Wien (Austria), Sunday 23 April 2017

Donau City, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © Anja Zechner 2016 /


The Vienna City Marathon is one of the biggest spring running events in Europe.

In 2016, the 21.1km half marathon had more than 13,300 finishers. About 6,500 runners completed the 42.2km marathon, and approximately 3,500 teams took part in the 42.2km relay race for teams of four runners.

So, as all races start at the same time (at 9am), you can expect a crowd of about 25,000 runners waiting for the gun to go off at the start line in the Donau City, an imposing complex of office blocks and towers on the River Danube (pictured).

The route visits many of Vienna's best sights—the Danube, the famous Ferris wheel, the wooded Prater park, the Donaukanal, the Schönbrunn Palace and the many impressive buildings on the imperial Ringstraße. The finish line is at the Burgtheater, five kilometres from the start area.

There's a difference of 44.2 metres between the lowest and the highest point on the course but this is hardly perceptible during the race, and we would call this course flat and fast.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Vienna (Wagramer Straße → Burgtheater)

Date: 23 April 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km, 42.2km, 42.2km relay (four runners: 16.3km+5.2km+9km+11.7km)

Start: at 9.00 on Wagramer Straße (at the Vienna International Centre, or ‘UNO City’)

Finish: on Universitätsring (at the Burgtheater)

Time limit: 3 hours (21km), 6 hours (42km)

Race centre: Vienna Sports World, Halle D, Messe Wien, 1020 Wien (21 and 22 April 2017, 10.00-19.00)

Entries: online (up to 31 March 2017)

Entry limit: 15,000 half marathon runners; 9,000 marathon runners; 3,500 relay teams

Entry fees (21km): € 55/65/75 (entries 1-2000/2001-7500/7501-15000)

Entry fees (42km): € 69/89/99 (entries 1-2000/2001-7500/7501-9000)

Entry fees (relay teams): € 130/160/170 (entries 1-500/501-2000/2001-3500)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip or buy a chip (fees apply)

Number of finishers 2016: 13,316 (21km); 6,501 (42km); 3,507 relay teams

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