28th História Running Race 2011
Kőszeg (Hungary), Sunday 11 September 2011
The História Futás is a long-standing and popular event, held in the delightful small town of Kőszeg which is situated in the far west of Hungary on the border with Austria.
Last year's event had over 700 participants. Most popular were the children's races and the 1,532-metre "mass race".
The 9km race had about 80 finishers. The winners were Hungary's international elite runners Tamás Kovács (27:47) and Anikó Kálovics (31:15).
Starting and finishing in front of the church on Kőszeg's main square, participants run three mildly undulating laps around the historic town centre and through residential areas.
Kőszeg's old town with its medieval castle and a large number of protected buildings, surrounded by vineyards and wooded hills, is absolutely worth a visit.
The História Futás commemorates the year 1532 when a few hundred soldiers defended the town successfully against an army of 80,000 Turks.
Venue (Map): Kőszeg (Vienna 115km, Graz 124km, Maribor 177km, Budapest 219km)
Date: 11 September 2011 (Sunday)
Race distance: 9km (main race); 1532m (mass race); children 500m/1250m/2500m
Start time: 13.15-14.45 (children), 15.00 (1.5km), 15.30 (9km)
Start and finish: Fő tér (main square)
Entries: on the day at the start (mass race 10.00-12.00, main race 10.00-13.00)
Entry fees: main race 2000 HUF (ca. 7.40 EUR); mass race 100 HUF, children 200 HUF
Prizes (9km): trophies and prize money to the 1st M/F; hotel vouchers to the 2nd M/F; product prizes to the 3rd M/F
Prizes (1.5km): awards and certificates to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (children): awards and certificates to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes (for 9km runners)
Number of participants 2010: 80 (9km), 331 (1.5km), 309 children
Event website (in Hungarian): www.koszeg.hu
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