Wien (Austria), Tuesday 26 September 2017

The Ringstrasse in Vienna, Austria, as seen from the Austrian Parliament Building (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The Vienna Night Run is one of Central Europe's biggest 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.

More than 54 per cent of the finishers were women. The fastest runners were Christian Steinhammer (14 minutes 11 seconds) and Lissi Niedereder (16 minutes 46 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 (Licht für die Welt) which uses the money to carry out cataract eye operations in Africa.


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


Race information: Vienna Night Run 2017:

Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Ringstraße, Vienna

Date: 26 September 2017 (Tuesday)

Race distance: 5km (run and nordic walking)

Start time:

  • 19.50-20.10-20.40-20.50: runners (start in four waves)
  • 21.00: 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: Hofburg, Heldenplatz (Sunday 24 September 2017, 10.00-18.00; Monday 25 September 2017, 8.30-19.00)

Entries: online

Entry fees (up to 6 April/6 July/6 September/13 September 2017):

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

Supervised bag storage: yes (in provided bags, 18.45-22.30)

Number of finishers 2016:

  • 14,755 runners (6,857 men and 7,898 women)
  • 517 nordic walkers (111 men and 406 women)
  • 6 wheelchair athletes (6 men)

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.