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Samaria Run - 2015

Samaria - Crete

The “Samaria Run” is a nice opportunity to enjoy a fantastic route along the worldwide famous Samariá gorge on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, which is the only national park in Crete and the longest in Europe (total length 16km).

Welcome
Welcome to the “Samaria Run” which is taking place in a spot that combines mountain and sea offering plenty of choices, since it is located only 38 km from Chania and is 4 km from Samariá gorge.

What
17.600m

Where
Omalos, a small village 38 km south of Chania in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) of Crete

When
Sunday, 10th of May 2015

Why
Participating in "Samaria Run" provides a remarkable occasion for participants to run a beautiful route in Crete and also enjoy swimming, hiking, climbing, taverna lunches and picnics under a canopy of trees within full view of the Mediterranean Sea.

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 Omalos including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Omalos and the surrounding area!

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Omalos and of course we will run with you!

For more information and detail please call: +30 6978 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Race Date
Sunday, 10th of May 2015

Race: 17.600m
Start Time: 8.30

Entry Fee
Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.

The participation includes the following benefits
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative diploma
- T-shirt
- Race bag

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Wednesday, 7th of May 2015 or until the number of 200 applications is reached. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Route

Start Point: Machi, north entrance of “Samaria gorge”, 1.200m altitude
Finish Point: Xiloskalo, 1.250m altitude

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 and 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.

Awards
All participants who manage to finish the race will be given a commemorative medal and diploma.
Simple Running Offer: from €50 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Omalos on their own. This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Omalos the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Omalos. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
• all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Omalos
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• Commemorative Medal for participation
• Commemorative diploma
• T-shirt
• Race bag
• special RunninGreece starting pack
• safe keeping of your belonging during the race
• many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Omalos on their own. It includes all the logistics of the race entry, 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 belonging during the race. If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Running Offer #1: from €80 per night per person » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Omalos the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Omalos. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
• all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Omalos
• accommodation and hotel arrangements in Omalos in 2star hotel
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• Commemorative Medal for participation
• Commemorative diploma
• T-shirt
• special RunninGreece starting pack
• safe keeping of your belonging during the race
• many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets
It starts from €80 per person (runner or not) per night for accommodation in a 2star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer in Omalos, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €20 per night per person.

Running Offer #2: from €200 per person (two nights’ accommodation and transportation from Piraeus port to Chania port) » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Omalos the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Omalos. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes:
• transporation to/from Piraeus port to Omalos
• hotel arrangements in Omalos in 2star hotel
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• Commemorative Medal for participation
• Commemorative diploma
• T-shirt
• special RunninGreece starting pack
• safe keeping of your belonging during the race
• many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets
It starts from €200 per person (runner or not) per night for accommodation in a 2star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer in Omalos, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €20 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 Omalos, 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. 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, 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 belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Omalos.

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, 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 belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Omalos.
Omalos, a small village 38 km south of Chania in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) of Crete. White Mountains’ National Park is the only national park in Crete. It centres around the Samariá gorge, at an altitude of 1,200m and continues down to Ayia Rouméli, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the surrounding slopes and a number of smaller gorges branching off from it, Samaria Gorge forms the whole of the area designated as a national park, a status that offers protection to over 450 species of plant and animal, 70 of which are endemic to Crete.
In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m.
The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest. Visitors can descend into the gorge and walk for about 6 to 8 hours. Even though the path runs downhill it requires strong, comfortable footwear and some degree of physical fitness. But it’s well worth the effort. At the end of the path, swimming, taverna lunches and picnics under a canopy of trees within full view of the Mediterranean Sea all await the visitors.

Chania is the capital city, a place where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries. Wandering around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will help you discover well-preserved historical monuments. Chania is one of the most touristic developed Municipalities of Crete, due to its rich heritage, both in places of significant archaeological importance and in the innumerable preserved monuments in the city of Chania and in other areas of the Municipality, which constitute evidence of the long history of Chania. One of the most significant archaeological sites that are being preserves till today is the archaeological site of Kasteli, where visitors can see the ruins of the ancient Kydonia, the ancient Aptera and Intzedin castle.
Chania includes the old and new city. It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Greece and for food lovers, it's a paradise!

Furthermore, it is famous for its wonderful beaches with golden sand and crystal-clear blue water. It is a fact that some of the most wonderful and famous beaches of Greece are located in Chania. The visitors can find well organized beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports, restaurants, taverns and coffee-bars, which provide high quality services or can discover the pure, unexplored beaches. Within the geographical borders of the Municipality of Chania there are 11 beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag (Stalos, Agii Apostoli 1, Agii Apostoli 2, Chrissi Akti, Agia Marina, Kalamaki, Nea Chora, Marathi, Stavros, Agios Onoufrios, Kalathas) and many other – organized or not – that are worth enjoying them. The total length of organized beaches in Municipality of Chania is about 10 km.

For more information about Omalos and the around area, please contact us and we are more than happy to share with you our favorite spots and places...

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