Race Info – Saturday

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

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Distances

Telekom Fun Run Relay for 3: 3 x 2 km
Telekom Vivicitta Family Run:
940 m
Telekom Minicitta Individual:
2.4 km
Telekom Vivicitta Walking:
2.4 km
Telekom Midicitta: 
7 km

Start/Finish area

Margaret Island, Budapest, H-1138 – not confirmed yet
The location of the event has not been confirmed yet due to future construction works but will be confirmed 2 weeks before the race at the latest.

How to get there

There are various public transport options leading to the location:

  • Take Tram 4/6 to ‘Margitsziget’ stop and walk through the middle of the Island (approximately 2 km)
Plan your trip for the quickest way to the location

Parking

  • The parking lot is available at the northern end of the Margaret Island, next to Arpad Bridge.
  • Parking spaces are limited, arrive on time
  • You must comply with the traffic signs placed in the parking lot, and follow the rules of the KRESZ (Hungarian public road traffic rules).

Starts

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.

Timetable

  • 10:30: START – Telekom Fun Run Relay for 3: 3 x 2 km 
  • 11:30: START – Telekom Minicitta School Run 1.
  • 12:00: START – Telekom Minicitta School Run 2.
  • 12:15: START – Telekom Vivicitta Walking
  • 12:45: START – Telekom Minicitta 2.4 km Individual
  • 13:30: START – SUHANJ! Charity Run – 940 meter
  • 14:15: START – Telekom Vivicitta Family Run – 940 meter
  • 15:00: START – Telekom Midicitta 7 km

Course

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


RUNNING EXPO

The RUNNING EXPO is a 3-day long event accompanying the Telekom Vivicitta Spring Half Marathon, where you’ll find everything about running. The 30+ exhibitors will be there to offer you the best running shoes, clothes, accessories, food supplements, personal consultations, and international running events.
The entry is FREE for everyone.

BIB-pick up at the EXPO

At the EXPO you can also pick-up your bib. Combine pleasure with practicality: avoid the long queues on race day, visit the EXPO!

Please note that not all exhibitors accept credit cards and there is no ATM at the location, make sure you have cash.

Location

Millenáris Park, Building ‘B’: Kis Rókus u. 16, Budapest H-1024

How to get there

There are various public transport options leading to the location. Use the ‘BKK Futár‘ app to plan the most optimal route for you. Close by stops:

  • metro M2 ‘Puskás Ferenc Stadion’ station
  • tram line 1 ‘Puskás Ferenc Stadion’ station
  • bus 30 or 95
  • trolley bus 75 or 80

If you arrive by car, you can park on the surrounding streets. Don’t forget to pay for your parking!

Opening hours

  • Thursday, April 2, between 12:00 and 18:30 (entry and bib pick-up until 18:00)
  • Friday, April 3, between 08:00 and 18:30 (entry and bib pick-up until 18:00)
  • Saturday, April 4, between 08:00 and 17:30 (entry and bib pick-up (only for Sunday distances) until 17:00)

Bib pick-up

Bib Pick-up for the Saturday’s distances

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.

In advance

At the RUNNING EXPO (see details above):

  • Thursday, April 2, between 12:00 and 18:30 (entry and bib pick-up until 18:00)
  • Friday, April 3, between 08:00 and 18:30 (entry and bib pick-up until 18:00)
  • For Sunday distances only: Saturday, April 4, between 08:00 and 17:30 (entry and bib pick-up until 17:00)

On Race Day (Saturday)

At the Race Center located in the <a href=”https://goo.gl/maps/cT8pdw5LmNH2″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Margaret Island Water Tower</a>

  • Saturday, April 4, from 8:30 until 30 minutes before your distance’s start

Race Center

Race Center

Race Center will be located in the Margaret Island Watertower

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, toilets

Changing rooms

Facilities will be open before and after the race.

Cloakroom

It will be located at the start/finish area.
Attention! We don’t guard valuables in the cloakroom!

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 at the start and finish, serving water.

Telekom Midicitta 7 km

There will be one refreshment station on the course around 3 km serving water.

Registration

In advance: online at entry.budapestmarathon.com until midnight on March 30. Click here for prices and further details.

Registration for the Midicitta (7 km) is open. For the other distances, prices will be announced and registration will open later in 2019.

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

The registration fee includes:

  • participation in the race
  • race number
  • a unique cotton T-shirt with the race logo for Relay for 3, and Minicitta 2.5 km runners
  • a unique technical running shirt with the race logo for Midicitta 7 km runners
  • a unique race medal for Midicitta 7 km runners
  • refreshments
  • finisher’s bag
  • medical service
  • course closed to traffic
  • chip timing for Relay for 3 and Midicitta 7 km runners
  • 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 to the race.

Time Limit

Telekom MIdicitta (7 km)

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.


Time measurement

Telekom Fun Run Relay for 3

The chip will be attached to the end of your baton.

Telekom Midicitta 7 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 a 10-minute time penalty.

 

Other distances are not timed.

Results

Midicitta 7 km & Fun Run Relay for 3

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 checkpoints along the course will not be given a rank.
Those who received a 10-minute penalty will be marked with an asterisk.

Other distances do not have time measurement, consequently, no result list will be available.

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 kilometre sign or at the refreshment stations.

At the back of each start number, 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.