Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon
08 September 2019
Participating in the half marathon is essentially a running sightseeing tour of the beautiful Budapest. The course leads through the centre of the city, down the famous Andrassy Boulevard and across the Chain Bridge. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danube banks and marvel in the panorama of Pest as well as Europe's third largest Parliament building.
The course runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges and passes the most well-known sites of the city.
Budapest is the perfect destination for a weekend city trip. Budapest is the spa capital with over 100 thermal springs beneath the city that supply the famous baths. After the run you can rest your leg in the thermal pools of a unique 16th and 17th century Turkish baths or neo-baroque Szechenyi bath.Also unique to Europe are Budapest's ruin pubs. Located in the city centre, this new function saved countless old, run down building from demolition. Their atmosphere is unusual, their style is retro and they revive socialist realist interior design. The perfect place to grab a drink the night before or after the race.And while you are here don't forget to try out the best of Hungary's cuisine: a gulash, a stew, a strudel, and a pancake.
You can deposit your belongings in a spacial deposit zone before the race near the start/finish and have them back after the finish.
Along the course there will be refreshments every 4 to 5 km and of course continuous medical supervision.
Each year participants receive a unique, race branded technical T-shirt and finishers are given a gorgeous medal.
The time measurement is done by bib-tag.
The time limit is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
There will be 9 refreshment stations along the course, making sure that you acquire the necessary amount of liquid during the race. The First and last station will provide water while all other stations will offer banana, lemon, glucose, isodrink and water. All stations will be supplying water to wet sponge.