3rd Lake Velence Supermarathon
Velence (Hungary), 29 August 2010
Located less than 50 kilometres from Hungary's capital Budapest, Lake Velence is a very popular summer holiday destination. The lake is 11km long and up to 3.5km wide, and good for swimming and water sports because it's very shallow and the water warms up very quickly. Approximately one third of the lake is covered with reed, and at the western end there's a protected bird reserve.
Participants in the Lake Velence Supermarathon run either one lap (27km) or two laps (54km) anticlockwise around the lake. The route is flat along the southern shore and undulating in the northern part.
In 2009, the event had over 300 finishers. The majority took part in the 27k race. The winners were:
27km: László Makár (1:44:11) and Bettina Balogh (2:03:43)
54km: István Pleiveisz (4:11:34) and Szilvia Lubics (4:35:59)
Venue (Map): Velence (Budapest 44km, Vienna 225km, Maribor 295km, Zagreb 300km)
Date: 29 August 2010 (Sunday)
Race distance: 54km, 27km, 3-person relay; 3km and 1km fun runs
Start time: 8.00 (54km), 9.00 (27km)
Start and finish: VVV Velencei Vízi Vár, Északi Strand (Velence Water Castle, North Beach)
Entries: online (until 27 Aug 2010, 20.00h) or by post; late entries at the start (28 Aug 2010, 15.00-21.00; on the day until 30 minutes before the start)
Entry fees: 4000/4800/5800 HUF* (until 15 May/31 July/late entries)
Entry fees (relay teams): 9000/10500/13500 HUF*
Entry fees (1km, 3km): 300 HUF*
*Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.50 EUR (June 2010)
Timing: chip timing (1000 HUF deposit)
Race centre: at the start
You get: medal, free entry to the beach, a warm meal after the race
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2009: 238 (27km), 72 (54km)
Event website: www.velenceitomaraton.hu
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