DATE

July 23., 2022
Reserve days: July 24., 30., 31, August 6., 7., 13., 14.

The final date of the event will be announced 2 days before the race (on Thursday at noon), after the approval of the Siófok observartory of Hungarian Meteorological Service and the Balaton Water Police.

LOCATION

Start:     Révfülöp, on the football field next to the harbor
The exact location of the start: Révfülöp, Halász u. 7. (football field)
Révfülöp is on the north shore of lake Balaton, along route no. 71.
Route Planner

Site plan

FinishBalatonboglár, Platán Strand (plage)

Site plan

PARKING

In case you arrive by car, in Révfülöp you will be able to park at the places indicated below. We ask that you find and use only the parking lots marked here. Arrive on time at the event, so that you will have enough time to park your car properly.

We kindly ask you to always park your car according to the rules of The Highway Code. Please be mindful and take care of the local environment!

 

In Balatonboglár there will not be any parking lots specifically for the participants.

DISTANCE, COURSE

Distance: 5200 m

  • The distance can only be completed individually, regardless of the type of SUP, and no other person (or animal) may be there.
  • The distance may only be completed on the course between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár. Paddling back from Balatonboglár is strictly forbidden!
  • During the race, participants must proceed to the left of the direction of travel of the buoys (which will be on the right), at a maximum distance of 30 m, and they must pass by the support boats the same way.
  • It is forbidden to proceed within swimming lanes (the area between the buoys and the support boats).

Course:

NEVEZÉS

Registration for the event starts from mid-June.

KORHATÁR

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, water polo, triathlon and pentathlon sports.

STARTING PERIOD

Between 9:00-12:00
The race may start 1 hour after the start of the Balaton cross-swimming, therefore it may be changed (it may be earlier or later).
Due to possible changes in the weather, the latest start time may be earlier.

REFRESHMENT, FINISHER PACK, T-SHIRT PICK-UP

There will be water provided before the race.

During the race, participants must provide refreshments for themselves.

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.

Participants with pre-registration may pick up their T-shirt using the yellow wristband—that they’ve received at the registration tent—in Balatonboglár, at the T-shirt pickup tent, outside the finish area.

Those who signed up for the race on the spot can purchase the T-shirt for 2000 HUF in Balatonboglár or order it while stocks last.

TIME LIMIT

The race must be started by 12:00., and must be finished by 15:00 at the latest. We ask that those who plan to complete the 5.2 km in more than 2 hours start the race accordingly!

The times specified above may be modified due to possible changes in the weather (times might be earlier). This will be decided after consulting with the authorities.

During the race, there will be different time limits after certain distances. Participants must get to the checkpoints at each kilometer until the time specified below.

Closing times and the checkpoints based on the 12 PM start:
at 2 km:               13:45
at 3 km:               14:10
at 4 km:               14:35

CHANGING ROOM, CLOAKROOM, BAGGAGE STORAGE

You can change in Révfülöp and Balatonboglár in tents near the registration center.
You can drop off your package at:
–          Révfülöp and Balatonboglár: packages that don’t require transportation
–          Révfülöp: those packages too that require transportation to Balatonboglár

Cloakroom opening hours:

In Balatonboglár:
Baggage drop-off: from 5:50 until 10:50
Baggage pick-up: until 16:00

In Révfülöp:
Baggage drop-off: from 7:00 until 11:50
Baggage pick-up: until 17:00

 

Baggage drop-off:

It is not allowed to use the package drop-off service for storing rigid or inflated SUP. We ask that you place these sports equipment into the makeshift, guarded storage situated close to the registration tent for the SUP race.

In Révfülöp:
You can only drop off your package after the withdrawal of the wristband that you get after you paid the entry fee.
Packages, which remain on the spot, can be dropped off at the tent where the baggage storage is. After the drop-off, participants get a wristband that has the same number on it as the tag on the package.
Packages can be withdrawn after the race showing the wristband.We recommend this option to those sailing back to Révfülöp after the race.
Only deflated and packed SUPs may be taken on the boat that transports participants. Rigid SUPs cannot be transported on this boat.
Packages, which need to be transported to the opposite shore, can be dropped off at the tent that has the ‘package transport’ sign. After the drop-off, a new number and letter combination are being added to the wristband. Packages can be withdrawn on the opposite shore, in the tent indicated by the letter combination, showing the wristband. We recommend this option to those staying in Balatonboglár after the race.

In Balatonboglár:
Participants who are registered to the race or who are willing to register, can drop off packages. We recommend this option to those arriving in Balatonboglár, then sailing to Révfülöpre for the start.
Only deflated and packed SUPs may be taken on the boat that transports participants. Rigid SUPs cannot be transported on this boat. 

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 done by a chip that is attached to the wristband given to the participants upon the payment of the entry fee.

All wristbands are made of a waterproof material, so they won’t be damaged during the race. Staff members will scan the chip at the start and at the finish line to record the time.

We ask that you take good care of your wristband and do not lose it; otherwise, your time will not be recorded at the event.

BOAT TRANSPORTATION DURING THE EVENT

Only deflated and packed SUPs may be taken on the boat that transports participants. Rigid SUPs cannot be transported on this boat.

FROM BALATONBOGLÁR TO RÉVFÜLÖP:

During the Lidl Balaton Cross-Swimming catamarans are operated between Balatonboglár and Révfülöp.
The catamaran service will be continuous. The boat departs as soon as it gets full. The FIRST BOAT from Balatonboglár on the day of the swimming will be at the dock at 7:00 and departs to Révfülöp as soon as it’s full. From Révfülöp it departs again when it’s full, and so on. Boats that transport the swimmers who plan to participate in the race will not run on a schedule—as soon as a boat fills up it departs to Révfülöp.
The LAST BOAT that transport the participants to the start departs from Balatonboglár at 11:00.

FROM RÉVFÜLÖP TO BALATONBOGLÁR:
During the Lidl Balaton Cross-Swimming multiple boats will run between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár. The boat service will be continuous. Boats will transport those accompanying the participants from the northern shore to Balatonboglár.

For the participants of the 5.2 km distance the first one way is free and can be redeemed by showing the wristband received for the swim. Additional tickets may be purchased.
Participants of the half-distance and those accompanying them must purchase tickets for each ride.
We recommend that those friends and family members who intend to use transportation to both directions buy roundtrip tickets beforehand to avoid waiting in line for a long time.
For the boat transportation, the ticket prices of the Balatoni Hajózási Zrt. apply.
Tickets may be purchased at the cashiers of BAHART on the spot.

On the boats, it is mandatory to obey the rules regarding the pandemic.

RACE RESULTS

The results at https://bsieredmenylista.hu/ will get updated continuously as soon as participants cross the finish line. From here, you can download your personalized certificate as well, and you can even share it on Facebook for all of your friends to see.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, RACE RULES
  • Anyone can compete at the race who accepts the terms and conditions of the race.
  • During the entire time of the race, it is mandatory to wear a life jacket, that everybody must provide for themselves.
  • The distance can only be completed individually, regardless of the type of SUP, and no other person (or animal) may be there. The distance may only be completed on the course between Révfülöp and Balatonboglár. Paddling back from Balatonboglár is strictly forbidden!
  • During the race, participants must proceed to the left of the direction of travel of the buoys (which will be on the right), at a maximum distance of 30 m, and they must pass by the support boats the same way
  • It is forbidden to proceed within swimming lanes (the area between the buoys and the support boats).
  • Participants may get help from the staff of Decathlon with inflating their SUP in the start area.
  • It is not allowed to use the services of facilities (cloakroom, dressing room, restrooms, race center) with a rigid or inflated SUP.
    • Before the start, sports equipment may be placed into the makeshift, guarded storage situated close to the SUP race center.
    • We kindly ask every participant to deflate their sports equipment as soon as possible after arriving at the finish in Balatonboglár, or in case of a rigid SUP they must hand it over to a friend or family member, and only after doing so, should they redeem the coupons in the swag bag. Please only use the cloakroom service of the package storage without a SUP. There will not be a storage facility for SUPs on the southern shore.
  • Only deflated and packed SUPs may be taken on the boat that transports participants. Rigid SUPs cannot be transported on this boat.
  • 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.

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