National Wine Marathon starting on May, 23. 2015. – Hungary

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Want to be in charge for yourself in running … Beat it at the National Wine Marathon – Hungary!

Enter to one of the biggest social experience to promise all sports and the wine lovers!

Hungary is known as to be the Nation of Equestrian … and as a reminder Hungary is the only country in Europe which stands also within incredibly rich in Hot Mineral Baths, so Nation of Spas … another reason not letting go, keeping this information mind … now to prove it is also a Nation of Wines!

National Wine Marathon starting on May, 23. 2015, for 11 days covering settlements of the 22 wine regions of Hungary.

An interim press conference regarding to this coming up grandiose event was held at the Buda-side of Budapest at the Little Judge  (KisBiró) Restaurant,  opened by Dezső Dobor – press chief and program director Attila Balla who reported on the progress achieved, and presented the key locations of  the 11 days run and introduced the new member sponsors. Also representing the National Wine Marathon were present: Kristian Kielmaye, Gábor Barátossy, Dr. Zsombor Sümeg, Balázs Győrffy, László Dobák, Ágnes Herczeg, Imre Dlusztus.  Dezső Dobor – press chief also announced President dr. János Áder agreed to patronage the event, and the Defence Minister dr. Csaba Hende to be also as patron, who will  personally join the National Wine Marathon.

The National Wine Marathon is extremely rich, and the distance  to run is more than plenty. As said within the 11 days,  total of 2573 km … 264Hs … 7 marathon … 6 half marathon. Passing through Hungary as one continuous area in  Vineland  will be over the length of 100 villages.)

There is no certain age limit, but have to keep in mind the delicious bottle of wine will only be handled over to participants above the age of 18. Entrants under 18 years will receive mineral water, fruit juice. Here is a bunch of the names of those official locations  to count on … count in “Stand On Your Marks! Get Set! Go!” 

Abaújszántó, Ásotthalom, Budapest-Campona, Balatongyörök, Badacsonytomaj, Balatonfüred, Balatonboglár, Balaton-felvidék, Balatonföldvár, Balatonkeresztúr, Borota, Bokod, Baja, Bátaszék, Bonyád, Bükkaranyos, Dunaszekcső, Edelény,  Hajós, Villány, Pécs, Siklós, Szekszárd, Hőgyész, Győk, Paks, Cece, Simontornya, Enying, Siófok, Kőröshegy, Fertőd,  Fertőrákos , Fonyód, Jászkisér,  Jászberény, Nagykanizsa, Letenye, Lenti, Páka, Söjtör, Keszthely, Hévíz, Révfülöp, Lovas, Szentantalfa,  Sárvár,  Szeged, Sümeg, Kőszeg, Kisköre, Kiskunhalas, Szolnok, Sóshalom, Szombathely, Csorna, Kisbér, Pannonhalma, Győrújbarát, Tat,  Tiszakürt, Zsámbék, Dunaalmás, Lábatlan, Biatorbágy, Kunszentmiklós, Mórahalom, Dömsöd, Imrehegy, Kiskörös, Sárospatak, Jánoshalma, Solt,  Pilis, Poroszló, Pusztamérges, Kecskemét, Cegléd,  Monor, Mezőkövesd, Onga,Kóka, Hatvan, Gyöngyös, Tapolca,  Tápiószentmárton, Tornyiszentmiklós, Újszász,  Ináncs, Mád, Tokaj, Zalaegerszeg,  Zalaszentgrót, Zalakaros.

To run any marathon for the first time would rank as a great life experience. The distance from one village to the other reassured in the length of distance, the different routes will show some of the world’s most famous vineyards on the way and will make this adventure special for those running as a „wine nut”. Also at these events will gather the leading personalities of region’s wine-makers who will offer their best products to the runners and visitors. Definitely, an experience to learn about the great wines of Hungary. Also not just for runners, the visitors and guests can enjoy folklore parade as they try tasting various wine brands and enjoying their time around with local music and much fun the villages will offer. A fine time in meeting local folks in and on the way will most probably build new connection.

Each registrants will receive an application package from the National Wine Marathon organizers with the following content: 1pc running uniform, 1pc National Wine Marathon partner card, 1pc National Wine Marathon medal finish, 1pc RFID, wristband timer or timer chip, 1 bottle of wine from the specific wine region, affecting the actual running distance, also other sponsorship offerings such as credit coupons.

At the wine-making scene  will gather the leading personalities of regional who will offer their best products to visitors. The runners and guests can witness a folklore parade, whilst giving a try in tasting various wine brands and enjoying their time around with music and much fun.

Probably there will be coming around with many Qs. To try to find the good answers, rather than to have a general tips, need to drop over to the use link at the organizers website to learn more about running the Nation Wine Marathon. In the meantime only Hungarian website exist, but said it will have an English language site to click to. Foreigners working, staying in Hungary will need a little help from a (Hungarian) friend. to follow the followings.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

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