25-26 November 2017

Aranypart (Gold Shore), Siófok, Lake Balaton, Hungary (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Balaton maraton és félmaraton (Balaton Marathon and Half Marathon) is held yearly over a weekend in November in Siófok, the biggest and busiest resort on Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.

Seventeen kilometres long and packed with hotels, apartment blocks and holiday homes, Siófok is one of Hungary's most popular summer holiday destinations.

The event is staged in Aranypart (Gold Shore), the eastern part of Siófok, which is home to the majority of the hotels, bars and restaurants.

This is the schedule for 2017:

Saturday, 10.00 14.07km 1/3 marathon two laps
Saturday, 12.30 21.1km 1/2 marathon two laps
Saturday, 16.00 7.03km 1/6 marathon one lap
Sunday, 11.00
21.1km 1/2 marathon two laps

 

These races can be combined in all sorts of ways. You could, for instance, run a half marathon in two stages (14km+7km), a full marathon in two stages (21km+21km) or a full marathon in three stages (14km+7km+21km).

It is also possible to take part in only one of the races.

The route is completely flat as it runs along the lakeside promenade and along Siófok's long and straight avenues.

 

Beszédes József sétány, Siófok, Hungary (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Date (14. Balaton maraton és félmaraton) : 25-26 November 2017

Event website: www.futanet.hu

 

Map of the venue:

 

No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.