Zalaegerszeg (Hungary), Thursday 31 December 2015
Held annually on New Year's Eve in the city of Zalaegerszeg in western Hungary, the Egerszegi Mountain Man Marathon attracts more than 300 runners every year.
Four challenging routes are available:
- 10.1km (+190m of ascent/-190m of descent)
- 24.2km (+360m/-360m)
- 40.9km (+720m/-720m)
Starting and finishing at the Deák Ferenc Szakközépiskola college in the south-western part of Zalaegerszeg (about 1.5km from the city centre), participants run up and down several hills — through woods, vineyards, parks, residential and industrial areas.
The race is run on a mix of roads, pavements, cycleways and trails.
The event is more of a fun run than a serious race. The route is marked but it's not closed to traffic, and there are not very many marshals on the course.
Last year, the fastest finishers in the 40.9km run were Gábor Németh (2:46:10) and Szilvia Lubics (3:17:40).
Race report and photos: 15. Egerszegi Mountain Man Marathon 2009
Venue (Map): Zalaegerszeg (Graz 135km, Zagreb 180km, Vienna 190km, Budapest 228km)
Date: 31 December 2015 (Thursday)
Race distance: 3.5km, 10.1km, 24.2km, 40.9km
Start time: 9.00
Time limit: 1:49hr (10.1km), 3:00hr (24.2km), 5:30hr (40.9km)
Start and finish: Deák Ferenc Szakközépiskola, Göcseji út 16
Race centre: Deák Ferenc Szakközépiskola, Göcseji út 16
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 29 December 2015); late entries on the day (up to 8.45); reduced entry fees for runners aged 17 years or under
Entry fees (3.5km): no entry fees
Entry fees (10km, 24km, 41km): 1200 HUF (up to 29 Dec 2015), 1500 HUF (on 31 Dec 2015)
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.22 EUR (November 2015)
You get: snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish; free entry to the public swimming pool and sauna in Zalaegerszeg (on the day 15.00-17.00)
Award ceremony: at 13.30
Number of finishers 2014: 42 (3.5km), 146 (10.1km), 80 (24.2km), 36 (40.9km)
Event website (in Hungarian):
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