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Marathon other distances registration
30 December 2010

Registration for other distances of the 26. SPAR Budapest International Marathon (Relay for 3 or 5 runners, Minimarathon, Fun Run) will be open from 1 February 2011.

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Dear Runner,
16 December 2010

Budapest Marathon Organisation would like to wish you Happy Holidays!

By clicking on the picture you can see the film we prepared for to wish you all the best for the festive season.

Our races in 2011:

For the half marathon and the marathon there is a 25% Christmas promotion lasting until 10 January 2011!

Don't forget, Budapest is waiting for you!

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25% Discount - Christmas Promotion
15 November 2010

Register now to the 26. SPAR Budapest International Marathon with a 25% discount, only for 40€ (basic registration fee is 55€)! The Christmas promotion lasts until 10 January 2011!

So be quick, register now, come and see Budapest and this well organised, wonderful race!

 

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Marathon Certificate
02 October 2010

Certificates for the marathon and 30 km distance can be downloaded from the internet and printed. All you need to do is to find you finishing photo or any photo of you taken on the course here, then click on top saying "Certificate", fill in your name, finishing time and any text you wish to be printed on the certificate and save the picture. You can then print out your own certificate!

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Marathon Web Film
28 September 2010

The short film summarising the 25. Spar Budapest International Marathon is already online. Click here to relive the fantastic adventure!

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A rainy Marathon
26 September 2010

3150 marathon runners decided to run the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon despite the rainy day! Runners started the race at the start pistol of the Hungarian President, Pal Schmitt. The drummers, the speaker and the cheering crowd set the atmosphere of the race.

Overall an all the distances (marathon, 30 km, relay for 3 and 5, minimarathon, fun run) there were 13 800 runners filling the streets of Budapest. Despite the weather it was a real running festival!

The 1300 foreign runners came from 50 countries from all over the world, the most international runners came from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany.

The winner among the men was Erkolo Ashenafi (2:23:13), an Ethiopian runner living in Hungary, among the women a new course record was set by the Hungarian athlete Simona Staicu (2:37:47).

Congratulations to all the participants!

The next 26th SPAR Budapest International Marathon will be organised on 2 October 2011!

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Dear Runners!
26 September 2010

Congratulations for finishing the 25th SPAR Budapest International Marathon. Results and Photos of the race are already available.

Thank you for coming and we hope you spread the news of our race among your friends and running partners!

Come back and run with us in the future as well!

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Budapest Marathon Live Coverage
24 September 2010

Watch the most important events of the 25th Spar Budapest International Marathon live!

Time of the live coverage:

At 10 o'clock the Pal Schmitt, the President of the Republic of Hungary will shoot the start pistol.

Watch your friends, relatives, family live!

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Foreign runners on the Marathon
17 September 2010

Already more than 1200 foreign runners from more than 50 countries registered to the 25th Anniversary Spar Budapest Marathon 42 km distance. The most runners will be arriving from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany. Check yourself and your country mates in the start list.

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Entry to the Szechenyi Bath
17 September 2010

If you are a first comer to the Budapest races and / or you paid the original entry fee to the Marathon you will eligible to enter the Szechenyi Bath, use it as a changing room and clothes deposit, and after the race you will have the chance to relax in the Szechenyi Bath. The bath will be open for runners until 17 o'clock!

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Pace makers
17 September 2010

There will be pace makers who run 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30 times to help amateurs better achieve their own planned time.

Each time span will have two runners assigned to, with attached colour balloons so that they can be seen from a distance: 3:30 - red balloons, 4:00 - white balloons, 4:30 - green balloons.

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Pasta party
17 September 2010

The Pasta Party is held on Saturday, on 25 September from 14:00 pm to 17:30 pm, for which we provide tickets to all individual marathon and 30 km runners and relay/ekiden marathon runners so everybody can load their muscles before the race. You will receive your ticket when you obtain your start number.

Friends and relatives are also welcome to attend the party, the price of the ticket for them is 4 €/person or 800 HUF/person.

Tickets can be bought at the race centre or in front of the Pasta Party tent.

The Pasta Party will be held on Felvonulási tér (next to Heroes' Square).

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Entry to Museums with your Race Number
17 September 2010

Your marathon race number (of any distance) will make you eligible for 50% discount to the following museums in Budapest between 26 September and 3 October:

For more information on museums and exhibitions please see www.museum.hu

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Interesting facts about the Budapest Marathon
17 September 2010

In 1986 Budapest Marathon has become member of AIMS, the first marathon among the Central European countries.

The best time on the Budapest Marathon:

Most number of participants on the event:

Interesting record:

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Unique medal
10 September 2010

Finishers of the 42 km and the 30 km receive a unique medal on the 25th SPAR Budapest International Marathon. It is still not late to register! Come and see this wonderful race!

 

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Registration
25 August 2010

Guaranteed places are still available for the 25th Spar Budapest International Marathon.

Registration fee until 19th September is still 65€. Don't hesitate, come and register now!

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CHARITY HELP BY RUNNING! RUN IN A RED NOSE FOR THE RED NOSES!
24 August 2010

Have you ever heard about the Red Noses Clonwdoctors? They go to hospitals to really sick children to make them smile, make their hospital stay easier. The foundation works to cure and bring joy to children and elder people, and believes that laughter is the best medicine.

This year on the 25th SPAR Budapest International Marathon and Running Festival we collect money for the RED NOSES.

Come and join us! Contribute and have also a Red Nose with you while running!

Donate at least 500 HUF, but if you can, you can offer more. Each forint goes to a good place.

You can acquire the Red Nose:

Do you know the activities of Red Noses? http://www.rednoses.eu/

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Course
19 August 2010

The course of the 25th Spar Budapest International Marathon is ready! Take a look at it! The map also marks the kilometres which will also be indicated along the route.

Budapest Marathon reserves the right of changing the course in the light of unexpected road closures and reconstructions.

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Medal
17 August 2010

This is the unique medal which individual runners and 30 km runners of the 25th SPAR Budapest Marathon will receive upon finishing!

Register now, come and see this wonderful race!

 

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Runner friendly hotels - lower prices and special services for runners
15 August 2010

We are happy to inform you that Budapest Marathon Organisation has been cooperating with a number of accommodation providers in order to offer lodging services for the runners and their families.

If you book accommodation through this webpage, you receive special discounts - 10-20% off regular rates. Don't hesitate, book it now!

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Technical T-shirt
12 August 2010

Runners registering to the 42 km or the 30 km will receive a technical T-shirt with the logo of the race.

Runners registering to the minimarathon or the fun run will receive a cotton T-shirt with the logo of the race.

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Refreshment drink, refreshment stations
12 August 2010

The refreshment iso drink on the marathon route will be POWERADE. 13 refreshment stations will be placed along the course at the following km:

  1. 4 km
  2. 8 km
  3. 11,7 km
  4. 16,5 km
  5. 20,1 km
  6. 23,6 km
  7. 27,6 km
  8. 31,1 km
  9. 33 km
  10. 36,1 km
  11. 38,5 km
  12. 39,4 km
  13. 41,3 km.

All refreshment stations will serve water, refreshment stations (2-8, 10., 12) will in addition serve banana, glucose, iso drink and refreshment stations (8., 10., 12) will also serve cola.

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Unique marathon medal
12 August 2010

The unique marathon medal can only be ordered until 19 August.

If you wish to receive a unique souvenir regarding the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, don't hesitate, order it now!

 

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Budapest has become a Top List Destination
23 June 2010

This year Budapest has become one of the stops among the most important tours in Europe according to the 2010 edition of the world's largest guide book publishers and tourist information service. In the "Grand Tour" of Lonely Planet besides London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Dubrovnik, Athens and Istambul readers are invited also to the Hungarian capital. Primarily the book calls attention to the lively café culture, to the special collection of new and old buildings, memories, to the Buda Castle and thermal baths.

According to the recent cultural research of BTH Budapest Tourist Non-profit Ltd. guide books pay the most important role among sources of information used during travel, followed by information offices and maps.

Source: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/hungary/budapest/travel-tips-and-articles/42/55017

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Order a unique marathon medal!
15 June 2010

THE BATTLE OF MARATHON 2500 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEDAL - THE LEGEND OF MARATHON RUNNING

Are you running your first marathon? OR

Are you a seasoned Marathon Runner?

Ever wondered how Marathon running all started?

Join in the celebration of the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon during 2010 and order this anniversary medal package and history brochure.

The package contains:

The medals can be ordered:

The price of the package is: 10€

An ideal memory of a marathon run in 2010 and also the best gift for a runner friend.

The medals ordered can be taken over at the race center of the 25th Spar International Marathon (25-26 September).

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Short films about the race
29 May 2010

Get a feeling of the atmosphere, see the course, the professional organisation, the friendly smiling staff and runners, the touching moments!

Come and take a look at the short film of the race in 2009!

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Bring a person for free to the Minimarathon or Fun Run
26 May 2010

If you register to the Spar Budapest Marathon 42 km or the 30 km distance, you can bring a runner for free to the Minimarathon (7,5 km) or the Fun Run (3,5 km).

Get your friends, relatives moving!

Write us an e-mail at budapest.run@futanet.hu and we shall send you a registration form!

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Budapest Summer Festival
20 May 2010

Budapest will offer a number of cultural events this summer.

Take a look, select a programme close to the date of the run and enjoy the city before or after the race!

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Runner friendly hotels - lower prices and special services for runners
14 April 2010

We are happy to inform you that Budapest Marathon Organisation has been cooperating with a number of accommodation providers in order to offer lodging services for the runners and their families.

If you book accommodation through this webpage, you receive special discounts - 10-20% off regular rates. Don't hesitate, book it now!

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Budapest on Facebook and Twitter
08 April 2010

Come and join us on Facebook or Twitter, become a fan, view photos about Budapest, about our races, read the news, tell your opinion in the forum!

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Budapest Image Film
02 April 2010

Have you ever been to Budapest? Budapest is known as the "Queen of the Danube". The course of the race leads along the river Danube crossing the city, along various beautiful sights and by buildings which are part of the World Heritage.

Take a look at our image film and you will sure want to come and see Budapest while running!

Register now!

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Online registration is open
01 March 2010

You can now register to the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon which will be held on 26 September 2010.

Celebrate with us!

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