Vienna City Marathon

3.9 (16 Reviews)

Edition 41

Vienna, Austria
20-21 Apr, 2024 (Sat - Sun)
Event size: 25000 - 49999 participants

Running

800 m, 1 km, 1600 m, 5 km, 21.1 km, 42.195 km

Price from
125 USD
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About the event

Discover the magic of one of the world's most liveable cities on foot during the Vienna Marathon. Participate in a marathon, a half marathon or a relay marathon and explore Vienna's modern side as well as its historically rich culture. Start your race in the modern part of the city and finish at the city centre on Ringstraße between the Burgtheater and Rathausplatz. Don't miss your chance to explore Vienna in a different, invigorating way. Sign up now!

Races offered by this event

You have 8 weeks to prepare

5K

20 Apr, 2024 (Sat)
Running
5 km
Solo
On site
Road
City

The Daily Mile

20 Apr, 2024 (Sat)
Running
800 m
Kids
Solo
On site
Road
City

The Daily Mile

20 Apr, 2024 (Sat)
Running
1600 m
Kids
Solo
On site
Road
City

Coca-Cola Inclusion Run

20 Apr, 2024 (Sat)
Running
1 km
Solo
On site
Road
City

Staffel Marathon

21 Apr, 2024 (Sun)
Running
42.195 km
Relay
On site
Road
City

Halbmarathon

21 Apr, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Running
21.1 km
Race size: 5000 - 9999 participants
Solo
On site
Road
City

Marathon

21 Apr, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Running
42.195 km
Race size: 2500 - 4999 participants
The marathon takes you to Vienna's most impressive modern and historic sights. It begins between the skyscrapers of the UNO complex, the site of the United Nations, crosses the 864 metre long Imperial Bridge (Reichsbrücke) over the River Danube. The race takes you past the Riesenrad or giant ferris wheel, through the green expanse of Prater Park. It then continues on Vienna's Ring Road, past the famous Opera House, through Vienna's River Valley to reach Schönbrunn Castle, the former imperial summer residence. On the way back runners can take in the greatest examples of Vienna's architecture along the Ring Road, from the numerous museums and the Town Hall to the Burg Theatre and the University.
Solo
On site
Road
City

Course details

Course highlights

The Vienna City Marathon leads to the most impressive modern and historical sights of Vienna. You start on Wagramer Straße in modern Vienna, close to the "UNO-City", the seat of the United Nations, and finishes in the city centre in front of the Burgtheater. Immediately after the start, the participants cross the river Danube on the 864-meter Reichsbrücke bridge towards the city center. You pass the huge Ferris wheel and run on the completely flat "Prater Hauptallee" (main avenue) through the large, green park area of the Prater. This is exactly where Eliud Kipchoge ran in 1:59:40.2 hours for the marathon distance on 12 October 2019. He became the first person to run a marathon under two hours. A quarter of the VCM course is on Kipchoge's 1:59 course. The race continues along the Danube Canal to the Vienna Ringstrasse, past the Vienna State Opera, the arts center Secession and the Naschmarkt, through the Wiental Valley to Schönbrunn Palace, Austria's most visited tourist attraction. Still before the half marathon distance, you run through Vienna's most famous shopping street, Mariahilfer Straße. You see many of the most impressive museums, the Parliament, the University of Vienna and the "Votivkirche" while running along one of the most impressive cultural marathon routes in the world. The magnificent Ringstraße boulevard is your home stretch. You will reach the finish line directly in front of the Burgtheater with a view of the City Hall. The finishing line in front of the Burgtheater is also the heart of all running events on Saturday.

Start address

Reichsbrücke, Vienna, Austria

Finish address

Burgtheater, Universitätsring, Vienna, Austria

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Toilets
Goodie bag
E-certificate/e-diploma
Nutrition Stations
Expo entry
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Training program
Shower
Pacers
Medical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews

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Nikolaos Nikas
Country flag of GR
Apr 2023

Vienna city marathon was poor organizathon.i have run warcaw,valencia and athens marathon and vienna was unfortunately the worst. the two small problems were :1) big queues in expo,i went early in saturday and i was waiting ine hour , my friends went later and the queue was worse. 2)not accurate gps (but if you keep time , it's ok) The biggest problem was hydration.Marathon and half marathon ran togethes so there were many poeple to hydration station so in many cases you couldn't take cup of water.You must stop , take the cup and run again.This problem was at fisrt 20km.The majority of athetes in my pace (4:16 per km) had problem with the water and many of them in the end of marathon have muscle crambs.The slower runners propably had bigger problem and they coundn't take water. If marathon started at 08:00 and half at 09:00 it will be better but now i am very sad because any athlete has spent time and money and he has trainned months so it is disrespectful that bad hydration. I had goal sub 3 hours and i reached my goal (2:59:55).I tell that because i am not disappointed for my time i think my review is impartial.

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Gard Eirik D. N.
Country flag of NO
Apr 2022
42.195 km

Pros: - Great atmosphere among the spectators. - Nice race-expo Cons: - Mediocre course compared to such a beautiful city - Expensive compared to others in the region - No pacers - Terrible mobile website and constant nagging about downloading their app - Disorganized, poorly marked and crowded finish-area - Not nearly enough restrooms at the starting-area - Bib pick-up/Expo, start and finish in 3 different places. And no same-day pick-up. - Too few bins at refreshment-stations so everyone ran around in trash Overall a hype.

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Isabelle Maria Scheibelhofer

Sightseeing and a very well tought trough course! A bit expensive, but worth the travel!

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Gordon Stanford

What an experience from start to finish. The sights, the sounds and the course (flat). That finish at Rathausplatz is a memory that will last my lifetime, thank you VCM!

Takes in where the GOAT ran his 2 hour marathon. Unique in its surroundings.

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SIMONA BĂRĂSCU
Country flag of RO

poor organization- no sufficient paper cups , no cola(evan it was the sponsor) , no energy food, only at very 5 km point of alimentation so it was crowded, I suffer of thirsty - during the competition - I didn t expect that lots of wc - very good

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Radovan Dolezal

Great atmosphere and fantastic location. Just one remark as I was desperately lacking any sugar or salt or the pit-stop stations.

Fantastic route incl.great atmosphere, lovely people around and well organised event. Beautifull sunny weather.

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Marina Vlahovic

Well organized, great route, cheerful crowed, wonderful city.

Everything was great

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GODWIN SCIBERRAS

Very well organised

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Katarina Braniselj

Well organized, really great route, cheerful crowds, really nice city. Amazing experience!

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Kriton Grigorakis
Country flag of GR

Nice run, nice atmosphere, bad hydration, traffic jam in the toilets

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Tamás Horváth
Country flag of HU

Well organized. A little bit crowded, but it is only due to its popularity (what is a good indicator :-))

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Daniel Thomas Massberg

Nice Run

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Pavel Prudil
Country flag of CZ

Závod historickým centrem s dobrou organizací

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Joseph Mercieca
Country flag of MT
21.098 km

It was a really great experience will definitely run this city again

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Orsolya Nemeth
Country flag of HU
21.098 km

The race is well organized. The route is amazing route from the Donauinsel through the Prater park to Schönbrunn, back on Mariahilferstrasse to the Rathaus platz. Plenty of people cheering, amazing atmosphere in the city center. The expo was great with many exhibitor. Only two negatives: the number of available toilets at the start line should have been way more (especially for woman). The first 3km was very crowded, most of the people were way slower than should be based on the assigned corral.

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Results 2022: Vienna City Marathon

25 Apr, 2022 (Mon)

Marathon Muteti, Cosmas outpaced more then 4800 runners to win in 02:06:53, followed by Langat, Leonard who finished with a time of 02:06:59. Rounding out the top three was Kibrom, Oqbe with a time of 02:07:25. In the ladies race, it was Chepkirui, Vibian (02:20:59) taking the top spot, followed by Chebitok, Ruth who finished with a time of 02:21:03. Finishing third was Jerotich, Sheila (02:23:01). Top 3 Men 1 Muteti, Cosmas KEN 02:06:53 2 Langat, Leonard KEN 02:06:59 3 Kibrom, Oqbe ERI 02:07:25 Top 3 Women 1 Chepkirui, Vibian KEN 02:20:59 2 Chebitok, Ruth KEN 02:21:03 3 Jerotich, Sheila KEN 02:23:01 Complete results Halbmarathon Bauernfeind, Mario scored victory with a time of 01:05:35, followed by Herzog, Peter who finished with a time of 01:05:41. Schrank, Georg (01:08:04) made notched third place. In the ladies race, Kenny, Victoria took top spot in 01:16:16 , ahead of Dungl, Manuela (01:18:50). Rounding out the top three was Wehr, Katharina with a time of 01:19:14. Top 3 Men 1 Bauernfeind, Mario AUT 01:05:35 2 Herzog, Peter AUT 01:05:41 3 Schrank, Georg AUT 01:08:04 Top 3 Women 1 Kenny, Victoria GBR 01:16:16 2 Dungl, Manuela AUT 01:18:50 3 Wehr, Katharina GER 01:19:14 Complete results
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