15th ‘Way of Knowledge Half Marathon’ 2015

Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 8 November 2015

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Parliament Building on the River Danube, Budapest, Hungary (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


More than 500 runners took part in last year's Tudás Útja Félmaraton, a half marathon race that is held annually in early November in Hungary's capital city Budapest.

The race begins and ends at the prestigious Semmelweis University, Hungary's oldest medical school which also offers courses in Physical Education and Sports Sciences.

The route passes several universities, colleges and academies on both sides of the River Danube, as well as some of Budapest's best sights, for instance the Hungarian Parliament Building (the largest building in the country) and the magnificent Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Approximately half of the race is run out and back along the Danube.

In addition to the half marathon, the event offers a 6km run, the Academic 6, a point-to-point race that takes the runners from the Semmelweis University to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (pictured).

Both routes are mostly flat and fast.

Last year, the half marathon winners were Dárius Ádám Farkas (1hr 10min 11sec) and Zsanett Kiss (1hr 23min 3sec).


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Budapest (Bratislava 200km, Vienna 244km, Brno 326km, Zagreb 345km, Kraków 395km)

Date: 8 November 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 6km (‘Academic 6’), 21.1km (half marathon)

Start: at 11.00 on Nagyvárad tér (Nagyvárad Square)

Finish (6km): at the Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Széchenyi István tér 9

Finish (21km): on Nagyvárad tér

Race centre: Semmelweis University, Nagyvárad tér 4, 1089 Budapest (4 Nov 2015, 9.00-17.00; on the day 9.00-10.30)

Entries: online (up to 1 November 2015); late entries on the day (9.00-10.30)

Entry fees (6km): 3000 HUF (up to 1 Nov 2015), 4500 HUF (on 8 Nov 2015)

Entry fees (21km): 4500 HUF (up to 1 Nov 2015), 6000 HUF (on 8 Nov 2015)

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.20 EUR (October 2015)

You get: chip timing, finisher medal; transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish (6km)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: at 14.00

Number of finishers 2014: 537 (21km)

Event website: www.bbu.hu


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