The Vienna City Marathon wants to go ahead and become climate-neutral in the future. The aim is to achieve this goal by 2040. This is a sign in the fight against global warming. “We want to be a partner for sustainability, climate protection will play a major role in the VCM. We make a clear commitment to this. We want to be a role model Sport taking,” said VCM Managing Director Kathrin Widu. “That’s a statement,” added long-time organizer Wolfgang Konrad.
A total of more than 31,933 participants were registered for the competitions at the 39th Vienna City Marathon last weekend. “Overall, we had a very successful event,” said race director Mark Milde with satisfaction. With the course record set by the Kenyan winner Vibian Chepkirui, there was also a sporting success to celebrate, with runners from 100 nations taking part.
A “carbon footprint analysis” is now being carried out to measure the carbon footprint of the event. This should serve as the basis for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the 40th Vienna City Marathon, which will take place on April 23, 2023, more than 40,000 participants are expected to take part in Austria’s largest sporting event. “That’s the big goal,” emphasized Widu