- Race information
​In 2023 Crosskovácsi marathon race welcomes visitors and competitors again. Please see general information about the race below.


Location of start: Nagykovácsi Tisza Castle

Date of start: 15.06.2024

The date of the race is always determined at the beginning of the actual year. The planned time is 10.00.

The different categories start in every 15 minutes. Professionals start first followed by other categories and kids at last. Announcement of results take place in the afternoon on the land of the castle, after the races finished. Timing with chips and the checkpoints ensure the correct racing.

How to get there

Hungary, Pest County, Nagykovácsi, Tisza Palace
GPS : 47.575688, 18.891563
Extra code: HVGR+7J Nagykovácsi

Nagykovácsi is a town located in Pest county, 15 kms from the centre of Budapest. The town is surrounded by hills and has a unique environment.

The town is approachable also by public transport. Bus Nr. 63 is operated from Hűvösvölgy to Nagykovácsi from 4 a.m. till 11 p.m. every day and Bus Nr. 963 goes at night time.


During the competition we offer 3 different parking zones.

  1. parking zone: the car park of the American International School of Budapest. This zone ensures the safest parking and offers a suitable place for packing and repairing. It can be found 600 m from the location of the race.
  2. Eotvos utca which is just beside the Nagykovácsi main road and its car park next to Sebestyén chapel. This zone is located 400 m from the race.
  3. Next to the start of the race the entire Ady Endre utca.

Attention! During the entire competition parking on both sides of these streets is forbidden. In case of offense against this rule penalty fee has to be paid.


How to register?

Basically registration happens electronically but you can also register on-site before the competition. Online registration is on .

General information

Mind the deadlines! The sooner you register the less it costs. Even if the registration is done, without paying the registration fee the registration is invalid.

Online registration

The T-shirt is a technical t-shirt that is suitable for sports and not a souvenir. Click here for full resolution image (see later).

All online registration happen solely on This website also contains the list of people who already registered.

Personal registration

We also provide personal registration which is unique in marathon races. With this we provide opportunity for hobby category to decide in the last minute to take part in the competition.

Date of on-site registration

Day before the competition: 14.06.2024, 16 pm to 19 pm

On the day of the competition: 15.06.2024, from 7.30 am until 9.30 am

In case of on-site registration unfortunately we are unable to offer t-shirts.

Amendments of registrations cost HUF 4.500

Important information

It is important to know that by registering and paying the registration fee we expect you to accept the followings:

“I enter the competition on my own responsibility. I know the Marathon rules and regulation of UCI and its obligatory for me. On the lines of the competition I act by the rules of traffic and I obey the commands of the referees. The organisers are not responsible for any accidents and financial damages that happen during the competition. I declare that I am aware of the level of difficulty of the competition.”


What to do in case of Premium (ex- VIP) registration? Entry normally: – choose your category and pay 18.000.- HUF registration fee. We will know that your entry is Premium.

The Premium entry package includes the following:

  1. Entry for the race, in your chosen category
  2. Race number
  3. Your 2023 Crosskovácsi tech t-shirt
  4. Parking ticket for the car park directly in front of the castle.
  5. Food and beverage ticket, which can be redeemed in the hot food buffet on the race.
  6. Bike bottle
  7. Drink powder for 1 liter of liquid
  8. Energy bar

All these can be collected at the entry desk called „VIP entry” on the day of the race or the day before

Registration fee of Premium entry is HUF 18.000 /person

Deadline for Premium entry is 30.04.2024

Registration categories for Crosskovacsi races

You can register for the following categories:

5,2 km Family race

Minimum 2, maximum 4 people per family

U9 family race

U11 family race

U13 family race

5,2 km Mini race

In this category competitors can take part only with escort.

U9 kids race

U11 kids race

U13 kids race

13 km Mini race

Adult man mini (age limit without restriction)

Adult woman mini (age limit without restriction)

29,2 km short distance

U15 man

U15 woman

U17 man

U17 woman

U19 man

U19 woman

Adult man

Adult woman

Master 1 man

Master 1 woman

Master 2 man

Master 2 woman

Master 3 man

Master 3 woman

Master 4 man

Master 4 woman

49,2 km middle distance

U19 man

U19 woman

Adult man

Adult woman

Master 1 man

Master 1 woman

Master 2 man

Master 2 woman

Master 3 man

Master 3 woman

E-Bike 0-504 Wh man

E-Bike 0-504 Wh woman

E-Bike 504+ Wh man

E-Bike 504+ Wh woman

73.2 km long distance

Adult man

Adult woman

Master 1 man

Master 1 woman

Master 2 man

Master 2 woman

Track information

Description of lines and charts

Mini and family races 5,2 km which is equal to the length of opening lap that has to be completed by all categories. The maximum level difference is 150 m.

Short distance which is 29,2 km that consists of 5,2 km opening lap and a 24 km section of the 44 km long “Big round”. The maximum level difference is 850 m.

Middle distance which is 49,2 km that consists of 5,2 km opening lap and the 44 km long “Big round”. The maximum level difference is 1650 m.

Long distance is 73,2 km and comprises a 5,2 km opening lap, the 44 km long “Big round” and a 23,8 km long section of the “Big round”. Maximum level difference is 2500 m.

After completing the opening lap and the “Big round” the competitors cross the finish in Tisza castle. We also placed our technical zone 20 m after the finish.


Click here to download full size map

Trials of the tracks

As the tracks are going through strictly protected nature reserve the only way to visit them prior to the race is to attend the track visit events which we organize a month before the competition. If you want to attend this event please contact László Paulovits.

Please protect the nature and please walk and cycle only on the pathways.

During the line viewing hazardous gullies, twigs and deep vehicle trails may occur therefore please cycle carefully. These problems will be fixed by the competition.

Technical zone

During the competition we set up a technical zone in the garden of Tisza castle right after one of the refreshing points on the opposite side.

Refreshing points

For the location of refreshment and help points see information here: