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10 km - Could it be your distance?

Telekom Vivicitta 10 kilometre

Will it be the 10K? Can It stay?

Flat and fast track with Budapest's stunning panorama

The 10 km is a nice round number. It’s a dream distance for some, a routine training for others. The longest in track athletics and one of the most popular distances in road races. It’s an achievable distance for anyone, a great introduction to the world of longer distances. Could this be your distance? Run 10 km along the Danube, make use of the track’s features, and aim for a personal best! Deal?

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ROUTES AND MAPS

Browse through our site plan and get familiar with the race venue for the weekend so that everything goes smoothly on the big day! On our interactive Google map, you will find not only the important units of the venue but also the precise route and checkpoints. Share the map with your supporters and also your Google position using the location sharing feature so that your fans can track your exact location along the route. They can even plan their own routes to reach the selected spectator points:

REGISTRATION, INFORMATIONS

CLICK HERE for prices and deadlines! We may introduce a participant limit for the event’s in the future.

  • participation in the event
  • closed and secured route
  • race number
  • unique technical running shirt, available sizes women’s fit: S-XXL and men’s fit: XS-XXL
  • custom finisher medal for successful completions
  • gifts from our sponsors
  • chip-based net time measurement
  • refreshments
  • medical service
  • musicians along the route
  • finisher’s package
  • 21.26% VAT

Online registration: On the BSI organizer’s online registration platform (entry.runinbudapest.com) until April 16, 2024, at midnight (unless the participant limit is reached earlier). The invoice will be sent to you via email in .pdf format.

In-person registration: At the BSI events, at the information tent. On-site during the race number pick-up, following the schedule, if the participant limit has not been reached in advance.

Wheelchair and handbike racers can only register in advance, pre-registration is required.

The age categories used in the results list, which are not subject to separate awards, are as follows:

Date of birthagemenwomen
Born after 2008.04.21.Younger than 5 years oldM5W5
2015.04.22. – 2018.04.21.6-8 years oldM6W6
2012.04.22. – 2015.04.21.9-11 years oldM9W9
2008.04.22. – 2012.04.21.12-15 évesekM12W12
2006.04.22. – 2008.04.21.16-17 years oldM16W16
2004.04.22. – 2006.04.21.18-19 years oldM18W18
1999.04.22. – 2004.04.21.20-24 years oldM20W20
1994.04.22. – 1999.04.21.25-29 years oldM25W25
1989.04.22. – 1994.04.21.30-34 years oldM30W30
1984.04.22. – 1989.04.21.35-39 years oldM35W35
1979.04.22. – 1984.04.21.40-44 years oldM40W40
1974.04.22. – 1979.04.21.45-49 years oldM45W45
1969.04.22. – 1974.04.21.50-54 years oldM50W50
1964.04.22. – 1969.04.21.55-59 years oldM55W55
1959.04.22. – 1964.04.21.60-64 years oldM60W60
1954.04.22. – 1959.04.21.65-69 years oldM65W65
1949.04.22. – 1954.04.21.70-74 years oldM70W70
1944.04.22. – 1949.04.21.75-79 years oldM75W75
Born before 1944. 04.22. 80 years and olderM80W80

For registrations submitted by March 24th, we will automatically display the first name on the race bib, below the race number.

  • We can only deviate from this upon specific request from the participant. For online registrations, in the ‘Rajtszámon megjelenő felirat’ (Text to appear on the race bib) section, please input the text ‘NEM KÉREK’ (I do not want) if you do not wish any text to appear on your bib.
  • You have the option to replace your first name with other text (e.g., a nickname) on the race bib, up to 12 characters in length. This request must be made at the time of registration.
  • Only those participants who explicitly request this will have text on their race bib; the default is to display the first name automatically. For participants who use their spouse’s last name with the suffix ‘-né,’ we kindly request that they provide their first name. Unfortunately, we cannot display image characters or emoticons.
  • There will be space for name inscription below the race number on the bib to accommodate later registrations.

You can find the list of already registered participants and the starting list here.

The organiser of the race: 

BSI Sport Kft.
1138 Budapest, Váci út 152.
www.runinbudapest.com
[email protected]

  • At the competition, all prepared runners and wheelchair users, handbike competitors, and participants running with baby strollers who accept the event information and entry conditions can take part. Wheelchair users or handbike competitors, if completing the course under their own power, can start from the front of the field. They must position themselves at the start gate from the route side, at the latest 5 minutes before the start.
  • Upon entering the start line, they must sign a declaration that, by adhering to the rules, they will not overtake the lead motorbike. They can start 1 minute before the official start time, accompanied by the lead motorbike, but after a designated point established following the finalization of the route, they can only follow the lead motorbike until that point. From there, they can proceed at their own pace to the finish line.
  • Wheelchair users and handbike competitors completing the course with assistance can position themselves in the zone corresponding to the indicated pace during registration. A time penalty of 10 minutes may be imposed on participants who fold or obscure their race number or fail to display it prominently during the race.
  • A participant may face disqualification if, despite repeated warnings, they violate the race number display rule, fail to complete the full designated course set by the organizers, provide inaccurate or incomplete information on the registration form, or misuse the timing chip.
  • For the safety of themselves and fellow runners, it is not recommended for participants to listen to music or use any audio player with both earphones during the course.
  • Throughout the race, cycling and motorcycling organizers work within the field, along with necessary ambulance teams.
  • The use of earphones cancels out external noise, potentially hindering fellow runners and the work of organizers and medical teams.
  • Inline skating, biking, running with a bike escort without a race number, and running with a dog are prohibited during the race.
  • A runner participating with a cycling or inline skating escort can be disqualified from the race.
  • We do not assume responsibility for the safekeeping of valuables during the event.
  • Any commercial or promotional activities at the event venue are only permitted with prior approval and in a coordinated manner by BSI.
  • BSI reserves the right for organizational reasons to limit the number of participants and to close registration at any time.
  • BSI reserves the right to make changes to the route and timing

INFOS FOR THE RACE DAY

You can find the timetable here.

Take Tram 4/6 to ‘Margitsziget / Margit híd’ stop and walk through the middle of the Island (approximately 2 km), or use Google Maps Navigation to plan your trip.

Plan your trip for the quickest way to the location:

Arrive by bicycle; we provide supervised bicycle storage on the event day! (Use the community MOL BUBI bikes!)

Parking: There are few parking spaces in the surrounding streets, which fill up early in the morning. It’s better to choose more distant but secure parking options. 

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

The starting line will be located on Frigyes Schulek promenade, near the Water Tower.

The event center will be set up on the ground floor of the Margaret Island Water Tower.

On-site, at the event venue, the race center:

  • The place for picking up BIB number is on the ground floor of the Water Tower building.

    Opening hours:

    • Friday, April 19th: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 20th: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, April 21st: from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

You will be allowed to enter the race number pick-up area when a table becomes available. The race number pick-up tables are not organized by race number; you can approach any available table. It is IMPORTANT that you know your race number when you queue up at the tables.

If you don’t know your race number, you can search for your name in the starting list for the relevant distance, and your race number will be displayed.

Changing rooms

  • The men’s changing room will be set up in a tent on the west side of the Great Meadow.
    The women’s changing room will be located on the floor of the Water Tower on Margaret Island.
  • 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

  • The cloakroom tents will be set up on the Pest side of the Great Meadow, near the men’s changing rooms.
  • 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.

Start zones:

  • 1st zone: Within 4:30 min/km – 10 km time between 45:00 min and below
  • 2nd zone: Between 4:30-5:00 min/km – 10 km time between 45:00-50:00 min
  • 3rd zone: Between 5:00-5:30 min/km – 10 km time between 50:00-55:00 min
  • 4th zone: Between 5:30-6:00 min/km – 10 km time between 55:00-1:00:00 h
  • 5th zone: Between 6:00-6:30 min/km – 10 km time between 1:00:00-1:05:00 h
  • 6th zone: Above 6:30 min/km – 10 km time above 1:05:00 h

Please note that if you encounter a runner with an incorrect sticker in your race zone, kindly advise them to choose a race zone that corresponds to their planned finishing time in order to avoid confusion, chaos, and potential accidents.

Wheelchair and handbike participants completing the distance under their own power will start 1 minute ahead of the main field and can line up at the starting gate no later than 5 minutes before the start. They will be accompanied by a lead motorcycle and may pass the motorcycle at a designated point after the final route has been confirmed.

Participants in the 10 km distance will start in multiple waves, with each wave starting every 1 minute. After reaching the starting line, the next wave will start 2 minutes later.

At the front of the next wave, organizers will be standing to guide and lead the field to the starting line.

Any equipment left in the race zone will be collected immediately after the start and donated to the Hungarian Red Cross for charitable purposes.

Distance: 10,000 meters

Kilometer Markers: Every kilometer is marked with a sign placed 2 meters above the route. This allows you to keep track and ensure that you complete the distance at your planned and trained pace.

In the Telekom Vivicitta 10-kilometer distance, pace runners will assist in achieving successful finish times:

  • 50 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

You can find the downloadable pace charts here.

Distance (km) Offering
2,9 km water
5,3 km water, Gatorade, glucose, banana
8,4 km water
  • At the refreshment stations along the route, we will provide 1 cubic meter collection containers primarily for collecting empty cups. You will find these containers on both sides of the route, following the last refreshment table.
  • The last container will be placed 50 meters after the end of the station, and this will be indicated by a separate sign. Please make sure to dispose of any waste from the refreshment station into this container.
  • Any waste generated along the route should not be scattered. Please place it in the containers provided at the refreshment stations.
  • At the refreshment stations, we will not hand you cups filled with water or isotonic drinks. You are responsible for taking these from the tables yourself. Under no circumstances should you place used, empty cups back onto the refreshment tables!
  • Refreshment stations can often pose challenges. Do not attempt to squeeze between two runners for a quick drink or snack. Adhere to basic etiquette during the race as well. Wait your turn and remember that there are often fewer people towards the end of the station. Take only what you need, as there may be runners behind you who need refreshments even more.
  • If weather conditions warrant, we may set up additional temporary water stations along the route.
  • After crossing the finish line, you can collect your medal first, followed by your finisher’s package.

1 hour 30 minutes net time (aligned with the start time of the last participant)

The field is followed by a sweeper bus maintaining a continuously slowing pace. Anyone overtaken by the sweeper bus must board it, their race number will be marked, and they will not be allowed to enter the finish area.

The timing provider is AGNI-Timing.

The timing is done using UHF chips attached to the back of the bib number. Please read the information about chip usage!

Bib Number Wearing Rules: The timing is conducted through timing mats (antennas) placed on the ground, which detect the signal transmitter placed on the bib number from a distance of approximately 2-3 meters. The timestamp is recorded when the strongest signal is detected (when passing over the mat).

To ensure successful recording of individual times, please observe the following rules:

The bib number must be worn visibly throughout the race, on the abdomen/chest area. (Bib belt holders are allowed.) Covering or concealing the bib number is prohibited. Do not remove, fold, or pierce the chip located on the back of the bib number. Everyone should ensure that they wear their own bib number during the race. After crossing the finish line, please leave the timing point as soon as possible.

The 1st to 3rd place male and female athletes in the Vivicitta 10 km race will be awarded. The award ceremony will be based on the order of arrival at the finish line (gross time). The online results list may show different rankings based on net time.

1st to 3rd place wheelchair and handbike male and female competitors: material gift.

AFTER YOU FINISHED

The results will be continuously updated on the results list following the participants’ arrival at the finish line.

Participants without a placement number will appear on the results list if they do not have times recorded at one of the route checkpoints. Those who received a 10-minute time penalty for improper bib number wearing will have an asterisk (*) next to their name.

Order your personalized medal insert with your name and finishing time engraved in advance! Avoid the on-site queue and we’ll send it to you by mail approximately one and a half weeks after the event.

We’ll engrave your name and finishing time on a self-adhesive plastic tag. The tag fits perfectly into the recess on the back of the medal. You won’t need to search for money after the race, stand in line on-site, or wait for the medal to be engraved afterwards. We’ll create and mail the insert to you. When it arrives, just stick it on the back of your medal and your personalized keepsake of your achievement is ready.

The insert can be ordered online, along with your registration for the race, or in the „Products” section of the BSI registration system.

The price of the insert, including postage is 12 €. 

Our photo selection after the event can be found on our  Facebook page and in the Media Library section.

High-resolution photos taken along the route can be purchased on the bsi.futofoto.hu website.

You can find summary videos of the event, finish line videos, and live coverage materials here.

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