The race is popular among Estonians, Lithuanians and Scandinavians, although some find it controversial.
Saturday's race in the eastern village of Tapiobicske was the first one to be held in Hungary.
Dozens of couples braved a 260-metre hilly course featuring a water splash zone among other obstacles.
Saturday's race had two rounds and the final competition was held between the top four couples.
The winners said they were very proud of their achievement and would love to be able to enter a world championship.
The first ever wife-carrying competitions were held in Finland in the 1990s.