NATO Partnership Running Festival 2014
Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 5 October 2014
The NATORUN (Hungarian: NATO Futás) in Budapest is a popular running event with about 1700 finishers last year.
Organized by the Budapest Athletic Federation, the event features a 10km point-to-point race through the city centre, a 10km relay race for teams of two runners (6km + 4km), and a 4km run and walk through the vast City Park.
The 10k begins at "Bloodfield" (Hungarian: Vérmező), a public park at the foot of Castle Hill in Buda, the western part of Budapest.
Competitors run across the magnificent Chain Bridge to Pest (the eastern part of the city) where the route runs along Andrássy út (Budapest's grandest boulevard), across the impressive Heroes' Square, and through the City Park.
Last year, the fastest 10k finishers were Gergely Rezessy (31min 37sec) and Zsanett Kis (35min 57sec). The time limit to complete the course is 75min.
Compared to many other big running events in Budapest the entry fees are low, ranging from six to ten euros for the 10k race.
Venue (Map): Budapest
Date: 5 October 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km; 10km relay (two runners: 6km+4km); 4km (run and walk)
Start (10km): 11.00 Vérmező ("Bloodfield"), Attila utca 135 (Attila Street 135)
Start (4km): 12.15 Olof Palme sétány, near Heroes' Square
Finish: 56-osok tere (Felvonulási Square), near Heroes' Square
Race centre: in the office of the Budapest Athletic Federation (23 Sep - 3 Oct 2014); in the start area (on 5 Oct 2014)
Entries: online (up to 30 Sep 2014), or in person in Budapest (up to 3 Oct 2014); late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for students and for runners aged 65 years or over
Entry fees (10km): € 6/7/8/10 (up to 16 Sep/26 Sep/3 Oct/5 Oct 2014)
Entry fees (10km relay): € 4/5/7/9 per person (up to 16 Sep/26 Sep/3 Oct/5 Oct 2014)
Entry fees (4km run): € 3/4/5/6 (up to 16 Sep/26 Sep/3 Oct/5 Oct 2014)
Entry fees (4km walk): € 3/4/5 (up to 16 Sep/3 Oct/5 Oct 2014)
You get: T-shirt; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish area; chip timing; finisher medal
Changing facilities: in tents in the start and finish areas
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2013: 1063 (10km), 100 relay teams, 415 (4km)
Event website (in Hungarian and English): Natofutas
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