DATE

August 1., 2020
Reserve days: August 2., 8., 9., 15., 16.

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)

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.

ENTRY FEES

With pre-registration until 12:00 AM, 31.07.2020  (or until we reach the limit of 10.000 participants)

The prices below are valid by providing a medical certificate stating that there is no contraindication to the practice of sport in competition issued no earlier than 1 July 2020 or, obtained on-site at the medical tents.

Ft/fő
standard entry fee6.000 Ft
with Spuri Gold Card5.000 Ft

 

Attention! Entry fee can be paid only in exact amount of cash (HUF)

The entry fee includes:

HOW TO REGISTER

Early bird registration:

From 15.07.2020, after signing up at https://entry.budapestmarathon.com/.

After signing in with the username and password, please choose the preferred distance. After that, please fill in the entry form, including the T-shirt size. Next, you can finalize the registration or you can also registrate another person(s). When the process is completed, you have to click on the pay button.

Please note that there is no actual payment, but this is required to complete the registration.

In case of a successful registration, a confirmation document (.pdf) will be sent to the given email address(es), this will be the entry form.

The entry form is valid only along with a medical certificate! The entry form must be printed and must be with you on the day of the event. It has to be handed over along with the medical certificate (issued in advance, no earlier than 1 July 2020, or, obtained on-site) when receiving the wristband. Here you will be able to pay the entry fee indicated on the confirmation document – only in cash (HUF)

There is no possibility to print the confirmation document on the spot!

Registration on the spot: in Balatonboglár, at the registration center, on August 1, 2020 between 8:00 and 11:45.

 How to register in Balatonboglár at the registration center:

  1. For those who already have an early bird registration and medical certificate

After the online early bird registration closing date we will send you an e-mail to your e-mail address that you provided upon registration. It might happen that the confirmation e-mail lands in the spam folder, so please check that out.

We kindly ask you to print out this confirmation, hand it to your doctor to fill it out and stamp it. You need to show this in Révfülöp upon registration. We can also accept a medical certificate as a separate document when finalizing the registration.

If you have the valid medical certificate with you on the spot, you can immediately go to the registration tents, where you will receive the race timing chip wristband along with another wristband entitling you to receive the event T-shirt.

If you do not have a medical certificate, you can obtain it on-site free of charge at the medical tents. After that, you can go to the registration tents.

Print out the confirmation of your registration, and search for the appropriate tent based on the category you chose (pre-registered participants, on-spot registration).

 

Finalizing your registration, paying the entry fee, timing band withdrawal:

1 August, 2020 between 8:00 and 11:45 on the football field in Balatonboglár, in Platán Strand.

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 2020.

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 for Innovation and Technology and the Lake Balaton Development Council.