Austrian Women’s Run— Vienna, Austria from Top Women-Only Races Around the World

Top Women-Only Races Around the World

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Austrian Women’s Run— Vienna, Austria

This 5K/10K takes 30,000 women through the Imperial streets of Vienna to compete each May. Inspired by the burgeoning female running population during her first marathon in New York City, Ilse Dippmann founded the Austrian Women’s Run in 1988. Kathrine Switzer herself has made the trip to run the race on a number of occasions. Now nearly three decades old, it is the largest women’s race in all of Europe. The course takes runners from the Vienna Prater, a popular recreation area near the city center, along the Danube, and through the streets of Vienna. Bringing in a strong field of the top elite women runners from around the world, it is a great place to spot Olympians and international greats. Whether you’re at the front or back of the pack, the finish line greets runners with a rocking party that includes well-deserved post-run fare and live bands.;
May 25, 2014