Peloponnese - Messinia
The West Mani 10K 2017 in Messinia, offering a great chance to enjoy running at the waterfront of one of the most beautiful locations in Greece with countless kilometers of coast line and swimming in the crystal waters taking advantage of its unique landscapes.
Welcome to the West Mani 10K 2017 that gives the opportunity to combine running with having the best holidays ever at a picturesque and relaxing location in South Peloponnese, famous for the serene atmosphere and the lovely beaches.What
10km running, 1km kids race, 2km swimming, 1km swimming.WhereBeach of Stoupa, West Mani, Messinia.When: Saturday 4th July 2017WhyBecause it is the best way to combine running in a beautiful route and exploring one of the most interesting and exciting locations in Messinia, where runners can enjoy the idyllic coastline of Stoupa reaching the picturesque fishing village of Agios Nikolaos.HowContact 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 Mani including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Mani and the surrounding area!Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Mani and of course we will run with you!For more information and detail please call: +30 6978 524 433Or email: info[@]runningreece.comWe are looking forward to hearing from you!Happy runs!
Races date: Saturday 1st of July 2017
10km running, 1km kids race, 2km swimming, 1km swimming.
Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.
The participation includes the following benefits
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Staring pack
Registrations due date
Registration is open until Friday, 30th of June 2017 or until a specific number of applications is reached. Participation can be obtained via online registration.
Saturday 1st of July
• Start time of the 10km and the 5K Running Races: 19.30
Starting and Finishing Point: Stoupa beach
Route: The 10km race starts at the beautiful beach of Stoupa, reaching the fish village of Agios Nikolaos alongside the coastline.
• Start time of the 2km and the 1km Swimming Race: 18.00
Starting and Finishing Point: Stoupa beach
Route: The athletes in the swimming races will get booting from Stoupa beach covering the distance through counterclockwise triangular route making 2 and 4 turns to the events of 1000 n 2000 m respectively.
Awards & Prizes
Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first three winners of all the 10km running race and the swimming races. A commemorative medal and a diploma will be given also to all participants.
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.
All participants in the 10K running race, 5km running race and 1km swimming race will be timed using an electronic timing system.
Simple Running Offer: from € 20 » BOOK NOW
This Gold Class Registration offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Mani on their own. We help you with all the registration logistics and we guide you during your stay in Mani in order to save time and energy for the event itself. It is ideal for those who have limited time and they want to get the most out of their visit in Mani. Be part of our running community and never run alone again! It includes:• Registration to the event and all the registration logistics• BIB number and Timing Chip• Commemorative Medal for participation• Technical running 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 You can add to your registration several other services like extra running gear from RunninGreece and the Mani Marathon The Authentic collection, training, nutrition conselling, transportation and more.. We believe that every runner is a winner and deserves the support and revognition that professiona athletes have.If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!
Running Offer (Active weekend): from € 145 per person » BOOK NOWWe have prepared for you the ideal Wellness weekend break! We offer you the several ideas to get the most out of your visit in Mani, have great time, great foot and great fun and at the same time join a fantastic event! We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan for a perfect active weekend! It includes: - Hotel accommodation in a selected Traditional Hotel in Stoupa (Kolokotroni Hotel & Spa - depending on availability you may moved to a similar or better hotel, following a relevant notification) We have selected the best options for you in order to be convenient to your activities and have the best experience of Mani- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry- Exclusive RunninGreece starting pack- Technical running T-shirt- Commemorative diploma for participation- Tips and advice for the specific race- Training schedule depending on your personal targets- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race. It starts from € 145 per person (runner or not) for a three days / twonights accommodationIf you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional € 55 per night per person.* We do offer various other activities from running tous and bike tours to sailing adventures * Above offer is for double occupancyJoin our running community and never run alone again!
Running Offer (Mani Experience): from € 489 per person » BOOK NOWWe have prepared for you the ideal program to experience Mani, relax and refresh! We offer you the several ideas to get the most out of your visit in Mani, have great time, great food and great fun and at the same time join a fantastic event!We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan for a perfect active week! It includes:- Hotel accommodation in a selected Traditional Hotel in Stoupa (Kolokotroni Hotel & Spa - depending on availability you may moved to a similar or better hotel, following a relevant notification) We have selected the best options for you in order to be convenient to your activities and have the best experience of Mani- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry- Exclusive RunninGreece starting pack- Technical running T-shirt- Commemorative diploma for participation- Tips and advice for the specific race- Training schedule depending on your personal targets- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race
- Ebook about Mani It starts from € 489 per person (runner or not) for a eight days / seven nights accommodation
If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional € 49 per night per person.* We do offer various other activities from running tous and bike tours to sailing adventures * Above offer is for double occupancyJoin our running community and never run alone again!
Special Running Offer » Get a Custom QuotePlease tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Mani, what other places you wish to visit, activities that you would like to book, 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 will also offer you the best possible the hotel arrangement, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to any event and all the logistics of the event registration, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Mani.
Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
If you are a group, a running club, a team or a company, please tell us all your requirements, activities that you wish to join, objective of your trip, 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 do have strong experience working with running clubs, athletics teams, running camps, corporate meeting, wellness and sports camps and more. Lets do this great running event an opportunity for something meaningful and big for your company or team!
Stoupa is a former fishing village, 10km south of Kardamyli, which became a resort village known for its pleasant sandy beaches. Celebrated author Nikos Kazantzakis lived here for a while and based the protagonist of his novel Zorba the Greek on Alexis Zorbas, a coal-mine supervisor in Pastrova, near Stoupa. This is the place where Kazantzakis wrote the novel "Zorba the Greek". Stoupa can charm the the visitor during all seasons of the year. It is the most touristic place in Mani. In the East of the village there is the castle that once was the acropole of the old town of Lefkto. According to Pausanias, there were the temple of Athena and her statue. During the period 1204 - 1259 the castle reconstructed and named Bofor. During the summer, the sea and the crystal clear water is a provocation for the visitors. In the village there are two beaches,the one is known as the Stoupa beach and the other as Kalogria beach. From visotrs' point of view, in Stoupa one can find everything. Comfortable hotels, best quality food, bars, but above all, people that are willing to serve anybody. Apart from the beautiful beaches, one can enjoy the magical sunsets from any place of the village.Stoupa is about an hours drive form Kalamata, and very close to the picturesque well-known Kardamyli village. The approach to Stoupa is dominated by its acropolis at the southern end of the village.The close Kardamyli village is one of the south Mediterranean's best-kept secrets. It is a spectacularly beautiful seaside village located in the Mani, a stunning region in the southern Peloponnese, the coast of Greece defined by travel connoisseurs as the New Côte d'Azur. Set dramatically against a backdrop of crystalline aqua-blue waters, majestic cypress trees, wild olive groves, verdant rolling hills and distant snowcapped mountains, it is one of the prettiest of villages that overlook the calm seas and splendid sunsets of the Messinian Gulf. 3 hours and 30 minutes' drive from either the capital of Mani or the port of Patras, and just 35 km from the nearby city of Kalamata, it remains one of the south Mediterranean's best-kept secrets: an exclusive, small, unspoilt resort that boasts stately villas, enchanting stone maisonettes, lush gardens, a picturesque harbour and fantastic beaches. The village caters to many tastes. It is a favourite summer haunt of families and companions, but also of yachters and trend-setters who are into new and undiscovered holiday destinations. A trully international community also includes renowned actors, artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists and writers. Visitors come for romantic week-end breaks, friendly get-togethers and memorable family/group vacations. Inspiring, unique and welcoming, Kardamili and Mani are both an ideal place for holidays and a special retreat for long relaxing spells.The broad area offers the capital town and main port of Messinia, Kalamata. Kalamata is a very modern town, with excellent infrastructure and local facilities. Kalamata is one of the most gifted cities in Greece, mostly thanks to its geographic position. Situated in the heart of the crystal-blue Messinian Bay and on the roots of the imposing Mountain Taygetos, it is a heaven for its inhabitants. Also, Kalamata is the ideal base for those who want to discover the secrets of Messinia, since it is situated in a central spot of the region and all the tourist and cultural destinations are not further than one hour in car. Kalamata International Airport is one of the main airports of Greece and caters to a lot of international tourists visiting the country, since there are many new direct flights from around Europe.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 and olive oil 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.The prefecture of Messinia is being habited for thousand years, with a great history as a background. Witnesses of its long history are the countless classical, byzantine and newer monuments in the prefecture. Monuments and cultural inheritance of Messinia, in combination with the beautiful landscape that surrounds them, give a magic power to Messinia, that captures even the most demanding visitor.Some of the places that are worth visiting are Kalamata city, Pilos, Methoni, Koroni towns, Ancient Messene, Neda River, Voidokilia beach, Kardamili village, Pollimnio Waterfalls.Ancient Messene is a significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and state of preservation, and still has much to offer. It possesses not only sanctuaries and public buildings, but also imposing fortifications, and houses and tombs. Αmidst the peaks of Mt. Tetrazio, at the northern end of Messinia, Neda, the only female-gender river of Greece, flows towards the gulf of Kiparissia. Kardamili is a spectacularly beautiful seaside village located in Mani, the coast of Greece defined by travel connoisseurs as the New Côte d'Azur. Set dramatically against a backdrop of crystalline aqua-blue waters, majestic cypress trees, wild olive groves, verdant rolling hills and distant snowcapped mountains, it is one of the prettiest of villages that overlook the calm seas and splendid sunsets of the Messinian Gulf. Voidokilia beach, which is situated at 12 km from the city of Pylos, in the north of the Navarino bay, is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, but maybe also in the Mediterranean Sea. The sheltered bay is referred to in Homer's Odyssey and archaeologists believe it was used by King Nestor as a port in ancient times.
Polilimnio Canyon is a magic place with waterfalls and lakes, beautiful wooden bridges that seems it is a hidden paradise.
Visitors will be astonished by the wealth waiting for them in the form of local cuisine and will surprisingly discover the fundamental relation between food and enjoyment to the Greek everyday life.
For more information about Mani and the around area, please contact us and we are more than happy to share with you our favorite spots and places...