Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® 2022

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon®

The Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® is for those who can’t attend the real event, but want to connect and run for a medal!


1. Head to the online entry site and register for your preferred distance.
2. Head out and run that distance anytime during the given time period.
3. Track your run and upload the completion at the result submit page.
4. Download your finisher certificate from the results list, share it on Facebook, and wait for your Finisher’s medal to arrive via post.
+1. Stick to the actual rules and guidelines being in effect regarding the pandemic in your country.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® date

October 5-17, 2022

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® distances

  • Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® 42 km
  • Virtual Regnum 30 km
  • Virtual SPAR 1/3 marathon 14 km
  • Virtual DESPAR10 km
  • Virtual Riska Minimarathon 5 km
  • Virtual SPAR Fun run 3 km


Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® location

The location is optional, run the distance of your choice at your favorite location, or even on a treadmill.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® how to register

Registration is open only online through BSI’s online platform from October 5  to October 16 23:59, UTC+02:00

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® entry fee

  • the entry fee is 35 EUR for all distances
  • OPTIONAL: special finisher t-shirt for 12 EUR

The registration fee includes:

  • a unique, downloadable bib with your name on it
  • results list–for informational purposes only
  • a downloadable certificate that can be shared on Facebook
  • a SPAR Budapest Marathon® finisher medal – depending on the accomplished distance – that will be shipped out after the race, to the address provided upon registration.

Order your special SPAR Budapest Marathon® technical tshirt!

  • to buy a unique technical t-shirt is an optional opportunity
  • if you want to buy the tshirt, click to the Registration surface and choose the t-shirt in the “Products” menu – you can find there the size chart as well
  • your tshirt will be shipped at the same time with the medal
  • price of the special finisher t-shirt is 15 EUR

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® bib

Wearing a bib is not mandatory, however, if you really would like to feel the vibe of the race just click on the start list, find your name, download your bib from the right side of the list, print it, and pin it to your shirt. Click here for the start list.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® how to accomplish the distance

You can start the race on October 6 00:00 UTC+02:00 at the earliest and you must finish it by October 17 12:00 UTC+02:00 at the latest. You must run or walk the entire distance in one cycle, with one-time recording.
If you run a longer distance, stop for a moment at the distance selected upon registration and take a photo of your smartwatch or app then continue running. This way you can get the exact time of completing the distance.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® time limit

There is no time limit, so you don’t have to run from the sweep bus. 🙂
The distance can be completed by running or walking, the only thing to keep in mind is to do it in one cycle, with one-time recording.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® age limit

Only the participants who were born before October 05, 2004 (18 years old and up) can participate in the marathon distance.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® proof of completion

After completing the distance, please upload your time to the website dedicated to submitting the results until October 17.12:00 UTC+02:00, at the latest.

To be able to successfully submit your results you need to provide the following information:

– Name
– E-mail address
– Registration number
– Bib (find your bib in the confirmation of your registration)
– The distance of your choice
– Finish time
– Proof of completing the distance

You may verify your results by the following methods (choose one):
1. By sharing a PUBLIC link to your training (eg. Strava). Don’t worry, your training will not be shared anywhere, it is needed for verification purposes only.
2. By uploading a photo that clearly shows the details of your training (distance and finish time). You can take a screenshot of your phone showing your results on the exercise app, or take a shot of your smartwatch or the treadmill’s display. The only thing that matters is that the picture must clearly show the accomplished distance and the finish time. Don’t worry, your photo will not be shared anywhere, it is needed for verification purposes only.

Virtual SPAR Budapest Marathon® results, prizes, gifts

At the event no prizes will be awarded to the participants–a results list will be created for informational purposes only. Results lists will be shared continuously from the middle of October. Final results lists will be compiled based on the provided finish times–not all submission will be examined but any submission may be randomly inspected based on the uploaded proof. Clearly unrealistic results will not be part of the results lists. Every participant is responsible for the accuracy of the data they provide.

Every participant will be mailed a beautiful SPAR Budapest Marathon® medal. The size depending on the distance they have accomplished. Medals will be shipped to the participants after the event to the address provided upon registration. We kindly ask you to enter a valid address where the package can be delivered.

If the completed distance is longer than the previously selected distance, you need to submit the final time of your run, not the split-time needed to accomplish the original distance. If you run a longer distance than the distance you originally registered for, please split your training in two or stop for a moment to take a photo of the app or smartwatch, and only upload to the website the time and proof for the original distance.

If using GPS, we recommend that you check whether the GPS works correctly before and during the run.
There is no separate category for participants in a wheelchair or handcycle during the race.

Bring your cellphone with you in case you need help during the race. This is not a regular BSI event, first aid and medical assistance will not be provided–you need to be able to resolve any problem that might happen during the run.

It is NOT RECOMMENDED to listen to music or any other devices plugged into both ears because you are unable to hear noises from outside.

Please accomplish the selected distance without help!