32nd Vivicitta Spring Half Marathon 2017 – Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a finisher's medal?

– Yes, every participant will get a medal upon completion of the race.

Is the course certified?

– Yes, the course is certified by the AIMS

Will I get a T-shirt?

-Yes, a technical T-shirt for the 21k, the 10k

Does the course have water stations?

-There will be refreshment stations along the course, making sure that you acquire the necessary amount of liquid during the race. The first and last stations will provide water while all other stations will offer banana, lemon, glucose, isodrink and water. All stations will be supplying water to wet your sponge.

Can I deposit my personal belongings at the beginning of the race?

– In the starting area you will find changing rooms and cloak rooms where you can leave your luggage and pick it up after the race.

How is the time measured?

-The time measurement is done by chip.(21k, 10k)

How is the course marked?

– Kilometer markers will be posted along the course

Can I pick up my race kit on the day of the race?

– Yes you can pick it up on the spot.

How long is the course open?

– The time limit is 2 hours and 30 minutes (gross 2 hours and 40 minutes)

– The pace is 7:10 min/ km for 21k and 7:30 for 10 k. The race will be followed by the closing bus which will go by 7:10 (21k) and 7:30 (10k) pace.

How do you move around in Budapest?

The easiest and cheapest option is to use the public transport. Budapest has a good network of buses, trams and railways (incl. Subway). If you stay up to 3 days in Budapest we recommend that you buy a 3-day city ticket at  – it is good for all trams, buses, subway and railways within the Budapest city area.

How do I buy a city ticket?

-Look for the Customer Service Points of BKK Centre for Budapest Transport at Liszt Ferenc International Airport’s Terminal 2A (daily 8:00-22:00) and Terminal 2B (daily 9:00-21:00)!

– For further information please go to this page: http://www.bkk.hu/en/prices/

What is the date of 32nd Telekom Vivicitta Budapest Spring Half Marathon?

– 9th April 2017

Who can register?

– Half Marathon: We accept entries from runners who were born before  08.04.2005 (12 years old or older)

-10 k: there is no age limit.

How can I pay?

– You can pay with your credit card (Visa, Eurocard, MasterCard), when you register on-line. This is the cheapest way.

– Registration with bank transfer (Possible only if the online registration is not working. It is more expensive however, you have to pay extra 7€ banking fee.)

Do I need a medical certificate?

– A medical certificate isn’t necessary.

Where may I see pictures of the race?

– You will find individual pictures of the race on the http://runinbudapest.com/ or on the  www.futofoto.hu  few days after the race where you will be able to order them to have a souvenir of your exploit.

My account password isn’t working. What should I do?

– If you are unable to login, click on the forgotten password link, enter your Runners ID and we will send a new one to your e-mail address. If the password still doesn’t work, write to us to registration@budapestmarathon.com with a request to explore the matter, and we’ll be happy to take a look.

What is a Runners ID?

– Everybody registering for the first time on entry.budapestmarathon.com gets a registration number. It is possible to use our on-line registration system with this number.  You can register for a race, change your data.


Registering on behalf of someone else

-You can use the Runners ID to register yourself as well as someone else onto a race. After selecting a race, select “register on behalf of someone else”. Registration works in the same way as when you register yourself. If the person in question already has a Runners ID, all you need to do is enter his ID and follow the step-by-step instructions. If s/he doesn’t have a Runners ID, you can register him/her.


Registering a team or relay

-The procedure is identical as when registering yourself or registering on behalf of someone else (see above). Always register using your own profile even if you’re not running. As such you will get to see an overview of orders on your profile. The only person able to change the names of participants or order of relay runners is the person who created the order.


What should I do if I can’t run?

Signed up for a race but now not able to take part? If you are experiencing health problems and are able to notify us of this at least  until Thursday midnight  before the race to registrating@budapestmarathon.com , we will transfer your start fee less an administration fee 2€ to the following year . No cancellations or registration transfers to other races are possible after this period. In keeping with race rules, registrations are non-refundable.


Where can I find the results?

-You can find the results on http://runinbudapest.com/  after the race.


What’s the difference between the official time and the real time?

-The official time refers to the times starting from hearing the gunshot. The real time is the time from crossing the start and finish lines. Split-times and real times are provided as extra information. The ranking is determined by the order of runners crossing the finish line i.e. according to the official time.


How is the race course?

– The route is fairly flat with some light ascending bridges in the heart of the city and along the river Danube.




What’s the minimum age to take part in the half marathon?

– Half Marathon: We accept entries from runners who were born before 08.04.2005 (12 years old or older)

-10 k: there is no age limit.


I’ve registered, paid and submitted all the required documents. Why I haven’t been assigned a bib number yet?

– please check your SPAM e-mails first, if you are in @gmail system! If you don’t find it, please send an e-mail to registration@budapestmarathon.com! We will send you a new confirmation letter.


By mistake I made the payment twice, what should I do?

– You can choose between 2 options: we credit the entry fee to your account at our database and you can use it until the end of the following year, or you can send us your bank details and we can transfer you your money. Please write us to registration@budapestmarathon.com indicating your choice!


I have transferred the entry fee. When will I get a confirmation letter?

– It takes a couple of days working up the transfer. As soon as we get the entry fee and the entry form we can send you a confirmation letter.

Can I cancel my registration?

– Yes. If you cannot attend the event, you can cancel your registration.

How can I cancel my registration?

– We can only accept cancellations via e-mail: registration@budapestmarathon.com

In case of cancellation, can I get back the registration fee?

– A certain amount of the registration fee will be credited to your account depending on the date of the cancellation. For more details, please see the detailed description.

Until what day can I use the credited amount?

– The credited amount can be used until 31st December of the next year following the year of cancellation.

How much is the credited amount?

– If you let us know until Monday midnight prior the week of the race that you cannot attend the event then the registration fee – minus €2 handling fee – will be credited to your account. If you let us know until Wednesday midnight on the week of the race that you cannot attend the event then the registration fee – minus 25% handling fee – will be credited to your account.