Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 10 April 2011
With more than 12,000 participants last year, the Vivicitta Budapest is one of the biggest running events in Hungary. The event comprises races of 3.5km, 6.5km and 11.2km, and for the first time also a half marathon.
Due to construction works at one of the Danube bridges the event cannot take place as planned on Margaret Island in the River Danube. Instead, start and finish will be in the large and pleasant Városliget (City Park), which is also home to the Budapest Marathon in October.
The route is flat and fast and passes many of Budapest's key attractions. Competitors run along Andrássy Avenue (a World Heritage Site), past the Parliament building, across the monumental Heroes' Square, and through the City Park with its lakes, thermal baths and a fairy-tale castle.
In 2010, the winners of the 12k main race were Mihály Zsíros (38:00) and Mihaela Coghin (44:45).
Race report, results and photos: Vivicitta Budapest 2011
Venue (Map): Budapest (Bratislava 202km, Vienna 245km, Zagreb 349km, Ljubljana 466km)
Date: 10 April 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21km, 11.2km, 6.5km, 3.5km
Start time: 9.30 (6.5km); 10.40 (3.5km, schools), 10.50 (3.5km walk), 11.40 (3.5km run); 13.00 (11.2km, 21km)
Start and finish: 56-osok tere, Városliget (City Park), Budapest
Entries: by post (until 1 April) or online (until 7 April) or in person at the BSI office in Budapest (until 7 April); late entries on the day from 8.15 until 15 minutes before the start
Entry fees (11.2km): 3500/4000 HUF* (until 3 April/10 April 2011)
Entry fees (21km): 5000/5500 HUF* (until 3 April/10 April 2011))
*Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.65 EUR (March 2011)
Timing: ChampionChip - no chip rental fees but 1000 HUF deposit (fully refundable); 500 HUF off the entry fees if you use your own chip
Race centre: near the start (on the day from 8.15)
Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
You get: T-shirt, timing chip rental, prize raffle
Prizes: first 3 M/F (21km, 11.2km, 6.5km)
Event website: runinbudapest.hu
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