27. Budapest félmaraton 2012

Hungary, Sunday 9 September 2012

A half marathon runner at the Budapest West Railway Station (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Held four weeks before the Budapest Marathon, the Budapest International Half Marathon draws a crowd of around 8,000 runners.

Last year, over 6,000 athletes completed the half marathon race, and another 1,800 took part in the relay races for teams of two or three runners.

The half marathon winners were Hungary's top distance runners Tamás Kovács (1:06:03) and Anikó Kálovics (1:15:04).

Starting and finishing in the vast City Park (Városliget), the race follows an attractive and certified course which passes a large number of Budapest's main sights.

Participants run, for example, along Andrássy út (Budapest's longest and grandest avenue), past the imposing Hungarian Parliament on the River Danube, and across the magnificent Chain Bridge.

Apart from a couple of bridges the route is flat and fast.


Country: Hungary

Venue: Budapest

Date: 9 September 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance:

  • 21.1km (certified by AIMS)
  • 21.1km relay (two runners: 11.4+9.7km; three runners: 8.2+4.6+8.3km)
  • 3.5km (City Park Fun Run)

Start time: 9.00 (21km), 12.15 (3.5km)

Start and finish (Map): Olof Palme sétány, Városliget (City Park), Budapest

Entries: online or by e-mail; late entries on the day; discounts on the entry fees listed below are available for runners who have previously participated in a BSI event

Entry fees (21km): € 40/50/55 (until 2 Sep/5 Sep/9 Sep 2012)

Entry fees (2-person relay teams): € 60/70/80

Entry fees (3.5km Fun Run): € 5

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip (no rental fees but 1000 HUF deposit for the timing chip)

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. € 3.60 (August 2012)

Race centre: in tents near the start (1 Sep 12.00-18.00; on the day 6.30-8.30)

You get: chip timing, finisher bag and medal; massage service after the race

Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2011: 6203 (21km), 771 relay teams

Event website: www.budapestmarathon.com/en/halfmarathon/


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


Half Marathon runners on the River Danube in Budapest (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)