Race info


Event Korinthosz[160] Korinthosz[80] Korinthosz[40]
  K 160 K 80 K 40
Distance 161 km/100 miles 80 km 40 km
Date 16 August, 2019 17 August, 2019 17 August, 2019
Start time 11:00 0:00 0:00
Start place Szekszárd, Garay tér Baja, Petőfi Sándor sziget, Március 15 sétány, Ifjusági szálló Szelszárd, Keselyűs – Kisvasút végállomás
Time limit 24 hrs 11 hrs 6 hrs
Route Szekszárd – Baja – Szekszárd Baja – Szekszárd Keselyűs – Szekszárd
Race center Versenyközpont: Szekszárd, Várköz, Placc Ifjúsági Központ   Szd – Placc Ifjusági Központ, Baja – Petőfi sziget, Túrisztikai Központ Versenyközpont: Szekszárd, Várköz, Placc Ifjúsági Központ  
Discipline (individual, relay) individual individual or 2-3-4-5 person relay individual or 2-person relay
Award individual individual and 1-3. relays individual and 1-3. relays
Bus transfer none Szekszárd-Baja, included in the entry fee  Szekszárd-Keselyűs, included in the entry fee, registration is needed
Bicycle support not allowed not allowed not allowed
Individual refreshent and baggage  accoring to rules accoring to the rules according to the rules
Baggage storage Szekszárd, race center Bajai drop-off, Szekszárd pic-up Szekszárd, race center
Split times, cut-off according to the rules accoring to the rules according to the rules
Mandatory equipment headlamp/ visibility vest or band headlamp/visibility vest or band headlamp/visibility vest or band
Awards ceremony Babits Mihály Kulturális Központ,                                                                  Szekszárd – Szent István tér 10. 7 p.m.                                               É 46° 20′ 56.4252″      K 18° 42′ 19.5438″                                 
Award ceremony for relays none At the finish, Szekszárd – Garay tér 11:30  At the finish, Szekszárd – Garay tér 11:30 
Rout marking paint, signs, buoys
Timekeeping Checkpoint System
Withdrawal until 30 June,2019    
Registration transfer until 30 June,2019    
Accommodation For foreign participants, package “A” includes transfer from Budapest to Szekszárd, accommodation and meals 
Reception dinner, banquette entry fee includes reception dinner ticket. Easc individual runner is allowed to register one more person to the dinner for 10 500 HUF 
  package “A” package “B”  
Accommodation, 3 nights (15-17 August, 2019) K160/80/40           –  
Transfer Budapest-Szekszárd K160/80/40           –  
Transfer Szekszárd-Budapest K160/80/40           –  
Half board K160/80/40           –  
Reception dinner, banquette K160/80/40 K160/80  
Participation at tha event K160/80/40 K160/80/40  
Timekeeping, refreshent, services K160/80/40 K160/80/40  
Transfer to the start K80/40 K80/40  
Interpreter (Englisg, German, Italian) K160/80/40           –  

Korinthosz 160K and 80K ultramarathon 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 distace of the original Korinthosz.hu event equals that of the first leg of the Spartathlon, 81 kilometers between Athens and the Isthmus of Corynth.

The engineer István Türr, who was involved with the Greek Government’s major project of planning and implementing the Corinth Canal, is from the city of Baja.

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 Korinthosz160 and Korinthosz80. The diverse surface of the course and the number and placing of the refreshment stations is also similar to the Spartathlon. 


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! (male – 21 hours; female 22 hours)

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 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.

Race office:

”Piac Közösségi Tér” (Market Square) Building „F”

Address: Szekszárd, Piac tér 1.

GPS: 46.350036 – 18.701031

Attention! For the 80K and 40K events bib/packet pick-up is also available at the start of each event in Baja and Keselyűs. Find further details under Race info and Schedule


Supporting runners:

From 2019 bicycle support is not allowed during the race!

By car:

Following the runners by car is not possible along the whole route, because the Duna and Sió embankments are closed to traffic.

Only refreshment stations marked in the aid station list can be reached by car: link


Bus transfer to Baja and Keselyűs:

Participants may request bus transfer to the 80Km race start in Baja. Bus will depart at 21.30, from Szent László str., Szekszárd. GPS: 46.351603, 18.701374

40km race participans my also request transfer. Bus will depart at 22.30, from Béla kiraly sqr. (GPS: 46.349679, 18.698117)

Please mark transfer request on the registration surface! In this case entry fee will include transfer cost.

Attention!  Since bicycle support is not allowed during the race, there will be no transfer for bicycles.

Buses will depart as scheduled. Please be on time!

Own refreshment and clothing changes:

Individual competitors may send own refreshment and clothing changes to certain refreshment stations. Organizers handle only sealed packages with the following markings:

  • name of competitor
  • number of the refreshment station or km 

Packages drop-off times:

160 km: 16.08.2019. (Friday) 8.00-11.00 at race center in Szekszárd

80 km: 16.08.2019. (Friday) 16:00-21:00 at race center in Szekszárd, 21:00-23.30 at the start in Baja

40km: 16.08.2019 (Friday), 16:00-21:00 at the race center in Szekszárd

Following the race unused packages can be picked up at the race center until 4 p.m. and later at the award ceremony. Left items will not be mailed.

Baggage storage:

Runners of the 160km and 40km events may drop-off their luggages at the baggage storage at the race center in Szekszárd.

 Participants of the 80km race may leave their bags at the start. Baggage will be transported from the start to the race center.

Only closed baggage identified with a tag (name and contact info) will be accepted. Baggage can be picked up at the race center until 4 p.m. Left items will not be mailed! 


By registering participants accept all rules and regulations of the competition.

Registration requires completing the on-line registration form before 21.07.2019.


Entry fee (individual)



until 10 January, 2019

until 21 July, 2019


package „A” – recommended for international athletes

package „B”

package „A” – recommended for international athletes

package „B”








32 000


37 000



31 000


36 000



26 000


31 000



until 10 January, 2019

until 21 July, 2019

80km relays



2-person relay

26 000

30 000

3-person relay

30 000

35 000

4-person relay

38 000

42 000

5-person relay

45 000

49 000

40km relays



2-person relay

20 000

26 000



Package „A”

Package „B”

accommodation3 nights (9-12 August 2018)


transfer from Budapest to Szekszárd


transfer from Szekszárd to Budapest


half board


entry to the reception dinner and banquet



entry to the event



timing, refreshment, baggage storage



transfer to the start of the event



interpreter (English, German, Italian)



In 2019 the number of entries is limited according to the following:



Entry limit








K80 relay









K40 relay




By registering participant accept all rules and regulations of the competition.

Registration requires completing the registration form before 28.07.2018.


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! Neither for the race, nor the banquette dinner.

Registration might be cancelled before 30.06.2019 by sending an e-mail to info@korinthosz.hu In that case registration fee will be refunded reduced by 500 HUF administration cost.

There is no refund after 30.06.2019. Registrations are transferable.


Bank information:

Enry fee can be paid by bank transfer or SimplePay application:


Borvidék Futóegyesület

Budapest Bank  10104617-45398600-01004004

IBAN:  HU12 101046174539860001004004


In the comment field please put: name, DOB


You can also pay in person before 28.07.2018.

Szekszárd, Mátyás király u. 66. – Márker Kft. premises, every day from 10 am to 2 pm. 



The race mostly follows embankments, but the route crosses roads open to traffic at several places! The route has slightly changed since last year. We kindly ask all runners and crew members – either by bike or car – to observe the rules. Stay safe!


Individual Awards

All 160km finishers within the time limit will receive a Korinthosz160 beltbuckle.

160/80km finishers within the time limit will receive a finish tape with their name on it.

All 160/80/40km finishers within the time limit will receive a medal, certificate and finisher T-shirt.

Individual finishers will be awarded at the banquette dinner and award ceremony.

Relay Awards

Relay members will receive their finisher medal at the finish area. Relay team award ceremony will be at 11.30, Garay sqr. (finish area)

Podium finishers

Overall 1-3. finishers of 160/80/40km races will be awarded by special prices.

Relay members will receive medals and certificates.


Age-groups will not be separately awarded but category ranking will be marked on the certificate.

  • runners born in 1989 or later
  • runners born between 1988-1979
  • runners born between 1978-1969
  • runners born in 1968 or before


General rules of participation

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 field, 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 teams may freely divide the distance within themselves, however, changeovers are only allowed at aid stations! Teams with one runner and one cyclist are allowed to changed anywhere along the route.


Aid stations, checkpoints

Aid stations will be established every 4-5 kilometers along the whole route. 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 will continue.

Aid stations will provide drinking water, isotonic drinks, coke, fruits, dried fruits, salt, sweet and savoury biscuits, and ice. ON certain stations there will be soup, rice and potatoes.

All aid stations are checkpoints as well!

Each aid station is also a checkpoint 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.  Please note that cut-off times have changed compared to 2018!




Route marking, road safety

The route will be marked by paint, buoys, signs, and safeguarded with the help of officials.



Checkpointsystem RFID will be used to time runners. Timing chip must be worn on the arm at all time. Split times and final results will be posted live on the event’s website. 


Award ceremony, banquette dinner

All individual runners who finish the Korinthosz160/80/40 races within the time limit will be called to the podium at the award ceremony where prices will be presented.

Top-3 finishers will be awarded at the ceremony.

Following the award ceremony, dinner and dance party will take place.

The banquette will be held:

Babist Mihály Kultúrális Központ 7100 Szekszárd, Szent István tér 10.

17.08.2019, 7 p.m.


Entry fee of the individual runners include the ticket for the banquette dinner.

Number of banquette tickets is limited. Each individual runner is allowed to buy ticket for one more guest. Ticket price is 10 500 HUF.

Since the number is limited, relay team members can not attend the banquet. Thank you for your understanding.

Dress code: smart casual


We wish all runners a good race!

Csillag Balázs – Németh Zoltán – Márkus Öcsi