Laufenn Half Marathon Relay For 3

LAUFENN HALF MARATHON RELAY FOR 3 – RACE INFO


BSI reserves the right to change the route, program, and the date of the event. 

Team building and running go hand in hand!
The growing popularity of running a marathon is undeniable. If you’re a relatively new runner, running the half marathon is the first big stepping stone. Not ready for that distance yet? Invite your friends, colleagues, family members to reach a common goal together in a team, and feel the big running race vibes at the same time!
The distance is long enough to become very proud when reaching the finish line, but not long enough to not see the end. In fact, you will enjoy every minute of it.
Run a half marathon in a relay team in Budapest, on a beautiful route with ten thousands of runners! This is a sightseeing running tour event: world heritage sites along the course, bridges across the Danube, Gellért Hill, Buda Castle, the Parliament of Budapest, Margaret Island, and a lot more. International field, unforgettable experience!

DATE:  8:00 a.m., September 6, 2020
DISTANCE: Half Marathon in 3 sections:  8.300 m– 7.000 m – 5.800 m
LOCATION OF THE START/FINISH: Pázmány Péter sétány, Budapest, 1117 – in front of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus

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COURSE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 


Course

The course runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges, and passes the most well-known sites of the city.
This is the official course map for the 2020 race:

Course video

Site area map

Will be uploaded soon…

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Prices & deadlines

 Distances & deadlines Standard entry fee  Student entry fee** CEE entry fee***
Laufenn Half Marathon Relay for 3 – 21 km in three sections – PRICE / PERSON
Until February 17, 2020 21 € 15 € 16 €
Until May 11, 2020 23 € 16 € 18 €
Until June 22, 2020 26 € 18 € 21 €
Until August 17, 2020 28 € 20 € 23 €
Until September 1, 2020 33 € 23 € 27 €
On-site – September 4-6, 2020 45 € 45 € 45 €

** For students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The card has to be valid on the day of the race and must be shown upon start number pick-up. Discount does not apply for on-site registration.

Click here for acceptable ISIC cards.

*** CEE countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Members of running clubs from the above countries are eligible for the discounted entry fee. Proof of membership must be presented upon bib pick-up.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Wheelchair and handbike entrants can only register in advance, no later than Sept 1, 2020.
The Registration Office will be closed on September 2-3-4, 2020, registration in person or picking up the bib there won’t be possible.

Entry limit

Budapest Half Marathon and Relays: Only the first 7,500 registrations are accepted.

  • Registration for these races will be stopped once the limit has been reached and entry fees paid after this point will be credited to your account.
  • Registration fees cannot be reimbursed. The credit on your account can be used for our upcoming events until Dec 31, 2021.

For more information on cancellation, click here.

BSI reserves the right to introduce an entry limit at any time prior to the race.

The entry fee includes

The registration fee includes:

  • participation in the race
  • BIB number
  • a unique  technical T-shirt with the race logo
    • with a size scale of S-XXL for women
    • with a size scale of XS-XXL for men
  • a unique finisher’s medal for finishers (all the finishers medals will be handed over to the last runner of the team after finishing the race)
  • refreshment points along the course
  • Wizz Air 20 EUR value voucher
  • finisher’s goodie bag (team members can take their goodie bags after finishing each section at the relay exchange stations, except for the last runner)
  • medical service
  • course closed to traffic
  • chip timing
  • other programs before and after the race
  • 21.26% VAT

How to register

Online registration (in advance):
Register online at entry.budapestmarathon.com until 23:59 on September 1, 2020 (if the limit has not been reached for the race).
Click here for prices and further details.

After successful payment, please send your request for the invoice via email, when the registration has been closed. The invoice will be sent to you via email in .pdf format.

On-site registration:
If the limit has not been reached, registration is also possible on-site at the race center on race day.
Please note that there is no on-site registration for wheelchair and handbike racers!

  • Opening hours of the Race Center for on-site registration:
    • Friday, 4 Sept, between 12:00-17:00
    • Saturday, 5 Sept, between 10:00-18:00
    • Sunday, 6 Sept, between 06:00-07:30

Available discount on the entry fee

Student discount

For students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The card has to be valid on the day of the race and must be shown upon start number pick-up. Discount does not apply for on-site registration. Click here for acceptable ISIC cards.

Discount for CEE countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Members of running clubs from the above countries are eligible for the discounted entry fee. Proof of membership must be presented upon bib pick-up.

Name on the bib

For entries submitted by July 12, the first name will be automatically displayed on the bib below the bib number. If the runner does not want to display a name on his/her bib number, it must be indicated:
– in case of online registration, please enter the following text “I DO NOT REQUIRE A NAME ON THE BIB” in the caption that will appear on the bib.
– in case of registration in-person, please enter the following text “I DO NOT REQUIRE A NAME ON THE BIB” on the entry form.

It is possible to place a nickname on the bib instead of the first name, but with nicknames up to only 12 characters.
This request must be indicated when submitting the entry, as the first name will be added automatically only. We are unable to display image characters or emojis. Below the bib number, space will be left for later entrants to write their names on.

Start list

Click here to see the start list of the runners registered already.

Additional information

  • Please wear your race number on the front and make sure that it is clearly visible at all times and don’t fold it! Make sure you put your race number on your T-shirt properly with the safety pins which can be found in your race packet and also on the registration tables. Improper wear might result in a 10-minute time penalty.
  • Participation in the event is open to any properly trained runner who has agreed to the standard terms and conditions.
  • Participants with a wheelchair or handbike cannot participate in the relay race.
  • When you use earphones, you are unable to hear noises from outside, so you might obstruct a runner who is trying to pass you or race marshals or members of the medical team. It is not recommended to use it in both ears.
  • Among the runners, there will be race organizers on bikes and motorbikes, and also ambulances if needed.
  • Participants are not permitted to roller-skate, bike, run without a race number, or run with a dog. Those attempting to run accompanied by someone on a bicycle or on roller-skates can be disqualified.
  • Arrive on time. We recommend you to arrive at the Race Center at least 1.5-2 hours before the start
  • 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, the program, and the date of the event.

Race organizer

BSI Sport Kft.
H-1138 Budapest, Váci út 152.
www.runinbudapest.com
[email protected]

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Start/Finish area

Start/Finish area

Pázmány Péter sétány, Budapest, 1117 – in front of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus

How to get there & Parking info

ARRIVE ON TIME – We recommend you to arrive at the Race Center at least 1.5-2 hours before the start

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • From Kelenföld Railway Station: take the metro line M4 in the direction of Keleti Railway Station. Get off at Móricz Zsigmond körtér (the 3rd stop from Kelenföld). Then take the tram 6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő (2 stops). From here, walk through Pázmány Péter sétány, and you will reach the Race Center in 600 m.
  • From Keleti Railway Station: take the metro line M4 in the direction of Kelenföld Railway Station. Get off at Móricz Zsigmond körtér (the sixth stop from Keleti)Then take the tram 6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő (2 stops). From here, walk through Pázmány Péter sétány, and you will reach the Race Center in 600 m.
  • From Nyugati Railway Station: take the tram 4 or tram 6 to Petőfi híd budai hídfő (10 stops) in the direction of Újbuda-Központ (in case of tram 4) or in the direction of Móricz Zsigmond körtér (in the case of tram 6). Get off at Petőfi híd budai hídfő and walk through Pázmány Péter sétány, and you will reach the Race Center in 600 m.

ARRIVE BY BIKE.
Supervised bicycle storage will be operating on race day.

PARKING LOTS

    • Pay parking in the parking lot oKopaszi gát 
      • Race center is only 800 m away from the parking lot
    • Free parking is available in the parking lot of Lurdy Ház
      • The race center can be approached by Tram 1 or replacement bus. Get off at “Info Park” (2 stops), then go straight ahead 500 m to reach the race center. 
  • PLEASE ABIDE BY THE PARKING RULES
    • Do not park in locations that are not permitted

Location of the Race Center

The Race Center will be located in the ‘North Building’ of Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) Lágymányosi Campus.
Address: Pázmány Péter sétátny. 1/A, H-1117 Budapest

Bib number pick up

You can pick-up your bib number in the opening hours of the Race Center:

  • Friday, September 4: between 12:00 and 17:00
  • Saturday, September 5: between 10:00 and 18:00
  • Sunday, September 6: between 06:00 and 07:30

You must have your registration confirmation with you to pick up your bib, either printed or the email on your phone. To collect the bib of another runner you must show his/her registration confirmation email. Stand at any table that frees up.

Relay runners get two kinds of bibs:

  1. An INDIVIDUAL BIB: this bib includes the team bib number and the index number of the team member
    • this bib must be clearly visible at all times during the race, worn on the front.
    • If the first team member participates in the individual half marathon race in addition to the relay race, wearing this bib is not necessary.
  2. A RELAY BIB: this bib includes the team bib number and the fact that it is a relay race bib.
    • This bib has the timing chip on it.
    • This bib has to be handed over to the next runner
    • This bib has to be worn by the actual runner on the back – with the help of a bib holding belt that runners get when picking up their bib.
    • This bib contains all the necessary information regarding the relay exchange stations and the relay race

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, bicycle storage, toilets, shower

Changing rooms

For men: changing rooms will be available in the building ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – Déli tömb’ before and after the race. The entrance is from the side closer to the Danube.
For women: changing rooms will be available in the same building ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – Déli tömb’ before and after the race, but the entrance is from the side farther to the Danube.

Luggage storage

Luggage storage tents will be available behind the building ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – Déli tömb’, on the grass area.
Tear the baggage tag off the bib number and attach it to your bag ensuring it is firmly in place and will not drop off. Please deposit your bag in the tent that corresponds to your bib number – you will not need the staff to take your luggage from you, you can put it there. After the race, you will be able to pick up your luggage from the staff according to your bib number.

Opening hours
    • Baggage drop-off: between 06:00-7:30
    • Baggage pick-up: between 9:15-11:30

     Attention! We don’t guard valuables in the luggage storage!

Bicycle Storage

Supervised bicycle storage will be operating on-site, near the changing rooms/tents.

Toilets

Find toilets in the changing rooms located in the building ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – Déli tömb’.
There will be portable toilets and urinals near the changing rooms, in the start/finish area and on the course at all refreshment and relay exchange stations.

Medical assistance

Please fill in the emergency section on the back of your bib. Do not forget to mention if you have taken any medication before the race!

  • During the race, medical services are available in the medical area beside the finish line.
  • If you see someone collapsing along the course please notify the race organizers posted at each kilometer sign or at the refreshment stations.
  • At the back of each bib, you can find the phone number of the medical team.

Starting zones

Starting zones:

In order to avoid overcrowding, runners will be started in 3 waves according to the planned pace the runners have given during registration and which is also indicated with a sticker on the bib number. Runners must start from the starting zone that’s indicated on their bib number.
The Starting Zones will be opened 20 minutes before the start and closed 5 minutes before. Afterward, runners have to start from the back of the field.

  • 1st wave:
    • 1st time zone: pace under 4:30 min/km (21K under 1 hour 35 minutes)
    • 2nd time zone: pace between 4:30 and 5:00 min/km (21K between 1 hour 35 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes)
  • 2nd wave:
    • 3rd time zone: pace between 5:00 and 5:30 min/km (21K between 1 hour 45 minutes and 1 hour 56 minutes)
  • 3rd wave:
    • 4th time zone: pace between 5:30 and 6:00 min/km (21K between 1 hour 56 minutes and 2 hours 6 minutes)
  • 4th wave:
    • 5th zone: pace between 6:00 min/km and 6:30 min/km (21K between 2 hours 6 minutes and 2 hours 17 minutes)
    • 6th zone: pace more than 6:30 min/km (21K in more than 2 hours 17 minutes)

How to get to your starting zone:

Time zone 1, 2, 3: from the main entrance of the building ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus – “Északi tömb”
Time zone 4, 5, 6: from Petőfi bridge

Additional information:

  • At the beginning of the field, there will be Race organizers standing and will lead the field to the start line.
  • Waves will be started in 1-1.5 minutes once they are led to the start line

Course

Pázmány Péter sétány – Budai alsó rakpart – Üstökös utcai felhajtó – Árpád fejedelem útja – Tavasz utca – Árpád híd (északi ág) – Margitsziget központi út– Margit híd – Jászai Mari tér – Újpesti rakpart – Szent István parki lehajtó – Pesti alsó rakpart – Közraktár utcai felhajtó – Fővám tér – Szabadság híd – Szent Gellért tér – Műegyetem rakpart – Pázmány Péter sétány

Kilometers achieved: Each kilometer is marked on the route with a sign placed 2 meters high. This will allow you to check your pace to complete the distance at the pace you have planned and prepared for.

Relay Exchange

Rules of the relay exchange:
  • At the relay exchange stations, you have to hand over the RELAY BIB to the next runner in the designated area.
  • Please make sure that you finish the distance in the designated area: special tables will show you the way to the relay exchange areas and the finish line for the relay teams. Our race organizer team will be there to help you.
  • Wearing the RELAY BIB on the waist during your run is obligatory and essential.
  • Please pull the RELAY BIB to the front when arriving at the relay exchange area OR the finish line.
  • The timing chip is attached to the RELAY BIB. Do not remove or injure the chip on the back of the RELAY BIB.
  • Make sure you use your own team’s RELAY BIB
  • Please leave the time measuring area as soon as possible
Relay exchange stations

1st relay exchange station location: at 8,3 km on Árpád fejedelem útja, on the left side of the road near Tímár utca HÉV (suburban rail) station
How to get there from the Race Center (recommended):

  • Walk to the bus 153 (2 minutes), get on the bus and go to Újbuda központ (6 minutes – 3 stops),
  • Get off and then get on the tram 41 and go to Batthyány tér (16 minutes – 8 stops),
  • Get off, and walk to the HÉV H5 (suburban rail, 2 minutes). Get on the HÉV H5 and get off at Tímár utca (6 minutes – 3 stops).

2nd relay exchange station location: at 15,3 km, on the left side of the road at Pesti alsó rakpart (Pest Danube Embankment), under Margit híd (Margaret Bridge),
How to get there from the Race Center (recommended):

  • Walk to Petőfi híd, budai hídfő (approx. 8 minutes),
  • Get on the tram 4 or 6 in the direction of Boráros tér (Pest-side) (approx. 2 minutes – 1 stop)
  • Get off at Boráros tér, then take the tram 2 to Jászai Mari tér (16 minutes – 9 stops).
  • Walk through under Margit híd until reaching the relay exchange station (Margaret Bridge, 2 minutes).

Click here to plan your trip with BKK Futár

Refreshment stations

  • There will be refreshment stations set up around every 4-5 km along the way.
  • We cannot provide individual refreshment.
  • There will be refreshment with water at the start and finish area
Distance (km) Location Refreshment
4,2 Budai alsó rakpart, North-side of the Chain bridge water
8,6 Árpád fejedelem útja, in front of Árpád híd water, BioTech USA IsoTonic, banana
11,6 Margitsziget Központi út, near Palatinus Strand water, BioTech USA IsoTonic
14,7 Pesti alsó rakpart, near Szent István park water, BioTech USA IsoTonic, banana
17,6 Pesti alsó rakpart, near Vigadó tér water, BioTech USA IsoTonic, glucose
19,1 Fővám tér, in front of the Budapest Corvinus University water, magnesium, glucose

Timelimit

Timelimit for the half marathon is 3 hours net time according to the start time of the last runner.
A sweep bus follows the runners at the pace of the 3-hours pace runner. If you are passed by the sweep bus, you have to get on the bus, your bib number will be crossed and you are not allowed to enter the finish area.

1 km
0:08:30
2 km
0:16:56
3 km
0:25:22
4 km
0:33:48
5 km
0:42:14
6 km
0:50:43
7 km
0:59:12
8 km
1:07:41
9 km
1:16:10
10 km
1:24:39
11 km
1:33:11
12 km
1:41:43
13 km
1:50:15
14 km
1:58:47
15 km
2:07:19
16 km
2:15:54
17 km
2:24:29
18 km
2:33:04
19 km
2:41:39
20 km
2:50:14
21 km
2:58:52
Half marathon:
2:59:44

Time measurement

The UHF chip will be located at the back of your bib number.
Consequently, it is essential that you wear your own bib correctly: well visibly on your chest without folding it.
Failure to do so may result in a 10-minute time penalty.

Bib number rules

Time measurement is done with the help of timing mats (antennas) placed on the ground, that detects the transmitter placed in the bib number from a distance of about 2-3 meters. Time-stamping occurs at a strong signal only (when passing over the carpet).

To have a successful time measurement of the run, please abide by the following rules:

  • Relay runners get the timing chip attached to the team’s RELAY BIB, that must be worn on the waist. This bib has to be handed over to the next runner at the relay exchange station.
  • The INDIVIDUAL BIB must be worn visibly throughout the race, around the abdomen/chest. Bib number holding belt is allowed and recommended!
  • The bib number must not be hidden or folded.
  • The chip on the back of the bib number should not be removed, folded, or punctured with the safety pin.
  • Make sure to wear your own bib number during the race.
  • Once arriving at the finish line, please leave the measuring point as soon as possible.

Prizes

  • Prizes will be issued to the top 3 male and female teams – mixed relay teams will be displayed among the men relay teams
  • The results will be announced based on the order of arrival at the finish line (gross time). The result list on the website (based on net time) may include a different ranking.

AFTER RACE INFORMATION

Results

A list of results will be published online in real-time and will be updated as runners cross the finish line.
Runners who do not have time at one of the checkpoints along the course will not be given a rank.
Those who received a 10-minute penalty will be marked with an asterisk.

FREE Race photos

Thanks to Laufenn, High-resolution photos taken along the course can be downloaded for FREE from  https://bsi.futofoto.hu/

WE WISH YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME!


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