurstelprater’ amusement park.

After the race, participants can take a shower at the premises of the LCC Wien athletic club in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria's national stadium.

Approximately 650 athletes took part in the Leopoldilauf last year.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: 13 November 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km (certified by AIMS)

Start time: 10.00

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

Race centre: LCC-Wien Laufsportzentrum, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien (10 November 2016, 16.00-19.00; 11 November 2016, 16.00-21.00; 12 November 2016, 13.00-17.00; on the day 8.00-9.30)

Entries: online (up to 9 November 2016) or in person in the race centre (10-13 November 2016)

Entry fees: € 18 (advance entries) € 23 (late entries)

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

Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Wien Laufsportzentrum

Prizes: trophies to the best finishers in each age group

Award ceremony: at 13.30

Number of finishers 2015: 199 (7km), 138 (14km), 304 (21km)

Event website:


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