Keszthely (Hungary), Sunday 27 May 2012
The Festetics Palace in Keszthely (Photo Copyright © 2010 Edit Bérces)
Participants in the Keszthelyi Kilométerek run up to 42.2 kilometres through Keszthely, an appealing small town on Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.
Last year, a record number of over 850 runners took part in the event. Most popular was the half marathon, which consists of two laps. The four-lap marathon had 127 finishers. The relay races are also growing in popularity.
Starting and finishing on Keszthely's main square, the route is a mildly undulating 10.5km loop. Competitors run on roads, bikeways and footpaths through the town centre, residential areas and parkland, along the lakefront, and past the grand Festetics Palace.
In 2011, the marathon winners were Gábor Szabó (2:44:45) and Szilvia Lubics (3:15:32).
Venue (Map): Keszthely (Zagreb 188km, Budapest 190km, Vienna 194km, Ljubljana 269km)
Date: 27 May 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 42.2km relay (4 runners); 21.1km relay (2 runners)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Fő tér (main square)
Entries: online or by post or fax, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): 5000/5500/6000 HUF (until 30 April/13 May/27 May 2012)
Entry fees (21km): 4000/4500/5000 HUF (until 30 April/13 May/27 May 2012)
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.40 EUR (April 2012)
Race centre: Balaton Congress Centre, 3 Fő tér, Keszthely (26 May 12.00-22.00; 27 May 7.00-9.30)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday), goody bag, chip timing, finisher medal
Prizes: first 3 M/F (42km and 21km), first 3 relay teams (42km and 21km, male and mixed teams)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: at 15.00
Number of finishers 2011: 127 (42km), 543 (21km), 27 relay teams (42km), 40 relay teams (21km), 4 handcyclists
Event website (in Hungarian and English): www.keszthelyikilometerek.hu
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