18th Kekes Peak Run 2015
Mátrafüred (Hungary), Saturday 6 June 2015
The Kékes Csúcsfutás in Hungary is one of the largest mountain running events in Central Europe. Last year, 1,484 runners completed the 11.6km-long course.
The route follows the road from the village of Mátrafüred, which sits at the foot of the Mátra mountain range, to the summit of Kékes (or Kékestető), Hungary's highest peak (1014m). The elevation gain from start to finish is 671m.
On top of the mountain, all finishers touch a rock that is painted in the colours of the Hungarian flag (pictured).
After the race, participants will have to walk back to Mátrafüred but they can take a shorter route through the forest.
In 2014, the fastest finishers were Bogos Tamás (47min 59sec) and Merényi Tímea Krisztina (51min 39sec).
Venue (Map): Mátrafüred (Budapest 85km, Košice 184km, Bratislava 287km, Vienna 332km)
Date: 6 June 2015 (Saturday)
Race distance: 11.6km (+671m)
Start: at 12.45 on Béke utca in Mátrafüred (343m) — start in three waves
Finish: Kékestető (1014m)
Race centre: at the sports field (sportpálya) in Mátrafüred (10.00-12.15)
Entries: online, by e-mail or in person at the BSI office in Budapest; late entries on the day (10.00-12.15) if the race limit has not been reached
Entry fees: 6500/7500/8000/8500/9000 HUF (up to 31 Jan/12 Apr/24 May/4 June/6 June 2015)
Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.31 EUR (April 2015)
You get: chip timing, refreshments on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, goodie bag, transport of personal clothing to the finish, changing facilities
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F
Number of finishers 2014: 1484 (1156 men, 328 women)
Event website (in Hungarian): www.futanet.hu
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