LCC Polar Bear Run, 3rd race

Eisbärlauf in the Prater, Vienna, Austria (Copyright © 2013 Anja Zechner /


This is a traditional and very popular winter series of three races in the Vienna Prater park.

The course is completely flat, very fast and AIMS certified. 7km runners come home after one lap, half marathoners run three laps with an additional 97.5meters in the final lap.

It was in the third race of the series in 2008 that Susanne Pumper from Austria and Helena Javornik from Slovenia, both running for the organizing club LCC Wien, were tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO. 


1st race: 18 January 2009

2nd race: 15 February 2009

3rd race: 15 March 2009


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: 15 March 2009 (Sunday)

Start time: 10.00

Distance: 7km; 21.1km (certified by AIMS)

Start and finish: on the Prater Hauptallee, close to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion

Entries: online until 10 March; in the race center on 12 March and 13 March from 16.00 to 21.00; on the day from 8.00 to 9.30

Entry fees: 11.50 EUR (advance entries); 15 EUR (late entries)

Deposit for the race number: 3 EUR

Timing: Champion Chip (bring your own chip or rent one for 3 EUR (25 EUR deposit))

Race centre: LCC Laufsportzentrum, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Sektor C/D, Meiereistrasse 7, 1020 Wien

You get: refreshments, changing facilities, lockers, showers

Prizes: trophies

Presentation: 13.30

Prize raffle: after the presentation

Number of finishers 2008: 327 (7km); 530 (21km)

Event website (in German):


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