35th SPAR Budapest Marathon 2020 – Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a finisher's medal?

– Yes, every participant will get a medal upon completion of the race.

Is the course certified?

– Yes, the course is certified by the AIMS.

Will I get a T-shirt?

– Yes, a unique Technical T-shirt (42k, 30k,10k,5+10k, relays) is included in the entry fee and you will get it in the race kit.


Does the course have water stations?

-There will be refreshment stations every 3-5 km along the course, making sure that you acquire the necessary amount of liquid during the race. The first and last stations will provide water while all other stations will offer banana, lemon, glucose, isodrink and water. All stations will be supplying water to wet your sponge.

Can I deposit my personal belongings at the beginning of the race?

– Yes, you can deposit your belongings in a special deposit zone before the race near the start/finish and have them back after the finish. There is a changing room at the relay points, but no cloak room

How is the time measured?

-The time measurement is done by chip.

How is the course marked?

– Kilometer markers will be posted along the course

Are relay teams allowed to participate?

-Yes. There is a Marathon relay for 2 or 4.

Can I pick up my race kit on the day of the race?

– Yes you can pick it up on the spot.

How long is the marathon course open?

– The time limit is 5 hours and 30 minutes

How do you move around in Budapest?

The easiest and cheapest option is to use the public transport. Budapest has a good network of buses, trams and railways (incl. Subway). If you stay up to 3 days in Budapest we recommend that you buy a 3-day city ticket – it is good for all trams, buses, subway and railways within the Budapest city area.

How do I buy a city ticket?

-Look for the Customer Service Points of BKK Centre for Budapest Transport at Liszt Ferenc International Airport’s Terminal 2A (daily 8:00-22:00) and Terminal 2B (daily 9:00-21:00)!

– For further information please go to this page: http://www.bkk.hu/en/prices/

What is the date of the Budapest Marathon?

-29 September 2019

Who can register?

– We accept entries from runners who were born before the 30 September 2001 (18 years old or older) for marathon
– We can accept entries for relay for 2 who were born before the 30 September 2007
– We can accept entries for 30k who were born before the 30 September 2003

How can I pay?

– You can pay with your credit card (Visa, Eurocard, MasterCard), when you register on-line. This is the cheapest way.

– Registration with bank transfer (Possible only if the online registration is not working. It is more expensive however, you have to pay extra 7€ banking fee.)

Do I need a medical certificate?

– A medical certificate isn’t necessary.

Where may I see pictures of the race?

My account password isn’t working. What should I do?

– If you are unable to login, click on the forgotten password link, enter your Runners ID and we will send a new one to your e-mail address. If the password still doesn’t work, write to us to [email protected] with a request to explore the matter, and we’ll be happy to take a look.

What is a Runner's ID?

Everybody registering for the first time on entry.budapestmarathon.com gets a registration number. All your entries will be registered under this number with your name.

Registering on behalf of someone else

-You can use your profile to register yourself as well as someone else onto a race. After selecting a race, select “register on behalf of someone else”. Registration works in the same way as when you register yourself. If the person in question already has a Runners ID, all you need to do is enter his ID and follow the step-by-step instructions. If s/he doesn’t have a Runner’s ID, you can register him/her.

Registering a team or relay

– The procedure is identical as when registering yourself or registering on behalf of someone else (see above). Always register using your own profile even if you’re not running. As such you will get to see an overview of orders on your profile. The only person able to change the names of participants or order of relay runners is the person who created the order.

What should I do if I can’t run?

– Please read our cancellation policy on this link bellow:

Cancellation policy

Where can I find the results?

– You can find the results on http://runinbudapest.com/  after the race.

What’s the difference between the official time and the real time?

-The official time refers to the times starting from hearing the gunshot. The real time is the time from crossing the start and finish lines. Split-times and real times are provided as extra information.

How is the race course?

– The route is fairly flat with some light ascending bridges in the heart of the city and along the river Danube.


I’ve registered, paid and submitted all the required documents. Why I haven’t been assigned a bib number yet?

– please check your SPAM e-mails first! If you don’t find it, please send an e-mail to [email protected], we will send you a new confirmation letter.

By mistake I made the payment twice, what should I do?

– You can choose between 2 options: we credit the entry fee to your account at our database and you can use it until the end of the following year, or you can send us your bank details and we can transfer you your money. Please write us to [email protected] indicating your choice!