The major players

Running as a major event, in the flow of the masses


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    Vienna City Marathon

    The run of all runs makes the Viennese asphalt glow in April. The city then vibrates in time with the 40,000 runners. From hobby runners to professionals. Vienna is an action zone for one day, the atmosphere - especially around the ring - is brilliant!

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    Wings for Life Run

    In May sports fans all around the world will tie their running shoes and start jogging at exactly the same time.  And they are doing it for all of those who cannot do just that. 100% of the starting money goes towards spinal cord research and therefore into a cure for paraplegia. There is no set goal. Everyone runs as long as they can until they are overtaken by the “catcher car”. 

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    Women's Run

    The starting signal for the ladies is also in May. The running location is the Prater in Vienna. Runners can choose between five or ten kilometres – the distance can be covered walking, running or sprinting, depending on how fit and motivated the runners are. A motivating boost in advance: people can practise together at the regular “women’s running meetings”.

    ©Agentur Diener/Österreichischer Frauenlauf
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    Jogging after work – and as a team. In September the largest corporate run takes place in Austria. Each company group covers a distance of 4.1 kilometres. Together, of course. The start is from 06.00 pm.  Afterwards there’s time for a drink with colleagues in the party zone!

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    Once around the Ring and that at night. In September the Vienna Night Run will take place with the city as its stage for more than 20,000 participants. Running the five kilometres around the inner city is less about power but more about the joy of movement. And the beautiful setting for the run, which is particularly delightful at night. 

    ©msm sport media/BErnhard Glessnig

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