Wink Marathon 2009

There are several running events at the 79km-long Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central and Western Europe.

Like the very popular Lake Balaton Marathon in November, the Wink Marathon is held in Siófok, the lake's largest and most vibrant resort, but it will be much less crowded.

You will have the choice between a full marathon, a half marathon and a 5km race, or you can form a team of three to share the marathon distance or the 5km in a sprint relay. 

The route is a 10.55km loop course which takes the runners along the promenade and along leafy avenues with many elegant turn-of-the-century villas.


Country: Hungary

Venue (Map): Siófok (on the southern shore of Lake Balaton)

Date: 16 May 2009 (Saturday)

Start time: 10.00

Race distance: 5km; 21.1km; 42.2km; marathon relay (3 runners: 7-14-21km); 5km sprint relay (3 x 1.6km)

Start and finish: Siófok, Hajóállomás (ferry dock)

Entries: advance entries online (with bank transfer, see event website); late entries on the day

Entry fees: 21km: 2500 HUF (until 31 March), 3500 HUF (until 1 May), 5000 HUF (until 16 May); 42km: 3500/4500/6000 HUF (1000 Forint are approximately 3.70 EUR)

Race centre: at the start, open from 7.00 to 9.00

You get: T-Shirt, chip for timing, certificate, medal, pasta party after the race

Prizes: First M/F, first M/F in the category 18-40 years, first M/F in the category 41 years and older

Changing facilities: Kodolányi János Főiskola (school)

Number of finishers 2008: 82 (21km), 85 (42km)

Event website (in Hungarian and English):


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