"The Way of Knowledge" Half Marathon 2010
This half marathon in Hungary's beautiful capital city Budapest aims mainly at the university student and teacher community. The race is open to everyone, however, and many of the best Hungarian distance runners have taken part in the event.
The start and finish are at the campus of the prestigious Semmelweis University, Hungary's oldest medical school, which also offers courses in Physical Education and Sports Sciences. The university is highly popular with students from foreign countries, and many subjects are taught in English or German.
The race travels along the "Way of Knowledge" past several universities, colleges and academies on both sides of the River Danube.
Participants also pass the magnificent 268m-long Parliament Building, and as more than half of the race is out-and-back along the Danube they see it even twice.
Apart from the ramps leading up to the bridges across the Danube the route is flat and fast.
The event includes a 6km run, the "Academic Six".
In 2009, the winners were Albert Minczér (1:10:46) and Zsófia Kovács (1:20:44).
Venue (Map): Budapest (Bratislava 200km, Vienna 244km, Zagreb 345km, Ljubljana 441km)
Date: 7 November 2010 (Sunday)
Distance: 21.1km; 6km
Start time: 11.00
Start and finish: Nagyvárad tér (Nagyvárad Square)
Entries: online; payment in the race centre; entries close 5 November 2010
Entry fees: 500 HUF (until 4 November), 1000 HUF (until 6 November), 3000 HUF (on the day)
<Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.75 EUR (January 2010)>
Deposit for the timing chip: 1000 HUF
Race centre: Semmelweis University, Nagyvárad tér 4, 1089 Budapest (Friday 5 November 15.00-19.00, Saturday 6 November 10.00-19.00)
Prizes: trophies, medals and practical prizes to the first 3 in various categories
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2009: 269 (21km), 86 (6km)
Event website (in Hungarian and English): members.chello.hu/poczik.balazs/ (out of date)
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