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10 km - Could it be your distance?

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

We ask for your patience. We will publish the entry fees at the opening of the registration.

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 October 10, 2023, 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.

There is no age limit.

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

Date of birthagemenwomen
Born after 2017. 09. 12. 5 years and youngerM5W5
2014. 10. 13. – 2017. 10. 12.6-8 years oldM6W6
2011. 10. 13. – 2014. 10. 12.9-11 years oldM9W9
2007. 10. 13. – 2011. 10. 12.12-15 years oldM12W12
2005. 10. 13. – 2007. 10. 12.16-17 years oldM16W16
2003. 10. 13. – 2005. 10. 12.18-19 years oldM18W18
1998. 10. 13. – 2003. 10. 12.20-24 years oldM20W20
1993. 10. 13. – 1998. 10. 12.25-29 years oldM25W25
1988. 10. 13. – 1993. 10. 12.30-34 years oldM30W30
1983. 10. 13. – 1988. 10. 12.35-39 years oldM35W35
1978. 10. 13. – 1983. 10. 12.40-44 years oldM40W40
1973. 10. 13. – 1978. 10. 12.45-49 years oldM45W45
1968. 10. 13. – 1973. 10. 12.50-54 years oldM50W50
1963. 10. 13. – 1968. 10. 12.55-59 years oldM55W55
1958. 10. 13. – 1963. 10. 12.60-64 years oldM60W60
1953. 10. 13. – 1958. 10. 12.65-69 years oldM65W65
1948. 10. 13. – 1953. 10. 12.70-74 years oldM70W70
1943. 10. 13. – 1948. 10. 12.75-79 years oldM75W75
Born before 1943. 10.13. 80 years and olderM80W80

For registrations submitted by September 10th, 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.

The event takes place at Pázmány Péter Promenade, near ELTE Budai Campus.

  • From Déli pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station): Take tram 17 or 61 to Móricz Zsigmond körtér, then take tram 4 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő, and walk on Pázmány Péter Promenade (approximately 600 m).
  • From Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station): Take metro M4 to Móricz Zsigmond körtér, then take tram 4 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő, and walk on Pázmány Péter Promenade (approximately 600 m).
  • From Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station): Take metro M3 to Corvin negyed, then take tram 4/6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő, and walk on Pázmány Péter Promenade (approximately 600 m), or take tram 4/6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő, and walk on Pázmány Péter Promenade (approximately 600 m).

Click here to see the BKV (Budapest Transport Company) schedule.

Arrive by bicycle; we provide supervised bicycle storage on the event day!

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. Larger parking areas near the race center:

  • Paid parking at the Kopaszi-gát parking lot; from here, it’s about an 800-meter walk to the race center.
  • Free parking at the Lurdy Ház parking lot; from here, take tram 1 across Rákóczi Bridge for 2 stops (Infopark stop), and then walk about 500 meters to the race center.

The event center will be set up in the northern block of the ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

On-site, at the event center:

  • October 11th from 12:00 to 18:00
  • October 12th from 7:00 to 8:30

You will be allowed to enter the bib number pickup area when a table becomes available. The bib pickup tables are not organized by bib numbers; you can approach any available table. It’s IMPORTANT to know your bib number when you join the line for the pickup tables.

If you don’t know your bib number, you can look it up in the start list next to the corresponding distance by searching your name.

Dressing Rooms: The men’s dressing room will be located in the southern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus. The entrance will be through the doors on the side facing the main stage of the building. The women’s dressing room will also be in the same building. The entrance will be through the doors on the side of the building facing away from the Danube.

Cloakroom: The cloakroom tents will be set up in the grassy area next to the northern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Inside the tents, you can leave your bags according to your bib number range, which will be indicated with signs. Place the cloakroom ribbon at the bottom of your bib number. The runner should detach the ribbon from the bib number in advance and secure it to the bag using the safety pin provided in the race packet, ensuring that it doesn’t fall off. To facilitate easy detachment, it’s advisable to fold the ribbon along the perforation line several times. You can leave your bag only at the tent corresponding to your bib number range, but you don’t need to wait for the organizer working there to take it. You can independently place the bag in the designated area delimited by the tent and barriers. After reaching the finish line, our colleagues will distribute the bags based on bib numbers.

OPENING HOURS:

Bag drop-off: 7:00-8:30 Bag collection: 10 km: 9:35-11:00 5+10 km: 9:35-12:15

Please note that we do not take responsibility for valuables in the cloakroom.

Bike Storage: On-site, a bike storage area will be set up on the Danube side of the southern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Restrooms: You can use the restrooms located in the basement near the men’s and women’s dressing rooms.

Mobile Toilets: Near the start/finish area, you will find mobile restrooms. For men, mobile urinals will also be available. On the route, you will find mobile restrooms at the refreshment station. Mobile urinals will also be available for men

You should position yourself at the starting gate from the side facing the Petőfi Bridge, in the starting zone that corresponds to the pace provided during registration.

Start Zones:

  • Zone 1: Within 4:30 per/km – Completing 10 km within 45:00
  • Zone 2: Between 4:30-5:00 per/km – Completing 10 km between 45:00-50:00
  • Zone 3: Between 5:00-5:30 per/km – Completing 10 km between 50:00-55:00
  • Zone 4: Between 5:30-6:00 per/km – Completing 10 km between 55:00-1:00:00
  • Zone 5: Between 6:00-6:30 per/km – Completing 10 km between 1:00:00-1:05:00
  • Zone 6: Above 6:30 per/km – Completing 10 km above 1:05:00

In this event, everyone can only enter the start zone corresponding to their indicated expected pace (minutes per kilometer). This practice aims to reduce the chaos in the first kilometers after the start and minimize unnecessary overtaking. The start zones are uniformly marked with a yellow background, and the only difference is the black numbers indicating the zones. The flags indicating the time zones also follow this yellow background with black numbers pattern. To facilitate entering the appropriate start zone according to the planned pace (minutes per kilometer), a yellow background with black zone number label is provided on the bib number (pre-printed for advance registrants), which will be checked upon entering the zone. Each participant can only enter the start zone that corresponds to the number of the zone sticker on their bib. Those who didn’t provide a planned pace will receive the corresponding zone sticker for their bib during the bib pickup. If there is no pacing sticker on the bib number, it can be obtained at the event center. The flags indicating the time zones will always be placed at the end of the respective start zone, so participants should position themselves before the flag. The gates to the start zones will close 2 minutes before the start, and after that, participants can only position themselves at the back of the field.

If you encounter a participant with an inappropriate pacing sticker in your start zone, kindly ask them to choose a start zone that matches their planned pace. This helps avoid confusion and potential accidents.

For wheelchair and handbike participants:

  • If completing the distance under their own power, they can start from the front of the field.
  • They should position themselves on the start side of the start gate, at least 5 minutes before the start. Upon entering the start area, they need to sign a declaration stating they will not overtake the lead motorcycle while adhering to the rules.
  • They can start 1 minute before the field but can only follow the lead motorcycle up to the 8th kilometer of the route. From there, they can proceed at their own pace to the finish line.
  • If completing the distance with the assistance of a helper, they can start from the start zone corresponding to the planned pace they indicated during registration.

Segmented start at the 38th SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival: Participants of the 10 km distance will start in several waves, with a 45-second interval between each wave. Organizers will be present at the front of each wave, guiding participants to the starting line. Approximately 2 minutes after reaching the starting line, each wave will be released, and the same process will be followed for subsequent waves.

The gates between the waves will not be opened!

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

Distance: 10,000 meters

Route: Pázmány Péter sétány – Lower Buda embankment – Halász Street entrance – Bem rakpart – Jégverem Street – Main Street – Clark Ádám Square – Lánchíd Street – TURNAROUND POINT (at the height of the Ybl Miklós statue) – Lánchíd Street – Clark Ádám Square – Alagút Street – Attila út – Apród Street – Ybl Miklós tér – Várkert rakpart (on tram tracks) – Döbrentei tér (1 lane along the Danube side) – Szent Gellért rakpart (1 lane along the Danube side) – Szent Gellért tér (2 lanes providing traffic) – Műegyetem rakpart – Pázmány Péter sétány

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 SPAR 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)LocationOffering
3,4On the lower Buda embankment, after Erzsébet Bridgewater
7,3At Várkert rakpart, near Ybl Miklós térwater, Gatorade, bananas, glucose tablets
  • Individual refreshment drop-off will be available on-site at the event center, on October 15th, no later than 45 minutes before the start.

  • 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.

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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.

1st to 3rd place male and female runners

1st to 3rd place male and female wheelchair and handbike participants

The awards ceremony is based on the order of arrival at the finish line (gross time). The results list on the website (based on net time) may show different rankings than this.

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 €. Order deadline: October 20, 2024.

Our photo selection after the event can be found on our Budapest Marathon 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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