2. Rotary Debrecen Félmaraton és Maraton 2012

Debrecen (Hungary), Sunday 25 March 2012

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The event will take place in the Great Forest Park, which is home to Debrecen's university.


Over 600 runners took part in last year's first edition of the Rotary Half Marathon in Debrecen, Hungary's second largest city with a population of about 200,000.

In 2012, the event will offer a 42.2km marathon, a 21.1km half marathon, a 10.55km quarter marathon, and a 5-person marathon relay.

The new course is a flat 5275-metre loop. Marathon runners will run eight laps.

The start and finish will be at the athletics track in the Great Forest Park (Nagyerdei park) on the northern edge of the city.

The route runs through the park and residential areas.

In 2011, the half marathon winners were Zsolt Kovács (1:10:54) and Fruzsina Bakonyi (1:25:38).


Remember that the night before the event the clocks jump one hour forward due to the start of 'European Summer Time', so don't be late!


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Debrecen (Budapest 236km)

Date: 25 March 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance:

  • 42.2km marathon
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 10.55km quarter marathon
  • 42.2km marathon relay (5 runners, 2 runners)
  • 21.1km half marathon relay (2 runners)

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Gyulai István Atlétikai Stadion, 4032 Debrecen, Oláh Gábor utca 5

Entries: online or by e-mail or by post (until 9 March 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (up to 30 Nov 2011/8 Jan/10 Feb/9 Mar/25 Mar 2012):

  • 42km: HUF 4000/4500/5000/5500/6500
  • 21km: HUF 3000/3500/4000/4500/5500
  • 10.5km: HUF 1500/2000/2500/3000/3500

Exchange rate: HUF 1000 = ca. € 3.43 (March 2012)

Race centre: Gyulai István Atlétikai Stadion, 4032 Debrecen, Oláh Gábor utca 5 (on the day 8.00-9.30)

You get:

  • chip timing
  • T-shirt
  • goodie bag
  • finisher medal

Prizes: medals and product prizes to the first 3 M/F in each race; category prizes

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2011: 547 (21km), 39 relay teams (21km)

Event website (in Hungarian and English): www.rotaryfelmaraton.hu


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