Experience Vienna
Vienna Blog by the Schick Hotels and Restaurants

Light Run Austria

A very special running experience!

Running season has begun! Are you still looking for a motivation factor to remove your running shoes from the closet and slip into them? Why not train for the Vienna Light Run? This is the first “run & fun” event held in Vienna where – on a route lit up with lighting effects – the fun factor is first and foremost.

Light Run

On April 23, 2016, the Light Run Austria celebrates its premiere in Vienna. The starting gun will fire in the Donaupark at 8:45 PM. Several light surprises await runners along a roughly 6 km course. Moreover, the course will shine in a new light thanks to participants’ illuminated outfits. Runners will also run through a “UV zone” in which UV and neon colors will be on display. At the finish line, runners will be received with amazing lighting effects, light artists and such – there will be light everywhere.

Here is a look at the Light Run premiere in Schwechat last year.


You can participate in the run as an individual, in teams of 3 or as a group (10 people). Should you prefer to walk, this is also possible in the individual category. For regulatory reasons, at this event it is only possible to walk WITHOUT hiking/trekking poles.

Entry fee

  • through 3/31/2016   ->   EUR 35.00 (incl. official Light Run running T-shirt)
  • 4/1/2016 – 4/19/2016  ->   EUR 35.00
  • Late entries  ->   EUR 45.00

Program on 4/23/2016

  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM ->   Starting number pickup & late entries in Donaupark*
  • 5:00 PM – 8:15 PM  ->   UV makeup stands with free makeup tools will be opened in the makeup tent
  • 8:15 PM – 8:30 PM   ->   LED show & warmup in the start/finish area
  • 8:30 PM – 8:40 PM   ->   Runners go to the starting line
  • 8:45 PM   ->   Start (runners in front, walkers behind)
  • 9:15 PM   ->   After-Run Light Party and award ceremony in the light-filled start/finish area
  • 11:00 PM   ->   End of event

*Starting number pickup and late entries are also possible on 4/21/2016 and 4/22/2016 at the running store “We Move” located in the City Mall (3rd District).

Makeup tent

Light Run Schminkzelt

Would you like to be part of the lighting spectacle?

In the meadow there will be a makeup tent in which participants can use UV body paints, UV active mascara and lipsticks, as well as UV neon hairspray – or put the finishing touches on their running attire.

Additional products such as neckband and armbands, glasses, illuminated caps, etc., can also be purchased on-site.

Make-A-Wish Foundation®

One euro for each runner is donated to a charitable cause – the Make-A-Wish Foundation® – as well as all income from products purchased by runners.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® has been active in Austria since 1997 and fulfills the heart’s desires of critically ill children and youth.

Light Run

Here are all the details on this unique running event!

We wish you lots of fun and a spectacular run!

Tip: Should you happen to be too tired after the run or walk to make your way back home, enjoy Viennese charm at one of the nearby Schick Hotels!

All pictures ©Light Run


More about