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Skyros Half Marathon 2018

“Skyros Half Marathon 2018” is offering one of the most unique half marathon races, in an island considered as the secret paradise of Sporades Islands. Runners will have the chance to explore Skyros, the island of good life and peaceful holidays, and discover its secrets, the running way.

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Welcome

“Skyros Half Marathon 2018” welcomes runners in one of the most interesting islands of the Aegean Sea, Skyros. Offering a route combining the breathtaking view of the blue sea and the stunning mountains of the island and the surrounding area, Skyros Half Marathon is here to amaze you.

What
Half Marathon, 5.5km Road Race, 1km Kids Race

Where
Skyros, an amazing island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, near Evvoia

When
Saturday 15th of September 2018

Why
Because runners will have the opportunity to explore an island with a special character and endless uniquenesses

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

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Skyros 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!
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Date of Races

Saturday 15th of September 2018

Races
Half Marathon, 5.5km Road Race, 1km Kids Race

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

The participation includes:
-Commemorative medal
-Participation diploma
-Commemorative t-shirt
-Bag full with traditional treats
-Past race buffet

Deadline for Registrations
Registration is open until Tuesday, 4th of September 2018 or until a specific number of applications is reached.

Event Schedule
Saturday 15th of September
17:00 pm Half Marathon Race Start
17:10 pm 5.5km Race Start
17:15 pm 1km Kids Race Start
17:45 pm 1km Kids Race Finish
18:40 pm 5.5km Race Finish
20:30 pm Half Marathon Race Finish

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.
The Organizing Committee is responsible to provide medical service to the runners by organizing and operating medical stations and units at the start, the finish and throughout the course.

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.

Supply Stations
The organizers provide 7 supply stations for the Half Marathon Race providing water, isotonic drinks and fruits (bananas). For the 5.5 km and the 1km Kids Race there will be 2 supply stations providing water. After the finish of the races, there will be a big buffet with food and drinks for all athletes.

Awards
All participants will receive a commemorative medal, diploma and awards, a technical t-shirt of the race and a bag full with traditional goods. At the finish line there will be traditional treats offer by local professionals, agencies and clubs.
The first runner of each age group (18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will be awarded, provided that there are at least three athletes in each group. The three first runners of the general group will be excluded from their age group.

Routes
Start Time of the Half Marathon Race 17:00 am
Start Line: Main Square of Skyros
Course: The race starts from the main square of Skyros and is of exceptional natural beauty. The first 660m are in the Chora on a traditional cobbled path and pass through Brook Square. After we go downhill running on the main street, connecting Chora with the Harbor. The view of the Aegean Sea at our left is magical.
We reach the Aspous area and turn left into an asphalt road. Then the route becomes uphill for about 1km with view of the Kalamitsa gulf. We run downhill again, pass by the harbor and enter the main road. We continue on a parallel with the main road and heading to Chora we cross a piece of pine forest through a small forest road. After we run uphill for 1.5km and passing the dam we see the traditional Chora, with its white houses and the Aegean Sea in distance. Finally we reach the finish line of the race, at the main square of Skyros.
Finish Line: Main Square of Skyros
Time limit: The time limit for each runner to complete the Half Marathon Race is set at 3.5 hours. All runners should finish by 20:30 pm.

Map of the Half Marathon
Skyros Halfmarathon Map

Start time
of the 5.5km Race 17:10 am
Start line: Main Square of Skyros
Course: The race starts from the main square of Skyros and is of exceptional natural beauty. The first 660m are in the Chora on a traditional cobbled path and after we go downhill running on the main street, connecting Chora with the Harbor. We head northwest to the airport and the Manolia area. Then we turn left and running uphill we head to Chora and the main square where we finish.
Finish Line: Main Square of Skyros
Time limit: The time limit for each runner to complete the Half Marathon Race is set at 90 min. All runners should finish by 18:40 pm.

Map of the 5.5km Race
Skyros Halfmarathon 5.5 Km map

SimpleRegistrationOffer
Simple Running Offer:
from €50 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Skyros 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 Skyros. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Skyros. 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 Skyros, 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 Skyros, 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 Skyros.

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 Skyros.
Skyros is located almost in the middle of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Sporades Islands. The island is mostly mountainous and in the northern part you can find a marvelous pine forest. In one way, the northern part is related to the natural landscapes that you encounter in the Sporades and northern Evvoia, while the southern part with the landscapes of southern Evvoia and even the Cyclades.

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The capital of the island is Chora or Horio or Skyros, located in the northeastern part of the island to the Aegean Sea. The neighboring settlements of Chora are Magazia, Molos, Gyrismata and Pouria, which extend to the north of the capital towards the sea. On the northern coast, south of Chora, there are also the settlements Aspous and Achilli, while in the northern part of the island there are also the settlements of Trachia, where the airport of Skyros and Atsitsa are located on the west coast. The main harbor is Linaria, on the southwest coast of the bay of the same name, from which the island is also connected by ferry to the rest of Greece. In the adjacent bay extends the settlement of Acherounes and further west the Pefkos. East of Linaria lays the settlement of Kalamitsa, in the homonym bay.
Skyrian horses unique in their kind live in nature in small herds. You will see them run freely on the Ary Plateau, grazing quietly on farms while the history of their origins is fascinating. The Chora is unique. Small white houses full of old ornament, courtyards of undefined shape, with sun-reflecting terraces and care, are poured from the top of the hill through cobblestoned streets. Wood carvings, ceramics, embroidery, high aesthetic creations of another era that are elements of everyday life and continue to this day. The Skyrian dialect spoken in everyday life has its roots in ancient Greek. An idiom that serves the needs of people to communicate with each other and their place.
In Skyros one lives between the past and the present. Walking in the alleyways in the winter, visiting the traditional festivals, the panigiria, listening to the local dialect, reveals a world in another world.


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