8. Balaton maraton és félmaraton 2011

Siófok (Hungary), 19+20 November 2011

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With over 2000 participants, the Balaton Marathon and Half Marathon is the most popular running event on the shores of Lake Balaton, the "Hungarian Sea".

Balaton is almost 80 kilometres long and Central Europe's largest lake.

The event offers the following race distances:

Saturday, 19 Nov 2011, 10.30:  14.07km (2 laps)
Saturday, 19 Nov 2011, 15.30: 7.03km (1 lap)
20 Nov 2011, 11.00: 21.1km (2 laps)


Runners can choose to run only one of these races, or they can combine them in different ways. It's possible, for instance, to run a half marathon in two stages (14+7km), or a marathon in three stages (14+7+21km).

In November, you can expect all sorts of weather at Lake Balaton but it doesn't really matter as there is a jovial atmosphere among runners, and the route is very pleasant. Participants run along the lakeside promenade and the tree-lined avenues of Siófok, Balaton's largest resort, located around 100 kilometres from Budapest.

In 2010, the marathon winners were Szabolcs Beda (2:28:17) and Judit Nagy Földingné (2:37:42).


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Siófok (Budapest 103km, Vienna 237km, Zagreb 242km, Ljubljana 362km)

Race distance: 7.03km, 14.07km, 21.1km, 10.55km (one lap of the half marathon); 2-person relay races (7+7=14km; 10.5+10.5=21km)

Start and finish: Hotel Aranypart, Beszédes József sétány, Siófok

Entries: online (until 16 Nov) or by post (until 11 Nov); late entries on the day

Entry fees (7km): 2200/2400/2700 HUF* (until 23 Oct/13 Nov/19 Nov 2011)

Entry fees (10.55km): 4500/5500/7000/8000 HUF* (until 23 Oct/13 Nov/17 Nov/20 Nov 2011)

Entry fees (14km): 4500/5500/7000/8000 HUF (until 23 Oct/13 Nov/17 Nov/19 Nov 2011)

Entry fees (21km): 6000/7000/8500/10000 HUF* (until 23 Oct/13 Nov/17 Nov/20 Nov 2011)

Entry fees (14+7=21km): 6000/7000/8500/10000 HUF* (until 23 Oct/13 Nov/17 Nov/19 Nov 2011)

Entry fees (14+7+21=42km): 8500/9500/11500 HUF* (until 23 Oct/13 Nov/19 Nov 2011)

Timing: ChampionChip: 1000 HUF* deposit for the timing chip (fully refundable)

*Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.75 EUR (April 2011)

Race centre: "Steak House", Petőfi sétány, ca. 400m from the start (Saturday 8.30-10.15 and 13.30-15.15; Sunday 8.30-10.45)

You get: goody bag, finisher bag, timing chip rental

Prizes (21km/42km): first 3 M/F

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: Hotel Aranypart

Award ceremony: Sunday 14.45

Number of finishers 2010: 490 (42km), 924 (21km), 75 (14km), 90 (10.5km), 234 (7km)

Event website: www.futanet.hu


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.


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