Tapolca (Hungary), Sunday 21 April 2013
The Tapolca Félmaraton (Tapolca Half Marathon) in Hungary begins and ends on the Baroque main square of Tapolca, a small town of 16,000 people near Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.
Entrants can choose to compete as an individual or as part of a relay team, with teams consisting of two, three, or four runners.
Participants in the half marathon run two laps of a gently undulating course.
The race begins with a short loop around the picturesque Mill Pond (pictured below). Then, competitors run on roads and cycleways to the village of Diszel and back to Tapolca. A short section is on a gravel road.
From the course, there are some fine views of the volcanic hills of the Bakony range.
Please visit our photo report on last year's Tapolca Félmaraton to learn more about this lovely small spring event.
Venue (Map): Tapolca (Budapest 170km, Bratislava 173km, Vienna 190km, Zagreb 211km)
Date: 21 April 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21km; 21.km relay (teams of two, three or four runners: 5.4+5.6+4.6+5.6km)
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish: Fő tér (main square)
Entries: online until 15 April 2013, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 10.30
Entry fees (21km): 2000 HUF (until 12 April 2013), 2500 HUF (until 21 April 2013)
Entry fees (relay runners): 1500 HUF (until 12 April 2013), 2000 HUF (until 21 April 2013)
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.30 EUR
Race centre: at the start
You get: T-shirt, chip timing; entrants can order a technical T-shirt (until 12 April 2013 → entry fees: 3500 HUF (21km), 2500 HUF (relay runners)
Prizes (21km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (relay): to the first 3 male/mixed teams and to the first 3 female teams
Number of finishers 2012: 73 (21km), 22 relay teams
Event website (in Hungarian): tapolcacsarnok.hu
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