Korinthosz 160,80 and 40 km pays tribute to the heritage of the Spartathlon race, as well as to the finishers of the events. Our goal is to keep the spirit and tradition of this classical Greek ultramarathon.
Our event is connected to the Spartathlon in several ways. The distance of the original Korinthosz.hu event equals to that of the first leg of the Spartathlon, 81 kilometers between Athens and the Isthmus of Corynth.
The race is an excellent mental and physical training opportunity for the Spartathlon, since weather conditions and the characteristics – long straights, overnight running – of the course are similar to the Greek event on both the Korinthosz 160 and Korinthosz 80.
The diverse surface of the course and the number of the refreshment stations are also similar to the Spartathlon.
Korinthosz ultrarunning race
The course is officially measured and certified. The distance is 161.08 kilometers, almost exactly 100 miles, which can be a qualifying result for the Spartathlon! (for men 21 hrs, for women 22 hrs)
We are aiming to establish a recognized ultramarathon event of Hungary and Central Europe.
Runners will start in different times, from three different locations along the 80K route between Szekszárd and Baja, but all races will finish in Szekszárd.
The 160K event will go on a Szekszárd-Baja-Szekszárd route, the 80K race goes from Baja to Szekszárd, while the 40K event is on the stage from Keselyűs to Szekszárd.
Bibs for all 3 races can be picked up at this location:
”Piac Közösségi Tér” (Market Square) Building „F”
Address: Szekszárd, Piac tér 1.
GPS: 46.350036 – 18.701031
Attention! For the 80K event bib packet pick-up is also available in the race office in Baja. Find further details under Race info and Schedule!
From 2019 bicycle support is not allowed during the race! Relays of 2 are also not allowed to ride on bicycle next to each other.
Following the runners by car is not possible along the whole route, because the Duna and Sió embankments are closed to traffic.
Supporters can meet and help their runners only at refreshment stations specifically marked in the aid station list!
Bus transfer to Baja and Keselyűs:
All participants of the 80km race (both individual and relay) will be transported by bus to Baja to the race office.
Bus will depart on Friday at 21:30, from Szent László square., Szekszárd. (GPS: 46.351603, 18.701374)
All participants of the 40km race (both individual and relay) will be transported by bus to Keselyűs to the race office.
Bus will depart on Friday at 22:30, from Béla király square., Szekszárd. (GPS: 46.349679, 18.698117)
We kindly ask you to book your seat on the bus via the questionnaire that will be sent to all participants latest 1 week before the race!
If you do so, your bib packet will contain a bus ticket.
Attention! As bicycle support is not allowed during the race, we are not offering bus transfer for support crews!
Please take your seats on the bus in time, the buses will be leaving at 21:30 and 22:30 sharp!
Thanks for your understanding!
Own refreshment and clothing changes:
Individual competitors may send own refreshment and clothing changes to certain refreshment stations, which will be clearly marked on the aid station list. Organizers handle only sealed packages with the following markings:
- name of competitor
- number of the refreshment station
Packages drop-off times:
Runners of 160 km: Friday, 16.08.2019. between 8:00 – 10:00 hrs at race center in Szekszárd
Runners of 80 km: Friday, 16.08.2019. between 16:00 – 21:00 hrs at race center in Szekszárd and Friday, 16.08.2019. between 21:00 – 23:30 hrs at race center in Baja
Runners of 40 km: Friday, 16.08.2019. between 16:00 – 21:00 hrs at race center in Szekszárd
Following the race unused packages can be picked up at the race center until 13:00hrs on Saturday 17.08.2019. Later the packages of individual runners will be transported to the location of the award ceremony.
Left items will not be mailed!
Runners of 160km and 40km can leave their baggage in the race center in Szekszárd, where they can be picked up after the race!
Runners of 80km can leave their baggage either in Szekszárd or in Baja, which can be picked up in the race center in Szekszárd after the race!
Baggage will be transported from the start to the finish. Only closed baggage, identified with a tag (name and contact info) will be accepted. Baggage can be picked up at the finish before the award ceremony until 13:00 hrs. Left items will not be mailed!
By registering participant accepts all rules and regulations of the competition.
Registrations can be made only online, by completing the registration form on www.korinthosz.hu before 21.07.2019.
|until 10 January, 2019||until 21 July, 2019|
|package „A” – recommended for international athletes||package „B”||package „A” – recommended for international athletes||package „B”|
|until 10 January, 2019||until 21 July, 2019|
|2-person relay||30 000|
|3-person relay||35 000|
|4-person relay||42 000|
|5-person relay||49 000|
|2-person relay||26 000|
|Package „A”||Package „B”|
|accommodation3 nights (9-12 August 2018)||K160/80/40||–|
|transfer from Budapest to Szekszárd||K160/80/40||–|
|transfer from Szekszárd to Budapest||K160/80/40||–|
|entry to the reception dinner and banquet||K160/80/40||K160/80|
|entry to the event||K160/80/40||K160/80/40|
|timing, refreshment, baggage storage||K160/80/40||K160/80/40|
|transfer to the start of the event||K80/40||K80/40|
|interpreter (English, German, Italian)||K160/80/40||–|
|In 2019 the number of entries is limited according to the following:|
Your registration will be confirmed after the registration fee has been paid according to the registration fee schedule. Registration with no payment will be cancelled.
Note! There is no on-site registration for the race or for the award ceremony!
Paid registrations can be cancelled until 30.06.2019 by sending a written confirmation to email@example.com!
There is no refund after 30.06.2019 in case of cancellation!
In case a race distance reaches it’s limit, the registration cannot be transferred.
In this case the organizers will transfer registration fees back (before 30.06.2019 only) after deducting 500,- HUF technical fee.
When a race distance reaches its limit, the registration will be stopped. Then, in the order of registration, a waiting list will be established, where the first person of the queue is entitled to participate in the race in case a registration is cancelled.
Your payment can be executed via bank transfer or SimplePay.
Bank information for bank transfer:
Budapest Bank 10104617-45398600-01004004
IBAN: HU12 101046174539860001004004
SWIFT code: BUDAHUHB
In the comment field please put: name, year of birth, race distance!
You can also pay in person before 21.07.2019.
Szekszárd, Mátyás király u. 66. – Márker Kft. premises, every day from 10 am to 2 pm.
Purchasing tickets for the banquet:
Those individual runners who would like to order the 1 extra ticket after their registration had been completed, should follow these steps:
- transfer the cost (10.500.- Ft-ot) to the bank account mentioned above
- provide the following info in the comment box: name of the runner and “Bankettjegy”
The race mostly follows embankments, but the route crosses roads open to traffic at several places! We kindly ask all runners to observe the rules. Stay safe!
Runners of 160 km who complete the race within the time limit receive our own branded belt buckle!
Individual runners of 160/80 km, who complete the race within the time limit, will receive a ribbon with their name before the finish line!
All individual runners of 160/80/40 km who complete the race within the time limit will receive a medal, a diploma and a finisher t-shirt.
Each individual runners will receive their prizes at the award ceremony.
Members of the relays will receive their medals at the finish line. The results of the teams will be announced at Garay Square in the finish zone at 11:30.
Awarding 1-3.places of individuals and relays
Individual runners 1-3. overall will be awarded with a prize.
Relays 1-3. overall will be awarded with a medal and certificate.
Individual runners of 160/80 km will not receive a separate age-group prize, but their age group result will be recorded on their diploma!
Age group classification
- runners born in 1989 or later
- runners born between 1988-1979
- runners born between 1978-1969
- runners born in 1968 or before
Runners should be fully aware of the race distance and the problems that may arise in such long runs. The race requires all participants to be able to solve their own physical, emotional and mental issues caused by the race effort.
An ambulance is going to follow the race, however, due to the distance, it may take longer to arrive in case of emergency. The phone number of the safety personnel will be printed on the race bib.
Relay changeover points:
Relay teams may freely divide the distance within themselves, however, changeovers are only allowed at specific aid stations!
Aid stations, checkpoints
Aid stations will be established every 4-5 kilometers along the whole route, there are only 2 stations which distance exceeds 7 kms. At each station, the remaining distance and the length of the following leg will be clearly stated. It’s the runners’ responsibility to decide whether they are fit to continue. Please be aware that safety personnel, medical staff or any crew members can freely override runners’ decision and can stop them from continuing the race.
Aid stations will provide drinking water, isotonic drinks, coke, fruits, dried fruits, salt, sweet and savory biscuits, and ice.
Certain stations will offer also cooked food: rice, potatoes and soup!
Each aid station is also a check-point with a given opening and closing time. Closing time of a station is the cut-off time, which means if a runner reaches a given station after its closing time, the runner will be automatically eliminated.
Attention! Some intermittent cut-off times have changed compared to last year (2018).
Route marking, road safety
The route will be marked by paint, buoys, signs, and safeguarded with the help of officials.
Checkpoint system RFID will be used to time runners. Timing chip must be worn on the wrist, which will be checked along the route in order to provide live results through the internet.
In case of dropping-off the race before the end, we kindly ask participants to hand in their chips at the closest refreshment station!
Split times and final results will be posted live on the event’s website.
Reception dinner and banquet
The award ceremony will be organized in a special way similar to last year: every individual, completing the race within the time limit will be called onto stage before the reception dinnerwhere the special race award will be handed over.
1-3. place holders of all 3 distances will also be awarded during the ceremony.
After the award ceremony you’ll be invited to a buffet dinner, and you’ll be welcome to join us for a party with live music.
Location of the reception dinner and banquet: Babits Mihály Kulturális Központ, 7100 Szekszárd, Szent István tér 10. , start time: Saturday 17.08.2019, 19:00.
The entry fee for the reception dinner is included in the individual registration fee.
Relay registration fees do not include the entry fee and the attendance at the reception dinner!
As only a limited number of guests can attend the reception dinner members of relays cannot purchase entry tickets.
All individual runners might purchase max. 1 additional entry ticket for the dinner!
Thanks you for your understanding!
Banquet tickets can be purchased for 10.500,- HUF/person. Payment should be received latest by 21.06.2019, afterwards registration for the dinner will not be accepted!
We kindly ask you to dress according to the event – casual is welcome, please avoid sportswear!
We wish you a successful finish and a weekend of great experience!
Balazs Csillag – Zoltán Németh – Öcsi Márkus