Budapest (Hungary), Sunday 10 April 2011

Vivicitta Budapest, along Andrássy út (Copyright © 2011

Competitors ran along Andrássy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


A record-breaking 15,000 runners took to the streets of Hungary's capital city for the Vivicitta Budapest, one of the largest and most attractive road running events in our Race Guide.

The event offered various distances for all ages and abilities, from the 600-metre family run to the half marathon, all starting and finishing on the edge of the leafy City Park.

In the start/finish area there was a fun and party atmosphere with warm-up aerobics and many runners dancing to pop music on the start line. Like the Budapest International Half Marathon in September and the Budapest Marathon in October, the Vivicitta races followed immensely scenic sightseeing routes through the City Park, the city centre and along the River Danube. See our photos below!

Despite very strong winds on the course, many runners produced fine results. The top half marathon finisher was 20-year-old Hungarian distance running talent Gáspár Csere (1:10:44). First woman across the line was 46-year-old Judit Nagy (1:21:12), two-times Olympian and former winner of the marathons in Paris and Hamburg.


Vivicitta Budapest, warm-up and stretching (Copyright © 2011

Runners warmed up on 56-osok tere.


Vivicitta Budapest, views of Buda Castle (Copyright © 2011

There were fine views of Buda Castle ...


Vivicitta Budapest, Parliament, Kossuth tér (Copyright © 2009-2011

... and of the Parliament building.


Vivicitta Budapest, along the Danube (Copyright © 2011

Half marathon runners ran along the River Danube.


Vivicitta Budapest, wheelchair racer (Copyright © 2009-2011

This was the only serious ascent on the course.


Vivicitta Budapest, at the Palace of Art (Copyright © 2011

The 3.5K runners passed the Palace of Art on Heroes' Square ...


Vivicitta Budapest, 3.5K run, Vajdahunyad Castle (Copyright © 2009-2011

... and Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park.


Vivicitta Budapest 2011, Heroes' Square (Copyright © 2011

These are the 6.5K runners at the Millenium Monument ...


Vivicitta Budapest, Széchenyi Baths (Copyright © 2009-2011

... and at the Széchenyi Baths in the City Park.


Results Vivicitta Budapest 2011

Men 21.1km: 1209 finishers

1. Gáspár Csere HUN 1:10:44
2. Tommi Hytönen FIN 1:12:24
3. Szabolcs Beda HUN 1:15:24


Women 21.1km: 483 finishers

1. Judit Nagy Földingné HUN 1:21:12
2. Zsófia Eszenyi HUN 1:24:32
3. Lilla Rozsnyai HUN 1:29:21


Men 11.2km: 1796 finishers

1. Gábor Józsa HUN 35:09
2. Kristóf Király HUN 35:28
3. Csaba Kuttor HUN 35:56


Women 11.2km: 936 finishers

1. Mihaela Loghin ROM 40:18
2. Erika Csomor HUN 41:27
3. Mariann Póth HUN 43:07


  • 21.1km: 1692 finishers
  • 11.2km Vivicitta: 2732 finishers
  • 6.5km Midicitta: 1717 finishers
  • 6.5km Midicitta Plusz: 135 finishers


Race review and event details: Vivicitta Budapest 2011


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