Fő tér, the main square of Köszeg, Hungary (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Held each September in Kőszeg, a delightful little town situated near the Hungary-Austria border, the História Futás is a popular road running event that attracts around 800 or more runners of all ages.

It commemorates the year 1532 when a few hundred soldiers defended the town successfully against an army of 80,000 Turks.

The event offers the following race options:

  • 300m-500m-1.25km-2.5km (children's races)
  • 1.532km ('mass race')
  • 9km (main race)

Starting on Fő tér, Köszeg's main square (pictured), the 9km run is three laps of a gently-undulating course through the historic town centre, which is home to a medieval castle and many protected buildings, and through neighbouring residential areas.

 

35. História Futás:

Date:

  • Sunday 9 September 2018

Number of participants 2017:

  • children's races: 375
  • 1.532km: 422
  • 9km: 95

Event website:

  • www.koszeg.hu

 

Map of the venue:

 

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