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 11, 2022
PLANNED 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

REGISTER NOW

The online pre-registration is closed, register on the spot!

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.

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.

CLICK HERE to see the course video and map of 2022!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Prices & deadlines

CLICK HERE for prices and deadlines!

Entry limit

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 Finisher medals will be hand over after the race for the last member of the relay)
  • a 20€ value voucher from the Wizz Air
  • refreshment points along the course
  • finisher’s goodie bag
  • 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.runinbudapest.com until 23:59 on September 6, 2022 (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 or form Friday to Saturday at the time of bib pick-up.
In 2022 on-site registration is allowed.
Please note that there is no on-site registration for wheelchair and handbike racers!

Name on the bib

For entries submitted by July 31, 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, 152-156 Váci street
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
    • Pay 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

Please see the information about BIB PICK-UP HERE!

 

Changing rooms, cloakrooms, bicycle storage, toilets, shower

Changing rooms

  • For men: changing rooms will be available in the building South Buildong of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus 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 South Building of ELTE Lágymányosi Campus before and after the race, but the entrance is from the side farther to the Danube.
  • Changing facilities will be provided at the relay exchange station, but there will be no luggage storage.

Luggage storage

  • Luggage tents will be available on the grassy area to the right of the race centre exit, 200 metres away.
  • The baggage storage areas will be marked with red “RUHATÁR” signs.
  • 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 and pick up: between 6:00-11:00
  • 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 South Building of the ‘ELTE Lágymányosi Campus’ .
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.

  • and on the course at all refreshment and relay exchange stations.

Showers

There will be no showers at the race.

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 1.5-2 minutes once they are led to the start line

Course

The final course is still under discussion. The exact course will be published after it is finalised.

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 8,6 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, Lower Pesti quay, under the Margaret Bridge
  • How to get there from the Race center (recommended):
    • 3 km walking from the Race center.
    • Take the metro line “M2” to Batthyányi tér (Batthyányi tér), then on foot.
    • Get on the tram 4 or 6 in the direction of Boráros tér and get off at Margaret Bridge -Buda-side

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
  • The exact location and supply of the refreshment stations will be published after the 2022 course is finalised.

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

  • High-resolution photos taken along the course can be downloaded for FREE at bsi.futofoto.hu after the race, thanks to Laufenn.

 

You can see galleries from previous years here.

 

WE WISH YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME!