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13th Round Kalamata Run in aid of SOS children’s homes

The 13th Round Kalamata Run is a great opportunity to run in this lovely travel destination.

Welcome
Welcome to the 13th Kalamata Run, one of the most exciting running events taking place in Greece. Runners can enjoy a beautiful route along the coastline of the city of Kalamata. The terrain is flat and asphalt, thus making it one of the fastest races in Greece, with over 1000 participants every year. The run is dedicated to the aid of SOS children’s homes.
What 10km and 2Km for School Students

Where
Kalamata is situated alongside a picturesque river at the head of the beautiful Messenian Gulf. With swathes of golden sands, a lush terrain and an impressive mountain range creating the eastern backdrop, it is a stunning destination that is sure to deliver the ideal holiday in the sun.
The starting and finishing area of both races is the central square of Kalamata.
Please find below details of the route: ROUTE

When

Saturday, 27th of April 2013.

Why
Because the route includes the area of the marina and the nearby harbour, the beach with crystal clean waters as well as the city center. Because it is the best way to experience and discover one of the most beautiful cities of Peloponnese.

How
Contact us and we will make you an unbeatable offer to suit your needs and preferences:
We offer several options varying from short weekend breaks in Kalamata including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Kalamata / Greece and the surrounding area!

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in Greece and of course we will run with you!

For more information and detail please call: +30 6975 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Race Date
Saturday, 27th of April 2013

Event Schedule
10Km Race: Starting time: 18:30

Distances
10Km and 2Km for Kids

Organizer
The Health Runners Club of Messinia under the auspices of Municipality of Kalamata

Entry Fee
Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.
The participation includes the following benefits:
- Electronic timer (official time and place)
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Race bag
- Pasta party

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Thursday, 25th of April 2013. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Health Coverage
In any case all runners participate solely at their own risk. The organizers have no responsibility for whatever happens to the runners related to health issues or is due to lack of preventive medical check. It is highly recommended that the participants undergo a thorough medical examination before entering the race. The organizers will not ask for medical certificates from any athlete (male or female), since they all participate at their own exclusive risk and responsibility (children are at the liability of their parents or guardians). We will also provide offers for special health checkup for all runners, and members of their families.

Electronic Timing
All participants will be timed by a timing company using an electronic timing system. For this reason, the runners must wear the timing chip they will receive from the registration center together with the participation number. Attention: Your time will not be registered and will not be included in the results if you do not have the timing chip attached to your shoe and not pass over the timing mats.

Aid Stations

There will be two water stations along the route, at the 5th and 8.5th Kilometre.

Awards
The top 3 male as well as the top 3 female of the general classification of the 10.000 m race will be awarded. All participants who manage to finish the race will be given a commemorative medal. The participants will be divided in age categories (per decade), and there will be awards for the top runners in each category. There will also be prize draws for children and adults.

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Simple Running Offer: from €50 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Kalamata on their own. It includes all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets and safe keeping of your belongings during the race. If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Running Offer: from €150 » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Greece the "running way", and get the most out of their visit in Kalamata. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from your hotel to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Kalamata. It also includes your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belongings during the race, a suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Kalamata, and many more! It starts from €150 per person (runner or not) for a three days/two-nights accommodation in a 4star hotel. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night per person.

Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
Please tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Greece, what other places you wish to visit and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specific for you! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. We can also schedule other activities like Golf, Surfing, Biking, Trekking and Fishing in the nearby area. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belongings during the race and a suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Kalamata.

Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
If you are a group of people, please tell us all your requirements, how many of you are running, what you like and what you do not like and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specific for you and your company! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belongings during the race and a suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Kalamata.
The prefecture of Messinia, located to the south west of the Peloponnese is a region of magic and beauty. The capital town and main port of Messinia is Kalamata. Kalamata is a very modern town, with excellent infrastructure and local facilities.

The town of Kalamata is dominated by the 13th century castle which was built above it. From the castle, visitors are offered wonderful views towards the sea and sandy beaches, as well as the green flourishing plains. The famous Byzantine church of the Virgin Ypapanti is located in the town. This church is well known for the nuns who weave the famous Kalamata silk. There are also several other churches around the town which are nice to visit. In Kalamata, as well as enjoying the beauty of the region and the hospitality of the locals, there is also the archaeological and folklore museum, and the library which houses over 60,000 volumes of work. Such attractions are a nice way to experience the history and past of the region, as well as the modern side of it. There are also plenty cultural events and festivals that take place throughout the year, to which everyone is invited.

Kalamata is renowned as the place where the famous Kalamatianos dance originated. A perfect symbol for the rich culture and vibrancy of this region, the dance is widely known and you can easily find places throughout the town offering traditional performances, such as restaurants with regular evening entertainment. Moreover, Kalamata is the famous home of the best olives in the world, as well as figs, and delicacies such as pastelli (sesame and honey sweet), lalagia (sweet bread twists that are deep fried), sfela cheese and balsamic vinegar with tones of figs.

It is about 60km away from the famous Costa Navarino Golf resort and close to numerous worldwide famous beaches like the Sadova, Foneas and Kalogria ones. The beaches in Kalamata are arguably some of the most beautiful in Greece. The variety of Kalamata's landscape adds to its natural beauty. You will find luscious beaches, ancient sites, clip top coasts, secluded coves, lush valleys, wild rivers and breathtakingly beautiful mountains from where the views are amazing.
You can find more information about the area here: www.messinia-guide.gr



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