4. Balaton Szupermaraton 2011

Siófok (Hungary), 17-20 March 2011

Balaton, the northern shore as seen from Fonyód (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)


This ultra marathon running event around Central Europe's largest lake, Lake Balaton in Hungary, offers various races for ultra runners and relay teams.

The route is one loop of 195 kilometres, split in four stages:


17 March 2011 Thursday  Siófok - Fonyód  46.8 km
18 March 2011 Friday  Fonyód - Szigliget  52.9 km
19 March 2011 Saturday  Badacsony - Balatonfüred  43.1 km
20 March 2011 Sunday  Balatonfüred - Siófok  51.7 km


Participants can choose to run all four stages (Supermarathon), or the last two stages (Half Supermarathon), or only one stage (Marathon+).

Relay teams consist of up to four runners. Each stage is split in two or three sections.

The route is mildly undulating along footpaths, cycle paths and minor roads, mostly close to the shore.

Last year, 114 runners (out of around 500 participants), completed the ultra-loop around the lake. Pál Rostás led the field home in 14hours 33minutes (that's a pace of 4:29 min/km). Krisztina Marótiné Bense was first woman in 16hours 20minutes (5:02 min/km).


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Siófok

Date: 17-20 March 2011 (Thursday-Sunday)

Distance: 194.5km

Start time: 11.00 (Thursday), 10.00 (Friday and Saturday), between 8.00 and 9.00 (Sunday)

Entries: online or by post; payment by credit card or bank transfer

Entry fees (individuals): 140/160/200 EUR (until 31 Jan/12 Mar/17 Mar)

Entry fees (2-person relay): 260/280/350 EUR

Entry fees (4-person relay): 460/540/700 EUR

Entry fees (Marathon+): 40 EUR (until 31 Jan)

You get: sports clothing, finisher medal, massage; transport of personal clothing (for individual runners only); no bus service for relay runners!

Number of finishers 2010:

 - Supermarathon: 114 individuals; 71 teams of four runners, 34 teams of two runners

 - Half Supermarathon: 13 individuals ; 5 teams of two runners

 - Marathon+: 50 individuals

Event website: www.budapestmarathon.com (in English); www.futanet.hu (in Hungarian)


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