7th Wink Marathon 2010
Due to bad weather postponed from 16 May to 29 May 2010!
The Wink Marathon is a relatively small event, named after the shoe company that sponsors it. It is staged in Siófok, the largest resort on the almost 80km-long Lake Balaton in Hungary.
Held each year in mid-May, it offers a good chance to visit Siófok before the high tourist season begins and the town becomes the "Party Capital of Hungary".
Runners can choose between the 42km marathon, the 21km half marathon, the 5k race, two relay races, and inline skating races.
The course is flat and AIMS-certified. Participants run 7-kilometre loops along the lakeside promenade and tree-lined avenues with many elegant turn-of-the-century villas.
In 2009, the marathon winners were Béla Horváth (2:38:58) and Réka Bátai (2:59:02).
Venue (Map): Siófok (Budapest 103km, Vienna 235km, Zagreb 242km, Ljubljana 337km)
Date: 29 May 2010 (Saturday)
Start time: 10.00 (42km, 21km); 10.10 (5km)
Distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 5km; 42.2km relay (3-person: 21+14+7km); 5km sprint relay
Start and finish: Siófok, Hajóállomás (ferry dock, at the corner of Mártírok útja and Petőfi sétány)
Entries: advance entries online or by e-mail or fax until 23 May; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day until 9.00
Entry fees (21km): 2500/3500/5000 HUF (until 31 March/until 1 May/on the day)
Entry fees (42km): 3500/4500/6000 HUF
Entry fees (42km relay): 7000/9000/13000 HUF
<Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.70 EUR (February 2010)>
Race centre: at the start (on the day 7.00-9.40)
You get: T-Shirt, certificate, medal, timing chip, pasta party after the race
Prizes: trophies, medals, prize money to the winners
Changing facilities: Kodolányi János Főiskola (College)
Number of finishers 2009: 106 (21km), 43 (42km), 4 relay teams (42km); 24 inline skaters
Event website (in Hungarian and English): www.winkmaraton.com
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.