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Race Roundup: March 2019

Want to run, but don't know where to go? Fancy exploring a little more of this fair country they call Hungary in a supportive/competitive community atmosphere? Feel like these supposedly open questions are directing you towards something specific?

Well you are in luck! Here is a round-up of a selection of races from our Race Calendar in March.

RCHU Top Pick: multiNavigátor – Pilis Trail 2019 on 30th March

Why? An amazingly tough community-run event which RCHU has attended twice and highly recommends.

Saturday 9th March

1.5km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km - OXIGÉN KUPA - Debrecen The OXIGÉN KUPA is a family friendly winter race through woods. It offers two children's races and two for adults. The course is a looped 2.5km route. Information

Saturday 16th March

Obstacle 9km+ BakonyRUN 4.0 - Location TBD Designed as a muddy route with multiple obstacles.


21st - 24th March

ULTRA 196km, 48km, 53km, 43.6km and 51.3km

Spuri Balaton Szupermaraton and Ultramaratonok - Siófok/Fonyód/Badacsony/Balatonfüred

A legendary race in Hungary. Over multiple days can you run all the way around Balaton? What an absolutely awesome challenge! If the distance feels too much for you, have a look at the team or reduced distance options and take part in this celebration of running in Hungary. Locations change on each day, planning is required for this race. There are many more distances and races connected to this race than can clearly be put in this list, essentially any and every way of chopping the route up can be run.


Friday 22nd March

Half Marathon - 21km

Spuri Öböl Félmaraton 2019 - Keszthely

A half marathon which forms a part of the events around Balaton at this time. A part of the Felmaraton Mania series of events.


Saturday 30th March

FAMILY 0.4km - 1.5kmTRAIL 7.5km, 15km and 26km

GERECSE TAVASZI TEREPFUTÁS 2019 - Baj West of Budapest, near Tata

Three trail runs which allow you to explore and enjoy the Gerecse hills.


TRAIL – 11km, 24km, and 48km multiNavigátor – Pilis Trail 2019 – Piliscsaba A punishing/rewarding romp around the Pilis hills. Easy access from Budapest by train. My introduction to trail running in Hungary. Information Facebook

HALF MARATHON – 21km, 10km, 5km and Children’s races. 25. Vásárhelyi Családi Futófesztivál és Félmaraton - Kecskemét A family running festival in the lovely Kecskemét south-east of Budapest. Email: kecskemeti-vasarhelyi@sulinet.hu - Information

Sunday 31st March

MARATHON – Marathon, 31.6km, Half Marathon, 10.5km and 5.27km IX. Rotary Futófesztivál – Debrecen A city marathon in Hungary’s second city. This race has every possible distance you could wish for up to marathon. There is also a hand bike race and marathon relay. Information Registration - Facebook

This is a short-list of the runs next month. Have a look at the Race Calendar for more in March.

Please email me if you know of any other races which are happening, we would love to have them included within the calendar.

Finally, race organisers! Do you want your race featured in a blog post all of its own? Send us an email to runningclub.hu@gmail.com with some extra information in either English or Hungarian and we will be happy to promote it to our community.

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