Race info

  • Warning for all runners!

    In spite of its physiological benefits the long distance running -however in a little measure- may be a danger. Important, that before a serious strain consult your doctor. Enter a race or an exhausting training only well-prepared. Do not enter a race or training in ill, injured or feverish condition, after vomit or diarrhoea. If you feel any unusual sign on yourself during running, slow down, stop, if it is needed ask for help. The above does not depend on the length of the distance, the meaning of the serious strain is individual. Be responsible for yourself, run sensibly!

    Date, location

    Date: 23-26, March 2017
    Start/Finish: Siófok, Hotel Magistern

    Start and finish – day-by-day schedule

    1st day – Thursday
    start:: 10:45, all the participants start at the same time
    location:: Siófok, Hotel Magistern – on the lake side of the hotel

    finish: Fonyód, railway station – on the lake side of the car park

    2nd day – Friday
    start: 10:30
    location: the same place as the previous day: Fonyód, railway station – on the lake side of the car park

    finish: Szigliget, car park under the castle

    3rd day – Saturday
    start: 10:00
    location: Badacsony, MOL petrol station
    finish: Balatonfüred, Horgász köz

    4th day – Sunday – individual entrants
    start: 8:00
    location: Balatonfüred, Horgász köz

    Multiple starts for individual entrants, entrants running the marathon+ on the 4th day and slower teams

    finish: Siófok, on the lake side of Hotel Magistern

    4th day – Sunday – teams
    start: 8:30
    location:: Balatonfüred, Horgász köz

    multiple starts for teams
    finish: Siófok, on the lake side of Hotel Magistern

    Participants can go to the race center at the start area until 30 minutes before the first start.

    Distance, course, refreshment tables

    How can you run the distances?

    • AS A MEMBER OF A RELAY TEAM: A relay team can consist of 4 or 3 members. Teams have to complete a distance which consists of three sections each day. Any team member can run any of the three sections.
    • AS A MEMBER OF A 2-PERSON RELAY TEAM: Any team member can run any of the three sections.
    • AS AN INDIVIDUAL:  individual entrants may also run the first relay leg as a member of a relay team.

    Half Balaton Supermarathon: how you can run the distances on Saturday+Sunday

    • AS A MEMBER OF A RELAY TEAM: A relay team can consist of 3 members. Teams have to complete a distance which consists of three sections each day. Any team member can run any of the three sections.
    • AS A MEMBER OF A 2-PERSON RELAY TEAM: Any team member can run any of the three sections.
    • AS AN INDIVIDUAL: individual entrants may also run the first relay leg as a member of a relay  team

    Be an ultramarathoner – Run the Marathon+ 
    Try to run a distance which is only slightly longer than a marathon – still IT IS AN ULTRAMARATHON!
    You can run the distance of any day separately but only as an individual entrant!

    Courses

    The distance of the 10th Lake Balaton Supermarathon is expected to be 194.2 km

    The length of the stages is subject to change due to road construction works and other issues.

    Sections and relay exchange stations (these are the distances that entrants of the marathon+ have to complete):

    1st day: Siófok – Fonyód 48.2 km

    • Section 1 Siófok – Szántód 15.8 km
    • Section 2: Szántód – Balatonszemes 16.1 km
    • Section 3: Balatonszemes – Fonyód 16.3 km

    2nd day: Fonyód – Szigliget 52.9 km

    • Section 1: Fonyód – Balatonmáriafürdő 16.1 km
    • Section 2: Balatonmáriafürdő – Keszthely 15.6 km
    • Section 3: Keszthely- Szigliget 21.2 km

    3rd day: Badacsony – Balatonfüred 45.2 km

    • Section 1: Badacsony – Révfülöp 13.5 km
    • Section 2: Révfülöp – Fövenyes 17 km
    • Section 3: Fövenyes – Balatonfüred 14.7 km

    4th day: Balatonfüred – Siófok 49,2 km

    • Section 1: Balatonfüred – Balatonalmádi 14.6 km
    • Section 2: Balatonalmádi – Balatonakarattya 19,6 km
    • Section 3: Balatonakarattya – Siófok 15 km

     

    Race center

    • 22 March (Wednesday): Siófok, Hotel Magistern (opening hours: from 16:00 until 18:00)
    • 23 March (Thursday): Siófok, Hotel Magistern (opening hours: from 8:00 until 10:15 in the morning and from 17:00 until 19:00 in the afternoon
    • 24 March (Friday): Fonyód, railway station (opening hours: from 8:30 until 10:00 in the morning) and Keszthely, Hotel Helikon (opening hours: from 18:00 until 19:30 in the afternoon)
    • 25 March (Saturday): Badacsony, MOL petrol station (opening hours: from 8:00 until 9:30 in the morning) and Balatonalmádi, Ramada Hotel and Resort (opening hours: from 16:00 until 18:00)
    • 26 March (Sunday): Balatonfüred, Tagore promenade (opening hours: from 7:00 until 8:00)

     

    Changing rooms, cloakroom, toilets

    • 1st day: at Hotel Magistern at the start area, in tents at the finish area
    • 2nd day: in tents set up at the start area and the finish area
    • 3rd day: in tents set up at the start area and the finish area
    • 4th day: in tents set up at the start area, at Hotel Magistern at the finish area
    • In tents set up at relay exchange stations every day

    Individual entrants will be able to drop off their baggage off at the start area and these will be transported to the finish area.

    Portable toilets will be positioned at the start area, at the finish area, at the hydration stations and relay exchange stations (these will be hydration stations as well).

     

    Time limits

    • 1st day: 6 hours 5 minutes
    • 2nd day: 6 hours 53 minutes
    • 3rd day: 5 hours 48 minutes
    • 4th day: for individual entrants: 6 hours 45 minutes, for teams: 6 hours 13 minutes

    If an entrant does not reach the finish line within the time limit of that day, they can start the race the next day, but their names will appear in the list of results without any rankings, only their total time and the distance they have covered will be shown.

    Age limit

    By race day, individual entrants  must be 18 or older (born before 23 March, 1999)

    By race day, relay team and team members must be 12 or older (born before 23 March, 2005)

     

    Bib pick-up

    In the race center (Siófok, Hotel Magistern – 1st floor)

    –  22 March from 16:00 until 18:00

    –  23 March from 8:30 until 10:15

    How to wear your bib:

    • Individual entrants running the 4-day race will be given two bibs:
      • One of them must be worn on the front, on your chest, the other one must be worn on your back, and they must be clearly visible.
    • Relay team members will be given two types of bibs:
      • RELAY bib: you have to wear it on your waist with the help of a rubber band and it must be clearly visible. You have to exchange this with the runner of the next leg.
      • INDIVIDUAL bib: you have to wear this race number on the front, and it must be clearly visible during the whole race.

    Timing

    All the events will be chip timed.

    Results

    A full list of results will be published  here

    Get your unique finisher medal

    Order your medal insert engraved with your name and your result! By doing this you can skip the long queues and you don’t have to bother with cash. Buy it online and after the event we will send you the medal insert engraved with your name and time that fits neatly into the back of your finisher medal.
    We will engrave your name and time to a small stick-on card. This small card will fit perfectly into the back of your finisher medal. You don’t have to bother with cash after the race and then stand in a long queue until your medal gets ready or you don’t have to send it elsewhere to make it engrave. We will make it for you and send it to your address. When you get it you can easily stick it onto the back of your medal and your unique medal is ready!
    The medal insert can be ordered online at the entry.budapestmarathon.com  website.
    The personal medal insert can only be ordered for those with an individual result.
    The price of the medal insert with shipping and handling (to a foreign address) is 6€.
    Deadlines:

    Only for individual finishers – 27 March 2016

     

    Organising the race

    • The course is marked on the cycle path around Lake Balaton and – especially on the southern shore – on (usually bicycle-friendly) roads with little traffic.  When it is necessary because of the course, (at level crossings and when you have to cross Road 71) there will be race marshals/policemen. Otherwise entrants should try to run safely and they have to comply with the rules of the Highway Code and pay attention to others.
    • Any team member can run any of the sections but they can only hand off the relay race number to the next runner in the relay exchange area.
    • There will be changing rooms and hydration at relay exchange stations for team members.
    • There will be hydration stations on the course between relay exchange stations, usually 2 stations, or 1 in case of shorter sections, but team members can hand over individual refreshments to the running member of the team at hydration stations.
    • We can only accept the registration of those 2-person relay teams and 3-4 person relay teams who can take the team members to relay exchange points themselves!
    • Runners are recommended to take their mobile phones with them on the course.

    Additional information

    • As the course is marked on a cycle path or bicycle-friendly roads where THERE IS some traffic, it is not recommended to wear earphones plugged into both ears for your own safety.
    • Participants are only permitted to run with someone on a bike or on roller-skates from the 1st hydration station each day. Anyone who tries to do it earlier can get a 10-minute penalty.
    • Any commercial or promotional activity should be permitted by BSI in advance, in a manner determined by BSI.
    • BSI reserves the right to limit the number of participants and close registration at any time.
    • BSI reserves the right to change the route and the date of the event.

     

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