Wien (Austria), Tuesday 27 September 2016

The Wiener Ringstraße at the parliament building, Vienna (Wien), Austria - Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The Vienna Night Run is one of Central Europe's largest 5k races.

Last year, over 15,000 runners and nordic walkers completed the 5km-long loop course around the Innere Stadt, Vienna's Old Town.

Around 53 per cent of the runners and 81 per cent of the nordic walkers were women. The fastest finishers were Lemawork Ketema (14 minutes 24 seconds) and Lissi Niedereder (16 minutes 59 seconds).

The race follows the imperial Ringstraße which is home to a good many of Vienna's grandest buildings such as the Hofburg (Court Palace), the Austrian Parliament, the State Opera and the Burgtheater (pictured below).

The event is held in support of the charity Light for the World which uses the money to carry out cataract eye operations in Africa.


Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


Race information: Vienna Night Run 2016:

Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Ringstraße, Vienna

Date: 27 September 2016 (Tuesday)

Race distance: 5km

Start time:

  • 19.45:  handcyclists
  • 19.50-20.10-20.40-20.50:  runners (start in four waves)
  • 20.55:  participants with special needs
  • 21.05:  nordic walkers

Start area: Universitätsring (at the corner with Grillparzerstraße, near the City Hall)

Finish area: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring (at the parliament building)

Race centre: (to be announced)

Entries: online

Entry fees (up to 31 March/30 June/31 August/13 September 2016):

  • "Einzelstarter" (individual runners): € 24/27/30/33
  • "Paaranmeldung" (two runners): € 45/51/57/63
  • "Gruppe ab 5 Personen" (groups of 5 or more runners): € 22/25/28/31 per person

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

You get: long-sleeved T-shirt, bag storage (in provided bags), water in the finish area

Number of finishers 2015:

  • 14,719 runners (6,964 men and 7,755 women)
  • 520 nordic walkers (99 men and 421 women)

Event website:


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.