Budapest Marathon

Quick facts

Location Budapest, Hungary

Distance Marathon

Date 29 September, 2019

About Budapest Marathon

The Budapest Marathon is part of a 2-day festival all about running. On Sunday the focus is on the marathon, however, you may also run 30 km, a marathon in a team of 4, or a 10 km. While on Saturday the focus in on a shorter distances for the less experienced runners. With distances ranging from 400 m to 42 km everyone in the family can find their own challenge and take part in the running festival.

Participating in the marathon is essentially a running sightseeing tour of the beautiful Budapest. The course leads through the center of the city, down the famous Andrassy Boulevard and across the chain Bridge. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danube banks and marvel in the panoram of Pest as well as Europe's third largest Parliament building.


Aid Stations

Along the course there will be refreshments every 3 to 4 km and of course continuous medical supervision.

Award Medals

Each year participants receive a unique, race branded technical T-shirt and finishers are given a gorgeous medal.

Equipment Storage

You can deposit your belongings in a spacial deposit zone before the race near the start/finish and have them back after the finish.

Maximum Time

The time limit is 5 hours and 30 minutes for marathon and 30 km. 1 hour 15 minutes for 10km.


There will be 12 refreshment stations along the course, making sure that you acquire the necessary amount of liquid during the race. The First and last station will provide water while all other stations will offer banana, lemon, glucose, isodrink and water. All stations will be supplying water to wet sponge.


The timing measurement is done by bib-tag.

Budapest Marathon Route Map

Budapest Marathon Route Map

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Budapest, Városliget, Olof Pálme sétány – In front of Palme House

Budapest, Olof Palme sétány, Hungary




The course guides the runners through the most beautiful parts of the city passing by famous buildings like the Opera House or the Parlamient, participants run along both sides of the city (Buda and Pest) along the river Danube.


Budapest Marathon & Budapest Marathon Relay for 4

The course runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges and passes the most well-known sites of the city.

30 km 

The course will start at the 12.195th meter of the marathon course and follow the same route to the finish.

10 km

The course runs in the heart of Budapest passing several of the most well-know sites of the city.

Budapest Marathon Trivia

The first Budapest Marathon was organised in 1984. During the last 28 years the race grew up into a major event in Budapest with 19 000 runners. 4300 runners on the individual 42 km distance, the others are in teams or run the shorter distances. Budapest Marathon also become a real international event with 2 650 runners from abroad, from more than 60 different countries.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.