Siófok (Hungary), Saturday 11 May 2013

Siófok, Lake Balaton, Hungary (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Entrants to the Wink Maraton in Hungary can choose between a full marathon, a half marathon or a half marathon relay for teams of three runners.

The route is a very flat 7,032-metre loop through the resort of Siófok which sits on the southern shore of Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.

Participants in the marathon run six laps. The half marathon is three laps.

In 2013, the start and the finish will be at the newly-renovated 100-year-old Water Tower, which stands on the edge of Siófok's main square.

Approximately 600 metres of each lap are run on the lakeside promenade but most of the route runs along Siófok's tree-lined avenues with its many turn-of-the-century villas.

Last year, about 50 runners took part in the marathon, and 130 completed the half marathon. The marathon winners were Gábor Józsa (2:21:28) and Mirella Kiss (3:22:50). The time limit to finish the marathon is five hours.

 

Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Siófok (Budapest 103km, Vienna 235km, Zagreb 242km, Ljubljana 362km)

Date: 11 May 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 21.1km relay (3 x 7km)

Start time: 11.00

Start and finish: Víztorony (Water Tower)

Entries: online (up to 1 May 2013); late entries on the day (7.00-9.00)

Entry fees (42km): 5000/7000/9000 HUF (up to 24 March/1 May/11 May 2012)

Entry fees (21km): 4000/5000/8000 HUF (up to 24 March/1 May/11 May 2012)

Entry fees (21km relay): 1000/1500/2000 HUF per person (up to 24 March/1 May/11 May 2012)

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.36 EUR (January 2013)

Race centre: at the start (10 May 2013, 16.00-18.00; on the day 7.00-9.30)

You get: technical T-shirt and finisher medal (21km and 42km); chip timing; two aid stations per lap; pasta party and concerts after the race

Prizes (42km, 21km): to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: 16.00

Number of finishers 2012: 53 (42km), 130 (21km), 5 relay teams

Event website (in Hungarian and English): www.winkmaraton.com

 

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