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I’m doing the Budapest Marathon on 9 October. I wonder how many other RW members are also doing it (seen a post by amylmw). Keen to share advice on the event. There is this event summary from 2009
A friend has done the Budapest half marathon a couple of times and told me:
The route is so pretty and they purposely take you along the Danube and past all the key landmarks so you get to see the best of the city. The marathon seemed very well organised. Very international in terms of participants.
Hungarians are very friendly and very gentle people. Budapest is one of the most underrated EU capitals - it's pretty, small, historical and friendly. There also have some lovely natural thermal spas which has freezing water plunge pools in them which are excellent for any post marathon aches. I'd recommend Gelert Spa just over Freedom Bridge. They speak good English in Budapest (you go outside Budapest and the level drops like a stone). Otherwise Russian with the older generation is helpful.
As usual for my annual foreign road marathon, happy to meet up with other RW entrants.