VCM preparation runs

We want all runners to come to the 42nd Vienna City Marathon on 6 April 2025 well prepared and in the best of spirits. On the way there, taking part in a running competition is great motivation.

That's why we are raffling off starting places for the VCM Winter Running Series. Find out more here.

In addition, we will again be offering a contingent of free starting places at events in several Austrian regions. Follow this page for updates.

The VCM preparation runs are part of Erste Bank Sparkasse Running

Upcoming events


December 15, 2024

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

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January 19, 2025

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

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March 2, 2025

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 08:30 AM

5 km | 10 km - Prater Hauptallee
Start at 11:30 AM

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Past events


08. Oktober 2023

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

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

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

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

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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