2nd VCM Winter Run

In preparation for the 42nd Vienna City Marathon on 6 April 2025, we are organising several running events in Vienna: the VCM Winter Running Series. These events are a perfect opportunity to meet friends and to boost your motivation and shape.

At the event on 19 January, we will be running 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and a half marathon in the Prater Hauptallee. We look forward to seeing you!

Win 1 of 100 free starts
Are you already on the starting list for the Vienna City Marathon or Wiener Städtische Half Marathon 2025? Then register for the 2nd VCM Winter Run by 6 January and automatically take part in our prize draw. The winners will be refunded their entry fee for the VCM Winter Run. 

The VCM Winter Running Series is a proud partner of Erste Bank Sparkasse Running.

All events of the VCM Winter Running Series are officially AIMS-measured and part of the World Athletics Global Calendar.
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2025
Distance: 5 km | 10 km | 15 km | 21.1 km
Start time: 10 AM
Start & Finish: Prater Hauptallee, area Stadionbad parking lot - "Kipchoge Finish" 
Route: Hauptallee towards Lusthaus > Around the Lusthaus > Hauptallee towards Praterstern > Turning point > back to the finish.
1 x, 2 x or 3 x to run. 
Additional extended fourth lap for the half marathon
Click on the map to enlarge it.

Entry fee: 5 km: € 20 
Entry fee: 10 km | 15 km | Half Marathon: € 30

Flexible choice for the three longer distances: You can decide during the race which one you run. 

Registration deadline: Thursday, 16 January 2025, 11:59 pm
Deadline for taking part in the raffle: Sunday,  6 January 2025, 11:59 pm

Are you already registered?
You can check your registration here!

Late entry at bib pick-up on Friday and on race day: € 25 or € 35 (only card payment possible).
As long as starting places are available!

Bib pick-up: 
Sunday, 19 January 2025, 8-9:30 am
In the start /finish area in the Prater Hauptallee

Information on collection before race day will follow.

Net timing with RFID chip in the start number. You cannot use your own chip and do not need to rent a chip. 


Price: € 5
Order: until the closing date of the respective competition together with the registration or via link in your registration confirmation.

The VCM winter running medal is a great souvenir of your run. It is a three-dimensional snowflake and consists of two interlocking wooden parts with a ribbon. The VCM Winter Run medal is manufactured in Lower Austria and made from regional wood. We therefore offer a resource-saving and sustainable memento.

Important: There is no reordering on site! If you would like to receive a medal, you must order it in advance.

The top 3 in the overall standings of each race will receive their VCM Winter Run medal at the award ceremony, regardless of whether they have placed an order.