26. Budapest félmaraton 2011
Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 4 September 2011
Hungary's largest half marathon takes place four weeks before the Budapest Marathon.
In 2010, a crowd of more than 5500 runners finished the very attractive and traffic-free course. The fastest finishers were Hungarian top runners László Tóth (1:04:13) and Krisztina Papp (1:13:13).
The start and finish are in the large City Park (Városliget), close to the splendid Széchenyi Baths.
Participants run along Budapest's longest and grandest avenue (Andrássy út), and then along both banks of the River Danube, passing many landmarks en route.
Apart from a couple of bridges the route is flat and fast.
Date: 4 September 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (certified by AIMS); 21.1km relay (2 runners: 13.9+7.2km); 3.5km Fun Run
Start time: 10.00 (21km and relay), 10.15 (3.5km)
Start and finish (Map): Olof Palme sétány, Városliget (City Park), Budapest
Entries: online, by e-mail or by post; late entries on the day; there are large discounts for runners who have previously participated in a BSI event
Entry fees (21km)*: 35/40/50 EUR (until 3 July/28 August/4 September 2011)
Entry fees (relay teams): 60/70/80 EUR
Entry fees (3.5km Fun Run): 8/10/15 EUR
Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip (no rental fees but 1000 HUF deposit)
Race centre: at the Széchenyi Baths (Széchenyi Fürdő) in the City Park (Városliget), (3 Sep 12.00-18.00 and 4 Sep 7.00-9.45)
You get: timing chip rental, finisher bag and medal
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2010: 5514 (21km), 318 relay teams
Event website: www.budapestmarathon.com/en/halfmarathon/
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