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Two joys in the same day

SPAR 10+5 kilometre

Combine the Two

Challenge Yourself on 2 Distances in One Day!

We’re just saying this much for now: two starts, two finishes, two finisher medals, two joys in one day. Are you in?

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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
  • Race bib number
  • Customized,  technical running shirt (available sizes: Women’s fit: S-XXL Men’s fit: XS-XXL)
  • Unique finisher medal for successful completion
  • Online results list
  • Downloadable online certificate
  • Gifts from our sponsors
  • Chip-based net timing
  • Refreshment stations
  • Medical service
  • Musicians along the route
  • Finisher 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.

In this event there aren’t any age limit.

For registrations submitted until September 10th, the first name will automatically appear on the race bib beneath the number.

We can only deviate from this upon specific request from the participant. For online registrations, in the designated space for the text on the bib, please enter the text „NO REQUEST” to indicate that you do not want anything printed. There is an option to have a different inscription (e.g., a nickname) on the bib instead of the first name, but it must be no longer than 12 characters. This preference must be communicated during the registration process. Only participants who explicitly request this will have an inscription on the bib; by default, the first name will be used. Participants who have a married name with the suffix „-né” are requested to provide their first name. We are unable to display image characters or emoticons.

There will be space below the number on the bib for the inscription, to accommodate later registrants.

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 racers, and those running with strollers. They all may join the event under the condition that they accept the information provided and adhere to the terms of registration.
  • For wheelchair athletes and handbike racers who complete the distance under their own power:
    • They may start from the front of the field.
    • They should position themselves at the start gate on the route side, no later than 5 minutes before the race.
    • Upon entry to the start area, they must sign a declaration confirming that they will not overtake the leading motorbike while following the rules.
    • They can start 1 minute before the official start, accompanied by a leading motorbike. However, they must stay behind the motorbike up to the designated point on the route, and then they can proceed at their own pace to the finish line.
  • For wheelchair athletes and handbike racers who complete the distance with assistance:
  • They should position themselves in the designated zone according to their declared pace during registration.
  • A time penalty of 10 minutes can be imposed on participants who fold or cover their race bib in a way that makes it hard to see during the race.
  • Participants who repeatedly disregard the race bib wearing rules, fail to complete the designated distance set by the organizers, provide inaccurate or incomplete information on the registration form, or misuse the timing chip, may face disqualification.
  • To ensure their own safety and the safety of their fellow runners, it is not recommended for participants to use headphones or other audio devices that cover both ears while running.
  • During the race, there will be cyclist and motorbike organizers, as well as medical teams on standby when necessary.
  • Using headphones can block external sounds, which can hinder communication between runners, organizers, and medical staff.
  • Activities such as rollerblading, cycling, running with a cycling escort, participating without a race bib, and running with dogs are prohibited during the race.
  • Participants who start with a cycling escort or on rollerblades can be excluded from the race.
  • The event does not provide storage for valuables.
  • Any commercial or advertising activities at the event venue require prior approval from BSI, and they must be conducted in a coordinated manner as specified.
  • BSI reserves the right, due to organizational reasons, to limit the number of participants and close registrations at any time.
  • BSI retains the right to change the route and timing of the event.

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.

At the event venue, in the race center:

  • On October 11th, between 12:00 PM and 18:00 PM
  • On October 12th, between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM

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

If you don’t know your race bib number, you can search for your name on the start list corresponding to the appropriate distance, and your race bib number will appear.

Dressing Rooms and package drop off:

The tent marked with a sign for the combined distances will be set up in the grassy area next to the northern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Participants will receive a wristband during package drop-off, and the number on the wristband will correspond to the label number attached to their deposited package by the BSI wardrobe staff.

When collecting their package, the wristband will be removed from their wrist. Between completing the two distances, participants can retrieve their package from the wardrobe, but they should notify the staff if they wish to do so before the 5 km start.

OPENING HOURS:

Bag drop-off: between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM Bag pick-up: 10 km: between 9:35 AM and 11:00 AM 5+10 km: between 9:35 AM and 12:15 PM

Please note that the cloakroom does not provide secure storage for valuables.

Bicycle Storage:

We will provide bicycle storage on the Danube-facing side of the southern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Restrooms: You can use the restrooms located in the basement near the men’s and women’s dressing rooms.

You will find portable restrooms near the start/finish area, and there will also be portable urinals available for men. Along the route, you’ll find portable restrooms at the refreshment stations, and portable urinals will be available for men as well.

To the starting gate, you should line up from the side facing the Petőfi Bridge, in the starting zone that corresponds to the pace provided during registration.

Race Zones for the 5 km Minimarathon Start:

  • Zone 1: Finish time within 4:30 – 22:30 for 5 km
  • Zone 2: Finish time between 4:30 – 5:00 – 22:30 – 25:00 for 5 km
  • Zone 3: Finish time between 5:00 – 5:30 – 25:00 – 27:30 for 5 km
  • Zone 4: Finish time between 5:30 – 6:00 – 27:30 – 30:00 for 5 km
  • Zone 5: Finish time between 6:00 – 6:30 – 30:00 – 32:30 for 5 km
  • Zone 6: Finish time over 6:30 – over 32:30 for 5 km


Race Zones for the 10 km Start:

  • Zone 1: Finish time within 4:30 – 45:00 for 10 km
  • Zone 2: Finish time between 4:30 – 5:00 – 45:00 – 50:00 for 10 km
  • Zone 3: Finish time between 5:00 – 5:30 – 50:00 – 55:00 for 10 km
  • Zone 4: Finish time between 5:30 – 6:00 – 55:00 – 1:00:00 for 10 km
  • Zone 5: Finish time between 6:00 – 6:30 – 1:00:00 – 1:05:00 for 10 km
  • Zone 6: Finish time over 6:30 – over 1:05:00 for 10 km

At our event, everyone can only join the designated starting zone that corresponds to their anticipated pace (minutes per kilometer). This approach is aimed at reducing the initial chaos and unnecessary overtaking during the first kilometers of the race. If runners of the same pace start from the same zone, the beginning of the race will be more calm and predictable.

The time zone areas are consistently marked with a yellow background, and only the black numbers differ between zones! The flags indicating the time zones will also feature a yellow background with black numbers corresponding to the zones. The placement in the appropriate time zone based on the planned pace (minutes per kilometer) is facilitated by a yellow background with black zone number sticker printed on the race bib (for pre-registered participants), which will be checked upon entry to the zone. Everyone must enter the starting zone that matches the number on their race bib. For those who haven’t provided a planned pace, a time zone sticker corresponding to their zone will be provided during race bib pickup. If the race bib doesn’t have a time zone sticker, you can request one at the race center. The flag indicating the time zone will always be placed at the end of the corresponding zone; therefore, participants should position themselves in the area before the flag. The gates to the starting zones will close 2 minutes before the start, after which participants can only position themselves at the back of the field.

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

Wheelchair and handbike participants:

If completing the course under their own power, they can start from the front of the field. They should position themselves on the start line side of the starting gate, no later than 5 minutes before the start. They must sign a declaration upon entry to the starting area that they won’t overtake the lead motorcycle while adhering to the rules. They can start 1 minute ahead of the field, but up to the 8th kilometer, they must follow the lead motorcycle; from there, they can proceed at their own pace until the finish line. If completing the course with assistance, they can start from the time zone that corresponds to their registered pace.

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

The participants of the 10+5 km will be started in multiple waves, with each wave starting 45 seconds apart. At the front of each wave, organizers will guide the participants towards the start line. Approximately 2 minutes after reaching the start line, participants will be started, and the same procedure will be followed for later waves.

Gates to the starting zones won’t open between waves!

Items left in the starting zone will be collected immediately after the start and donated to the Hungarian Red Cross for charitable purposes.

Distance (Alpro 10 km):

Route: Pázmány Péter Promenade – Budai Lower Embankment – Halász Street Ramp – Bem Quay – Jégverem Street – Fő Street – Clark Ádám Square – Lánchíd Street – TURNAROUND (at the height of the Ybl Miklós statue) – Lánchíd Street – Clark Ádám Square – Alagút Street – Attila út – Apród Street – Ybl Miklós Square – Várkert Embankment (on tram tracks) – Döbrentei Square (1 lane along the Danube) – Szent Gellért Embankment (1 lane along the Danube) – Szent Gellért Square (2 lanes providing traffic) – Műegyetem Embankment – Pázmány Péter Promenade

Distance (Riska Minimarathon 5 km):

Route: Pázmány Péter Promenade – Dombóvári Road – TURNAROUND – Dombóvári Road – Budai Lower Embankment – Bertalan Lajos Street Ramp – Műegyetem Embankment – TURNAROUND – Műegyetem Embankment – Pázmány Péter Promenade

Kilometer Markers: Every kilometer is indicated by a sign placed at a height of 2 meters along the route. This helps you verify your pace according to your plan and training to successfully complete the distance.

On the 10 km distance, pace runners will assist successful finishers at the following paces:

  • 50 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

You can find the downloadable pace charts here.

Distance (km)LocationOffering
3,4On the lower embankment of Buda, after the Elizabeth Bridgewater
7,3On Várkert Quay, at the Ybl Miklós  Squarewater, Gatorade, bananas, glucose tablets
  • 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.

On the 10-kilometer distance, the cutoff time is 1 hour 30 minutes net time (aligned with the starting time of the last participant).

A follow-up bus maintaining a gradually decreasing pace follows the field. Those caught by the follow-up bus must board it, their race numbers will be crossed out, and they are not 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 to 3rd place male and female runners

1st to 3rd place male and female wheelchair and handbike participants

The awards ceremony is based on the net time for completing the two distances.

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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