Budapest Marathon in October

Would you like to run a marathon suggested by CNN? Than come to Budapest! CNN has an annual running calendar, which is suggests one marathon for each month from all around the World. The Budapest Marathon is recommended for October 2013.

More than 4300 runners only on the marathon distance, almost half of them coming from abroad, from more than 60 different countries. There is no doubt, that this is a real international event on one hand, while still a middle sized marathon catering for individual needs on the other! The course is not overcrowded but you won't feel alone on the route either. If you want to run the only marathon in the World having two World Heritage sights along its course come to Budapest.

You can also run together with the walking Rubik's Cube. (By the way did you know that the Rubik's Cube was invented in Budapest by the Hungarian Ernő Rubik in the 70's?) You can also have a relaxing bath in one of the countless thermal baths in Budapest, in the thermal bath capital of Europe.

28th Spar Budapest Marathon: 13th October 2013. (participants: 19 000. Distances: 42 km; 30 km; Relay for 4; 7 km Minimarathon; 3,5 km Fun Run)

The route is pretty complex - It will Start and end at Heroes' Square, proceeding towards St Stephen's Basilica, then around to the south along the riverbank, crossing the Liberty bridge, then back north as far as margaret island, then back again to cross the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, along the Danube to the north then across margaret bridge to tour around Margaret Island, before heading back to Pest and across the back streets to Heroes' square again. (See map)

28th Nike Budapest Halfmarathon: 8th September 2013. (participants: 12 000. Distances: 21 km;  21 km in pairs, 3,5 km Fun Run)

CNN link: http://travel.cnn.com/running-around-world-132356