Race Info – Sunday

This is preliminary race info. Year specific details, such as opening times and locations, will be posted 2 weeks before the race.
BSI reserves the right to change the route, program, and date of the event.

Date & location

Date

April 15, 2018 (planned date)

Start/Finish area

To be announced later

Distances

Spring Half Marathon: 21.097,5 m
Vivicitta: 10 km
Spring Half Marathon Relay for 2: 21.097,5 m in two section run by two runners
The length of each leg will be in between 7,5 and 13,5 km. The specific length will be published after the course has been measured and certified.

Start

9:00 – Spring Half Marathon (21 km) & Spring Half Marathon Relay for 2 in 4 waves to lessen overcrowding and overtaking after the start.
14:00 – Vivicitta (10 km) in 3 waves to lessen overcrowding and overtaking after the start.

Wheelchair and handbike racers can start ahead of the field but they have to consult with the race organizers in advance about passing the lead car.

Course

Spring Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay for 2

The course runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges and passes the most well-known sites of the city.

Vivicitta

The course runs along the Danube in the heart of Budapest, crossing bridges and passing several of the most well-known sites of the city.

The exact course changes every year, however you can take a look at the course of the previous edition here.

Race center & bib pick-up

Race center

To be announced later

Bib pick-up

In the race center starting on Friday until 30 minutes before the start.
You must have your registration confirmation with you to pick up your bib, either printed or the e-mail on your phone. To collect the bib of another runner you must show his/her registration confirmation.

Participants running their first half marathon are entitled to wear another bib on their back with „MY FIRST HALF MARATHON” will be written on it.
If you indicated in the registry form that this would be your first half marathon, you will get this race number automatically when picking up your race number. If you didn’t indicate it when registering for the event, you can ask for it at the problem solving table in the race center.

Spring Half Marathon Relay for 2

Teams will receive 4 bibs and a baton:

  • 2 x INDIVIDUAL bibs:
    • must be worn by each member in the front throughout the race
  • 2 x RELAY bib:
    • must be worn on the back secured by the provided rubber band
  • 1 x baton:
    • this must be handed over at the relay exchange point

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, toilets

Changing rooms

Facilities will be open before and after the race. Showers are also available on location for individual half marathon runners.
Additionally, there will be changing rooms at the relay exchange station.

Cloakroom

In tents at the start/finish area. It can be used with the baggage tag attached to your bib.
Attention! We don’t guard valuables in the cloakroom!
There will be no cloakroom at the relay exchange station.
There will be a monitored bike rack at the site of the race.

Toilets

There will be portable toilets and urinals for men near the race center, at the start/finish area, at each refreshment and relay exchange station.

Refreshment stations

There will be refreshment stations set up around ever 4-5 km along the way.

Next to water they serve other drinks and snacks to help your run, such as iso-drinks, banana, and glucose.


Relay Exchange

At the relay exchange station you have to hand over the baton to the next runner in the designated zone.
The length of each leg will be in between 7,5 and 13,5 km. The specific length will be published after the course has been measured and certified.

Rules of exchange:
  • Do not remove or injure the chip inside the baton
  • Make sure you use your own team’s baton
  • Never cover both ends of the baton with your hands
  • Please leave the measuring areas as soon as possible
  • The baton will be collected from the last runner when leaving the finish gate area


Pace runners

There will be pace runners who will help you achieve your goal time and guide you to the finish line.

Spring Half Marathon planned finish times:
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 2 hours
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
Vivicitta (10 km) planned finish times:
  • 50 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 1 hour 10 minutes

Registration

In advance: online at entry.budapestmarathon.com until 17:00 on April 10, 2018.

Prices will be available and registration is planned to open late 2017.

On-site: If the limit has not been reached registration is also possible on-site at the race center.
There is no on-site registration for wheelchair and handbike racers!

The registration fee includes:

  • participation in the race
  • race number
  • a unique technical T-shirt with the race logo
  • a unique finisher’s medal for finishers
  • refreshments
  • finisher’s bag
  • medical service
  • course closed to traffic
  • chip timing
  • other programs before and after the race
  • 21.26% VAT

Limits

Entry limit

BSI reserves the right to introduce an entry limit at any time prior the race.

Time limit

Spring Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay for 2

2 hours 30 minutes net time
A sweep bus follows the runners at a steady 7 min 10 sec/km pace. If the last runner of the field is running faster than that, then the sweep bus is following him/her. If you are passed by the sweep bus, you have to get on the bus, your race number will be crossed and you are not allowed to enter the finish area.

Vivicitta

7:30 min/km from the time the last runner crosses the start line.
A sweep bus follows the runners at a steady 7 min 30 sec/km pace. If the last runner of the field is running faster than that, then the sweep bus is following him/her. If you are passed by the sweep bus, you have to get on the bus, your race number will be crossed and you are not allowed to enter the finish area.

Age requirement

By race day, registrants for this event must be 12 or older (born before April 9, 2006).

Personalize your finisher medal

Order your medal insert engraved with your name and your result!
By doing this you can skip the long queues and you don’t have to bother with cash. Buy it online and after the event we will send you the medal insert engraved with your name and time that fits neatly into the back of your finisher medal.
We will engrave your name and time on a small stick-on metal card and send it to your postal address. When you get it you can easily stick it onto the back of your medal and your personalized medal is ready!
The medal insert can be ordered prior the race online at the entry.budapestmarathon.com website.
The personal medal insert can only be ordered for those with an individual result.
The price of the medal insert with shipping and handling (to a foreign address) is 6€.


Time measurement

The UHF chip will be located at the back of your bib number.
Consequently, it is essential that you wear your own bib correctly: well visibly on your chest without folding it.
Failure to do so may result in 10-minute time penalty.

Prizes

Prizes will be issued to the top 3 male and female individuals and teams.

Results

A list of results will be published online real time, the lists are being updated while runners are crossing the finish line.
Runners who do not have a time at one of the check points along the course will not be given a rank.
Those who received a 10-minute penalty will be marked with an asterisk.

Medical assistance

During the race medical services are available at the medical area beside the finish line.

If you see someone collapsing along the course please notify the race organizers posted at each kilometer sign or at the refreshment stations.

At the back of each bib you can find the phone number of the medical team.

Fill in the emergency section on the back of your bib. Do not forget to mention if you have taken any medication before the race!


Additional information

  • Please wear your race number on the front and make sure that it is clearly visible at all times and don’t fold it! Make sure you put your race number on your T-shirt properly with the safety pins which can be found in your race packet and also on the registration tables. Improper wear might result in a 10-minute time penalty.
  • Participation in the event is open to any properly trained runner or wheelchair racer who has agreed to the standard terms and conditions.
  • When you use earphones, you are unable to hear noises from outside, so you might obstruct a runner who is trying to pass you or race marshals or members of the medical team. It is NOT PERMITTED to listen to MP3 players or any other devices plugged into both ears. Anyone breaking the rules can get a 10-minute time penalty.
  • Among the runners there will be race organizers on bikes and motorbikes, and also ambulances if needed.
  • Participants are not permitted to roller-skate, bike, run without a race number, or run with a dog. Those attempting to run accompanied by someone on a bicycle or on roller-skates can be disqualified.
  • Any commercial or promotional activity should be permitted by BSI in advance, in a manner determined by BSI.
  • BSI reserves the right to limit the number of participants and close registration at any time.
  • BSI reserves the right to change the route,the program and the date of the event.