Keszthely (Hungary), Sunday 5 June 2011

Keszthely, Festetics Palace (Copyright (C) 2010 Edit Bérces)

The route runs through the park of the Festetics Palace (Copyright © 2010 Edit Bérces).


Over 600 runners took part in last year's Keszthelyi Kilométerek, which is staged in the appealing small town of Keszthely at the western end of Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.

The event offers a half marathon (two laps), a marathon (four laps), and a marathon relay.

The start is on Keszthely's main square, a 10min-walk from the finish on the lake.

The race is on roads, footpaths and cycleways. Participants run through the pedestrianized town centre, through parks and residential areas, and along the lakeside promenade. The route is mildly undulating and AIMS-certified, but it's not really an easy course to set a personal record.

In 2010, the marathon winners were Gábor Szabó (2:36:18) and Veronika Görög (3:21:29). Zsolt Zsódér (1:12:42) and Anikó Kálovics (1:21:44) celebrated victory in the half marathon.


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Keszthely (Zagreb 188km, Budapest 190km, Vienna 194km, Ljubljana 269km)

Date: 5 June 2011 (Sunday)

Distance: 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (4 runners: 12+10+10+10km)

Start time: 10.00

Start: Fő tér (main square)

Finish: at the pier at Lake Balaton (ca. 1200 metres from the start)

Entries: online or by post or fax, payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (21km): 3000/3500/3800/4000/5000 HUF* (until 28 Feb/31 Mar/24 Apr/22 May/5 Jun)

Entry fees (42km): 3500/4000/4500/5000/6000 HUF*

Entry fees (relay teams): 6000/6900/7700/8900/10000 HUF*

*Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.60 EUR (January 2011)

Race centre: Balaton Congress Centre and Theatre, Keszthely, 3 Fő tér (4 June 14.00-17.00; 5 June 7.00-9.30); at the finish (5 June 11.00-16.00)

You get: pasta party (on Saturday); T-shirt, timing chip rental, transport of personal clothing to the finish, finisher bag; finisher medal to individual runners; free entry to the "Town Beach" after the race

Prizes: first 3 M/F (21km, 42km), first 3 relay teams (male, female and mixed)

Showers and changing facilities: yes (at the start and at the finish)

Award ceremony: 15.00 at the pier

Number of finishers 2010: 339 (21km), 88 (42km), 47 relay teams

Event website (in Hungarian and English):


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