20th Kekes Peak Run 2017

Mátrafüred (Hungary), Saturday 27 May 2017

Kékestető, Hungary (Author: Szilas / commons.wikimedia.org / Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / Photo cropped by runinternational.eu)


With more than 1,500 finishers in last year's race, the Kékes Csúcsfutás (Kekes Peak Run) in Hungary is by far the biggest of all mountain running events featured in our runinternational Race Guide.

The route is 11.6 kilometres long. It includes 671 metres of elevation gain.

It follows the road from the village of Mátrafüred, which sits at the foot of the Mátra mountain range, to the summit of Kékes, Hungary's highest peak (1014m).

On top of the mountain, finishers touch a rock that is painted in the colours of the Hungarian flag:


Rock on the summit of Mount Kékes, Hungary (Author: Wikipedysta:P / Polish Wikipedia / Public Domain; photo cropped by Run International)


After the race, participants will have to walk back to Mátrafüred but they can take a shorter route through the forest.

In 2016, the fastest finishers were Attila Pelsőczy (47 minutes 12 seconds) and Simona Staicu (55 minutes 3 seconds).


Country: Hungary

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

Date: 27 May 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance: 11.6km (+671m of ascent)

Start: at 11.15 on Béke utca in Mátrafüred (343m); the race will be started in two waves

Finish: Kékestető (1014m)

Race centre: at the sports field (sportpálya) in Mátrafüred

Entries: online or in person at the BSI office in Budapest (up to 25 May 2017); late entries on the day (8.45-11.00)

Entry limit: 2,600 runners

Entry fees:

  • up to 30 January 2017: HUF 7,500 (ca. € 24.25)
  • up to 20 March 2017: HUF 8,000 (ca. € 25.90)
  • up to 25 May 2017: HUF 9,000 (ca. € 29.10)
  • up to 27 May 2017: HUF 10,000 (ca. € 32.35)

Timekeeping: AGNI-Timing bib chip timing (included in the entry frees)

You get: refreshments on the course and at the finish, medal, goodie bag, transport of personal clothing to the finish, changing facilities

Prizes: to the first 3 men and 3 women

Number of finishers 2016: 1534 (1132 men, 402 women)

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


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