15th Kékes Peak Run 2012

Mátrafüred (Hungary), Saturday 2 June 2012

On the summit of Mount Kékes, Hungary (Photo: Author PM /modified from Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


With 1130 finishers last year, the Kékes Csúcsfutás in Hungary is the largest of all mountain running races in the Run International Race Guide.

The event regularly has more participants than renowned mountain races like the Grossglockner Berglauf in Austria or the Drei Zinnen Lauf in South Tyrol, Italy.

The race is 11.6 kilometres long. The route includes 671 metres of climbing.

The start is in the village of Mátrafüred, situated at the foot of the Mátra mountain range in northern Hungary, about 85 kilometres from Budapest.

Competitors run on the road from Mátrafüred to the summit of Kékes (or Kékestető), Hungary's highest peak at 1014 metres above sea level.

On top of the mountain, all finishers touch a rock which is painted in the colours of the Hungarian flag (pictured). In the afternoon, participants walk back to Mátrafüred along a shorter route through the forest.

In 2011, the fastest finishers were Attila Pelsőcsi (48:35) and Andrea Fábri (1:03:23).


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Mátrafüred (Budapest 85km, Košice 184km, Bratislava 287km, Vienna 332km)

Date: 2 June 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 11.6km (+671m)

Start: 11.00 Mátrafüred (343m)

Finish: Kékestető (1014m)

Entries: by post (until 25 May 2012) or online (until 31 May 2012) or in person in the BSI office in Budapest (until 31 May 2012); late entries on the day (8.30-10.45); entry limit 1500 runners

Entry fees: 5000 HUF (until 31 Jan), 5500 HUF (until 8 Apr), 6000 HUF (until 27 May), 6500 HUF (until 31 May), 7000 HUF (until 2 June 2012)

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.20 EUR (Jan 2012)

Race centre: sportpálya (sports field) in Mátrafüred (8.30-10.45)

You get: goody bag, finisher medal, transport of personal clothing to the finish, changing facilities

Prizes: first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2011: 1130 (900 men, 230 women)

Event website (in Hungarian): www.futanet.hu


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