Sunday 8 September 2019

Half Marathon runners under Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge), Budapest, Hungary - Photo: Copyright © Hendrik Böttger /


The Budapest Half Marathon (Hungarian: Budapest félmaraton) is a hugely popular road running event that attracts a crowd of well over 10,000 participants.

Held annually in September in Hungary's capital city, the event offers a half marathon, a half marathon relay race for teams of two or three runners, and a 2.3km fun run.

The start/finish area has been moved from the City Park (Városliget) to the Lágymányosi Campus of the Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) which is situated on the right bank of the Danube, a bit south of the city centre.

The route takes the runners along both banks of the river, passing a large number of Budapest's best sights. The course is mainly flat.



  • 8 September 2019 (Sunday)

Number of finishers 2018:

  • 8,669 half marathon runners
  • 905 two-person relay teams
  • 644 three-person relay teams

Number of finishers 2017:

  • 8,350 half marathon runners
  • 928 two-person relay teams
  • 598 three-person relay teams

Number of finishers 2016:

  • 8,187 half marathon runners
  • 880 two-person relay teams
  • 721 three-person relay teams

Event website:



Map of the venue:


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