27th História Run 2010
Kőszeg is a delightful small town in western Hungary, located right on the border with Austria.
The old town with its medieval castle and a large number of protected buildings, surrounded by vineyards and wooded hills, is absolutely worth a visit.
The História Futás commemorates the year 1532 when a few hundred soldiers defended the town successfully against an army of 80,000 Turks. Since 1777 the church bells have rung every day at 11am to remember the occasion.
The mass race, a fun run of 1,532 metres, starts at 3pm in front of the church on Kőszeg's newly renovated main square.
Thirty minutes later starts the 9km main race, which consists of three mildly undulating laps around the old town and through residential areas of Kőszeg.
Over the years, many prominent figures of Hungarian distance running have taken part in the event. In 2009, the winners were Miklós Zatykó (29:25) and Anikó Kálovics (31:34).
Venue: Kőszeg (Vienna 113km, Graz 125km, Maribor 173km, Budapest 219km)
Date: 12 September 2010 (Sunday)
Distance: 9km (main race); 1532m (mass race); 500m/1250m/2500m (children)
Start time: 13.15-14.30 (children), 15.00 (1.5km mass race), 15.30 (9km main race)
Start and finish: Fő tér (main square)
Entries: on the day 10.00-13.00 at the start
Entry fees: main race 2000 HUF (ca. 7.20 EUR); mass race 100 HUF, children 200 HUF
Prizes (9km): trophies and prize money to the 1st M/F; hotel vouchers to the 2nd M/F; practical prizes to the 3rd M/F
Prizes (1.5km): certificates and practical prizes to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (children): certificates and practical prizes to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes (for 9km runners)
Number of finishers 2009: 100 (9km)
Event website (in Hungarian): www.koszeg.hu
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