NATO Partnership Running Festival — NATO RUN 2015
Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 27 September 2015
Organized by the Budapest Athletic Federation, the NATO RUN offers a 10k race, a 10k relay for teams of two runners (6km + 4km), and a 4k for runners and walkers.
Last year, around 2,000 runners took part in the 10k race which features a highly scenic point-to-point route through Budapest's city centre.
The 10k begins at Vérmező ("Bloodfield"), a public park at the foot of Castle Hill in Buda, the western part of the city.
Competitors run across the magnificent Chain Bridge (pictured) to Pest (the eastern part of the city), along Andrássy út (Budapest's grandest boulevard), across the impressive Hősök tere (Heroes' Square), and through the vast Városliget (City Park).
Compared to some other big running events in Budapest the entry fees are very low, ranging from €7 to €12 for the 10k race.
In 2014, the fastest 10k finishers were Dániel Bencze of Hungary (32min 48sec) and Luiza Gega of Albania (34min 5sec). The time limit to complete the course is 75min.
Venue (Map): Budapest
Date: 27 September 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km; 10km relay (two runners: 6km + 4km); 4km (run and walk)
Start (10km): at 11.00 at Vérmező ("Bloodfield"), Attila utca 135 (Attila Street 135)
Start (4km): at 12.30 on Olof Palme sétány, near Heroes' Square
Finish: 56-osok tere (Felvonulási Square), near Heroes' Square
- in the office of the Budapest Athletic Federation (10 - 25 September 2015)
- in the start area (on the day of the race)
Entries: online (up to 21 September 2015) or in person in Budapest (up to 25 September 2015); late entries on the day (up to 30 minutes before the start); reduced entry fees for students and for runners aged 65 years or over
Entry fees (10km): € 7/8/10/12 (up to 4 Sep/18 Sep/25 Sep/27 Sep 2015)
Entry fees (10km relay): € 5/6/8/10 per person (up to 4 Sep/18 Sep/25 Sep/27 Sep 2015)
Entry fees (4km): € 4/5/6/7 (up to 4 Sep/18 Sep/25 Sep/27 Sep 2015)
You get: T-shirt, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish area, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, chip timing, finisher bag
Changing facilities: in tents in the start and finish areas
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2014: 1939 (10km), 131 relay teams
Event website (in Hungarian and English): Natofutas
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