Running Track

Get to know shortly how we mark it on the map and what is the Tartan Running Track and what is Tartan at all.


Running sign - Free Sport Parks Map

Its map label: Running

The outdoor Running Tracks are marked on the map with an apple green circle icon. Extra features are available (e.g. writing reviews, adding photo and video) on the data sheet at the locations marked with “i-circle”.

Features of Running Track

There are currently only Tartan running tracks on the map. The most common feature of the Tartan running tracks are that they are generally red coloured, about 1 meter wide rubber-covered tracks.

Running track - Budapest (4th district), Semsey Aladár park - Free Sport Parks map
Running track - Budapest (4th district), Semsey Aladár park
  • Names: Tartan Running court
  • Court length: there are few hundred meters and more than 1000 meters long courts. 
  • Ground: Tartan
  • Opening hours: sport parks, sport courts are usually open in 0-24 hours, but there are some fenced sport places with limited opening hours (eg from sunrise to sunset, etc.) that appear at the entrance.

Always take care of the cleanliness of parks, equipments and courts and the hygiene, so next time you will be happy to do sport there! And if you notice any damage or malfunction, please report it to us as soon as possible.


What is the Tartan?

Out of signs and features get to know what is the Tartan and its history.

History of Tartan

  • Starting in the late 1950s, artificial surfaces using a combination of rubber and asphalt began to appear. In the mid-1960s Tartan tracks were developed. Tartan track is a trademarked all-weather synthetic track surfacing made of polyurethane used for track and field competitions.
  • Many Tartan tracks were installed worldwide, including at many of the top universities in the United States.
  • In Europe, the German company Rekortan GmbH first produced a plastic-rubber tread for the Munich Olympics. Their technology was somewhat different from the American Tartan.
  • At that time, the German cover was placed in Hungary, for this reason, in the Hungarian terminology uses the Rekortan name.

(Image source: Wikipedia)

Tartan running track - Free Sport Parks map
surface of Tartan running track

The source of these information and more interesting things is available on Wikipedia Tartan track page.

Sports Communities

Here we collect sports communities they even also offer free regular activities, training and/or consultancy about running at outdoor, social sport parks, sport courts in Hungary. You can also suggest these kind of sports communities that you can send us by clicking the button below.

Running Tracks with videos


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