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Budapest installs new running track near MOM Park

Photo : György Sárközy

Steps away from Buda’s MOM Park shopping centre and the popular Saturday organic market, Gesztenyés kert park now welcomes runners with a newly installed rubberised track. The 400-metre-long facility contains a shock-absorbing layer and an EPDM rubber-wearing surface to provide consistent thickness. Every 100 metres is marked, allowing runners to track their performance.

Blending in with its environment, a yellow-coloured rubberised running track awaits sport aficionados in District XII. The joint-friendly course is made of pervious materials, allowing water to pass through the track, so runners can train there any time of the year.

Balázs Baji hurdler at the opening ceremonyPhoto: György Sárközy

Set in the triangle of Alkotás utca, Csörsz utca and Jagelló út, Gesztenyés kert is a laid-back park towered above by the modern MOM Park shopping mall. This quiet recreation zone, complete with a playground and dog-friendly facilities, is a popular hangout for local residents. Additional fitness and spa facilities around here include MOM Sport, an extensive complex with swimming pools and saunas.