Race Info – Saturday

This is the 2017 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 14, 2017

Start/Finish area

Ötvenhatosok tere, 1146, Budapest


V4 Relay for 4: 4 x 2 km
NESTLÉ Family Run:
600 m
FODISZ Disability Run:
 400 m
Real Nature Fun Run:
2500 m
Fitt Pöttyös Walking:
2500 m
Riska Minimarathon: 
5000 m


11:00 – V4 Relay for 4 from the finish gate
12:15 – NESTLÉ Family Run from Heroes’ Square
12:30 – FODISZ  Disability Run from Heroes’ Square
13:00 – Real Nature Fun Run 2.5 km Individual Start from Heroes’ Square
13:40 – Real Nature Fun Run 2.5 km School Run 1st Start from Heroes’ Square
14:20 – Real Nature Fun Run 2.5 km School Run 2nd Start from Heroes’ Square
14:30 – Fitt Pöttyös Walking from Heroes’ Square
15:30 – Riska Minimarathon 5 km from Heroes’ Square

The start is walking distance from the race center and finish area.

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.


Click here to see the map of the courses.

Race center & bib pick-up

Race center


Ötvenhatosok tere, 1146, Budapest

Opening times:
  • October 12, Thursday: between 12:00 and 17:00
  • October 13, Friday: between 8:00 and 17:00
  • October 14, Saturday: between 9:00 and 17:00

Bib pick-up

In the race center 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.

V4 Relay for 4

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

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, toilets

Changing rooms

Facilities will be open before and after the race.


In tents at the start/finish area.
Opening times: between 9:30 and 17:00
Attention! We don’t guard valuables in the cloakroom!


There will be portable toilets and urinals for men near the race center 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

There will be one refreshment station on the course, shortly after 3 km.


In advance: online at entry.budapestmarathon.com until 17:00 on October 10, 2017. – 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 center.
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 Real Nature Fun Run 2.5 km, Riska Minimarathon 5 km, V4 Relay for 4 runners
  • a unique finisher’s medal for Real Nature Fun Run 2.5 km, Riska Minimarathon 5 km, V4 Relay for 4 finishers
  • refreshments
  • finisher’s bag
  • medical service
  • course closed to traffic
  • chip timing for Riska Minimarathon 5 km and V4 Relay for 4 runners
  • other programs before and after the race
  • 21.26% VAT

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 Theodora 30 km, while others can purchase their ticket on site.

Date: 14th 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 Theodora 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 Theodora 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!


Entry limit

V4 Relay for 4: 450 teams
Real Nature Fun Run 2.5 km:
3000 entries
Riska Minimarathon 5 km: 
2500 entries

Time measurement

V4 Relay for 4

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

Riska Minimarathon 5 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.


Riska Minimarathon 5 km & V4 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.

Medical assistance

During the race medical services are available at 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 bib 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.