Approximately 4500 runners took part

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Approximately 4500 runners took part in the BUDAPEST NATO RUN. Early in the morning run fans were gathering on the Vérmező. The first start was the traditional Historical Running Relay, this part of the event commemorates the victims of the independence war in 1848-’49.

The thirteen stations (relay stations) proposed in the event symbolically display the memory of the thirteen martyrs of Arad, by invited students’ teams to run for pay tribute to them in 13 members teams from the secondary and high school, colleges and universities.  About 120 teams participated.

The most popular race of the Running Fest was the 10 km NATO RUN. After a common warm-up thousands runners started on the Attila Street toward Lánchíd tunnel, some of them were alone, or in relays with two persons, civilians and soldiers completed the distance together. From the 12 NATO countries there were invited teams with the best soldier athletes. The Hungarian defence minister Dr. István Simicskó took part in the competition, after his run he said: “Today every participants is a winner overcoming their laziness and weakness”.

For the purpose of women gender equality many sympathizers could run who wanted to emphasize the importance of female participation in decision-making, in prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace-building and peacekeeping. The lucky ones could pick up and run, wearing the NATO 1325 T-Shirt.

The route was fascinating, as well as hard since the last two kilometres course began ascent steeply almost until the finish, which was on the Kapisztrán Square. Here the runners were received not only with finisher’s medals but some interesting programmes, as well. HDF NCO Academy Orchestra of Szentendre, the Support Brigade Special Parade Group, Csángó Hungarian Folk and Zurgó Band provided music with the dancers Árpád Vörös and Fanni Nádasdy.

The Photo Contest winners

Congratulations for them! They are awarded the valuable gift cards by Decathlon.
See you next year!

First place

Cseklan István, Szolnok – Hungary


Second place

Kazi György, Budapest – Hungary


Third place

Venczel Virág, Pétfürdő – Hungary







Every 10 km individualrunners will be awarded with a finisher’s medal.


United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

The NATO Partnership Running Festival 2016 is supporting the Office of the Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security at NATO in promoting the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325). Run in NATO Partnership Running Festival 2016 to support gender equality and to promote the role of women in peace and security. By wearing specially designed NATO 1325 T-Shirt you raise awareness on women’s important role in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace-building and peacekeeping.

On the occasion of the Warsaw Summit this year, NATO initiated further implementation of the newly updated Action Plan of the NATO/EAPC Policy on Women, Peace and Security. Therefore the NATO RUN highlights the crucial importance of female participation in decision-making, the enhancement of women’s rights and the protection of women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence in conflict situations.

Become one of the advocates for women’s rights and pick up the NATO 1325 T-Shirt when you register*.  See you on 25th September in Budapest.

*UNSCR 1325 T-Shirts are available exclusively for the participants in NATO RUN, upon request and in limited amount.



10 and 4 kilometres runs have a total height difference of 53 metres. From Váralja Street, starting from the 7th kilometres the course begins ascent steeply, the highest difference can be found between 8 and 9 km, or 2 and 3 km according to the different categories.

Runners are asked to keep in mind the difficulty of the course both at the entry and the start.


The first three places in each categories will be received valuable gift cards as well as the winners of the photo contest which is provided by Decathlon. Many thanks to Decathlon!


This year’s T-Shits

Here you can find the design of the running shirts.
Are you ready for the NATO Run?