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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 2 or 4. 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 runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges, and passes the most well-known sites of the city. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danube banks and marvel in the panorama of Pest as well as Europe’s third-largest Parliament building! Course details Course profile Flat Course surface Road Course highlights 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 […]

The Istanbul Marathon, the only intercontinental marathon in the world and a World Athletics Elite Label Road Race. The Istanbul Marathon, where tens of thousands of Istanbul come together every year and turn it into a feast. World Athletics certified Elite Label Road Race, the Istanbul Marathon starts on the Asian side of the city, crosses the Bridge over the Bosphurus Strait separating the two continents, and finishes on the European side in the ancient Roman Hippodrome, one of the oldest race courses in the world.   Course highlights 42K RACE COURSE The race starts approximately 250 meters before the toll booths in front of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge bus stop. After crossing the bridge, the track goes down to the coastal road by following the Beşiktaş turnoff and Barbaros Boulevard. Afterward, it enters the Galata Bridge by following the road to Dolmabahçe Street, İnönü Stadium, Dolmabahçe Palace, Mebusan Street, Fındıklı, Tophane, Kemeraltı Street, Salı Pazarı, Karaköy. The course, which turns in Sirkeci direction after Galata Bridge, follows the coastal road to Sirkeci, Kennedy Caddesi, Cankurtaran, Kumkapı, Yenikapı, Yedikule, Zeytinburnu, Bakırköy, Rauf Orbay Street, and finally to the Air Force Academy vehicle evacuation gate. Then, the course, which turns […]