3rd Zala Running Festival 2010
Bagod (Hungary), Saturday 16 October 2010
"Szaggasd az aszfaltot!" is the motto of this small and friendly event in western Hungary. "Grind the asphalt!"
Participants grind either 3, 10 or 21 kilometres of asphalt. Start and finish are in the village of Bagod, near the town of Zalaegerszeg, capital of Zala County.
All races run out-and-back a cycle path. The course is very mildly undulating and accurately measured. The half marathon turning point is near the village of Zalalövő, located on the edge of the lovely Őrség National Park.
The event is organized by experienced runners, and the atmosphere along the course is excellent.
In 2009, the half marathon winners were Roland Lakatos (1:19:48) and Veronika Görög (1:31:54).
Venue (Map): Bagod (Zalaegerszeg 9km, Varaždin 86km, Graz 122km, Maribor 125km)
Date: 16 October 2010 (Saturday)
Race distance: 3km, 10km, 21km; 500m (children)
Start time: 10.00 (500m); 10.15 (10km and 21km); 10.20 (3km)
Start and finish: István Fekete Primary School
Entries: online or by e-mail, payment on the day; entries on the day 8.30-9.45
Entry fees: 1000 HUF (ca. 3.60 EUR); 500 HUF (17 years and under)
Race centre: István Fekete Primary School (Fekete István Általános Iskola), Kossuth Lajos utca 15, 8992 Bagod
You get: a souvenir, goulash party after the race, home-made pastry, professional photo service, free accommodation in the school
Prizes: medals to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2009: 52 (3km), 56 (10km), 43 (21km), 31 children
Event website (in Hungarian): zaszse.hu
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