20. Határfutás / 20. Polumaraton Barcs-Virovitica

Barcs (Hungary) - Virovitica (Croatia), Saturday 17 September 2011

The River Drava on the border of Croatia and Hungary (Copyright © 2010 runinternational.eu)

Croatia is on this bank of the River Drava, Hungary on the other side.


The Határfutás ("Border Race") connects the twin towns of Barcs in Hungary and Virovitica in Croatia. The main race is 21.35 kilometres long, which is slightly more than a half marathon distance. The route is mostly flat and fast but it's not closed to traffic.

In 2011, participants will run from Barcs to Virovitica (the route alternates in direction each year). The start will be at the thermal spa in Barcs, a small town of 12,000 people, situated on the River Drava. The finish line will be in the town centre of Virovitica (22,000 inhabitants).

Although most of the race takes place on Croatian soil most participants in the event are Hungarians. In 2010, just 8 out of 124 finishers were Croats. Barnabás Bene (1:05:58) and Simona Staicu (1:19:53), both from Hungary, set new course records.


Country: from Hungary to Croatia

Venue (Map): Barcs-Virovitica (distance from Barcz: Pécs 65km, Zagreb 150km, Maribor 191km, Budapest 264km)

Date: 17 September 2011 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.35km; 5.8km

Start (21km): 14.00 at the thermal spa (Termálfürdő) in Barcs

Start (5.8km): 14.30

Finish: Virovitica, town centre

Entries: by e-mail; payment by bank transfer, no entries on the day

Entry fees (21km and 5.8km): 1000 HUF (ca. 3.70 EUR)

Race centre: at the start in Barcs (on the day 10.00-13.00)

You get: T-shirt

Prizes (21km): medals and certificates to the first 3 in each category; prize money to the first 4 M/F (3000-2000-1000-700 HRK; 1000 HRK = ca. 133 EUR)

Award ceremony: 16.30

Number of finishers 2010: 74 (21km), 50 (5.8km)

Event website and photo gallery: barcs.hu (in Hungarian)


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