Siófok (Hungary), Saturday 19 May 2012
The Wink Marathon and Half Marathon, which is named after a shoe company, is a relatively small running event with about 200 participants.
Nevertheless, it deserves attention as it offers various races held on a completely flat AIMS-certified course in an attractive setting in Siófok, the biggest resort on Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.
The route is a 7km loop. Starting and finishing at the ferry dock, participants run along the paved lakeside promenade and along Siófok's tree-lined avenues with its many turn-of-the-century villas.
Entrants choose between the full marathon (six laps), the half marathon (three laps), the half marathon relay (3x7km), and the 7km run.
In 2011, the marathon winners were Tamás Széll (2:53:11) and Adél Rácz (3:19:25).
Venue (Map): Siófok (Budapest 103km, Vienna 235km, Zagreb 242km, Ljubljana 362km)
Date: 19 May 2012 (Saturday)
Distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 21.1km relay (7+7+7km); 7km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: car park at the ferry dock (Hajóállomás)
Entries: online or by post or fax (until 13 May 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (7.00- 9.00)
Entry fees (42km): 5000/7000/9000 HUF* (until 31 March/13 May/19 May 2012)
Entry fees (21km): 4000/5000/8000 HUF*
Entry fees (7km, 21km relay): 1000/1500/2000 HUF* per person
* Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.18 EUR (November 2011)
Race centre: at the start (on the day 7.00-9.30)
You get: technical T-shirt and finisher medal (21km and 42km); goody bag, timing chip rental, pasta party after the race
Prizes (42km, 21km): prize money to the first 3 men and women; category prizes
Award ceremony: 13.00 (7km); 15.00 (21km and 42km)
Number of finishers 2011: 50 (42km), 105 (21km), 34 (7km), 4 relay teams, 14 inline skaters
Event Website (in Hungarian and English): www.winkmaraton.com
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