5th "Grind the asphalt!" 2012
Bagod (Hungary), Sunday 14 October 2012
Held on a long-distance bikeway through Zala County in western Hungary, the "Saggasd az aszfaltot!" is a lovely running event for runners of all abilities. Around 250 runners took part in last year's event.
The flat and fast out-and-back course through pretty countryside and villages offers ambitious athletes the possibility to run a fast half marathon or 10K time. Fun runners and families may prefer to take part in the 3km run.
Start and finish are in the village of Bagod, near the city of Zalaegerszeg. The route runs westwards towards the village of Zalalövő.
Race report, results and photos: 4. Szaggasd az aszfaltot! 2011
Venue (Map): Bagod (Zalaegerszeg 9km, Maribor 123km, Graz 127km, Vienna 210km, Budapest 238km)
Date: 14 October 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 10km; 3km; 500m (children 6 years and under)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: at the train station in Bagod (ca. 500m from the race centre)
Entries: online (in Hungarian, English and German), payment on the day; late entries on the day 8.15-9.30; young athletes (17 years and under) pay half of the entry fees given below
Entry fees (21km): 2500 HUF (until 30 Sep 2012), 3500 HUF (until 14 Oct 2012)
Entry fees (10km): 1500 HUF (until 30 Sep 2012), 2500 HUF (until 14 Oct 2012)
Entry fees (3km): 1000 HUF (until 30 Sep 2012), 2000 HUF (until 14 Oct 2012)
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.40 EUR (March 2012)
Race centre: István Fekete Primary School (Fekete István Általános Iskola), Kossuth Lajos utca 15, 8992 Bagod
You get: goulash party after the race
Prizes: medals to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 13.30
Number of finishers 2011: 56 (21km), 47 (10km), 115 (3km), 21 (500m)
Event website (in Hungarian): www.zaszse.hu/szaggasd
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