Tihany (Hungary), 25-26 June 2011

Ultrabalaton, Katsuhiro Tanaka (JPN) and Petri Pertillä (FIN) (Copyright © 2010 Edit Bercés)

Katsuhiro Tanaka of Japan and Petri Pertillä of Finland (Photo: Edit Bercés)


Held every year around Midsummer's Day, the Ultrabalaton in Hungary has quickly grown in popularity.

In 2010, 61 ultra runners and 220 relay teams of up to ten members completed the 212km loop around Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake. The top finishers were Attila Vozár (20:31:05) and Veronika Görög (23:36:17).

The start and the finish are at the "Inner Lake", a volcanic crater lake on the Tihany peninsula.

The route is undulating. It takes the runners on cycleways, footpaths and minor roads through a string of villages and small towns, mostly close to the shore.


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Tihany (Budapest 134km, Vienna 221km, Zagreb 249km, Ljubljana 334km)

Date: 25-26 June 2011 (Saturday-Sunday)

Race distance: 212km

Start time: Saturday 25 June 2011, 6.00h (individual runners), 12.00h (relay teams)

Start and finish: Tihany, Belsö-tó ("Inner Lake")

Entries: online

Entry fees (individual runners):

  • € 60 (up to 30 November 2010)
  • € 80 (up to 31 January 2011)
  • € 100 (up to 31 March 2011)
  • € 125 (up to 10 June 2011)

You get: technical T-shirt, finisher medal; massage on the course and at the finish (individuals)

Prizes (individuals): prize money and practical prizes to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2010: 61 individuals, 220 relay teams

Event website (in English and Hungarian): ultrabalaton.hu


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.


Ultrabalaton - at Balatonaliga on the eastern shore (Copyright © 2010 Edit Bercés)

 (Photos: Copyright © 2010 Edit Bercés)