Race Info – Saturday

This is the 2018 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


October 6, 2018

Start/Finish area

Pázmány Péter sétány, Budapest, 1117 – in front of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus


SPAR Fun Run Relay for 4: 4 x 2 km
NESTLÉ Family Run:
 500 m
FODISZ Disability Run:
 500 m
Erste Fun Run:
2300 m
Győri Édes Walking for All:
2300 m
Riska Minimarathon: 
5000 m
Landliebe 10 km: 10.000 m


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.

10:00 – NESTLÉ Family Run
10:15 – FODISZ  Disability Run
10:45 – SPAR Fun Run Relay for 4
12:00 – Erste Fun Run 2.3 km Individual Start
12:40 – Erste Fun Run 2.3 km School Run 1st Start
13:20 – Erste  Fun Run 2.3 km School Run 2nd Start
13:25 – Győri Édes Walking for All
14:30 – Riska Minimarathon 5 km
15:45 – Landliebe 10 km

Landliebe 10 km 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 approximately 25 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
    • 10 km finish time under 45 min
  • 2nd zone: pace between 4:30 and 5:00 min/km
    • 10 km finish time between 45 min and 50 min
  • 3rd zone: pace between 5:00 and 5:30 min/km
    • 10 km finish time between 50 min and 55 min
  • 4th zone: pace between 5:30 and 6:00 min/km
    • 10 km finish time between 55 min and 1 hour
  • 5th zone: pace between 6:00 and 6:30 min/km (and over for 10 km runners)
    • 10 km finish time over 1 hour

If you would like to change your zone please ask for a new sticker at the Race Center or a the Information Tent.


Landliebe 10 km

The course runs in the heart of Budapest passing several of the most well-known sites of the city.

Click here to see the map of the courses.

Race center & bib pick-up

Race centre

In tents between the ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – déli tömb (Pázmány Péter sétány 1a, Budapest 1117) and BME (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) buildings.

Opening times:
  • October 4, Thursday: between 12:00 and 17:00
  • October 5, Friday: between 9:00 and 17:00
  • October 6, Saturday: from 8:00 until 30 minutes before your start

Bib Pick-up

In the race centre starting on Thursday until 30 minutes before the start.

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.

If you don’t have your registration confirmation, please go to the desk ’Replacing lost registration confirmation’ with your photo ID. Our colleague will issue a card for you, with which you can pick up your bib. We can only issue a card for you personally, not for another runner.

SPAR Fun Run Relay for 4

Teams will receive 4 individual bibs and a baton.
Upon exchange, the baton must be handed off to the next runner.

Rules of Relay Exchange:

  • Do not remove or injure the chip inside the baton
  • Make sure you use your own team’s baton
  • Please leave the measuring areas as soon as possible
  • Never cover both ends of the baton with your hands
  • The baton will be collected from the last runner when leaving the finish gate area

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, toilets

Changing rooms

Facilities will be open before and after the race.

At the start/finish area the women changing rooms will be in the ELTE Lágymányosi Campus South Building. Men can change in a tent next to the information tent.


In tents at the start/finish area. Landliebe 10 km runners must use the baggage tag attached to their bibs, while all other runners will receive armbands.
Opening times: between 8:00 and 17:30
Attention! We don’t guard valuables in the cloakroom!


There will be portable toilets and urinals for men near the race centre and the start/finish area.

Refreshment stations

There will be refreshment stations set up at the start and finish, serving water.

Riska Minimarathon 5 km (planned)

  • Start area: water taps
  • 2.3 km: water
  • Finish area: water taps

Landliebe 10 km (planned)

  • Start area: water taps
  • 3.1 km: water, Gatorade, banana, glucose
  • 8 km: water
  • Finish area: water taps

Pace runners

If you think you won’t be able to run at a predetermined speed, several pace runners aiming for different goal times and paces can help you realize your goals.
We choose all of our pace runners very carefully, all of them are experienced runners and they are able to surpass their own interests and do everything for the runners who are following them and trust them. They think instead of the runners, check the time regularly and encourage others.
You will be able to recognize them easily as you will see their flags (with their goal
race pace and goal finish time) attached to their backs from a great distance.

10 km planned finish times:
  • 50 minutes finish time (5:00 min/km pace) at an even pace
  • 1 hour finish time (6:00 min/km pace) at an even pace
  • 1 hour 10 minutes finish time (7:00 min/km pace) at an even pace


In advance: online at entry.budapestmarathon.com until 17:00 on October 1, 2018. – 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 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 some distances
  • a unique technical T-shirt with the race logo for the Landliebe 10 km
  • a unique finisher’s medal for most distances
  • refreshments
  • finisher’s bag
  • medical service
  • course closed to traffic
  • chip timing for some distances
  • other programs before and after the race
  • 21.26% VAT


Entry limit

Landliebe 10 km: 5600 entries

Time limit

10 km

1 hour 15 minutes net time
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.

Barilla Pasta Party – the N°1 pasta in Italy!

All participants are invited to take part in the Barilla Pasta Party on Saturday!
The pasta party is included in the registration fee of the SPAR Budapest Marathon and Real Nature 30 km, while others can purchase their ticket on site.

Date: 6th October, from 11:00 until 17:00
Location: in the tent set up in Ötvenhatosok tere
Ticket price: 1500 Ft or 5 EUR (subject to availability)

The ticket includes:
  • one portion of pasta
  • one drink (beer or Real Nature mineral water)
  • one bar of chocolate
You can choose from the following pastas (while stocks last):
  • Fusilli pasta with Basilico sauce
    • Ingredients of Basilico sauce: tomato pulp, tomato concentrate, onion, sunflower seed oil, basil, sugar, salt, natural flavouring
  • Bavette pasta with Pesto Genovese sauce
    • Ingredients of Pesto Genovese sauce: sunflower seed oil, basil, cashews, grana padano, whey powder, salt, pecorino romano, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, basil extract, natural flavourings (milk), garlic, buttermilk powder, acidity regulator: lactic acid
      • Ingredients written in bold may cause allergic reactions
Ticket pick-up:

Tickets must be picked up in person on Saturday starting from 10:30 in the tent next to the pasta party.

  • Participants of the SPAR Budapest Marathon and Real Nature 30 km can pick-up their free ticket by presenting their bib numbers
  • Ticket purchase is possible at the same tent (subject to availability)

Only 2500 tickets are available. Come early to make sure you do not miss out!

Barilla Pasta Party – the N°1 pasta in Italy!

Landliebe 10 km: 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 by anyone running a longer distance individually than 10 km.
The price of the medal insert with shipping and handling (to a foreign address) is 6€.
Deadline: October 22, 2017

Time measurement

SPAR Fun Run Relay for 4

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

Riska Minimarathon 5 km & Landliebe 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.


Other distances are not timed.


10 km & 5 km & Fun Run Relay for 4

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.

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


10 km

Prizes will be issued to the top 3 male and female individuals.

Medical assistance

During the race, medical services are available in 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 bi,b 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.