Race Info – Sunday

This is the 2017 race info, including opening times, locations and other particulars.
BSI reserves the right to change the route, program, and date of the event.

Date & location

Date

April 9, 2017

Start/Finish area

Start:

Heroes’ Square, 1146, Budapest

Finish:

Ötvenhatosok tere, 1146, Budapest

The start is walking distance from the race center and finish area.

Distances

Spring Half Marathon: 21.097,5 m
Vivicitta: 10 km

NEW! Spring Half Marathon Relay for 2: 21.097,5 m in two section run by two runners
Sections: 11.7 km and 9.4 km

Start

10:00 – 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.

Starting zones:

You must start from the starting zone indicated by a sticker on your bib number. It was allocated by the planned pace you indicated at registration. Zones will open 20 minutes before the start and close 5 minutes before. Afterwards you may stand and start from the back of the field.

  • 1st zone: pace under 4:30 min/km
    • Half marathon and Relay: under 1 h 35 min
    • Vivicitta 10 km: under 45 min
  • 2nd zone: pace between 4:30 and 5:00 min/km
    • Half marathon and Relay: between 1 h 35 min and 1 h 45 min
    • Vivicitta 10 km: between 45 min and 50 min
  • 3rd zone: pace between 5:00 and 5:30 min/km
    • Half marathon and Relay: between 1 h 45 min and 1 h 56 min
    • Vivicitta 10 km: between 50 min and 55 min
  • 4th zone: pace between 5:30 and 6:00 min/km
    • Half marathon and Relay: between 1 h 56 min and 2 h 06 min
    • Vivicitta 10 km: between 55 min and 1 h
  • 5th zone: pace between 6:00 and 6:30 min/km
    • Half marathon and Relay: between 2 h 06 min and 2 h 17 min
    • Vivicitta 10 km: more than 60 min
  • 6th zone: pace more than 6:30 min/km
    • Half marathon and Relay: more than 2 h 17 min

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.

Click here to see the map of the course.

Race center & bib pick-up

Race center

Location:

Ötvenhatosok tere, 1146, Budapest

Opening times:
  • April 7, Friday between 8:00 and 19:00
  • April 8, Saturday between 8:00 and 18:00
  • April 9, Sunday
    • Half Marathon and Relay between 7:30 and 9:30
    • Vivicitta between 11:30 and 13:30

Bib pick-up

In the race center starting on Friday until 30 minutes before the start. See opening times above.
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 3 bibs and a baton:

  • 2 x INDIVIDUAL bibs:
    • must be worn by each member in the front throughout the race
  • 1 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.
Individual runners can use the cloakroom with the baggage tag attached to the bib number. Relay members will receive an arm band at the cloakroom.

Opening hours
  • Half Marathon and Relay:
    • drop-off between 7:30 and 9:30
    • pick-up between 11:10 and 13:00
  • Vivicitta 10 km
    • drop-off between 12:00 and 13:30
    • pick-up between 14:30 and 15:45

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.

In case of extremely warm weather there will be additional refreshment stations.

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

Half Marathon and Relay 2017:
  • Start area: water taps
  • 4.4 km: water
  • 7.8 km: water, Isostar, banana, glucose
  • 11.1 km: water, Isostar, banana, glucose
  • 14.2 km: water, Isostar, banana, glucose
  • 18.4 km: water, Isostar, banana, glucose
  • 19.7 km: water, glucose
  • Finish area: water taps
Vivicitta 10 km:
  • Start area: water taps
  • 4.9 km: water, Isostar, banana, glucose
  • 7.7 km: water
  • Finish area: water taps

Relay Exchange

At the relay exchange station you have to hand over the baton to the next runner in the designated zone.

Location of the Relay Exchange Station 2017

On Pázmány Péter sétány, in front of Petőfi Bridge on the left side of the course (at 11,7 km).

How to get there (recommended):
    • from Hősök tere, take metro M1 to Oktogon, then
    • take tram 4 or 6 to ’Petőfi híd budai hídfő’
    • then walk about 2-300 meters along Pázmány Péter sétány towards Rákóczi híd
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 4, 2017. – Click here for prices and further details.

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!
There will be no on-site registration for the 10 km and Half Marathon Relay distances!

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.

Vivicitta 10 km & Half Marathon Relay for 2

The entry limit to the Vivicitta 10 km and Half Marathon Relay for 2 is 7400 runners jointly.  The limit has been reached. There will be no on-site registration for the 10 km and Half Marathon Relay distances!

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, 2005).

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€.
Deadline: April 18, 2017


Time measurement

Half marathon & Vivicitta 10 km

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.

Half Marathon Relay for 2

Time is measured by the chip inside the baton. At the relay exchange station you have to hand over the baton to the next runner in the designated zone.

Pay attention to the following rules:

  • 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

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.