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Hungary Running Race Preview: 3rd Violin Maraton

January Series 2/3

Date: Sunday 20th January Location: Kecskemét Distances: Half Marathon, 5km and 10km Facebook - Registration

For our second race in focus we have the 3rd Violin Maraton in the historic city of Kecskemét. This race promises a unique experience in the form of classical musicians who will be also braving the cold and offering rejuvenating musical delights for the participants!

Kecskemét itself is a charming town with a history worth noting. The town was identified as such as far back as 1368. Since that date it has been and become a refuge from invasion, an agricultural centre, and an important wine region. Following an increase in wealth in the city it was able to create a striking town square in the Art Nouveau style. Kecskemét is known for its wine, but also especially for the barackpálinka - plum brandy. It is one of the two centres of the Great Hungarian Plain and the 8th largest settlement in the country. With this race the organisers are bundling up classical musical culture with architectural history, and a chance to race somewhere new! What more do you need? Look for the travel options below.

The best map of the course we could find. What an adventure! ;-)

It is our intention at runningclub.hu to support runners in getting out of the 'big smoke' of Budapest, so if there is a race you would like featured on this website please contact us. Also, if you are an expat who needs a little help getting things organised do the same, we would be happy to help.

Travel Options

Train: There are regular trains from Budapest-Nyugati. The journey takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. To get there in time you will need to catch the 07:53 train to arrive at Kecskemét station at 09:10. The ticket should cost 2,555 HUF for 2nd class or 3,105 HUF for 1st.

Bus: From Népliget aut. pu. you can get a number of lines to Kecskemét. You can get the 0001 at 07:45 to arrive at 09:43 costing less then 2000 HUF.

If you would like to see more races, take a look at our race calendar for 2019.

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