Wien (Vienna, Austria), 15 January - 12 February - 12 March 2017

Winter Running Race Series in the Prater in Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Anja Zechner /


The VCM Winterlauf-Serie ("Vienna City Marathon Winter Running Series") is held every year on three Sundays between January and March.

It aims at preparing runners for the Vienna City Marathon which will be held on 23 April 2017.

The route is a 7km-long loop through the Prater, Vienna's largest public park. The course is pancake-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 to make it a half marathon (21.1km).

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

In 2016, each Winterlauf event had approximately 800 finishers.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater

Date (VCM Winterlauf-Serie 1): Sunday 15 January 2017

Date (VCM Winterlauf-Serie 2): Sunday 12 February 2017

Date (VCM Winterlauf-Serie 3): Sunday 12 March 2017

Race distance: 7km, 14km, 21.1km; 28km (on 12 March 2017 only)

Start time: 10.00

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

Race centre:

  • ÖAMTC, Schubertring 1-3, 1010 Wien (Friday 13.00-17.00, Saturday 9.00-13.00)
  • in the start area (on the day 8.00-9.30)

Entries: advance entries online (up to 3 days before each race); late entries on the day (8.00-9.30)

Entry fees: € 22 (advance entries), € 25 (late entries)

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 (9.00-13.30; not available on 12 February 2017); no supervised bag storage

Prizes: to the first three men and women in each half marathon

Number of finishers 2016: 764 (January), 832 (February), 837 (March)

Event website:

VCM Winterlaufserie - 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.