SPAR 10 km


SPAR VERDE 10 KM – RACE INFO


BSI reserves the right to change the route, program, and the date of the event. 

The Marathon Festival isn’t about the Marathon running only. It is a day of celebrating being fit and following a sporty life.
Are you not ready for long distances yet, but you still want to experience the atmosphere of Hungary’s Nr. 1 marathon race?! No problem, choose the Spar Verde 10 KM race and run 10 km.

Running at a 10 km race can be a good motivation to prepare for a first half marathon. The route is a flat and fast track with a wonderful panorama of Budapest city.

DATE:  9:00 a.m., Saturday, 10 October 2020
DISTANCE: 10 KM
LOCATION OF THE START/FINISH: Pázmány Péter sétány, Budapest, 1117 – in front of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus

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COURSE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 


Course

This is the official course map for the 2020 race:

Site area maps

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Prices & deadlines

 Distances & deadlines Standard entry fee  Student entry fee**
SPAR Verde 10km
Until March 2, 2020 16 € 11 €
Until June 22, 2020 18 € 13 €
Until August 24, 2020 20 € 14 €
Until September 14, 2020 24 € 17 €
Until October 7, 2020 26 € 18 €
On-site – October 9-10, 2020 32 € 32 €

* Applicable if you have ever participated in races organized by BSI – Run In Budapest.

** 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Wheelchair and handbike entrants can register only in advance, no later than October 7, 2020.
The Registration Office will be closed on the week of the race, registration in person, or picking up the bib there won’t be possible.

The entry fee includes

The registration fee includes:

Available discount on the entry fee

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.

Entry limit

BSI reserves the right to introduce an entry limit at any time prior to the race. 

  • If there were entry limits, registration for the races would be stopped once the limit has been reached and entry fees paid after this point will be credited on the online BSI Registration account.
  • Registration fees cannot be reimbursed. The credit on your account can be used to register for our upcoming events until Dec 31, 2021.

For more information on cancellation, click here.

How to register

Online registration (in advance):
Register online at entry.budapestmarathon.com until 23:59 on October 7, 2020 (if the limit has not been reached for the race).
Click here for prices and further details.

After successful payment, please send your request for the invoice via email, when the registration has been closed. The invoice will be sent to you via email in .pdf format.

Registration in person:
NOT AVAILABLE, WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

On-site registration:
If the limit has not been reached, registration is also possible on-site at the race center on race day.
Please note that there is no on-site registration for wheelchair and handbike racers!

  • Opening hours of the Race Center for on-site registration:
    • Friday, 9 October, between 12:00-18:00
    • Saturday, 10 October, between 07:00-8:30

Name on the bib

For entries submitted until 17 August, the first name will be automatically displayed on the bib below the bib number. If the runner does not want to display a name on his/her bib number, it must be indicated:
– in case of online registration, please enter the following text “I DO NOT REQUIRE A NAME ON THE BIB” in the caption that will appear on the bib.
– in case of registration in-person, please enter the following text “I DO NOT REQUIRE A NAME ON THE BIB” on the entry form.

It is possible to place a nickname on the bib instead of the first name, but with nicknames up to only 12 characters.
This request must be indicated when submitting the entry, as the first name will be added automatically only. We are unable to display image characters or emojis. Below the bib number, space will be left for later entrants to write their names on.

Start list

Click here to see the start list of the runners registered already.

Additional information

  • Participation in the event is open to any properly trained runner, wheelchair, handbike racer, or runners with a baby stroll who have agreed to the standard terms and conditions.
  • Wheelchair or handbike racers:
    • who complete the distance individually, can start from the beginning of the field. Wheelchair and handbike races will start first, 1 minute before the field, led by motorbike drivers.
    • have to be in the start zone no later than 5 minutes before the start
    • has to sign a declaration form stating that they would not overtake the motorbike drivers when entering the start zone.
    • can leave the field only from a point on the course that will be determined later
  • 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.
  • Not abiding by the bib number wearing rules, despite repeated warnings, and/or not completing the full distance of the race and/or who not filling in the entry form with accurate data, and/or does not use the time measuring chip as intended, can result in disqualification from the race.
  • When you use earphones, you are unable to hear noises from outside, therefore it is not recommended to use it plugged in both ears.
    • Among the runners, there will be race organizers on bikes and motorbikes, and also ambulances if needed.
    • So you might obstruct a runner who is trying to pass you or race marshals or members of the medical team.
  • 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.
  • Arrive on time. We recommend you to arrive at the Race Center at least 1.5-2 hours before the start
  • We don’t guard valuables at the race!
  • 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.

Race organizer

BSI Sport Kft.
H-1138 Budapest, Váci út 152.
www.runinbudapest.com
[email protected]

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Time table

SATURDAY, October 10, 2020

8:25 – PRERUN WARMUP for the SPAR Verde 10 km race – with Andi Szalka
9:00STARTSPAR Verde 10 km (start for 10+5 km race participants as well!)
10:15PRERUN WARMUP for the Riska Minimarathon – with Andi Szalka
10:25 – AWARD CEREMONY of the SPAR Verde 10 km race
10:50START Riska Minimarathon 5 km (start for 10+5 km race participants as well!)
11:15PRERUN WARMUP for the SPAR Fun Run Relay for 4 – with Andi Szalka
11:25AWARD CEREMONY of the Riska Minimarathon and SPAR 10+5 km
11:50START – SPAR Fun Run Relay for 4  (4 x 2 km)
12:45 – PRERUN WARMUP for the Real Nature Fun Run and SPAR Enjoy. Walking – with Diána Varga
13:20STARTReal Nature Fun Run Individual 2.3km
13:25START – SPAR Enjoy. Walking 2.3 km
14:15STARTFODISZ Disability Run: 500 m (registration is not available)
14:35START –  NESTLÉ Family Run

SUNDAY, October 11, 2020

8:20 – PRERUN WARMUP – with Andi Szalka
9:00START35th SPAR Budapest Marathon
9:00STARTSPAR Budapest Marathon Relay for 2
9:00START Tolle UHT Marathon Relay for 4
9:40-10:15START Regnum 30 km
12:20 – AWARD CEREMONY – SPAR Budapest Marathon and the National Championship
12:50AWARD CEREMONY – Tolle UHT Marathon Relay for 4
13:10AWARD CEREMONY -SPAR Budapest Marathon Relay for 2
13:30POST-RUN STRETCHING with Andi Szalka
13:45 – AWARD CEREMONY – Regnum 30 km
14:10 – POST-RUN STRETCHING – with Andi Szalka

Start/Finish area

Start/Finish area

Pázmány Péter sétány, Budapest, 1117 – in front of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus

How to get there & Parking info

ARRIVE ON TIME – We recommend you to arrive at the Race Center at least 1.5-2 hours before the start

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • From Kelenföld Railway Station: take the metro line M4 in the direction of Keleti Railway Station. Get off at Móricz Zsigmond körtér (the 3rd stop from Kelenföld). Then take the tram 6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő (2 stops). From here, walk through Pázmány Péter sétány, and you will reach the Race Center in 600 m.
  • From Keleti Railway Station: take the metro line M4 in the direction of Kelenföld Railway Station. Get off at Móricz Zsigmond körtér (the sixth stop from Keleti)Then take the tram 6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő (2 stops). From here, walk through Pázmány Péter sétány, and you will reach the Race Center in 600 m.
  • From Nyugati Railway Station: take the tram 4 or tram 6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő (10 stops) in the direction of Újbuda-Központ (in case of tram 4) or the direction of Móricz Zsigmond körtér (in the case of tram 6). Get off at Petőfi híd budai hídfő and walk through Pázmány Péter sétány, and you will reach the Race Center in 600 m.

ARRIVE BY BIKE.
Supervised bicycle storage will be operating on race day.

PARKING LOTS

    • Pay parking in the parking lot oKopaszi gát 
      • The race center is only 600 m away from the parking lot
    • Free parking is available in the parking lot of Lurdy Ház
      • The race center can be approached by Tram 1 or replacement bus. Get off at “Info Park” (2 stops), then go straight ahead 300 m to reach the race center. 
  • PLEASE ABIDE BY THE PARKING RULES
    • Do not park in locations that are not permitted

Location of the Race Center

The Race Center will be located in the North Building of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus.

Anti-COVID Rules

Although the emergency is over, the epidemic is still not over. Therefore, we are temporarily introducing anti-COVID rules for the 35th SPAR Budapest Marathon.
The most important rule is that in order to participate in the event, you will have to download, print a Health Declaration Form, sign it, and fill in with your data.
There will be places where wearing a mask will be compulsory.
Read about the anti-COVID rules here.

Bib number pick up

You can pick-up your bib number in the opening hours of the Race Center:

  • Friday, 9 October, between 12:00-18:00
  • Saturday, 10 October, between 07:00-8:30

Stand at any table that frees up.

To pick up your bib number, you must have:

  • your registration confirmation with you (either printed or the confirmation email on your phone)
  • and your Health Declaration Form signed and filled in with all your data. You can download the form from HERE.

Should you miss any of the above, we will not be able to give your bib number.

If you don’t have the confirmation email with you, please find the ’Replacing lost registration confirmation’ table. Please show your valid, unexpired photo ID document to our colleague, who will issue a card for you with which you will be able to pick up your bib number. Please note that this option is only for collecting your own bib.

To collect the bib number of another runner, you must show:

  • his/her registration confirmation email
  • and his/her Health Declaration Form, signed and filled in with all the required data.

Don’t you know your bib number? Find it next to your name here, at the start list.

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, bicycle storage, toilets, shower

Changing rooms

For men: changing rooms will be available in the South Building of the ‘ELTE Lágymányos Campus’ before and after the race.
For women: changing rooms will be available in the same South Building of the ‘ELTE Lágymányos Campus’ before and after the race, but the entrance is from the side farther from the Danube.

Luggage storage

Luggage storage tents will be available near the Race Center.
Tear the baggage tag off the bib number and attach it to your bag ensuring it is firmly in place and will not drop off. Please deposit your bag in the tent that corresponds to your bib number – you will not need the staff to take your luggage from you, you can put it there. After the race, you will be able to pick up your luggage from the staff according to your bib number.

Opening hours
    • Baggage drop-off: between 07:00-8:30
    • Baggage pick-up:
      • 10 km: between 9:35-11:00
      • 5+10 km: between 9:35-12:00

     Attention! We don’t guard valuables in the luggage storage!

Bicycle Storage

Supervised bicycle storage will be operating on-site, near the South Building of the ‘ELTE Lágymányos Campus’ between 7:00-18:00

Toilets

Find toilets in the women changing rooms located in the building ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – Déli tömb’.
There will be portable toilets and urinals near the start/finish area, and on the course at all refreshment points.

Shower

Due to the risk of infection, there will be no showers at the race.

Medical assistance

Please 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!

  • During the race, medical services are available in 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.

Starting zones

General information:

Runners must start from the starting zone that’s indicated on their bib number. If you haven’t indicated your planned pace, you can ask for the yellow time zone sticker at the Race Center.
The Starting Zones will be opened 25 minutes before the start and closed 5 minutes before. Afterward, runners have to start from the back of the field.


Wearing a mask is compulsory

 IMPORTANT! You can stand in the starting zone only by wearing a mask. You have to leave that mask on until the start of the race. After crossing the start line, you can put off your mask. We recommend you to not throw it away but to keep it on your wrist, as you may put in on again when picking up your Finisher medal and goodie bag after finishing the race. 


Starting zones

In order to avoid overcrowding, runners will be started in 6 waves according to the planned pace the runners have given during registration and which is also indicated with a yellow sticker on the bib number.

    • 1st time zone: pace under 4:30 min/km (10 km in 45 minutes)
    • 2nd time zone: pace between 4:30 and 5:00 min/km (10 km between 45 minutes and 50 minutes)
    • 3rd time zone: pace between 5:00 and 5:30 min/km (10 km between 50 minutes and 55 minutes)
    • 4th time zone: pace between 5:30 and 6:00 min/km (10 km between 55 minutes and 1 hour)
    • 5th zone: pace above 6:00 min/km  (10 km in more than 1 hour)

The starting of one wave takes approx. 30 seconds and there will be 1.5 minute-breaks between each start.

Planned Start of the waves

1st wave: 9:00
2nd wave: 9:02
3rd wave: 9:04
4th wave: 9:06
5th wave: 9:08
6th wave: 9:10


Additional information:

  • At the beginning of the field, there will be Race organizers standing and will lead the field to the start line.
  • Waves will be started in 1.5 minutes once they are led to the start line
  • Wheelchair or handbike racers:
    • who complete the distance individually, can start from the beginning of the field. Wheelchair and handbike races will start first, 1 minute before the field, led by motorbike drivers.
    • have to be in the start zone no later than 5 minutes before the start
    • has to sign a declaration form stating that they would not overtake the motorbike drivers when entering the start zone.
    • can leave the field only from a point on the course that will be determined later

Course

Distance: 10 KM

Course:

Pázmány Péter sétány – Buda embankment (Budai alsó rakpart) – Driveway near Halász utca – Bem embankment (Bem rakpart) – Jégverem utca – Fő utca – Clark Ádám tér – Lánchíd utca – U TURN (near the statue of Miklós Ybl) – Lánchíd utca – Clark Ádám tér – Alagút utca – Attila út – Apród utca – Ybl Miklós tér – Várkert embankment (on the tram rail) – Döbrentei tér (1 traffic lane) – Szent Gellért embankment (1 traffic lane) – Szent Gellért tér (2 traffic lane) – Műegyetem embankment – Pázmány Péter sétány

Kilometers achieved: Each kilometer is marked on the route with a sign placed 2 meters high. This will allow you to check your pace to complete the distance at the pace you have planned and prepared for.

Pace Runners

If you think you won’t be able to run at a predetermined speed, several pace runners aiming for different goal times and paces can help you realize your goals.
We choose all of our pace runners very carefully, all of them are experienced runners and they are able to surpass their own interests and do everything for the runners who are following them and trust them. They think instead of the runners, check the time regularly and encourage others.
Look for them in the starting zones. You can always spot them from afar by the beach flags on their back (with their goal race pace and goal finish time). Find the pace that best suits you:

SPAR Verde 10 km Running Pace Charts:

 

 

Refreshment stations

Distance (km) Location of the Refreshment point Refreshment supplies
3,4 at the driveway near Döbrentei tér  water
7,3 at Ybl Miklós tér near Döbrentei utca  water, Gatorade isotonic drink, banana, glucose

 

Additional information
  • Should there be any queues at the water stations, please try to be as patient as possible. Take only as many refreshments as you need, think of other runners as well.
  • Finishers’ medals this time will not be placed on your neck. Race organizer colleagues will hand it over to you, once you finish the race. After that, you can pick up your goodie bag.
  • There will be water points at the start and finish area. However, if the weather gets warmer, additional temporary water points may be installed.

Please think green!

Large garbage containers will be placed at every refreshment point on both sides. The last garbage containers will be placed 50 meters from the refreshment points. We ask you to put your garbage there. Do not throw it away, don’t leave it on the ground.

Selective waste collectors will be established at the refreshment points as well.

 

Timelimit

The time limit is 1 hour 15 minutes net time (1 hour 22 minutes gross time, adjusted according to the start time of the last runner)

A sweep bus follows the runners at a pace of 7:30 min/km. If you are passed by the sweep bus, you have to get on the bus, your bib number will be crossed and you are not allowed to enter the finish area.

Time measurement

The time measurement service provider at the race is AGNI-Timing.
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 a 10-minute time penalty.

 

 

BIB number rules

Bib number rules

Time measurement is done with the help of timing mats (antennas) placed on the ground, that detects the transmitter placed in the bib number from a distance of about 2-3 meters. Time-stamping occurs at a strong signal only (when passing over the starting carpet).

For a successful time measurement, please abide by the following rules:

  • The bib number must be worn visibly throughout the race, around the abdomen/chest.
  • Bib number holding belt is allowed and recommended!
  • The bib number must not be hidden or folded.
  • The chip on the back of the bib number should not be removed, folded, or punctured with the safety pin.
  • Make sure to wear your own bib number during the race.
  • Once arriving at the finish line, please leave the measuring point as soon as possible.

Prizes

Prizes will be issued to the top 3 male and female individuals.

The results are announced based on the order of arrival at the finish line (gross time). The result list on the website (based on net time) may include a different ranking.

AFTER RACE INFORMATION

Results

A list of results will be published online in real-time and will be updated as runners cross the finish line.
Runners who do not have time at one of the checkpoints along the course will not be given a rank.
Those who received a 10-minute penalty will be marked with an asterisk.

Personalize your finisher medal

Order your medal insert engraved with your name and your result!

Order Deadline: October 18, 2020
PRICE:  10 € (shipping and handling to a foreign address included)
The medal insert can be ordered prior to the race online at the entry.budapestmarathon.com website, or on-site.

By doing this you can skip the long queues and you don’t have to bother with cash. Buy it online and after the event, we will send you the medal insert engraved with your name and time that fits neatly into the back of your finisher medal.
We will engrave your name and time on a small stick-on metal card and send it to your postal address. When you get it you can easily stick it onto the back of your medal and your personalized medal is ready!
The personal medal insert can only be ordered for those with an individual result.

Important information:
The medal insert will be shipped to the address already existing in our database.  Fill in the “Shipping address” only in case you prefer to have it at another address.

Race photos

High-resolution photos taken along the course can be downloaded after the race at  https://bsi.futofoto.hu/

WE WISH YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME!


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