19. Bükki Hegyi Maraton 2011
Held in early July, the very hilly Bükk Mountain Marathon offers a number of multi-terrain races through the Bükk National Park in Hungary.
Participants can choose between the ultra marathon (50km), the marathon (42.3km), the half marathon (20.7km) or the fun run and walk (6.3km).
The densely wooded Bükk Hills are located in the north-eastern part of Hungary, not far from the border with Slovakia. With 20 peaks over 900 metres, over 1000 karst caves and lovely beech (bükk) forests, the national park is a popular destination for hikers and cyclists.
The start and the finish are at the Majális park on the eastern slopes of the Bükk Hills, on the edge of the city of Miskolc. The attractive little resort of Lillafüred is just over three kilometres away.
In 2010, the marathon winners were Csaba Németh (3:00:57) and Veronika Halász (4:18:42).
Venue (Map): Miskolc (Košice 83km, Debrecen 108km, Budapest 180km)
Date: 2 July 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 50km; 42.3km; 20.7km; 6.3km (run and walk)
Start time: 10.00 (50km/42.3km/20.7km); 10.15 (6.3km)
Start and finish: Majális park near Miskolc
Entries: online or by post or fax (until 17 June 2011), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (50km): 5800/6400 HUF* (until 17 June/until 2 July 2011)
Entry fees (42.3km): 4800/5300 HUF*
Entry fees (20.7km): 4300/4800 HUF*
Entry fees (6.3km): 800/1200 HUF*
* Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.75 EUR (April 2011)
Race centre: in the start area (Friday 1 July 2011, 16.00-20.00; on the day 7.00-9.45)
You get: chip timing, bag storage, T-shirt and finisher bag (not included in the fees for the 6.3km run), a warm meal after the race
Number of finishers 2010: 23 (50km), 38 (42.3km), 111 (20.7km), 70 (12.5km)
Event website (in Hungarian): www.hegyimaraton.hu
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