vienna night run

Vienna Summer Night Race

There is something special about running in a city in the evening or at night. More and more cities have introduced so-called night runs in addition to the traditional marathons and half-marathons, and Vienna is one of them. Every year in June, the Vienna Summer Night Race invites runners from all across the world to participate and enjoy the beautiful city of Vienna while running distances of either 5km or 10km.

This race, like many other running competitions in Vienna, is arranged in the Prater area. The Vienna Summer Night Race is ideal for those running alone, or you can join and run together with two of your friends. It is possible to register as an individual, or as a group of three for both the 5km and the 10km distances.

The races start at Prater Hauptallee Praterstern and you run up and down the area surrounding the famous Prater Amusement Park, and you also run close to the famous Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna.

Vienna Summer Night Race 2024

Date: June 20
Location: Prater Hauptallee Praterstern

Would you like to participate in even more night runs in other cities in Europe? There is a fantastic night run in Budapest every year in September. If you live in Vienna, it takes less than 2 1/2 hours to drive to Budapest, making it a perfect option for those in love with running outside in the summer, but without the extreme heat in the daytime.

Where can I register for the Vienna Summer Night Race?

Unfortunately, the event doesn’t have a good website available in English which makes it a little bit more complicated. But, you can register for the race and choose the English version for registering for the race at There you can also register for many other races in Vienna arranged by LCC.

Are there any good hotels or apartments close to the racing competition?

It is easy to find good and cheap hotels and apartments close to the location for the night race in Vienna. Look at the map below and you will find plenty of options immediately.

Are there other cool running competitions in Vienna?

There are lots of running events happening in Vienna. We haven’t written about all of them, but you can read about the famous Vienna Marathon and a couple of other running competitions in Vienna in our Vienna events calendar.


Jun 22 2024


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