The 14-kilometre Tatai Minimarathon in Hungary attracts around 800 runners to the small lakeside town of Tata, situated approximately 70km from Budapest, on the railway line to Vienna.
Over the years, a large number of Hungary's best distance runners have taken part in the race. In 2011, the top finishers were Lajos Berecz and Judit Nagy Földingné (pictured), winner of many international marathons.
The route is very scenic as it runs through Tata's old town, through the "English Park", past the fourteenth-century lakeside castle, and around the 2.5-kilometre-long "Old Lake".
Runners may experience high temperatures during the race as the start is at 4pm on a Saturday in early August.
Venue (Map): Tata (Budapest 72km, Bratislava 136km, Vienna 180km)
Date: 4 August 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 14km
Start time: 16.00
Start and finish: at the Cultural Centre Tata
Entries: at the Cultural Centre Tata (Friday 3 August 15.00-18.00, on the day 9.00-15.00)
Entry fees: 1500 HUF (ca. 5.20 EUR)
Race centre: Cultural Centre Tata (Művelődési Központ Tata), Váralja utca 4
You get: sandwich party (on Friday at 4pm); T-shirt (to the first 1000 finishers)
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2011: 796 (587 men and 209 women)
Event details (in Hungarian): tata.hu
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