Bagod (Hungary), Sunday 26 October 2014

Szaggasd az aszfaltot! - Runners on the cycleway near Bagod, Hungary (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Held on a beautiful long-distance cycleway through Zala County in western Hungary, the Szaggasd az aszfaltot! is a wonderful running event for runners of all ages and abilities. Last year, the event had approximately 300 participants.

The flat out-and-back course takes runners through lovely autumn countryside and pretty villages, and it offers the possibility to run a fast half marathon or 10k time. Fun runners and families may prefer to take part in the 3k run. Children run 500m.

The start and the finish are in the village of Bagod, which is about 9km from the city of Zalaegerszeg. The route runs westwards towards the village of Zalalövő.


Race report, results and photos: 4. Szaggasd az aszfaltot! 2011


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Bagod (Zalaegerszeg 9km, Maribor 123km, Graz 127km, Vienna 210km, Budapest 238km)

Date: 26 October 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 500m (children 6 years and under); 3km; 10km; 21.1km

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: at the train station in Bagod (ca. 500m from the race centre)

Race centre: István Fekete Primary School (Fekete István Általános Iskola), Kossuth Lajos utca 15, 8992 Bagod

Entries: online (in Hungarian, English and German); late entries on the day (8.15-9.15); young athletes (17 years and under) get 50 per cent off the entry fees

Entry fees (500m): no entry fees

Entry fees (3km): 1000 HUF (up to 12 Oct 2014), 1500 HUF (up to 26 Oct 2014)

Entry fees (10km): 1500 HUF (up to 12 Oct 2014), 2500 HUF (up to 26 Oct 2014)

Entry fees (21km): 2500 HUF (up to 12 Oct 2014), 3500 HUF (up to 26 Oct 2014)

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.22 EUR (September 2014)

You get: a souvenir gift; goulash party after the race; free accommodation option in the school

Prizes: medals to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: at 13.30

Number of finishers 2013: 24 (500m), 128 (3km), 72 (10km), 75 (21km)

Event website (in Hungarian):


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