5th Kanizsa Running Festival

The Running Festival in Nagykanizsa in south-western Hungary offers the rare opportunity to run a 50-kilometre race on a certified course.

The event also includes a half marathon, a 10km race, and a 3-person relay (2km each).

All races are out-and-back on a mildly undulating country lane through fields, woods and villages.

The start and the finish are in Kiskanizsa ("Little Kanizsa"), a village 3 kilometres to the west of the town of Nagykanizsa ("Great Kanizsa"), which is often just called "Kanizsa".

Participants in the 50k race run two times out-and-back to the village of Murakeresztúr, located on the River Mura and the border with Croatia.

Along the route, there are plenty of well-stocked feed stations.

The course is not closed to traffic.

In 2009, the 50k winners were István Pleiveisz (3:21:40) and Ildikó Wermescher (4:04:35).

Csaba Rosta (1:22:10) and Orsika Német (1:44:25) celebrated victory in the half marathon.


Country: Hungary

Venue: Nagykanizsa (Varaždin 60km, Maribor 127km, Budapest 215km)

Date: 18 September 2010 (Saturday)

Race distance: 50km; 21.1km; 10km; 3x2km relay

Start time: 8.00 (50km); 10.00 (10km; 21km); 12.30 (3x2km relay)

Start and finish: Szent Flórián tér, Kiskanizsa

Race course: course map, elevation profile

Entries: online, payment on the day

Entry fees (50km): 2000/2500/3000 HUF (entries until 4 Sep/16 Sep/18 Sep)

Entry fees (10/21km): 1000/1500/2000 HUF

Entry fees (relay): no entry fees

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.60 EUR (August 2010)

Race centre: Kiskanizsai Általános Iskola (Kiskanizsa Elementary School), Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Endre utca 67 (near the start, open from 6.15am)

You get: finisher medal (10/21/50km); pasta party after the race

Prizes: trophies and practical prizes to the first 3 M/F (10/21/50km)

Award ceremony: 14.00 at the finish

Number of finishers 2009: 19 (50km), 30 (21km), 36 (10km), 31 relay teams, 92 children

Event website (in English and Hungarian): Kanizsai Futóklub


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