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Minimarathon 5 km

Step into the world of street races

We invite you to run your fastest 5 kilometers of your life. Do you accept?

The 5-kilometer distance is definitely your track if you’re just getting acquainted with the atmosphere of road races. Be a part of the country’s largest recreational sports event, run your first or fastest 5 kilometers of your life along the Danube riverbank! Along with your registration, you’ll receive the event’s t-shirt, and at the finish line, we’ll welcome you with a unique finisher’s medal.

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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 race
  • Closed and secured route
  • Bib number
  • Unique, branded technical running shirt (Available sizes: Women’s fit: S-XXL Men’s fit: XS-XXL)
  • Finisher medal
  • Online results list
  • Downloadable online certificate
  • Gifts from our sponsors
  • Refreshments
  • Medical service
  • Finisher package
  • Other associated event programs
  • 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.

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]

  • Participants in the race include well-prepared runners, wheelchair athletes, handbike participants, as well as those running with baby strollers, who accept the event information and the registration conditions.
  • Wheelchair and handbike participants:
  • If completing the distance under their own power, they can start from the front of the field. They should line up on the route side of the starting gate, no later than 5 minutes before the start. They must sign a declaration upon entering the starting area, confirming that they will adhere to the rules and not overtake the lead motorcycle. They can start 1 minute before the official start time, accompanied by a lead motorcycle. However, until a designated point after the route has been finalized, they must follow behind the lead motorcycle. From that point onward, they can proceed at their own pace towards the finish line.
  • Wheelchair and handbike participants completing the distance with assistance:
  • They can line up in the designated zone based on the provided estimated pace. A participant who folds or obscures their bib number, or fails to wear it visibly during the race, may receive a 10-minute time penalty. A participant who repeatedly violates the bib number wearing rule, fails to complete the full designated course, provides inaccurate or incomplete information on the registration form, or uses the timing chip improperly, may face disqualification.
  • For the safety of themselves and fellow runners, it is not recommended for participants to wear both earphones, listening to music or any other audio device during the race.
  • Throughout the race, cycling, inline skating, biking with an accompanying cyclist, running without a bib number, and running with a dog are strictly prohibited.
  • Participants accompanied by a cyclist or inline skater may be disqualified from the race.
  • There is no storage of valuables at the event.
  • Any commercial and advertising activities at the event site can only be conducted with prior permission and in accordance with the agreed-upon form and manner by BSI.
  • Due to organizational reasons, BSI reserves the right to limit the number of participants and close registration at any time.
  • BSI reserves the right to make changes to 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.

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

On-site, at the event center:

  • On October 11th, between 12:00 and 18:00 
  • October 12th, between 7:00 and 10:30

You will be allowed to approach the bib pickup tables as soon as a table becomes available. The bib pickup tables are not organized by bib numbers, so you can go to any available table. It is IMPORTANT that you know your bib number when you line up at the tables.

If you do not know your bib number, you can search for your name in the start list corresponding to the relevant distance, and your bib number will be displayed.

Changing Rooms:

The men’s changing room will be set up in the southern block of the ELTE Lágymányosi Campus. The entrance will be through the doors on the side of the building facing the main stage. The location of the women’s changing room will also be in the same building. The entrance will be through the doors on the side of the building farthest from the Danube.

Cloakroom: The colorful tents marked with „Cloakroom” signs will be set up on the grassy area next to the northern block of the ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Participants will receive a wristband when they drop off their bags, and the serial number on the wristband will match the number on the label attached by the BSI cloakroom staff to their deposited bags. The wristband will be removed from their wrist when they collect their bags.

OPENING HOURS: Between 7:00 and 16:00 Attention! We do not assume responsibility for valuables in the cloakroom.

Bicycle Storage:

On-site, we will set up the bicycle storage on the riverside of the southern block of the ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Restrooms: You can use the restrooms located in the basement near the women’s and men’s changing rooms. You will also find portable restrooms near the changing rooms as well as near the start/finish area. Portable urinals will also be available for men.

You should line up at the starting gate from the side facing the Petőfi Bridge, in the starting zone corresponding to the pace provided during registration.

Start Zones for the Mini Marathon 5 km:

  • Zone 1: Within 4:30 – 22:30 for 5 km
  • Zone 2: Between 4:30-5:00 – 22:30-25:00 for 5 km
  • Zone 3: Between 5:00-5:30 – 25:00-27:30 for 5 km
  • Zone 4: Between 5:30-6:00 – 27:30-30:00 for 5 km
  • Zone 5: Between 6:00-6:30 – 30:00-32:30 for 5 km
  • Zone 6: Above 6:30 – Above 32:30 for 5 km

At this event, everyone can enter the start zone that corresponds to their pre-defined expected pace (minutes per kilometer). This helps to reduce the chaos in the first kilometers after the start and minimize unnecessary overtaking. When only runners with similar paces start from the same zone, the beginning of the race becomes more peaceful and predictable.

The start zones are uniformly marked with a yellow background, and only the black numbers on the zones vary. The flags indicating the time zones will also have black numbers on a yellow background, corresponding to the new zone markings. To determine which start zone to enter, use the yellow background black zone number sticker printed on your race bib. Race staff will check this sticker when you enter the start zone. Participants can only enter the start zone that matches the number on their bib. If you haven’t specified an expected pace, you will receive a zone sticker corresponding to your start zone during bib pickup. If there is no time zone sticker on your bib, you can request one at the event center. The flag indicating the start zone will always be positioned at the end of that zone, so always stand in front of the flag. The gates to the start zones will close 5 minutes before the start, and after that, participants can only enter at the back of the field.

If you encounter a runner in your start zone with an incorrect sticker, kindly ask them to choose the appropriate zone according to their planned pace to avoid confusion and potential accidents.

Wheelchair and handbike participants: If they complete the course under their own power, they can start from the front of the field. However, they need to coordinate with the race staff to determine when they can overtake the lead vehicle on the route. If they complete the course with a helper, they can start from the start zone corresponding to the planned pace provided during registration.

Staggered Start at the 38th SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival:

Participants of the 5 km will be launched in multiple waves, with each wave starting every 45 seconds. Organizers will be present at the beginning of each upcoming wave to guide the participants to the starting line. After arriving at the starting line, the participants will be launched approximately 1.5 to 2 minutes apart, and the same procedure will apply to participants in later waves.

Gates between waves will not reopen!

Any belongings left in the start zone will be collected right after the start and donated to the Hungarian Red Cross for charity.

Distance: 5000 m

Route:

Pázmány Péter Promenade – Dombóvári Road – TURNAROUND POINT – Dombóvári Road – Budai Lower Embankment – Bertalan Lajos Street Ramp – Műegyetem Quay – TURNAROUND POINT – Műegyetem Quay – Pázmány Péter Promenade

Distance (km)LocationOffering
2,3Budai alsó rakpart, at the A38 ship.water
  • We set up 1 cubic meter collection containers at the refreshment stations along the route, primarily for collecting empty cups. You will find these containers on both sides of the route, after the last refreshment table. The last container will be placed 50 meters from the end of the station, and this will also be indicated by a separate sign. Please make sure to dispose of any waste generated along the route into these containers, instead of scattering it.
  • At the refreshment stations, we do not hand you the cups filled with water or isotonic drinks; you will have to take them from the tables yourself. Under no circumstances should you put back the used, empty cups on the refreshment table.
  • The refreshment stations are often where the biggest problems arise. Do not try to squeeze between two runners for a quick drink or snack. Follow basic etiquette even during the race; wait your turn and remember that there are often fewer people towards the end. Do not take more than you need, as there might be runners behind you who require refreshments even more urgently.
  • If weather conditions warrant it, we will set up additional temporary water stations along the route.
  • After crossing the finish line, you can first collect your medal and then your finisher’s package.

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 will be based on the order of finish (gross time). The results on the website (based on net time) may show different rankings than the official awards.

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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