Welcome to the Folegandros Chora Races 2013 that give the opportunity to combine running with having the best holidays ever at a picturesque and relaxing island in Western Cyclades, famous for the serene atmosphere and the lovely beaches.
12 km and 4,2 km
The island of Folegandros, southwest of Cyclades, between Paros and Santorini
Tuesday, 25th of June 2013
Because runners can live a real tough challenge at the Folegandros Extreme Chora Race 12 km or enjoy the "The Marathon light" Folegandros Chora Race 4,2 km at an island that impresses all visitors with the alterations of scenery.
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 Folegandros including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Folegandros and the surrounding area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Folegandros 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!
Tuesday, 25th of June 2013
Folegandros Extreme Chora Race 12 km
Start Time: 19.30
Folegandros Chora Race 4,2 km (The Marathon light)
Start Time: 20.00
12 km and 4,2 km
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
- Race bag
- Pasta party
Registration is open until Thursday, 20th of June 2013
Folegandros Extreme Chora Race 12 km: Starts at Karavostasis up to the beautiful Chora, continues to Angali Bend and then downhill back to the finish in Chora. The slopes up to Angali Bend is a real tough challenge, some parts with 10 degrees incline.
Folegandros Chora Race 4,2 km "The Marathon light": Starts at Angali Bend and follows the slopes down to the finishing line in Chora.
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.
Prizes will be given for the top three participants in every individual class as well as diplomas to everybody who joined in.
Simple Running Offer:
from €50 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Folegandros 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 belonging during the race. If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!Running Offer:
from €180 » 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 Folegandros. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from Folegandros to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Folegandros. 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 belonging during the race, suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Folegandros, and many more! It starts from €250 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 €60 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 Folegandros, 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, 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 belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Folegandros.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 belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Folegandros.
Folegandros is a small island that has an area of 32 km2, located between the famous and fashionable islands of Paros and Santorini. Due to the simple and relaxing atmosphere that reigns all around the island it is considered as the "island of Peace" and an untouched "piece of true Greece".
Folegandros is an island with many mountainous areas and a rocky ground.
The island impresses all visitors with the alterations of scenery. The wild mountainous bulks, the lacy shores, the green fields and the traditional settlements, create magical scenery. With traditional Cycladic architecture, breathtaking views and secluded beaches, it is ideal for those wanting to relax.
Folegandros has three small villages, Karavostasi (the port), the Chora, and Ano Meria. The Chora of Folegandros with the famous Venetian castle is built at a 200 m altitude. It is probably the most picturesque cycladic settlement. Chora is comprised of two settlements, the Medieval, inside the Venetian castle and the modern one, outside the castle walls.
Folegandros Chora, closed to car and motorcycle traffic, has a unique "center" of three squares in a row, with trees under which to enjoy a drink or food in a quiet,romantic atmosphere.
Karavostasi is the island's port, where visitors will find fishing boats intermingled with and yachts and can find traditional small tourist boats that go to uniquely beautiful virgin beaches with crystal waters and deep blue Aegean color Ano Meria is a rural village with the typical "kafeneio" and taverns,that is spread over cultivated fields with a myriad of dry stoned walls.
At Ano Meria is the Laographic museum, which is one of a kind museum is the first "Open Air Museum" in the whole of Greece. The museum symbolizes the quintessential cottage house, consisting of the principal house, the oven, cellar as well as the winepress and a miniature vineyard.
There are a variety of mostly quiet beaches around the island. Visitors can find some small beaches around the port area of Karavostasi. Specifically, about 1 km from Karavostasi is the beaches of Vardia and Livadi. From Ano Meria by 40 to 90 minutes walking many beaches can be reached, the finest being Agios Georgios, towards the northeast. From Hora a road heads north, hugging the cliff top and offering breathtaking views before descending sharply to the lovely sandy beach of Vathi Bay and the beaches of Angali and Agios Nikolaos.
The island's specialty is a dish called "matsata", which is a handmade pasta with either rabbit or chicken.
For more information about Folegandros 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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