Wien (Austria), Saturday 1 October 2016

The Wienerwald hills as seen from the Millenium Tower in Vienna (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


Held every year since 1949, the Höhenstraßenlauf in Austria's capital city Vienna is a road running event with a long tradition.

Competitors run 14.3km of a hilly point-to-point course along Vienna's longest road, the Höhenstraße, a historic panoramic road built on the slopes of the Wienerwald hills on the north-western edge of the city (pictured).

Made of granite paving stones, the Höhenstraße was completed in 1938. It features hairpin turns like an alpine road.

The race begins on the Leopoldsberg hill on the right bank of the River Danube. It ends on the athletics track of the Marswiese sports centre.

From start to finish, the course drops approximately 110 metres.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Höhenstraße, Wien

Date: 1 October 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 14.3km

Start: at 14.00 at the car park on the Leopoldsberg

Finish: Sportplatz Marswiese in Neuwaldegg

Race centre: Sportzentrum Marswiese, Neuwaldeggerstr. 57a, 1170 Wien (30 September 2016, 15.00-18.00; on the day 10.30-12.30)

Entries: online (up to 29 September 2016); late entries on Friday 30 September 2016 and on the day of the race

Entry fees: € 25/35/40 (up to 29 September/30 September/1 October 2016)

Timekeeping: MaxFunTiming bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: technical T-shirt (to the first 250 entries), shuttle bus service from the finish area to the start (12.15-13.00), transport of personal clothing from the start area to the finish, refreshments on the course and at the finish

Showers and changing facilities: Sportzentrum Marswiese

Prizes: to the first man, to the first woman, and to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony: at ca. 15.45

Number of finishers 2015: 71 (5km), 245 (14.3km)

Event website (in German):

Wiener Höhenstraßenlauf - Event website:


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