Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 6 October 2013
Organized by the Budapest Athletic Federation, the Budapest Running Festival offers a 10km point-to-point road race through the beautiful city centre of Hungary´s capital, a 10km relay race for teams of two runners (6km + 4km), and a 4km run and walk through the pleasant City Park.
Participants in the 10k race run from Buda (the western part of Budapest) across the River Danube to Pest (the eastern part of the city). The start area is at Vérmező ("Bloodfield"), a park located below Castle Hill. Competitors run across the majestic Chain Bridge (Lánchíd), along Budapest's grandest boulevard (Andrássy út), and finally through the City Park (Városliget).
Last year, well over 1000 runners took part in the 10k race and in the relay. The fastest finishers were Dániel Soós (30:56) and Krisztina Merényi Timea.
Venue (Map): Budapest
Date: 6 October 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km; 10km relay (2 runners: 6km+4km); 4km (run and walk)
Start (10km): 11.00 Vérmező ("Bloodfield"), Attila utca 135 (Atilla Street 135)
Start (4km): 12.15 Olof Palme sétány, near Heroes' Square
Finish: 56-osok tere (Felvonulási Square), near Heroes' Square
Entries: online or by post or fax or in person in Budapest; late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for students, runners aged 65 years and over, and military personnel
Entry fees (10km): € 5/6/7/10 (until 20 Sep/27 Sep/4 Oct/6 Oct 2013)
Entry fees (10km relay): € 4/5/6/9 per person (until 20 Sep/27 Sep/4 Oct/6 Oct 2013)
Entry fees (4km run): € 3/4/5/6 (until 20 Sep/27 Sep/4 Oct/6 Oct 2013)
Entry fees (4km walk): € 2.50/3/3.50/5 (until 20 Sep/27 Sep/4 Oct/6 Oct 2013)
Race centre: at the start (on the day until 30 minutes before the start)
You get: sport socks or T-shirt; transport of personal clothing to the finish; finisher bag
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category
Changing facilities: in tents at the start and at the finish
Number of finishers 2012: 927 (10km), 100 relay teams
Event website (in Hungarian and English): natofutas.hu
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