DATE

July 31., 2021
Reserve days: August 1., 7., 8., 14., 15

The final date of the event will be announced 2 days before the race, after the approval of the authority.

LOCATION

Start: Balatonboglár, Platán Strand
The exact location of the start: 8630 Balatonboglár, Szentmihályi u. 1.
Balatonboglár on the southern shore of Lake Balaton can be approached on road 7 and on the M7 motorway.

Route Planner

FinishBalatonboglár, Platán Strand (plage)

Final site plan is expected some weeks before the event, the site will be very similar to 2020: Site plan

DISTANCE

2600 m

The swimming course starts from Platán beach in Balatonboglár, then swimmers have to turn back at the buoy at 1300 meters and return to the finish at Balatonboglár.

REGISTRATION

Registration will start about a month before the event.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Please note that no registration for the event will be confirmed without providing a valid medical certificate issued no earlier than 1 July 2021.

We recommend obtaining the medical certificate in advance. By doing this, you can save time, and you make the organizers’ work much easier. Obtain your medical certificate in advance so that you will be able to avoid the long queues at the medical tent.

You can get the medical certificate on the spot as well (your general health condition must be appropriate for the race), but we recommend that you have the certificate beforehand to avoid standing in line for a long time and to get a discount on your entry fee (valid only in case of early bird registration online + preliminary medical certificate).

In case the event is postponed, the medical certificates obtained for the original time are also valid for the new date, unless they have been issued before 1 July.

There are no specific parameters or format requirements of the medical certificate obtained in advance, but it must state that there is no contraindication to the practice of the sport.

In case of foreign participants, we accept non-Hungarian medical certificates with signature and official stamp of the doctor.

STARTING PERIOD

between 9:00 and 12:00
Due to a possible change in the weather, the closing time of the start may be earlier.

FINISHING THE DISTANCE

The first half of the course can be done in a seperate lane next to the full distance lane, then after 1300 m swimmers turn left and reach the finish line along with the field of the full distance.

REFRESHMENT, FINISHER PACK

There will be water provided before the race.

On the route, there will be water provided on the escort boats. Glucose will be also available if necessary, but we can provide it in accordance with the recent recommendations to protect against COVID-19.

Upon arriving at the finish line, participants can have a tea, and they also get a finisher pack with goodies from the sponsors.
Some items of the finishers goodie bag (eg coffee, pastry) are offered as a coupon which can be redeemed on-site.

The event T-shirt is guaranteed on the spot only for pre-registered participants. Pre-registered participants will receive a wristband entitling them to receive the event T-shirt, along with a race timing chip wristband at the race center.

TIME LIMIT

Everyone has to start swimming by 12 PM, and has to arrive at the finish line until 3 PM at the latest.

Times may vary depending on the weather (it can be earlier). The organizers will make the final decision after arranging with the authorities.

During the event we set swimming course closing times per kilometer, adjusted to the time limit.

Swimming track closing time calculated with the closing time of the 12-hour start:
at 1.4 km, which is also the 4 km of the full distance: 14:20

CHANGING ROOM, CLOAKROOM, BAGGAGE STORAGE

You can change in Balatonboglár in tents near the registration center.
You can drop off your packages that don’t require transportation

Cloakroom opening hours:

Baggage drop-off: from 7:00 until 11:50
Baggage pick-up: until 16:00

Baggage drop-off:
In Balatonboglár:
Participants who are registered to the race or who are willing to register, can drop off packages.
After the drop-off of the packages which remain on the spot competitors get a wristband that has the same number on it as the tag on the package. Packages can be withdrawn after the swim showing the wristband.

BICYCLE DEPOT

There will be secured bike parking facilities on both shores, but participants need to lock down properly their bikes. Bicycles cannot be transported to the opposite shore.

TIMING

Timing will be provided by chip that is located on the wristband that you get upon paying the entry fee.

RACE RESULTS

You can check the real-time results on the website.
–          the results of the pre-registered participants can be seen at every refresh of the list
–          the results of the participants who registered on the spot will be uploaded to the site the week after the race

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

–          Anyone can compete at the race who accepts the terms and conditions of the race and has a valid medical certificate on the day of the race. The medical certificate must be provided upon withdrawing the wristband.
–          A participant who does not have a preliminary medical certificate are required to take a mandatory medical examination on the spot.
–          Participants younger than 18 years old do need a declaration of approval of the parents/guardian Participants younger than 14 years old can only get into the water with the help of their parents/guardian. The only exceptions are the certified competitors of the different swimming and water polo sports.
–          A participant who does not follow the exact route signed by the organizer or does not provide accurate information, including emergency contact information, when filling out the event application, can be disqualified.
–          We are not responsible for any valuables during the race!
–          Any commercial or promotional activity should be permitted by the organizer in advance, in a manner determined by the organizer.
–          The organizer reserves the right to limit the number of participants and close the registration at any time.
–          The organizer reserves the right to change the program and the date of the event.

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE DAY OF THE RACE

We’ve collected some very useful advices for you. To check them, please click here. 

The event is supported by the Ministry of Human Capacities, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the Lake Balaton Development Council.