Essentials 2017

Location & Start

Start/Finish area

Ötvenhatosok tere, 1146, Budapest


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

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
  • 2nd zone: pace between 4:30 and 5:00 min/km
  • 3rd zone: pace between 5:00 and 5:30 min/km
  • 4th zone: pace between 5:30 and 6:00 min/km
  • 5th zone: pace between 6:00 and 6:30 min/km
  • 6th zone: pace more than 6:30 min/km


Click here to see the map of the course.


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.


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.


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

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




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 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


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 (+36/70-442-7000) 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!