VIII. Wink Maraton és Félmaraton Futófesztivál 2011
Siófok (Hungary), Saturday 14 May 2011
The Wink Marathon, named after the sponsoring shoe company, takes place in the resort of Siófok on the southern shore of Central Europe's largest lake, Lake Balaton in Hungary.
Last year, after ongoing heavy rain had forced the organizers to postpone the Wink Marathon for two weeks, just about 100 athletes took part in the event, which offers various races for runners and inline skaters. Usually, there are more participants but it's a relatively small event anyway.
Entrants choose between the marathon (six laps), the half marathon (three laps), the half marathon relay (for teams of three runners), and the 7k run.
The route is a 7km-loop which is very flat and AIMS-certified. Participants run along the lakeside promenade and along Siófok's tree-lined avenues with its many elegant turn-of-the-century villas.
In 2010, the marathon winners were Imre Szabó (2:41:05) and Ágota Farkas (3:21:56). István Őri (1:13:22) and Katalin Farkas (1:31:09) celebrated victory in the half marathon.
Venue (Map): Siófok (Budapest 103km, Vienna 235km, Zagreb 242km, Ljubljana 362km)
Date: 14 May 2011 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 21.1km relay (3x7km); 7km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Siófok, Hajóállomás (ferry dock, at the corner of Mártírok útja and Petőfi sétány)
Entries: online (until 1 May) or by e-mail or fax; payment by cheque or bank transfer; late entries on the day 7.00- 9.00
Entry fees (42km): 5000/7000/9000 HUF* (until 31 March/1 May/14 May 2011)
Entry fees (21km): 4000/5000/8000 HUF*
Entry fees (7km): 700/1000/1500 HUF*
Entry fees (21km relay): 700/1000/1500 HUF* per person
* Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.60 EUR (January 2011)
Race centre: at the start (on the day 7.00-9.30)
You get: goody bag, medal, certificate, pasta party after the race
Prizes (42km, 21km): first 5 men and 3 women, first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 13.00 (7km); 15.00 (21km and 42km)
Number of finishers 2010: 20 (42km), 55 (21km), 2 relay teams (42km), 16 inline skaters
Event website (in Hungarian and English): www.winkmaraton.com
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