SAVE THE DATE: 2024. october 12-13.

- The Day of Running -

Hungary’s largest sports event, a true bucket-list challenge for all those who have set their sights on conquering the queen of distances. Run a marathon in Budapest, along a beautiful and diverse route, alongside thousands of fellow runners! We warmly welcome you to our shorter distances as well, as during this two-day running festival, everyone can find a program that suits their preferences!

Experience the marathon just as you've always hoped for

A 2-day running festival, where everything revolves around running

The SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival is the country’s largest recreational sports event, with over 30,000 participants running and walking in one of the various distances offered during the two-day event, prior to the pandemic. Become part of the experience in 2023! In addition to the classic marathon runners, we welcome participants in the shorter distances as well. Moreover, individuals, groups of friends, and families who perhaps for the first time in their lives want to taste the atmosphere of such an event are also invited. Budapest’s premier autumn running festival awaits you!

You can run or even walk. With us, you will finally find the challenge that suits you

Along UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can explore Budapest's most beautiful parts while marveling at the panorama

With numerous bands and enthusiastic supporters, they create a fantastic atmosphere

Hungary's largest marathon, with runners coming from hundreds of countries

Unique finisher medal and running shirt, so you never forget this day

Choose the distance that suits you

2 days, 18 events, but the essence remains the same


Whatever your goal may be, you'll find your best challenge with us

Every year, tens of thousands of runners decide to take part in the capital’s most popular running festival! At the 39th SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival, within its international field, you can run a marathon as an individual, in pairs, or as part of a four-person relay team. If a marathon seems like a big challenge, you can opt for the Nestlé 30 km distance, often referred to as its antechamber, or even the Budapest 150 half marathon. If shorter distances appeal to you, you’ll enjoy the SPAR 14 km, ALPRO 10 km, or the SPAR Minimarathon’s 5-kilometer course. Those who enjoy walking will also find their calling, and this is the place for you even if you simply want to share the experience with your friends, family, or colleagues. Moreover, we welcome children to join our diverse programs.


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