Participants at the Wings for Life World Run in Vienna

Wings for Life World Run Vienna

At exactly 1.00 pm on 7 May 2017, the starting pistol be fired for the runners in Vienna and the race will also start simultaneously right around the world. After 30 minutes, the catcher cars - cars specially equipped for the run - will follow the runners at a pre-set speed. As long as the runners stay ahead of the catcher car, they'll stay in the race. If they're overtaken, the race is over. Return transport to the starting area will be arranged.

Anyone who is at least 16 years of age can participate in the race. Wheelchair users can also take part in Vienna - the only requirement is that they use everyday wheelchairs. Small children in strollers can also be brought along, as long as they start at the back of the last starting block.

The route

Downtown Vienna offers a unique backdrop for the Wings for Life World Run. The starting shot is fired on Vienna’s City Hall Square. The route continues as follows:

  • along the Ringstrasse boulevard past the University, Stadtpark and Vienna State Opera – a loop via Linke Wienzeile and Mariahilfer Strasse leads back to the Ringstrasse (km 10)
  • Rossauer Lände (km 13 – 14)
  • Erdberger Lände & Stadium Bridge – Prater (km 19)
  • Prater main avenue, Praterstern, Lassalleestrasse, Reichsbrücke (km 26) via Danube Island to Tulln
  • then back again to Vienna via Greifenstein and Klosterneuburg

Wings for Life World Run Vienna

7 May 2017
Starting shot: 1.00 pm (11.00 am UTC)
Information & registration: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

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