28th Pécs-Harkány Road Running Race 2012
The 25km road race from the city of Pécs to the spa town of Harkány is a long-standing and prestigious event in the Hungarian running calendar.
Last year's winners were Ashenafi Erkolo of Ethiopia (1:19:43) and Hungary's elite distance runner Simona Staicu (1:32:13).
The event also offers a 25km relay race for teams of three runners.
The start is in the southern part of Pécs, one of Hungary's oldest cities. Participants run southwards along an undulating country road. The finish line is at the thermal baths in Harkány. The course is not closed to traffic.
After the race, runners get free entry to the spa with its large indoor and outdoor pools, before a bus brings them back to Pécs.
Venue (Map): Pécs-Harkány
Date: 4 March 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 25km; 25km relay (8.5+9+7.5km)
Start: 11.00 Verseny utca (Verseny Street), Pécs
Finish: Gyógyfürdő (spa), Kossuth Lajos utca 7, Harkány
Entries: online (on www.hunrun.com) or by post or e-mail until 27 Feb 2012; payment by bank transfer; entries in person in the PVSK office in Pécs until 2 March 2012; late entries on the day 8.00-10.00
Entry fees (25km): 3500/4000/4500 HUF (until 1 Feb/2 Mar/4 Mar 2012)
Entry fees (relay teams): 10500/12000/13500 HUF (until 1 Feb/2 Mar/4 Mar 2012)
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.20 EUR (January 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip (1000 HUF deposit, fully refundable)
Race centre: PVSK-sportcsarnok (sports hall), Verseny utca 2, Pécs
You get: transport of personal clothing to the finish, bus service for relay runners, T-shirt, free entry to the spa in Harkány, bus service Harkány-Pécs after the race (at 16.00h)
Prizes: first 3 M/F; first 3 male and female relay teams; medals to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 15.00
Number of finishers 2011: 351 (25km), 30 relay teams
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