Sunday 11 September 2022

Fő tér, the main square of Köszeg, Hungary (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Held each September in Kőszeg, a delightful little town situated near the Hungary-Austria border, the História Futás is a road running event that attracts several hundred runners of all ages.

The event commemorates the year 1532 when a few hundred soldiers defended the town successfully against an army of 80,000 Turks.

It offers the following race options:

  • 300m-500m-1.25km-2.5km (children's races)
  • 1.532km ('mass race')
  • 9km (main race)

Starting on Fő tér, Köszeg's main square (pictured), the 9km run is three laps of a gently-undulating course through the historic town centre, which is home to a medieval castle and many protected buildings, and through neighbouring residential areas.


Map of the venue:


39. História Futás:


  • 11 September 2022 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of participants:

  • 2021:
    • children's races: (?)
    • 1.532km: (?)
    • 9km: 65 runners and 3 relay teams (3x3km)
  • 2020:
    • children's races: 329 runners
    • 1.532km: 29 runners
    • 9km: 100 runners and 8 relay teams (3x3km)
  • 2019:
    • children's races: 338 runners
    • 1.532km: 25 runners
    • 9km: 86 runners and 13 relay teams (3x3km)


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.