The Vivicitta Spring Half Marathon is part of a 2-day long event all about running. On Sunday runners can choose between a half marathon (21 km) individually or in team of 2 or 3 or a Vivicitta (10 km) while on Saturday the focus is on shorter distances for the less experienced runners. With distances ranging from 750 m to 21 km everyone in the family can find their own challenge and welcome the spring by running!
A green and flowery park hosts the start and the finish area while the Half Marathon course will pass by Budapest’s best sights. Completing the distance is essentially a running sightseeing tour as you run across the Chain Bridge, past the castle, Parliament and many other famous buildings.
There are over 30.000 participants on all the distances, with more than 9000 half marathon runners, 6000 Vivicitta (10 km) and 5000 Midicitta (7 km) runners. However, no need to worry about crowding and overtaking as the start is done in waves so everyone has plenty of space to run.
In 2018, there were more than 2300 foreign runners, including 1300 on the half marathon, from 85 countries. Most runners came from Germany, Britain, and France, but there were also participants from Peru, Malaysia, and Belize, just to name a few.