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Ioannina Lake Run 2016

Ioannina Lake Run

Run the ’Ioannina Lake Run 2016’ and to explore the vivid city of Ioannina, surrounded by abundant natural beauty and endowed with rich historical evidence and experience running along the lakeside of Pamvotis lake. Run the biggest race of 30km lakeside flat asphalt path and achieve your Personal Best!
In addition, the flat route will enable you to achieve a Personal Best!

Welcome
Welcome to ‘Ioannina Lake Run 2016’, a certified route from IAAF Athletic, staking place at a place that combines of innumerable historical monuments and museums with the unbelievable natural beauty of the landscape.

What
30km Running, 30km Power Walking, 10km, 5km, 1km Lakeside Road “Mom-Stroller”

Where
Ioannina, the largest city of Epirus, located 450 km northwest of Athens, 290 km southwest of Thessaloniki and 80 km east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea.

When
Saturday, 17th of September- Sunday, 18th of September 2016

Why
Because runners can enjoy running along the lakeside of Pamvotis lake that lies at the center of a 480 meters-high basin in a picturesque mountain setting, with the “Kyra Frosyni” Island in its middle and the sprawling city of Ioannina on its western shores. Natural beauty, historic and modern buildings come together at Ioannina, offering a vibrant and contemporary city comprising the most important commercial and cultural center in Epirus and north-western Greece.

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

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Ioannina 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!
Races date: Saturday, 17th of September- Sunday, 18th of September 2016

Races: 30km Running, 30km Dynamic Walking, 10km, 5km

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

Registrations due date
Registrations will automatically close on Wednesday, 7th of September 2016 or once the participation limit per race is met.

The participation includes the following benefits
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative technical t-shirt
- Electronic timer
- Pasta party
- Photos

Event Schedule
Saturday, 17th of September
• Start time of the 5km Running Race: 18.30pm
• Start time of the 1km Lakeside Road “Mom-Stroller”: 18.00pm
• Awards Ceremony of the 5km Running Race: 20.00pm
• Start and Finish time of the Pasta Party:19.00-21.30pm

Sunday, 18th of September 2016
• Start time of the 30km Running Race: 09.00a.m.
• Start Time of the 30km Power Walking : 7:00 a.m.
• Start time of the 10km Running Race: 9:10 a.m
• Awards Ceremony of the 30km Running Race and 10km Running Race: : 14.30pm

Route
30km Running Race
Starting point - Ending: Mavili Square, Molos Ioannina

Square Mavili → Avenue. Karamanlis→ Kountourioti → Papandreou→ 8th Division →Perama Login → Login to Amfitheas→ Login Longades → Login Vasiliki → Intersection Kastritsa → Intersection Drosochori → Junction to wooden bridges → Miaoulis Coast → Garibaldi → Dionysios the Philosopher termination Square Mavili.


Remark: The track is certified by the IAAF/AIMS.
Kilometers Indications: All along the race entries per 1 km.
Time Limit: 4:30 hours
Anyone athlete after the 13:00 has not gone through the intersection Miaoulis Coast and Vogianou will continue the path from the lakeside sidewalk street, according the directions of the judge during the race and ends with his own responsibility.
Water Supply Stations:
There will be 11 stations for supplies.


30km Power Walking
30 km, lakeside flat asphalt path. The route moves on public paved roads. The route is the same as the race except for one small change at the beginning of the journey for reasons of safety of walking.

Kilometers Indications: All along the race entries per 1 km.
Time Limit: 6:30 hours
Anyone athlete after the 13:00 has not gone through the intersection Miaoulis Coast and Vogianou will continue the path from the lakeside sidewalk street, according the directions of the judge during the race and ends with his own responsibility.


10km Road Race
Starting point - Ending: Mavili Square, Molos Ioannina

Mavili Square → Dionysios the Philosopher → Garibaldi → Coast Miaoulis turn to Vogianou → C. Genimmata → reversal end C. Genimmata → turn on the 1st node Vogianou → Akti Miaouli to (Lakeside Park) → reversal before the wooden bridge and back to Akti Miaouli → Garibaldi → Dionysios the Philosopher and ending in Plateia Mavili.



Kilometers Indications: All along the race entries per 1 km.
Time Limit: 90 minutes.
Water Supply Stations: At 5 km. - At 7.5 km. and a termination.


5km Road Race
Starting point - Ending: Mavili Square, Molos Ioannina

Mavili Square → K. Karamanlis → C. Elijah → Garibaldi → reversal Coast Miaoulis in the Hotel Akti and back to Akti Miaouli → Garibaldi → Dionysios the Philosopher and ending in Plateia Mavili.



Time Limit: 60 minutes.


Categories
In Match Grades athletes will apply based on five-year terms. Failure to complete a sufficient number of athletes in any of the categories will apply decades. The winners-only three of the overall score will be awarded and in their class.

Prizes - Awards
To all finishers will be given a commemorative medal and diploma of the race.
In the general classification men and women will be awarded the 1st. Medal cup winner and diploma to the first three athletes. In categories (five-year) will be awarded the first three athletes-only three medal and diploma.
The prize giving ceremony will take place in the area of termination at the end of the race (about 12:30 m.m.).

5km Road Race
To all finishers will be given a commemorative medal and diploma of the race.
In the general classification men and women will be awarded the 1st. Medal cup winner and diploma to the first three athletes.
The prize giving ceremony will take place in the area of termination at the end of the race (about 20:00 m.m.).


Health Insurance
Health coverage of the race is the valuable help health agencies, physicians and volunteers Volunteer Samaritans and Rescuers of the Greek Red Cross (Annex Ioannina), throughout the length and route of the race.

The organizers are not responsible for what happened during the race on Health issues due to lack of preventive medical check. It is recommended that participants have recently undergone medical examination.

The organizers will request medical certificates for any athletes, since all participants are struggling with their own exclusive responsibility and minors under the responsibility of their guardians.

Collection of the Runners 30km
Car of the organization with Samaritans volunteers will follow the last runners, so it collects athletes who leave the race. Those who do not need medical help, but leave the race can expect in the power stations until the car drives them back to the finish.
Simple Running Offer: from €30 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Ioannina on their own. This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Ioannina the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Ioannina. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Technical t-shirt
- Pasta party
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Pasta Party
- Transportation to and from the starting line (where needed)
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race
- many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Running Offer #1: from €60 per person for two days/one-night accommodation » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Ioannina the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Ioannina. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Byzantio Hotel or equivalent hotel in Ioannina
- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- BIB number
- Timing Chip
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Pasta Party
- Technical running t-shirt
- all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Ioannina (where needed)
- 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 €60 per person (runner or not) for two days/one-night accommodation in Byzantio Hotel or equivalent hotel in Ioannina. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €25 per night per person.
- The above (2days/1night) offer is per person, double occupancy

Running Offer #2: from €65 per person for two days/one-night accommodation » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Ioannina the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Ioannina. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Epirus Palace or equivalent hotel in Ioannina
- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- BIB number
- Timing Chip
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Pasta Party
- Technical running t-shirt
- all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Ioannina (where needed)
- 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 €65 per person (runner or not) for two days/one-night accommodation in Epirus Palace or equivalent hotel in Ioannina. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €30 per night per person.
- The above (2days/1night) offer is per person, double occupancy

Running Offer #3: from €75 per person for two days/one-night accommodation » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Ioannina the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Ioannina. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Olympic Hotel or equivalent hotel in Ioannina
- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- BIB number
- Timing Chip
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Technical running t-shirt
- all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Ioannina (where needed)
- 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 €75 per person (runner or not) for two days/one-night accommodation in Olympic Hotel or equivalent hotel in Ioannina. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €35 per night per person.
- The above (2days/1night) offer is per person, double occupancy

Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
Please tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Ioannina, 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 Ioannina.

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 Ioannina.
Ioannina is set on the placid Pamvotis Lake and faces sheer mountains. This idyllic setting is further enhanced by an evocative old quarter-the Kastro, interspersed with narrow lanes and architectural wonders from Byzantine and Ottoman times. The lake with the island, the cave, the modern buildings and shopping centres coexist with the well preserved buildings of the beautiful old city, the imposing monuments, the picturesque neighbourhoods, the popular-art workshops, the pedestrian walkways and the large squares. It is a city that gives the chance to experience a world where Jewish, Muslims and Christians have been meeting and mixing over the centuries against the breathtaking backdrop of a castle town that evokes the spirit of a distant past.

Byzantine finds can be seen at the 'little island' of Kyra Frosyni and monasteries with splendid frescoes, together with the legendary Ali Pasha's house - last refuge. The Byzantine museum at Ioannina situated in the medieval castle within the citadel, is also worth visiting. The tomb and the headquarters of Ali Pasha can also be found here. A walk along the lake shores and the castle walls, next to historical places and buildings conjures-up legends such as that of Kyra Frosyni. She was sentenced to drown in the lake after having caught the eye of Ali Pasha who desperately fell in love with her.

The city boasts a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities including indoor swimming pools, football and basketball stadiums, theaters, cinemas, Art Galleries, Museums, dancing floors and many colourful bars and pubs. There are also countless opportunities for extreme sports in beautiful natural locations. It is famous for the production of feta cheese and for its popular art of golden and silver jewelries and wood sculpture. The Archaeological Museum of Ioannina exhibits finds from Epirus ranging from the Paleolithic period to Roman times. They include artefacts from the sacred area of what claimed to be the oldest-known oracle in ancient Greece in the Temple of Zeus at Dodona.

The Lake Pamvotis belongs to the natural eutrophic lakes with the type of vegetation called “Magnopotamion” or “Hydrocharition”. Floating vegetation is located in the water body of the lake with aquatic plants, such as the “lentil of water”, the “neighbour of river”, “water lilies”, “irises” etc. Species with a limited distribution in Greece are also represented; for example, the “ferns of the water”.

The shores of the lake and the coast of the island are covered by dense and extensive reed beds. Furthermore, the lakeside vegetation includes residues from aquatic forests of willows, aspens and planes, as well as limited wet meadows, which flood periodically during the winter period and become particularly important sites for nesting and feeding of the wading birds.

It is worth visiting Zayorohoria, on the north east of the city of Ioannina which is a complex of 46 picturesque traditional villages built in a magical setting amidst pine and fir trees with a unique traditional architecture, impressive stone mansions and undulating, natural forest surroundings.

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