Sunday 24 October 2021

Harkányi Gyógyfürdő (Harkány Thermal Baths), Hungary --- Author: Béda Pál / / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / photo cropped by


The Pécs-Harkány Országúti Futóverseny ('Pécs-Harkány Road Running Race') is a 26km point-to-point race for individual runners and 3-person relay teams.

Held annually in the Southern Transdanubia region in Hungary, it's a long-standing and prestigious event that has attracted many elite distance runners from near and far.

Starting at 11am on the athletics track on Verseny utca (Verseny Street) in the southern part of Pécs, an old city with a multicultural population of about 143,000, the route runs southward along the undulating 58-as főút (State Road 58) which is not closed to traffic during the race.

The finish line is at the gyógyfürdő (thermal spa; pictured) in the town of Harkány.

After the race, participants get free entry into the spa complex with its large indoor and outdoor pools.

Later in the afternoon, they can use the free bus service to get back to Pécs (at 4pm and at 5pm).


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2021: 148 individual runners and 69 relay teams
  • 2020: 373 individual runners and 147 relay teams
  • 2019: 431 individual runners and 131 relay teams


37. Pécs-Harkány Futóverseny:


  • Sunday 24 October 2021 (postponed from 16 May 2021)

Start time:

  • 11.00

Event website:


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