Tuesday 21 September 2021

Ringstrasse, Vienna, at the Austrian Parliament (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Vienna Night Run is a 5k road race held annually in late September in the city centre of Austria's capital Wien (Vienna).

With more than 15,000 finishers, it is one of Central Europe's most popular 5k races.

Usually, more than half of the finishers are women.

The route runs along the imperial Ringstraße, a ring road that encircles Vienna's 1. Bezirk (1st district).

Along the course, runners pass 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 / runinternational.eu)


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020: Event cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • 2019: 15,300
  • 2018: 16,504
  • 2017: 16,647
  • 2016: 15,272
  • 2015: 15,239


Vienna Night Run 2021:


  • 21 September 2021 (Tuesday)

Event website:



Race information:


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