Advent Race of the LCC-Vienna 2009

The Rathaus, Vienna's City Hall (Photo: Barbara Rohner)

The Rathaus, Vienna's City Hall


The Adventlauf offers a good chance to burn off a few calories and possibly even clock a personal 10km record before indulging in ginger bread, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine on Vienna's famous Christmas Market in front of the decorated City Hall.

The race, however, is not staged in the city centre but a few kilometres further east in the large Prater park. It follows the same route as most of the other running events organized by the athletics club LCC-Wien.

You run two laps of 3k each, and then 2k out and 2k back on the straight, chestnut-lined Prater Hauptallee. The course is AIMS-certified, traffic-free, and completely flat and fast. Only the turning point on the Hauptallee may slow you slightly down. 

In 2008, Kenyan Job Tanui  (30:56) and Esther Erb from the U.S. (38:17) won the race with ease.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Vienna-Prater

Date: 6 December 2009 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (certified by AIMS)

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Hauptallee in the Prater Park, near Stadionbad and Ernst-Happel-Stadion

Entries: advance entries online (payment by credit card) or in the race centre (Thursday 3 December and Friday 4 December from 16.00 to 21.00); late entries on the day from 8.00 to 9.30

Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (advance entries), 15 EUR (late entries on the day)

Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR

Timing: ChampionChip - bring your own chip or rent a chip for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit)

Race centre: LCC-Zentrum in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Wien

You get: feed station in the start/finish area; prize raffle

Prizes: trophies

Showers, changing facilities, sauna: in the LCC-Zentrum

Award ceremony and prize raffle: 12.30 in the LCC-Zentrum

Number of finishers 2008: 143

Event website (in German):


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