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Results to the Telekom Vivicittá Half Marathon 2023.

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Every year, the event is surrounded by ever-increasing anticipation, which excites the running public not only in Hungary, but also from Europe. At the race 1300 foreign runners from 83 countries started.

Around the world 4 times: the finishers covered a total of more than 180000 kms during this year’s 38th Telekom Vivicitta weekend.

Exercise lovers celebrated spring in an impressive environment, beautiful sunny weather and a real running atmosphere at this year’s 38th Telekom Vivicitta. During the two days of the weekend, a total of nearly 20000 people moved and played sports on 10 distances. In addition to the community experience, the participants of the event also served a good cause: they supported the work of 11 charitable organizations with ten million Hungarian Forint.

Here are the results of the 38th Vivicittá running race festival:

Vivicittá, results – Half Marathon MEN: 1. Thomas Percy (British) 1:11:28 hours, 2. Iván Levente 1:12:43, 3. Galasiewicz Jakub (Polish) 1:13 :25

During the 2 days run race attended all together by almost 20000 people in Budapest.

According to the information of the organizer Budapest Sport Bureau, the British athlete completed the 21-kilometer distance in 1:11:28 hours.

Anissa Weibl from the City Győr was the first among the women.

The sports event was also attended by Anett Bősz, Deputy Mayor of Budapest, Máriusz Révész State Secretary responsible for Active Hungary and Balázs Németh CEO of the Budapest 2023 Athletics World Cup Organizer Ltd.

All participants received a discount coupon for the World Athletics Championships in Budapest!, entitling them to purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount for the evening programs to the World Championships.

Final Countdown Results:

Half Marathon MEN: 1. Thomas Percy (British) 1:11:28 hours, 2. Iván Levente 1:12:43, 3. Galasiewicz Jakub (Polish) 1:13 :25

Half Marathon WOMEN : 1. Anissa Weibl 1:25:03, 2. Réka Bátai 1:27:29, 3. Anna Bor 1:28:37

MEN 10 km: 1. Tamás Tóth 31:57 minutes, 2. Clément Ringard (French) 32:25, 3. Gábor Józsa 32:31
WOMEN 10 km: 1. Ohn Kinga 36:07, 2. Bukovszki Tünde 37:23, 3. Karolina Horváth 38:11.

Between August, 19 and 27, 2023, the biggest sports event in Hungary’s history, will be held the World Athletics Championships. With the Fan Club discount coupon, participants can buy tickets for the evening programs of the Athletics World Cup at a 50% price, and in the morning can admire the superheroes.

Source: Futanet

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

Sunday, November, 24.

The Association of Diplomatic Spouses Budapest DSB (Diplomatic Spouses Budapest) organized for the third time this year the Diplomatic Charity Fair. The family fair was opened to  everybody who wished to join this event. The main purpose is to raise money for charities was also supported by the Hungarian DSB.

Organizations supported by the DSB: Special Educational and Development Institute (SOFI). The Brothers of the Good Shepherd (victims of violence for women and kids).  The Esztergom Our House (the community center for disadvantaged children and families in need of services). The entry ticket fee was 500HUF which as a donation also was offered  to the organizations  supporters.

The official opening and welcoming words were given by  Biljana Griovska, President of the DSB club, deputy mayor of Budapest and H.E. Mr. Alberto Bottari de Castello, Apostolic Nuncio. 

Mrs Anita Herczegh, the spouse of the President of Hungary was the guest of honor.

During the fair the national stalls of different countries presented their yummies, folk art, music and dances but souvenirs can buy small gifts for visitors. Was alike as having a trip in a wink abroad in just minutes away from one nation to the other. There was a „kids corner”, crafts, self-made silver and art jewelry, rainbow colors of pashmina stoles, hand-made painted silk exotic food/spices, gifts, cloths, home furnishing and ayurveda products from India. Thai and Indonesian food and spices, wooden gifts, exotic fresh veggie and fruit drinks, hand-made sweeties, Dolce Vita Beauty supplies, organic drinks … far from knowing the existence of these drinks by the Hungarians.

The entertainment programs of the day were awesome, having the present the preformances of the ExperiDance show, the splendid Korean and Indian dance shows, Children music group from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Music performance represented by Andre Goodfriend and Karen Posner Mullen from the U.S.A. Embassy in Budapest, brought the eye-catching Iberoamerican artists on the  stage, grand show with 16 dancers show by the Folk group from Serbia, Hungarian Opera singers, Italian musicians. Second-hand cloths … mostly brand new and various accessories all in good condition. The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest.

The charity fair have had become so popular compared to the previous two years, there was no question to hold again the third diplomatic charity fair this year with the participation of the representative embassies. The countries were: Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, UK, Belgium, Slovenia, Macedonia, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Qatar, Jordan, Thailand, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt,Serbia, Latvia, Angola, Philippines, China, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Ecuador, USA, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Albania, Kosovo.

During the late afternoon hours, the giant raffle draw took place with sophisticated prizes awaiting the lucky ones … Just to mention the most wanted ones … trips offered by the participating countries to their homeland was the most popular beside the 28 prizes.

Even though the program started at 10 a.m. and officially ended at 4 p.m., seemed like nobody wished to leave the place, feeling good and enjoying the each others companies.

This international gathering absolutely proved  peace and harmony is in everyone’s heart.  This good vibration should be propagated around the world. Happy people filled with warm hearts.

Thumbs-up to the organizers …  Even though on a day called Sunday, the Sun was missing, raining throughout the day … for many it was a bright and sunny day at the Diplomatic Charity Fair!

Last but not least, here goes two videos to show the brilliant preformances:

Updated, snaps, video by Aggie Reiter