5. Balaton Szupermaraton 2012
Siófok (Hungary), 15-18 March 2012
This popular ultra marathon race around Lake Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake, offers various races for ultra runners and relay teams.
The route is a 195-kilometre-long loop, split in four stages:
|15 March 2012||Thursday||Siófok - Fonyód||46.7km|
|16 March 2012||Friday||Fonyód - Szigliget||52.9km|
|17 March 2012||Saturday||Badacsony - Balatonfüred||43.6km|
|18 March 2012||Sunday||Balatonfüred - Siófok||52.2km|
Participants can choose to run all four stages (Supermarathon), only the last two stages (Half Supermarathon) or just one stage (Marathon+).
Relay teams consist of up to four runners.
The route runs along footpaths, cycle paths and minor roads, mostly close to the shore. Some portions of the course are completely flat, others are pretty hilly.
In 2011, over 900 runnes from 16 countries took part in the event. The Supermarathon winners were Vytautas Grazys of Lithunania (14:07:58) and Hungary's Veronika Görög (15:55:50).
Venue (Map): Siófok
Date: 15-18 March 2012 (Thursday-Sunday)
Race distance: 195.4km
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 (Supermarathon): 33,000/36,500/40,000 HUF (until 31 Dec/9 Mar/after 9 Mar)
Entry fees (2-person relay): 30,000/33,000/36,500 HUF
Entry fees (3- or 4-person relay): 27,750/30,500/33,500 HUF
Entry fees (Marathon+): 9,000/10,000/11,000 HUF
Exchange rate: 1,000 HUF = ca. 3.30 EUR
Race centre: Siófok, Hotel Aranypart (14 March 16.00-18.00, 15 March 8.30-10.30)
You get: sports clothing, goody bag, finisher medal, massage; transport of personal clothing (for individual runners only); no bus service for relay runners!
Number of finishers 2011:
- Supermarathon: 107 individuals; 114 relay teams
- Half Supermarathon: 21 individuals ; 36 relay teams
- Marathon+: 40 individuals
- www.budapestmarathon.com (in English)
- www.futanet.hu (in Hungarian)
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.