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Spetses mini Marathon-Cross Spetses Channel Swimming Competition

Spetses

The "Spetses mini Marathon-Cross Spetses Channel Swimming Competition" is a mass sporting event being held in an island boasting a long naval tradition and rich history, offering a variety of activities, short excursions and romantic trips around the island in horse-drawn carriages.

Welcome
Welcome to the “Spetses mini Marathon-Cross Spetses Channel Swimming Competition”, a rich and diverse sporting event featuring a number of happenings and sports activities for the runners and many others, in a route along the periphery of the island.

What
25km, 5km race, Cross Channel Swimming Competition (2.500m & 5.000m)

Where
Spetses, at the south end of the Argo Saronic Gulf near Hydra, Aegina and Póros

When
Saturday 12th of October 2013-Sunday 13th of October 2013

Why
Participating in Spetses mini Marathon-Cross Spetses Channel Swimming Competition is a great opportunity to enjoy a unique natural beauty of the running course, running by the sea and the pine trees, passing by historical landmarks. Moreover, the weather is ideal for a running event, since the temperatures are warm and the conditions mild and rather dry.

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 Spetses including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Spetses 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 6978 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Race Date
Saturday 12th of October 2013-Sunday 13th of October 2013

Event Schedule
Saturday 12 October
11.30: Cross Spetses Channel Swimming Competition (2.500m & 5.000m)
13.30 – 15.00: Spetsian Treats- “Spetsiotika Kerasmata” -at Poseidonion Square
17.00: Children’s Run of 1.000m (6 – 12 years, 3 age groups: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12)
19.00: Awards Ceremony for the Children’s Run & the Swimming Competition
20.00 – 21.30: Pasta Night
Sunday 13 October
09.00: 25km Race
10:00: 5km Race
13.30: Awards Ceremony for the 25km & 5km

Distances
25km, 5km race and Cross Channel Swimming Competition (2.500m & 5.000m)

Organizer
Spetses Mini Marathon Organising Committee under the auspices of the Municipality of Spetses

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 Friday, 4th of October 2013. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Route
The starting and finish line of all races are in Poseidonion square in front of the imposing Poseidonion Grand Hotel (center of the island)



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
Along the route of the Mini Marathon and the race of 5km will be stations to support the runners. At the start and finish stations and at the runners support stations bottled water and sports drinks will be available to all attendees.

Awards
Medal and diploma are awarded to each of the first three winners of the general classification Men and Women. To all the runners who will finish the race a commemorative medal and a diploma of participation will be given.
Simple Running Offer: from €50 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Spetses 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 Spetses. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from Spetses to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Spetses. 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 Spetses, 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 Spetses, 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 Spetses.

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 Spetses.
Spetses Island Greece is the most remote of the Greek Argo Saronic islands. Spetses is an attractive pine-clad island that is not huge, but big enough to offer a range of activities to keep everyone happy. Secluded, hidden coves with sparkling clear seas or beaches close to waterfront hotels and pensions; lots of tavernas to choose from with friendly service and traditional hospitality.

It is one of the nine European cities that participates in the European Network of Historical Reconstructions and one of the most popular Greek Islands, particularly when it comes to weekend excursions. Located at the south end of the Argo Saronic Gulf, Spetses have the privilege of being approachable both by sea and land.

The island of Spetses is small but is nationally recognized for its valuable contribution to the Greek revolution of 1821. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island’s glorious past. The picturesque old harbour and Dápia, a tourist and commercial centre where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses.

The rich history and naval tradition of the island is reflected on numerous sites that are definitely worth visiting such as: The House of Bouboulina, the House of Hatzigiannis Mexis, the Church of Panayia Armata, the Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos, the Clock in Rologioú Square, and the Anargyreios Korgialeneios School.

At the beaches of the island the visitor, apart from swimming and fishing, has the ability to engage in sea sports and activities such as water skiing, canoe, wind surfing, wakeboard, tubes, banana, water bicycle, Daily cruises ,free diving and others.
Those who love hiking or cycling can meet the beautiful beaches of Spetses through the peripheral parallel to the shores- road or the backland with the plantation of pines and the church going uphill towards Prophet Elias, the highest top of the island. Other choices are the circumnavigation of Spetses and of Spetsopoula, as well as the visit to the neighboring islands Hydra and Poros but also to Argolida.





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