28th Tata Minimarathon 2011
Tata (Hungary), Saturday 6 August 2011
In August, it will probably be much warmer on Tata's "Old Lake".
Over 700 runners from nine countries took part in last year's 14-kilometre Minimarathon in Tata, a pleasant old town built on two very pretty lakes in northern Hungary.
Tata is easy to reach by train as it's on the railway line Vienna-Budapest.
The Minimarathon is a long-standing high-summer running event. Held on a Saturday afternoon in early August, you can expect high temperatures during the race.
The route is very attractive as it runs through the old town, past the 14th-century lakeside castle, along the promenade of the 2.5-kilometre-long "Old Lake", and through the leafy "English Park" which surrounds the "Small Lake".
Over the years, many outstanding athletes have taken part in the race. In 2010, the winners were Salvatore Concas of Italy (43:40) and Fruzsina Szekeresné Bakonyi of Hungary (54:27).
Venue (Map): Tata (Budapest 72km, Bratislava 136km, Vienna 180km)
Date: 6 August 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 14km
Start time: 16.00
Start and finish: at the Cultural Centre Tata
Entries: at the Cultural Centre Tata (Friday 5 August 15.00-18.00, on the day 9.00-15.00)
Entry fees: 1500 HUF (ca. 5.60 EUR)
Race centre: Cultural Centre Tata (Művelődési Központ Tata), Váralja utca 4
You get: sandwich party on Friday evening; T-shirt to the first 1000 finishers
Prizes: product prizes to the first 3 M/F; medals/trophies to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2010: 740
Event details (in Hungarian): tata.hu
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