Keszthely (Hungary), Saturday 14 May 2016 - Sunday 15 May 2016

Festetics-kastély - Festetics Palace, Keszthely, Hungary (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Keszthelyi Kilométerek (KKM) is a popular running event that draws more than 1,500 runners to the old town of Keszthely, which sits at the western end of the 79km-long Lake Balaton in Hungary.

The event begins with the children's races on Saturday morning, followed by the 2.5km and 5km races in the afternoon and the pasta party and a live concert in the evening.

The 21.1km half marathon and the 42.2km marathon kick off on Sunday at 10am.

Starting on Keszthely's main square, the route is a 10.55km-long loop. So, the half marathon is two laps and the marathon is four laps.

Both races are also open to relay teams (2x10.55km, 4x10.55km) and to wheelchair athletes and handbike racers.

The route runs through the town centre, residential and commercial areas, along the lakefront and through the park of the grand Festetics Palace (pictured).


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Keszthely (Zagreb 188km, Budapest 190km, Vienna 194km, Ljubljana 269km)

Date: 14 May 2016 (Saturday) - 15 May 2016 (Pentecost Sunday)

Race distance: 250m-500m-1km (children's races), 2.5km, 5km, 21.1km, 42.2km, 21.1km relay (2x10.55km), 42.2km relay (4x10.55km)

Start time: 10.00

Time limit: 2hr 45min (21km), 5hr 30min (42km)

Start and finish: Fő tér (main square)

Race centre: Balaton Színház, Fő tér (Saturday 12.00-20.00; on the day 7.00-9.00)

Entries: online or by post or fax; late entries on the day

Entry fees (21km): 4500-7000 HUF (advance entries), 9000 HUF (late entries)

Entry fees (42km): 6000-8500 HUF (advance entries), 11000 HUF (late entries)

Exchange rate: 1000 HUF = ca. 3.23 EUR (March 2016)

Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: pasta party, goodie bag, T-shirt, five aid stations per lap, finisher medal, free massage service

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 men and women (21km, 42km, relay races)

Award ceremony: at 15.30

Number of finishers 2015: 41 (2.5km), 51 (5km), 702 (21km), 178 (42km), 183 teams (21km relay), 44 teams (42km relay)

Event website (in Hungarian):


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