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2nd 32K Round of Kefalonia (Two Capital Challenge)

Argostoli, Kefalonia

The 2nd 32K round of Kefalonia is an appealing new running event taking place in one of the most scenic routes, offering breathtaking views and interesting scenery alterations.

Welcome
Welcome to the 2nd 32K round of Kefalonia, in one of the most interesting routes around the natural sea gulf of the island.

What
32km, 5km race and 500m children race

Where
Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece, between Zante and Lefkada

When
Sunday, 06th of October 2013

Why
Participating in the round of Kefalonia is a great opportunity to enjoy the wild natural beauty of the island. As an island of contrasts in landscapes, it is appropriate to every taste.

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 Kefalonia including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Kefalonia and the surrounding area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Kefalonia 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, 06th of October 2013

Event Schedule
Start time: 09.00 am

Distances
32km, 5km race and 500m children race

Organizer
The Runners Club of Kefalonia in cooperation with the municipality of Kefalonia, Kefalonia section Regional and local agencies

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

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Monday, 16th of September 2013. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Route
The starting line of the 32K route is in Argostoli square and the finish line is in Lixouri square.
The starting and finish line of the 5K and 500M children race routes is in Lixouri square.
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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.

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 Aid stations to support the runners at the 5th Km, 10th Km, 15th Km and at the Finish line. At the start and finish stations and at the runners support stations bottled water and sports drinks will be available to all attendees.

Awards
Categories Age:
Men 18-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61+ years
Women Up to 30, 31-40, 41+ years

Class will be formed if at least three athletes, participate otherwise it merges with the next or previous category if it is the latter.
The first three male / female in each category of race 32Km as mentioned above will be awarded to. In games 5Km and 500 m, will receive the first three men / women and all the athletes racing three finishers 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 Kefalonia 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 €200 » 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 Kefalonia. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from Kefalonia to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Kefalonia. 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 Kefalonia, and many more! It starts from €200 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 Kefalonia, 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 Kefalonia.

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 Kefalonia.
Kefalonia is the biggest island of the Ionian Sea at the outlet of Patraikos Bay, between Zante and Lefkada. It is the island of contrasts with landscapes and beaches for all tastes. The great mountain Enos and the variety of beaches (stony, white sand, red sand beaches) contribute to the island’s scenery differentiation.
In mountain Enos, which is also known as the Black Mountain because of the rare species of black fir that flourishes there, travelers can enjoy an unforgettable mountain hike.
Kefalonia is also an island of mysteries since some geological phenomena are yet to be explained. The Moving Rock, the Argostoli sinkholes where the water disappears and the snakes of Holy Mary are some of the island’s mysteries.

Argostoli, which is the island capital, is a modern town that preserves its traditional character. It is built amphitheatrically with a view of the Koutavous lagoon, which is a crossing area for the migratory birds. The city has many neoclassical buildings, big squares, churches and remarkable cultural activity. Lixouri is the second largest city of Kefalonia and faces the capital, Argostoli, across a kind of elongated bay. Fiskardo, at the northern tip of the island, is popular with yachts and rather pricey and upmarket.
Fiskardo is the only part of the island which survived the earthquakes of the last century intact, but extensive refurbishment and repairs have given it a rather bijoux feel rather than one of authentic old Kefalonia. In the northern part of Kefalonia lies a beautiful village, Assos, which is built like an amphitheatre around the peninsula, surrounded by pine and cypress trees. It is a traditional village which has retained the traditional Ionian architecture for the most part.

The sinks in Kefalonia are one of the many geological attractions, that are cracked - openings in the ground next to the sea. The water which enters from there follows a wide underground path across almost the entire island. The Garden of Napier is an attraction that offers peace and relaxation.
It is an elevated wooded park with various species of plants and trees inside of Argostoli. Being in Kefalonia visitors shouldn’t neglect visiting the beautiful and exceptional caves of Melissani and Drogarati, the scenic villages of Fiskardo and Assos where they can have peaceful, relaxing and romantic walks and taste the traditional flavours in the local restaurants.

Kefalonia has one of the most famous beaches in Greece and worldwide, Myrtos, as well as the beaches of Foki, Petani, Makris and Platis Gialos, Avithos, Skala, Antisamos, Atheras and Lepeda.



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