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More Than 6,000 Participants to Run in 36th Budapest Half Marathon

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.08.28.

More than 5,700 Hungarian and a total of 410 foreign runners from 51 countries have registered to run in this Sunday’s 36th Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, the organisers said.

The 21.0975km race is scheduled to start at 8am and can be run individually or in two and three-person relay teams.

In addition to the half marathon, the programme also includes a 10km individual race and a 2.5km run for families and children.

The oldest female half marathon runner is 70 years old, while the oldest male participant is 80. The oldest participant overall will be an 86-year-old female runner in the 2.5km race.

Marathon Tourism Tripled in Past Decade
Marathon Tourism Tripled in Past Decade

The number of tourists visiting Hungary to participate in running events such as marathons has more than tripled in the past decade, daily Világgazdaság said on Tuesday, citing figures from the government commissioner for an active Hungary and the Budapest Sport Office. Nearly 25,000 foreigners ran in three large Budapest events last year, the Telekom […]Continue reading

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