Saturday 13 May 2023

Băile Tușnad, Romania -- Author: AMDATi at Romanian Wikipedia / Public Domain / Photo modified by


The Tusnad Marathon is a 23km point-to-point road running race in the Transylvania region in Romania.

The route is very scenic and very hilly, featuring about 550 metres of ascent and 260 metres of descent.

Held in Székely Land (or Szeklerland) a historic and ethnographic area inhabited mainly by Székelys (or Szeklers), a subgroup of Hungarians, the Tusnad Marathon is a truly multicultural event that attracts several hundred runners from different ethnicities.

The race begins at an elevation of approximately 660 metres in the small spa town of Băile Tușnad (Hungarian: Tusnádfürdő; pictured above) and ends at about 950 metres above sea level at Lacul Sfânta Ana (Szent Anna-tó), Romania's only volcanic crater lake (pictured below).

The highest point on the course is at an elevation of over 1,100 metres.

It is possible to run the race as an individual athlete or as a relay team of three runners.

The course remains open to traffic throughout the race.


Lacul Sfânta Ana (Saint Anne Lake), Romania -- Author: User:Csanády / / Public Domain / Photo cropped by


Map of the venue:


13. Tusnad Marathon:


  • 13 May 2023 (Saturday)

Event website (in Romanian and Hungarian):


Number of finishers:

  • 2022: 190 runners and 51 relay teams
  • 2021: Event cancelled
  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 235 runners and 58 relay teams
  • 2018: 357 runners and 76 relay teams
  • 2017: 317 runners and 50 relay teams


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