The Vienna City Marathon – a true "theater of emotions" – leads 42,000 runners from 125 nations past Vienna's most beautiful sights on 21 and 22 April 2018. A million spectators along the route will provide the necessary motivation.
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At the exciting main event on Sunday, 22 April 2018, there will again be competitions for participants of every age and ability. Apart from the marathon over the classic distance, the half-marathon and relay marathon for teams of 4 people on the day of the marathon, there are children and youth competitions and a 10 km run that starts at the Giant Ferris Wheel one day earlier on 21 April.
As always, the starting shot for the main competition will be fired at the Vienna International Centre. The route continues over the Reichsbrücke through the Prater, along the Ringstrasse, past magnificent buildings, and then from the Vienna State Opera out to Schönbrunn Palace and back again to the Ringstrasse and Prater. The finish line is finally reached between the Burgtheater and City Hall.
With the theme for the year "Theater of Emotions", the Vienna City Marathon combines the joy of life, the diversity of cultures and the social Viennese tradition of drama with sporty, emotional moments.
In recent years, the Vienna City Marathon has developed into a platform for social and charity projects and numerous participants get involved for their favorite ones. Consequently, over €182,000 in donations were raised last year.