18th Bükk Mountain Marathon
The Bükk National Park comprises a densely wooded karst plateau in the north-eastern part of Hungary, not far from the border with Slovakia. It is named after the beech trees which are the predominant species in the area.
With more than 1,000 caves and 20 peaks over 900 metres the Bükk Hills are a popular destination for hikers and cyclists. The highest peak is at an elevation of 959 metres.
The mountain marathon, held in early July, offers a 6.2k run, a 10k race, a half marathon (20.7k), a full marathon (42.3k), and for the first time also a 50k race.
The start and the finish are in the Majális park on the eastern slopes of the Bükk Hills, about eleven kilometres from the centre of Miskolc, Hungary's third largest city with a population of about 170,000. The lovely little resort of Lillafüred is just over three kilometres away.
The routes follow roads and trails up and down the hills.
In 2009, the marathon winners were Gábor Szabó (2:55:57) and Ildikó Wermescher (3:49:39).
Venue (Map): Miskolc (Košice 83km, Debrecen 108km, Budapest 180km)
Date: 3 July 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 10km, 20.7km, 42.3km, 50km; 6.2km (walk/jog/family run)
Start time: 10.30; 10.40 (6.2km)
Start and finish: Majális park, Miskolc
Entries: online or by post (until 20 June 2010), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (6.7km): 5/7/9 EUR (until 15 May/20 June/on the day)
Entry fees (10km): 8/12/15 EUR
Entry fees (20.7km): 22/27/32 EUR
Entry fees (42.3km): 30/33/36 EUR
Entry fees (50km): 32/36/40 EUR
Deposit for the timing chip: 4 EUR (fully refundable)
Race centre: in the start area (Friday 2 July 15.00-20.00, on the day 7.00-10.00)
You get: T-shirt (not for 6.2km runners), chip timing, finisher bag, a meal after the race
Prizes: to the first 6 M/F and to the first M/F in each category
Number of finishers 2009: 36 (6.2km), 77 (10km), 100 (20.7km), 59 (42.3km)
Event website: www.hegyimaraton.hu
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