VCM preparation runs

Here you can find the information about the VCM preparation runs 2023/24:We want you to come to the 41st Vienna City Marathon on 21 April 2024 well prepared and in the best of spirits. On the way there, taking part in a running event is great motivation and a great boost for your form.
Bonus for VCM runners
 

For all those who are already registered for the marathon or Wiener Städtische half marathon of the 41st VCM, we are therefore offering a preparation boost.  

You have the opportunity to participate free of charge in one (1) of the VCM preparation runs in Salzburg, Vienna, Upper Austria and Styria or in one (1) competition of the VCM Winter Running Series in Vienna, as long as starting places are available.

Participation
 

For the opportunity to participate for free, write to office@vienna-marathon.com and let us know that you want to start at one (1) specific run. The requirement is that you are already registered for the Marathon or Wiener Städtische Half Marathon of the 41st VCM.

The free entries are allocated in the order emails are received, until the contingents are exhausted. Please allow a few days for the receipt of your registration code.

The VCM preparation runs are part of Erste Bank Sparkasse Running
 

Upcoming events

 

December 17, 2023
1st VCM WINTER RUN

Experience the Christmas spirit in Vienna and get some running motivation before the holidays. We run one or two laps in the athletics world heritage site Prater Hauptallee.  

5 km | 10 km
Start at 10:00 AM

All free starting places for this run have already been used up.
Thank you for the great interest!

January 28, 2024
2nd VCM WINTER RUN

Get started at the beginning of the year and get in shape for the Vienna City Marathon. The course leads over 1-4 laps through the Prater Hauptallee. 

5 km | 10 km | 15 km | Half Marathon
Start at 10:00 AM

All free entry places for this run have already been used up.
Thank you for the great interest!

March 10, 2024
3rd VCM WINTER RUN

Starting on the Reichsbrücke, experience the record-breaking course like at the start of the Vienna City Marathon and like Eliud Kipchoge's INEOS 1:59 Challenge. 

"Vienna Calling Half Marathon" - start Reichsbrücke, finish Prater Hauptallee 
Start at 08:00 AM

5 km | 10 km - Prater Hauptallee
Start at 11:00 AM

All free starting places for this run have already been used up. 
Thank you for the great interest!

Past events

 

08. Oktober 2023
SALZBURG 10K

Flat, fast, masterly - a fine running festival against the beautiful backdrop of the city of Mozart! Test your skills over ten kilometres - on the fast route along the Salzach.

10 km
Start 09:10 Uhr Jedefrau & Jedermann

This run has already taken place.
Thank you for the great interest!

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03. November 2023
WIEN RUNDUMADUM

Take part in the adventure run on the beautiful "Wien Rundumadum" hiking trail. We have starting places for the new beginners' distance of 17 km. You will be out and about on the Bisamberg with a rucksack and head torch.  

17 km | Start 16:30 Uhr
Voucher codes must be redeemed by 25 October at the latest.

This run has already taken place.
Thank you for your interest!

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Dec 17, 23 | Jan 21, 24 | Feb 18, 24 | Mar 10, 24
ALOHA WINTER RUNNING SERIES LINZ

The ALOHA winter running series in Linz keeps you fit over the winter months. The start is directly at Lentos. You will run along the Donaulände past sights such as the Linz Brucknerhaus and along the Kulturmeile. 

Dates: 17.12.23 | 21.01.24 | 18.02.24 | 10.03.24
Distances: 5 km | 10 km | 15 km

All free entry places for these runs have already been used up.
Thank you for the great interest!

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March 16, 2024
LINZ DANUBE TRAIL

The Sparkasse OÖ Linz24 Danube Trail is a spring outdoor event without a competitive character. Discover the most attractive trails and spots of the capital of Upper Austria. Along the way, you will get to know Linz from its most beautiful sides. Start & finish are located on Landstraße. 

All free starting places for this run have already been used up. 
Thank you for the great interest!

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March 23, 2024
VOLCANO COUNTRY SPRING RUN

The Vulkanlandlauf in Leitersdorf in the Raabtal valley in the Styrian Thermen-&-Vulkanland offers a colourful range of competitions from children's runs to 4.2 km hobby runs and 8.4 km fun runs to half marathons. The "Styrian Running Opening" is an atmospheric running competition with timekeeping for runners and walkers.  

All free starting places for this run have already been used up. 
Vielen Dank für das tolle Interesse!

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