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Arachova Trail 2016

Mount Parnassos

Run “Arachova Trail 2016” and explore a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassos. Enjoy the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favorite for passionate ski and mountain activities lovers. Enjoy a place that combines grandeur with wild scenery, breathtaking views, healthy climate, peculiar architectural homes, nightlife and winter sports.

Welcome
Welcome to “Arachova Trail 2016” offering the chance to experience Arachova village, which is awe inspiring at first glance, either bathed in sunlight or half hidden in the clouds, or lit up at night with the rock of the infamous clock tower standing out clearly like a fort washed in orange light.

What
Half Marathon, 10km and Kids’ race (1km)

Where
Arachova, a mountain village located at the foot of Mount Parnassos in altitude of 950 m. It belongs to the prefecture of Viotia and is about away 160 km from Athens.

When
Sunday, 28th of August 2016

Why
Participating in “Arachova Trail 2016” provides a remarkable occasion for runners to run along a fascinating route and enjoy a famous destination that offers visitors adventure, variety, and yet calm and relaxation for those who wish!

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

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Arachova 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
Sunday, 28th of August 2016

Races
Half Marathon, 10km and Kids’ race (1km)

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)
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Clothing and personal belongings management
- Party on Saturday

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Wednesday, 24th of August 2016 or until a specific number of applications is reached.

Starting and Finishing Point:All routes start and finish at Arachova High School

Schedule
Saturday, 27th of August 2016
Race Briefing and Party : 20.00
Sunday, 28th of August 2016
Half Marathon Trail Start Time : 09.30
10K Trail Start Time : 10.00
Kids’ race Trail Start Time : 10.30
Awards Ceremony: 14.00

Route
Half Marathon
The route starts from Arachova High School (+ 950m) and after the athletes cross the village up to the Folklore Museum, they head east for the next five kilometers where is the first supply station Panagiotis (+ 890m). Then runners head north to the 11th kilometer of the route, where they will meet the 2nd'Mana' supply station (+ 1540m). They continue west for the next 4 km until the 3rd ‘Vlacholakka’ supply station (+ 1650m), at the 15th kilometer of the route. The route crosses the massif that rises north of Arachova with peak ‘Petriti’ (+ 1924m). The highest point is located at the 14th kilometer with altitude + 1880m. The route continues towards south-south to the 4th ‘Ligkerisos’ supply station (+ 1150m), at the 20th kilometer. Then runners meet the Historic Battlefield of Arachova, which they cross to enter the village. After they cross ‘ Egarsio’ (Steps leading to the Church of St. George),they run through the streets of the village and finish at Arachova High School.


10km Race
The route starts from Arachova High School (+ 950m) and when the athletes cross the village up to the Folklore Museum, they head east for the next five kilometers with a height altitude until the first supply station ‘Panagiotou’ (+ 890m). Then runners head north to the 6th kilometer of the route ‘George position Faucet’ (+ 1145m). From this point they head west for the next 4 km until the second supply station (4th supply station for the half marathon race), ‘Ligkerisos’ ( + 1150m). Then they meet the Historical Area of the Battle of Arachova which they cross to enter the village. After they cross the ‘ Egarsio’ (Steps leading to the Church of St. George), they run through the streets of the village and finish at Arachova High School.


Time Limit: 5 hours

Aid Stations
In all stations there will be water and isotonic drinks, savory and sweet snacks and fresh fruit. In the end there will be a buffet with water, juices, soft drinks and snacks.

Awards
The first 3 males and females of each race will be awarded. All participants in all runs will receive a commemorative medal.

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 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.
Simple Running Offer: from €20 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Arachova on their own. This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Arachova the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Arachova. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes
• BIB number
• Timing Chip
• Commemorative Medal for participation
• Technical running t-shirt
• all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Arachova (where needed)
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• 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

The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Arachova on their own. It includes 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 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 #1: from €45 per night per person (two days/one-night accommodation) » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Arachova Trail Race, and get the most out of their short visit in Arachova. We have selected the ideal locations for you in order to enjoy the race and discover the beauty of Arachova at the minimum of time and cost.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Arachova in one of the following hotels:
Arachova Inn, Hani Zemenou, Afanos, Doma, Nefeles, Nostos, Patriko, Parnassia (depending on availability)
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- 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.

It starts from €45 per person (runner or not) for a two days/one-night accommodation in Arachova. 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
- Single supplement: €10

Running Offer #2: from €50 per night per person (two days/one-night accommodation and transportation from/to Athens to/from Arachova by bus) » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to let us take care for everything from your transportation to the accommodation in Arachova and experience Arachova Trail Race. We have selected the ideal locations for you in order to enjoy the race and discover the beauty of Arachova at the minimum of time and cost.
It includes:
- Transportation from/to Athens to/from Arachova by bus on Satuday morning and Sunday evening respectively.
- Hotel accommodation in Arachova in one of the following hotels:
Arachova Inn, Hani Zemenou, Afanos, Doma, Nostos, Patriko, Parnassia (depending on availability)
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- 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.

It starts from €50 per person (runner or not) for a two days/one-night accommodation in Arachova.

Running Offer #3: from 75€ per night per person (two days/one-night accommodation) » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Arachova Trail Race, and get the most out of their short visit in Arachova. We have selected the ideal locations for you in order to escape your daily routine and a great relaxation weekend, joining a unique trail race event and experiencing the beauty of Arachova
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Arachova in one of the following hotels:
Skamnos, Iresioni, Tagli Resort, Ontas, Likoria
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- 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.

It starts from €75 per person (runner or not) for a two days/one-night accommodation in Arachova. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night per person.
- The above (2days/1night) offer is per person, double occupancy
- Single supplement: €50

Running Offer #4: from 70 € per person (three days/one-two nights accommodation) » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Arachova Trail Race, and get the most out of their visit in Arachova. We have selected the ideal locations for you and we will prepare for you an ideal plan to discover the area of Arachova, visit Delfous and the surrounding area, swim on the beached of Itea or Galaxidi and enjoy a unique running event
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation for 2 nights in Arachova in one of the following hotels:
Nefeli, Hani Zemenou, Doma, Patriko
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- 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.

It starts from €70 per person (runner or not) for a three days/one-two nights accommodation in Arachova. 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 (3days/2nights) offer is per person, double occupancy
- Single supplement: €15

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

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 Arachova.
Arachova is a mountain village located at the foot of Mount Parnassus in altitude of 950 m. It belongs to the prefecture of Viotia and is about away 160 km from Athens. Beautiful stone houses and narrow streets around water sources is the first images visitors see. Arachova, despite the high level of tourism development has retained its traditional character, while offering the amenities and activities, which the visitors are seeking.

Arachova offers the chance to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or ski down the slopes of Mt. Parnassos at the biggest downhill ski resort in Greece. The mountain’s high altitude offers ski lovers long-lasting snow cover at the peaks. Discover the traditional character of the village by taking leisurely walks through its narrow cobblestone street and enjoy hot and sweet or soft and fruity drinks in cafés, or traditional kafeneia (coffee shops). Stay up all night and enjoy the village’s bustling nightlife, where you can find a plethora of bars and clubs up and down the streets of Aráhova.

Do not miss to visit the nearby archaeological site of Delphi and Parnassos National Park. Deplhi was a Temple/sanctuary/monument/tomb. Delphi is at the foot of Mount Parnassos, the highest peak in Greece after Mount Olympos. Delphi was the site of one of the most important pan-Hellenic oracles of the Greek world, that of Pythian Apollo, as well as other important sanctuaries.

Arachova offers a memorable gourmet experience; taste local specialties: kontosouvli (big hunks of pork skewered and put on a rotisserie with onions, tomatoes, peppers and seasoned with salt and pepper, garlic and oregano), kokoretsi (the intestines of the lamb stuffed with offal), sarmades (stuffed grape leaves), traditional pies, handmade trahanas (pasta soup, can be sweet or sour), and hilopites (egg noodles made in linguine-sized strips, cut into small pieces).

The region of Arachova is well-known for its textiles, woodwork, dry wines and the local cheese, called "formaela".It also produces a sweet smelling hard rind cheese of with a relatively mild flavour that you should definitely taste!

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