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14km - halfway between the 10 km and the half marathon distances

Spar 14 km

Could this be your distance?

If you haven't found a race distance that suits you so far, perhaps the 14 km route will be yours.

The 14-kilometer distance is achievable for anyone and it serves as the golden middle ground between the classic 10-kilometer and half marathon routes. If you feel that 21 kilometers might be too much but 10 kilometers is already getting boring, then look no further, because you’ve found the distance that suits you.

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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.

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for prices and deadlines! We may introduce a participant limit for the event’s in the future.

  • participation in the event
  • closed and secured route
  • race number
  • unique technical running shirt, available sizes women’s fit: S-XXL and men’s fit: XS-XXL
  • custom finisher medal for successful completions
  • gifts from our sponsors
  • chip-based net time measurement
  • refreshments
  • medical service
  • musicians along the route
  • finisher’s 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.

For registrations submitted until September 11th, the first name will automatically be displayed on the race bib under the race number.

We can only deviate from this if the participant specifically requests it. In the case of online registrations, in the section where the inscription to appear on the bib is provided, please enter the text „NEM KÉREK,” meaning „I DO NOT WISH,” to indicate this preference.

There is an option to replace the first name with another inscription (e.g., nickname) on the race bib, but it should not exceed 12 characters in length. This preference must be indicated when submitting the registration. Only those participants who request this will have an inscription other than their first name on the bib; otherwise, the first name will be automatically used.

For participants who bear their husband’s name with the „-né” extension, please provide your first name.

Please note that we are unable to display image characters or emoticons.

Space will be left below the race number on the bib for the name inscription for participants who register later.

You can find the list of already registered participants and the starting list here.

There is no age limit.

The age categories used in the results list, which are not subject to separate awards, are as follows:

Date of birthagemenwomen
Born after 2017. 09. 13. 5 years and youngerM5W5
2014. 10. 14. – 2017. 10. 13.6-8 years oldM6W6
2011. 10. 14. – 2014. 10. 13.9-11 years oldM9W9
2007. 10. 14. – 2011. 10. 13.12-15 years oldM12W12
2005. 10. 14. – 2007. 10. 13.16-17 years oldM16W16
2003. 10. 14. – 2005. 10. 13.18-19 years oldM18W18
1998. 10. 14. – 2003. 10. 13.20-24 years oldM20W20
1993. 10. 14. – 1998. 10. 13.25-29 years oldM25W25
1988. 10. 14. – 1993. 10. 13.30-34 years oldM30W30
1983. 10. 14. – 1988. 10. 13.35-39 years oldM35W35
1978. 10. 14. – 1983. 10. 13.40-44 years oldM40W40
1973. 10. 14. – 1978. 10. 13.45-49 years oldM45W45
1968. 10. 14. – 1973. 10. 13.50-54 years oldM50W50
1963. 10. 14. – 1968. 10. 13.55-59 years oldM55W55
1958. 10. 14. – 1963. 10. 13.60-64 years oldM60W60
1953. 10. 14. – 1958. 10. 13.65-69 years oldM65W65
1948. 10. 14. – 1953. 10. 13.70-74 years oldM70W70
1943. 10. 14. – 1948. 10. 13.75-79 years oldM75W75
Born before 1943. 10.14. 80 years and olderM80W80

The organiser of the race: 

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

  • At the competition, all prepared runners and wheelchair athletes, handbike competitors, as well as those running with strollers, who accept the event information and the registration conditions, can take part. Wheelchair and handbike participants, if they complete the distance under their own power, can start from the front of the field.
  • They can position themselves at the start line from the route-side gate, no later than 5 minutes before the start.
  • Upon entering the start line, they must sign a declaration that, while adhering to the rules, they will not overtake the lead motorbike.
  • They can start 1 minute before the official start with the accompaniment of the lead motorbike, but after the finalization of the route, they can only follow behind the lead motorbike up to a designated point, after which they can proceed at their own pace towards the finish line.
  • Wheelchair and handbike participants who complete the distance with assistance can position themselves in the designated zone according to the pace indicated during registration.
  • A time penalty of 10 minutes may be imposed on a participant who folds, covers, or does not visibly display their race number during the competition.
  • A participant can be disqualified if they repeatedly violate the race number display rule despite warnings, fail to complete the distance designated by the organizers, provide inaccurate or incomplete information on the registration form, or misuse the chip.
  • It is not recommended for runners to use any audio player or device playing music simultaneously in both ears while completing the course, for the safety of themselves and their fellow runners.
  • During the race, cyclists and motorcyclists among the organizers work within the field, and if necessary, ambulance vehicles are present.
  • Wearing headphones suppresses external noises, thus hindering the runners from properly perceiving their fellow competitors and the organizers working along the course, including the medical team.
  • Roller skating, cycling, running with a cycling companion, participating without a race number, and running with a dog are prohibited in the race.
  • A runner accompanied by a cyclist or roller skater may be excluded from the race.
  • We do not take responsibility for valuables at the event venue.
  • Any commercial and advertising activities at the event location can only be conducted with the prior permission and in a coordinated manner and form approved by BSI.
  • For organizational reasons, BSI reserves the right to limit the number of participants and to close registrations at any time.
  • BSI reserves the right to modify the route and timing.

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, in the race center:

  • October 11th between 12:00 and 18:00
  • October 12th between 7:00 and 18:00
  • October 13th between 7:00 and 8:30

You will be allowed to access the race number pickup tables as soon as one of the tables becomes available. The race number pickup tables are not organized by race number, so you can approach any available table. IMPORTANT: Make sure you know your race number when you line up at the tables.

If you do not know your race number, you can look it up in the starting list next to the appropriate distance using your name.

Dressing Rooms:

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

Cloakroom:

The cloakroom tents will be set up in the grassy area next to the northern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus. In the tents, you can drop off your bags according to your race number range, which will be indicated with signs. The cloakroom ribbon will be placed at the bottom of your race number. The runner should detach this ribbon from the race number in advance and securely attach it to the bag using the safety pin provided in the race package, ensuring it doesn’t fall off. To make it easier to detach, it’s recommended to fold the ribbon along the perforation line multiple times. You can drop off your bag only at the tent corresponding to your race number, but you don’t have to wait for the organizer working there to take it. You can place it in the designated area in front of the tent, delineated by barriers. After reaching the finish line, our colleagues will hand out the bags according to the race numbers.

OPENING HOURS:

Bag drop-off: between 7:00 and 8:30 Bag collection: between 10:00 and 12:00

Attention! We do not provide valuables storage in the cloakroom.

Bicycle Storage:

Bicycle storage will be set up on the riverside of the southern block of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus.

Restrooms:

Restrooms located in the basement can be used near the men’s and women’s dressing rooms. You will find mobile restrooms near the start/finish area, with portable urinals available for men. Mobile restrooms, along with portable urinals for men, will also be available at the refreshment stations and relay points along the route.

Prior to the start, everyone is kindly requested to position themselves in the appropriate start zone according to their planned pace (minutes per kilometer) to avoid disturbing other runners.

  • Zone 1: Within 4:30 pace (within 1:03:00 for 14 km) (marked with „1” on the race bib, before the number)
  • Zone 2: Between 4:30 and 5:00 pace (between 1:03:00 and 1:10:00 for 14 km) (marked with „2” on the race bib, before the number)
  • Zone 3: Between 5:00 and 5:30 pace (between 1:10:00 and 1:17:00 for 14 km) (marked with „3” on the race bib, before the number)
  • Zone 4: Between 5:30 and 6:00 pace (between 1:17:00 and 1:24:00 for 14 km) (marked with „4” on the race bib, before the number)
  • Zone 5: Between 6:00 and 6:30 pace (between 1:24:00 and 1:31:00 for 14 km) (marked with „5” on the race bib, before the number)
  • Zone 6: Above 6:30 pace (above 1:31:00 for 14 km) (marked with „6” on the race bib, before the number)


The start zone markings are the same for participants in the 14 km segment, individual marathon runners, 4-person relays, and marathon duos. For relays, the pace of the first team member determines the placement.

In this event, everyone is only allowed to enter the start zone corresponding to their pre-determined planned pace. This is intended to reduce the initial chaos during the first kilometers after the start and unnecessary overtaking. When runners of the same pace start from the same zone, the beginning of the race will be more calm and predictable. The placement in the correct start zone according to the planned pace is facilitated by an adhesive label on the race bib, which will be checked upon entering the zone. The number on the label matches the zone number. For relays, the team’s first member will have the zone sticker on their bib.

Everyone can only enter the start zone corresponding to the zone number on their bib. Those who haven’t provided a planned pace can request a label at the race center before the start. Without a start zone label, you can only enter the last start zone.

Place the pacing flag indicating your target pace at the end of the designated zone, which means you should position yourself towards the start gate from the entrance.

After entering the zone, proceed towards the start gate so that those arriving after you can also position themselves within the zone.

We will open the start zone gates 25 minutes before the start and close them 5 minutes before the start. After that, you can only position yourself at the back of the field.

If you encounter a runner with an incorrect label in your start zone, kindly ask them to choose the start zone that matches their estimated finish time, to avoid confusion and potential accidents.

Rules for Wheelchair and Handbike Participants:

If they complete the distance under their own power, they can start from the front of the field, 1 minute before the official start. They should position themselves at the start line from the route-side gate, no later than 5 minutes before the start. Upon entering the start line, they must sign a declaration that they will not overtake the leading motorbike escort while adhering to the rules. They can proceed from a designated point on the route at their own pace towards the finish line. Wheelchair and handbike participants completing the distance with assistance can position themselves in the designated zone according to the indicated pace during registration.

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

Participants of the 14 km distance will be started in multiple waves, with each wave starting within a 3-minute interval. At the front of each wave, organizers will be present to lead the participants to the starting line. After reaching the starting line, we will start the wave approximately 4.5 minutes later, and the same procedure will be followed for later waves.

Between waves, the start zone gates will not be opened.

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

Distance: 14,140 m

Route:

Participants of the SPAR 14 km will complete the first 14,140 m lap of the SPAR Budapest Marathon® route.

Pázmány Péter Promenade – Budai Lower Quay – Döbrentei Square Quay Ramp – Várkert Quay – Ybl Miklós Square – Apród Street – Attila Avenue – Alagút Street – Clark Ádám Square – Chain Bridge – Széchényi István Square – József Attila Street – Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Avenue – TURNAROUND (at Hajós Street) – Bajcsy Zsilinszky Avenue – Andrássy Avenue – TURNAROUND (in front of Oktogon) – Andrássy Avenue – József Attila Street – Pest Lower Quay – Közraktár Street – Fővám Square – Liberty Bridge – St. Gellért Square – University Quay – Pázmány Péter Promenade

Kilometer Markers: Kilometer markers will be placed at a height of 2 meters along the route. This will allow you to monitor your progress and ensure that you complete the distance at the pace you have planned and trained for

The participants of the SPAR 14 km will also be supported by the pacers of the 42.2 km distance, aligning with marathon target times:

  • 3:30-hour target time (consistent pace) 
  • 3:45-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 4:00-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 4:15-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 4:30-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 4:45-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 5:00-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 5:15-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 
  • 5:30-hour target time (evenly slowing pace) 

 

Distance (km)LocationOffering
4,1Attila street at Dózsa György Squarewater
7,8

On Andrássy Avenue after Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Avenue

water, Absolute Life isotonic drink, banana, glucose, lemon

11,3Lower Quay of Pest, in front of the Mahart International Ship Terminal

water, Absolute Life isotonic drink, i:am salt tablets, banana, glucose, lemon

  • There is no opportunity for individual refreshment drop-off in the SPAR 14 km race.
  • At the refreshment stations along the route, we will provide 1 cubic meter collection containers primarily for collecting empty cups. You will find these containers on both sides of the route, following the last refreshment table.

  • The last container will be placed 50 meters after the end of the station, and this will be indicated by a separate sign. Please make sure to dispose of any waste from the refreshment station into this container.

  • Any waste generated along the route should not be scattered. Please place it in the containers provided at the refreshment stations.

  • At the refreshment stations, we will not hand you cups filled with water or isotonic drinks. You are responsible for taking these from the tables yourself. Under no circumstances should you place used, empty cups back onto the refreshment tables!

  • Refreshment stations can often pose challenges. Do not attempt to squeeze between two runners for a quick drink or snack. Adhere to basic etiquette during the race as well. Wait your turn and remember that there are often fewer people towards the end of the station. Take only what you need, as there may be runners behind you who need refreshments even more.

  • If weather conditions warrant, we may set up additional temporary water stations along the route.

  • After crossing the finish line, you can collect your medal first, followed by your finisher’s package.

The cutoff time aligns with the marathon distance’s cutoff time.

The closing bus follows the field, and when the bus catches up to a participant, they must board the bus. Their race number will be marked, and they will not be allowed to enter the finish area.

The pace of the closing bus is:

1 km
0:07:38
2 km
0:15:16
3 km
0:22:54
4 km
0:30:32
5 km
0:38:10
6 km
0:45:50
7 km
0:53:30
8 km
1:01:10
9 km
1:08:50
10 km
1:16:30
11 km
1:24:12
12 km
1:31:54
13 km
1:39:36
14 km
1:47:18

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.

We will award prizes to the top 1-3 male and female finishers.

The awards ceremony is based on the order of arrival at the finish line (gross time). The results displayed on the website (based on net time) might show different rankings.

Top 1-3 male and female wheelchair and handbike participants will receive material gifts.

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 (only for addresses in Hungary), is 2,400 HUF. Order deadline: October 22, 2023.

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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