Vienna (Austria), Tuesday 5 October 2010

Austrian Parliament Building on the Ringstrasse in Vienna (Photo:

Runners pass the Austrian Parliament Building on Ringstrasse.


Last year, over 10,000 runners and nordic walkers completed the 5k race along Vienna's imperial Ringstrasse, which forms a horseshoe around the city centre of Austria's capital.

The start/finish area is at the Rathauspark in front of Vienna's magnificent neo-gothic town hall.

The mildly undulating route runs past many key landmarks and grandiose buildings, including the Hofburg (Court Palace), the Parliament buildings, churches, museums, theatres, the State Opera House, and the University.

As ever so often in Austria, the entry fees are relatively high, but 5 Euros of each entry fee go to the charity "Light for the World", and all participants get a long-sleeved technical T-shirt.

In 2009, the winners were Michael Schmid (14:36) and Esther Erb (17:29).


Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Ringstrasse, Vienna

Date: 5 October 2010 (Tuesday)

Race distance: 5km

Start time: 20.30

Start and finish: Rathauspark, Dr Karl Lueger Ring

Entries: online or by fax

Entry fees: 20/22/25/28 EUR (until 30 June/31 Aug/21 Sept/late entries)

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip, rent a chip for 3 EUR (7 EUR deposit), or buy a chip (33 EUR)

Race centre: Rathaus (town hall)

You get: long-sleeved technical T-shirt

Prizes: (?)

Changing facilities and baggage storage: yes

Showers: no

Number of finishers 2009: 10,089

Event website (in German and partly in English):


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