LCC Vienna Polar Bear Race 2010 - 1st Race

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


For the eighth time, the athletics club LCC Wien offers a series of three running events over the winter. Each event incorporates a 7km race and a half marathon.

1st race: Sunday 17 January 2010

2nd race: Sunday 21 February 2010

3rd race: Sunday 21 March 2010

All races are held on a 7km course in the large Prater park in Austria's capital Vienna. Half marathoners run three laps and an additional 97.5 metres.

The course, which is used in many running events organized by the LCC, is certified and very flat and fast, but it includes one turning point in each lap as most of the route is on an out-and-back section of the 4km-long Prater Hauptallee.

In 2009, Marius Bock (1:12:31) and Ingrid Eichberger (1:24:33) won the first half marathon of the series.


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Wien-Prater

Date: 17 January 2010 (Sunday)

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

Start time: 10.00

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

Entries: advance entries until 12 January 2010 online (payment by credit card) or in person in the race centre (Thursday 14 January and Friday 15 January 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 - use 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: prize raffle; medal and T-shirt to participants in all three events

Prizes: trophies

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

Presentation and prize raffle: 13.30 in the LCC-Zentrum

Number of finishers 2009: 259 (7km), 283 (21km)

Event website (in German):


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