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30 KM - the prelude to the marathon

30 km

From here, it's just one step to the marathon

You've found the perfect choice on your journey towards your marathon dream

The growing popularity of marathon running is undeniable. However, achieving this distance requires a lot of work, time, and effort. If you can breeze through a half marathon but still don’t feel ready for a full marathon, then a 30 km run is the perfect choice for you. Run a 30 km this year, and next year, you can conquer the 42.2 kilometers.

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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.

  • Student discount

    For students with a valid Student Card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The card has to be valid on the day of the race and must be shown upon start number pick-up. Discount does not apply for on-site registration. Click here for acceptable ISIC cards.

Only those born before October 16, 2007 (16 years of age or older) are eligible to participate in the 30-kilometer distance.

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

Date of birthagemenwomen
2003. 10. 14. – 2005. 10. 13.18-19 years oldM18W18
1998. 10. 14. – 2003. 10. 13.20-24 years oldM20W20
1993. 10. 14. – 1998. 10. 13.25-29 years oldM25W25
1988. 10. 14. – 1993. 10. 13.30-34 years oldM30W30
1983. 10. 14. – 1988. 10. 13.35-39 years oldM35W35
1978. 10. 14. – 1983. 10. 13.40-44 years oldM40W40
1973. 10. 14. – 1978. 10. 13.45-49 years oldM45W45
1968. 10. 14. – 1973. 10. 13.50-54 years oldM50W50
1963. 10. 14. – 1968. 10. 13.55-59 years oldM55W55
1958. 10. 14. – 1963. 10. 13.60-64 years oldM60W60
1953. 10. 14. – 1958. 10. 13.65-69 years oldM65W65
1948. 10. 14. – 1953. 10. 13.70-74 years oldM70W70
1943. 10. 14. – 1948. 10. 13.75-79 years oldM75W75
Born before October 14, 194380 years and olderM80W80

For registrations submitted by September 11th, we will automatically display the first name on the bib number, below the numeric digits.

We can deviate from this only upon the participant’s specific request. For online registrations, please enter the text „NEM KÉREK” (meaning „I DO NOT WISH”) in the designated section for the inscription on the bib. There is an option to have a different inscription (e.g., a nickname) instead of the first name on the bib, but it must not exceed 12 characters in length. This request must be indicated during the registration process. Only participants who explicitly request an alternative inscription will have it displayed; the default is to use the first name. For those registrants who use their spouse’s surname with the „-né” suffix, please provide your first name. We are unable to include image characters or emoticons. Space for the name inscription under the numeric digits on the bib will be reserved for participants who register later.

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]

  • In the race, all well-prepared runners, wheelchair athletes, handbike participants, and runners with strollers can join, provided they accept the information provided in the event details and the terms of registration.
  • For wheelchair athletes and handbike participants: If they complete the course under their own power, they can start from the front of the field. They should position themselves at the starting gate from the route side, no later than 5 minutes before the start. Upon entering the starting area, they need to sign a declaration that they will not overtake the lead motorbike while following the rules. They will start 1 minute before the official start time, accompanied by a lead motorbike. However, until a designated point on the route has been finalized, they must follow directly behind the lead motorbike, then continue at their own pace towards the finish line.
  • Wheelchair athletes and handbike participants with assistance: They can position themselves in the designated area according to the provided pacing. A penalty of 10 minutes may be imposed on any participant who folds their bib number, covers it, or does not wear it visibly during the race.
  • Exclusion may apply to participants who, despite multiple warnings, violate the bib number wearing rule, fail to complete the full course as designated 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 device simultaneously in both ears while completing the course.
  • During the race, cyclists and motorcyclists from the organization team will be present in the field, along with medical vehicles if necessary.
  • Wearing headphones can dampen external sounds, potentially obstructing communication between fellow runners and the work of organizers and medical personnel.
  • Inline skating, cycling, running with a non-registered companion on a bike, and running with a dog are strictly prohibited during the race.
  • A participant accompanied by a cyclist or inline skater can be disqualified from the race.
  • We do not assume responsibility for keeping valuables safe at the event venue.
  • Any commercial or promotional activities at the event site require prior approval from BSI, and must be conducted in a coordinated manner as agreed.
  • For organizational reasons, BSI reserves the right to limit the number of participants and close registration at any time.
  • BSI reserves the right to modify the route and schedule.

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.

On foot from the event center: Walk along Pázmány Péter sétány and Műegyetem rakpart to Szent Gellért tér, then cross Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge) to reach Fővám tér (approximately 2 km).

Using public transport from the event center: Take tram line 6 from Petőfi hídfő or budai hídfő stops to Móricz Zsigmond körtér. From there, take metro line M4 to Fővám tér.

Click here for the BKV timetable.

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

At the venue, in the event center:

  • On October 11th, from 12:00 PM to 18:00 PM
  • On October 12th, from 7:00 AM to 18:00 PM
  • On October 13th, from 7:00 AM to 9:15 AM

You will be allowed to enter the bib number pick-up area when a table becomes available. The bib pick-up tables are not organized by bib number; you can approach any available table. IMPORTANT: Make sure to know your bib number when you join the queue at the tables.

If you don’t know your bib number, you can search for your name in the start list for the respective distance, and your bib number will be displayed.

DRESSING ROOM AND CLOAKROOM AT THE RACE CENTER: If you wish to arrive at the starting point already dressed in your running attire, you have the option to drop off your bag in the cloakroom tent located next to the race center, marked with bib number ranges! The men’s dressing room will be set up 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 away from the Danube.

Dressing Room and Cloakroom at the Start: Bags dropped off at the start will be transported by truck to the cloakroom tent, located on the grassy area next to the northern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus, marked with bib number ranges. Departure time: 10:10. Only securely sealed bags can be handed over to the truck! Changing facilities will be provided at the starting point. Please note that we do not provide storage for valuables in the cloakroom!

Cloakroom Procedure: The cloakroom ribbon will be placed at the bottom of the bib numbers. Runners should detach this ribbon from the bib number in advance and securely attach it to their bag using a safety pin to ensure it does not fall off.

After reaching the finish line, our colleagues will hand out the bags in a tent designated according to bib numbers, next to the marathon cloakroom, on the grassy area next to the northern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus. Bags dropped off in the cloakroom can be collected until 15:00.

Bicycle Storage: At the finish location, we will provide a bicycle storage area on the Danube side of the southern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Toilets: At the finish line, you can use the toilets in the basement near the men’s and women’s dressing rooms. Mobile toilets can be found near the starting area, and mobile urinals will also be available for men. On the route, you will find mobile toilets at the refreshment stations and relay points, with mobile urinals available for men as well.

The start will not be in a common wave; instead, participants will start individually within their planned finish time interval. According to your level of fitness, you can choose from six different runner time zones. You can select the time zone that corresponds to your kilometer pace and your projected finishing time.

Time Zones1. zone2. zone3. zone4. zone5. zone6. zone

Planned pace (minutes per kilometer)

Under 4 minBetween 4:00-4:30 Between 4:30-5:00 Between 5:00-5:30Between 5:30-6:00 Above 6 minutes
Planned target time hour:minute (30 km)Under 2:00Between 2:00-2:15 Between 2:15-2:30 Between 2:30-2:45 Between 2:45-3:00Over 3 hours

Start time (hour:minute)

9:40-9:449:45-9:499:50-9:559:56-10:0110:02-10:0710:08-10:15

Distance: 30,000 meters

Route:

The route follows the 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon® course, starting from the 12,195th meter to the finish line.

The route follows the course of the 38th SPAR Budapest Marathon®, starting from the 12,195th meter to the finish.

Fővám Square – Liberty Bridge – St. Gellért Square – University Quay – Pázmány Péter Promenade – Dombóvári Road – TURNAROUND (before the entrance to Lágymányosi Bridge) – Dombóvári Road – Buda Lower Quay – Üstökös Street Quay Ramp – Árpád fejedelem útja (Árpád Prince Road) – Serfőző Street – Árpád Bridge (south side, two traffic lanes) – Margitsziget Schulek Frigyes Promenade – Hajós Alfréd Promenade – Kertmozi Road – Margitsziget Schulek Frigyes Promenade – Árpád Bridge (south side, two traffic lanes) – Népfürdő Street South Ramp – Népfürdő Street – Moszkva Promenade – Vizafogó Street – TURNAROUND (after Cserhalom Street) – Vizafogó Street – Népfürdő Street – Dráva Street Quay Ramp – Pest Lower Quay – St. István Park Quay Ramp – Újpest Quay – Jászai Mari Square North Quay Ramp – Pest Lower Quay – TURNAROUND – Pest Lower Quay – Közraktár Street – Fővám Square – Liberty Bridge – St. Gellért Square – University Quay – Pázmány Péter Promenade

Kilometer Markers: On the route, the kilometers of the marathon will be marked with signs placed at a height of 2 meters. This will help you verify your progress and ensure that you complete the distance at the pace you have planned and prepared for. The kilometer markers for the 30 km distance will not be separately indicated.

Distance (km)LocationOffering
2,3Pázmány Péter Promenade, after Magyar Tudósok körútjawater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons
6,4Friedrich Born Quay, after Erzsébet Bridgewater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons
10,5Árpád fejedelem útja, at the intersection with Dara Streetwater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, i:am salt tablets, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons
11,9Árpád fejedelem útja, after Tímár Streetwater
16,1Margitsziget, Schulek Frigyes Promenade, at the intersection with Víztorony útjawater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons
19,6Népfürdő Street, after Duna Arénawater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, i:am salt tablets, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons, magnesium, calcium, Pepsi
22,7Jászai Mari Square, at the northern exit of the Margit Bridgewater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons, magnesium, calcium, Pepsi
27,1Lower Pest Embankment, in front of the Mahart International Ship Stationwater, Absolute Life isotonic drink, bananas, glucose tablets, lemons, magnesium, calcium, Pepsi
28,7Műegyetem Quay, in front of the BME buildingwater
  • Individual refreshment drop-off will be available on-site at the event center, on October 15th, no later than 8:15 AM.
  • 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.

3 hours 56 minutes according to the marathon cut-off time.

The sweep bus follows the pace of the runners who are expected to complete the marathon within 5 hours and 30 minutes. Those who are overtaken by the sweep 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-3rd place male and female runners 1st-3rd place male and female wheelchair and handbike participants The award ceremony will be based on the finishing order (gross time) of the participants. The results published on the website (based on net time) may show different rankings.

The winner of the 30 km race is the participant who completes the course in accordance with the rules and crosses the finish line first. Therefore, we kindly ask those participants who are aiming for rankings to start in the first starting time slot, as the rankings will be determined based on the order of crossing the finish line. If someone starts later, even with a better time, they may not be awarded a prize.

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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