The Vivicitta is an international running event that is held every year in April in more than 50 cities around the world. It has its origin in Italy and aims at promoting "sport for all", health, solidarity and peaceful coexistence. All Vivicitta events include a 12km race and a non-competitive event.
Last year, the Vivicitta Budapest saw more than 11,000 taking part in various races staged on Margaret Island in the River Danube.
In 2010, start and finish will be in the large and pleasant Városliget (City Park), which is also home to the Budapest Marathon in September.
The event comprises a 12k, a 6.4k and a 3.3k run. There's some time between the races so that you can run all three if you like. A 3.3km walk and a short family run support the event.
The 12k course runs along Budapest's grandest avenue, the 2.5-kilometre-long Andrássy út, past St Stephen's Basilica, around Nyugati Railway Station with its imposing steel-and-glass construction, and across the magnificent Hősök tere (Heroes' Square). The last four kilometres run through the park with its lakes, thermal baths and a fairy-tale castle.
In 2009, the winners of the 12k race were Ashenafi Erkolo (36:40) and Réka Bátai (45:09).
Venue (Map): Budapest
Date: 18 April 2010 (Sunday)
Distance: 12km, 6.4km, 3.3km, 0.8km family run; 3.3km walk
Start time: 9.45 (6.4km); 11.15 (3.3km run), 11.20 (3.3km walk), 12.20 (0.8km), 13.00 (12km)
Start and finish: 56-osok tere (Felvonulási tér)
Entry fees (3.3km): 900/1200/1500 HUF (until 28 March/11 April/18 April)
Entry fees (6.4km): 1200/1800/2500 HUF
Entry fees (12km): 2000/2600/3500 HUF
Entry fees (6.4+3.3km): 1700/2300/3000 HUF
Entry fees (12+6.4+3.3km): 2500/3100/4500 HUF
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.80 EUR (March 2010)
Race centre, changing facilities, cloakroom: 56-osok tere (Felvonulási tér)
You get: T-Shirt, goody bag, prize raffle
Prizes: first 3 M/F (6.4km and 12km)
Event website (in Hungarian): futanet.hu
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