2nd VCM Winter Run

In preparation for the 41st Vienna City Marathon on 21 April 2024, we are organising several running events in Vienna: the VCM Winter Running Series. For motivation and to meet friends. This is how we run with energy through autumn & winter! 

The centrepiece of the VCM Winter Running Series is the Prater Hauptallee with an attractive route around the Lusthaus.

Look forward to a special highlight on March 10, 2024, when we start the "3rd Vienna Calling Half Marathon" on the Reichsbrücke. Experience the record-breaking course like at the start of the Vienna City Marathon and Eliud Kipchoge's INEOS 1:59 Challenge.

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 28, 2024
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: € 15 
Entry fee: 10 km | 15 km | Half Marathon: € 25

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

Registration deadline: Thursday, 25 January 2024, 11:59 pm

Late entry at bib pick-up on Friday and on race day: € 20 or € 30 (only card payment possible).
As long as starting places are available!

Bonus at the bib pick-up: 
Get your bib already on Friday, 26 January 2024, 2-6 pm
HERVIS, Mariahilfer Straße 36, 1070 Vienna

This way you avoid queuing in the morning on race day. On top of that, you will receive a 20 per cent discount on the entire running range (except reduced goods and sports watches) in the Hervis shop at Mariahilfer Straße 36 on this afternoon with your race number.

Last-minute pick-up: 
Sunday, 28 January 2024, 8-9:30 am
In the start /finish area in the Prater Hauptallee
Please consider that there may be waiting times.

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 running trophy 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 trophy at the award ceremony, regardless of whether they have placed an order.