21-24 March 2019

The Balaton-felvidék as seen from Fonyód (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Balaton Szupermaraton (Lake Balaton Supermarathon) is a four-day ultramarathon running event, held annually in March at the largest lake in Hungary and Central Europe, the 77km-long Balaton.

Starting and finishing in the resort of Siófok on the southern shore of the lake, the Supermarathon is one lap around the lake. The course is a 196km loop, split in four stages. The route follows cycle paths and minor roads. Some portions of the course are completely flat, others are rather hilly.

The event offers several race options:

  • Balaton Szupermaraton (196km):
    • Run all four stages (48.2km+52.9km+43.6km+51.3km).
  • FélBalaton Supermaraton (94.9km):
    • Run stage 3 and stage 4 (43.6km+51.3km).
  • Maraton+:
    • Run one of the four stages.
  • MaratonFüred (42.2km):
    • Run a marathon on Saturday, from Badacsonytomaj to Balatonfüred.
  • Öböl Félmaraton (21.1km):
    • Run a half marathon on Friday, from Keszthely to Szigliget.

Both the four-day and the two-day races are open to individual runners and relay teams of two, three or four runners. Each stage is split in three legs.

 

12th Lake Balaton Supermarathon:

Date:

  • 21-24 March 2019 (Thursday-Sunday)

Event website:

  • balatonsupermarathon.runinbudapest.com (in English)
  • www.futanet.hu (in Hungarian)

 

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.