Olympic distance course information

Keszthely Triathlon, Olympic distance – Swimming

Distance: 1.5 km (one loop)
Location: Lake Balaton at Keszthely Városi strand (CityBeach)
Expected water temperature: 16 to 24 °C

Information: The start and finish of the swimming leg are both found on the premises of the Keszthely Városi Strand (City Beach). Racers are to check in at latest 15 minutes before the start with their name and race number. The swimming course is marked with red  and yellowbuoys. As seen in the picture below, please always swim on the right side of the red buoys and the left side of the yellow bouy. The safety of the course is guaranteed by the Lake Police (Vízirendőrség) and professional lifeguards on duty. 

  • During the swim, you are allowed to wear water-permeable clothing with a maximal thickness of 0.8 mm, swim goggles, swim cap (included in the race packet) and (if race directors permit it, see below) a wetsuit with a maximal thickness of 5 mm. You are also allowed to apply creams and oils for warming and skin protection. Hands and feet are to be left uncovered under all circumstances. 
  • You are obliged to have your race number put on both of your shoulder blades or upper arms. In case the race number is not visible there, you are to write your number on the provided swim cap.
  • You are to wear the swim cap that is included in the race packet.
  • Depending on the water temperature, race directors can choose to permit the wearing of wetsuits. Organizers will inform all racers at the briefing about the directors’ decision in this matter.

Time limit: 50 minutes (to qualify for cycling)


Keszthely Triathlon, Olympic distance – Cycling

Distance: 40 km (one loop)

Route: Soon

Road quality: paved roads of high quality
Distance of railroad crossing: 470 m from Transition Area

Safety: Within the duration of the time limit, organizers block traffic (completely, and partially in places) on the cycling course. Expiration of the time limit will be signalled by an escort car. Racers are led and escorted by motorcyclists during the entire course. Crossroads, side streets, roundabouts will be kept under control by the organizers as well as the police. Drafting is legal!

Start number: It is obligatory to wear start number from the time of leaving the depot till leaving the area of finish line in such a way that its entire surface must be visible on the back of the competitor's clothing.

Aid stations at:  

 Time limit: 2 hours 40 minutes (to qualify for running) 


Keszthely Triathlon, Olympic distance – Running 

Distance: 10 km (two loops)
Route: Keszthely városi strand (City Beach, TRANSITION AREA) – Csík Ferenc sétány – Rail crossing Ady Endre u. – Kazinczy u. – Erzsébet Királyné útja – Fő tér– Sétáló u. – Kastély u. – Keszthelyi Kastély park – Kastély u. – Sétáló utca – Kossuth Lajos u. – Helikon Park – Kazinczy u. – Ady Endre u. – Rail crossing – Csík Ferenc sétány – Mólóra vezető sétány (walkway to Pier)

Road quality:paved roads of good quality, paver blocks, small pebbles
Distance of railroad crossing: 470 m from Transition Area

Safety: Organizers block traffic completely along the entire running course. Directions are shown by buoys and chords. Where no directional signs are found, please proceed straight ahead. Crossroads and side streets are blocked by organizers and police.

The original race number that you receive from the organizers must be worn on your chest at all times and has to be completely visible from leaving the transition area to leaving the finish area.

Aid stations: 1.4 km – 3.2 km – 5.3 km – 6.6 km – 8.6 km - Finish area

Time limit: 4 hours to Finish


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