Saturday 13 November 2021

Balaton Marathon and Half Marathon - Siófok, Hungary (Copyright © 2019 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Balaton maraton és félmaraton (Balaton Marathon and Half Marathon) is held yearly over a weekend in November in Siófok, the biggest and busiest resort on Balaton, Central Europe's largest lake.

Seventeen kilometres long and packed with hotels, apartment blocks and holiday homes, Siófok is one of Hungary's most popular summer holiday destinations.

The event is staged in Aranypart (Gold Shore), the eastern part of Siófok, which is home to the majority of the hotels, bars and restaurants.

Usually, the event offers three races on Saturday and one on Sunday:

Saturday 10.00 14.07km 1/3 marathon two laps
12.30 21.1km 1/2 marathon two laps
16.00 7.03km 1/6 marathon one lap
Sunday
10.00 21.1km 1/2 marathon two laps

 

These races can be combined in all sorts of ways. You could, for instance, run a half marathon in two stages (14km+7km), a full marathon in two stages (21km+21km) or a full marathon in three stages (14km+7km+21km).

Naturally, it is also possible to take part in only one of the races.

The route is completely flat as it runs along the lakeside promenade and along Siófok's long and straight avenues.

 

Update 2021:

This year, all races will take place on the same day:

Saturday
10.00 14.07km 1/3 marathon two laps
12.30 21.1km 1/2 marathon two laps
10.55km 1/4 marathon one lap
16.00 7.03km 1/6 marathon one lap

 

Balaton Marathon and Half Marathon, Siófok, Hungary - the start (Copyright © 2019 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

Map of the venue:

 

18. Balaton maraton és félmaraton:

Date:

  • 13 November 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:

 

Balaton Marathon and Half Marathon, Siófok, Hungary - the handbike race (Copyright © 2019 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page. Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.