Sunday 27 October 2019
Just like the Frühlingsmarathon (Spring Marathon), which is also organized by the LCC Wien athletics club, the Herbstmarathon (Autumn Marathon) offers five races through the Prater park in Vienna, capital city of Austria:
- 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
- 42.2km Marathon
- 21.1km Staffelhalbmarathon (half marathon relay, 3 runners)
- 42.2km Staffelmarathon (marathon relay, 6 runners)
And just like the event in the spring, the October event boasts a pancake-flat loop course which is closed to all traffic. The route is 7,032.5 metres long. The half marathon is three laps and the marathon is six.
We don't know of any other marathon course in Central Europe that is as flat as this one. Only the U-turn on Hauptallee, a 4.4km-long avenue that is lined with chestnut trees (pictured), may slow you down a bit.
The routes of the Frühlings- and the Herbstmarathon are a bit different, however. The spring races begin and end on Hauptallee whereas the start/finish line of the autumn event is on the athletics track of the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria's biggest stadium.
Map of the venue:
Wiener Herbstmarathon 2019:
- 27 October 2019 (Sunday)
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