One of the biggest half marathon in Central Europe on the second Sunday of September in 2022
Participating in the half marathon is essentially a running sightseeing tour in the beautiful Budapest.
The course runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges, and passes the most well-known sites of the city. 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!
Run the 21 km individually or with your friends in a team of two or three.
If you prefer shorter distances, you can also choose the classic 10 km.
The course is almost flat and fast, so it’s perfect for your new PB or a first half marathon.
Watch the official aftermovie of the 36th Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon:
Most runners came from Britain, Slovakia, and Poland, but there were also participants from Chile, Indonesia, and Singapore, just to name a few.
Along the course, there will be refreshments every 4 to 5 kilometers and of course continuous medical supervision. Pace runners will help you hit your desired tempo. But having fun is just as important as running so we’ll maintain several musical points along the course for your entertainment.
Each year participants receive a unique, race branded technical T-shirt, and finishers are given a gorgeous medal. Designs change every year.
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 the neo-baroque Széchenyi bath.
Also unique to Europe are Budapest’s ruin pubs. Located in the city center, this new function saved the countless old, run-down buildings 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 goulash, a stew, a strudel, and a pancake.
If your stomach is sensitive, you may want to leave this for after the race!
Watch this short video about the city and let yourself to be wowed:
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Conditions for participation under the current government decree
Attention! Before you register, please check the entry conditions to Hungary and the 484/2020. (XI. 10.) Hungarian Government decree about the conditions for participation.
- person protected against coronavirus – proof of COVID-19 vaccination with the COVID certificate
- person protected against coronavirus – proof of recovery from infection with the COVID certificate
- athlete who is a competitive athlete in accordance with the Sports Act, a certified athlete with a sports doctor’s license
- a person under eighteen years under the supervision of a person protected against a coronavirus
Please see also the rules of entry to Hungary.