Sunday 31 December 2023

Szilveszteri Hegyimaraton - Egerszegi Mountain Man Marathon - MMM (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Held yearly on New Year's Eve in Zalaegerszeg, a city of about 55,000 people in western Hungary, the Egerszegi Mountain Man Marathon (or Szilveszteri Hegyimaraton) is a low-key running event which boasts four scenic routes and the relaxed feel of a local race.

Many participants take the ‘MMM’ more as a fun run than as a serious race.

The 3.5km route is relatively flat but the longer routes are very hilly:


Race distance Ascent/descent Time limit
10.1km +190m/-190m 1hr 49min
24.2km +360m/-360m 2hr 59min
40.9km +720m/-720m 5hr 29min


Starting at the Deák Ferenc Technikum, a college situated approximately one and a half kilometres south-west of the city centre, the marathon route runs on mixed terrain (roads, pavements, cycleways and trails) mainly through woods, vineyards, parks and residential areas.

The route is not closed to traffic during the event, and there may not be very many marshals on the marathon course. So, don't lose sight of the course markers!

The finish line is inside the gym of the college—a fine place to rest and chat and refuel after the run.


Map of the venue:


29. Egerszegi Mountain Man Marathon:


  • 31 December 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  3.5km 10.1km 24.2km 40.9km
2022 45 210 60 52



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