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Olympians Night Run Rethymno Crete

Rethimno-Crete

The Olympian Run International Series is continuing with Rethymno Night Run! Celebrate the Olympic day joining the Olympians Night Run in the unique city of Rethymno, Crete. This is a great opportunity to explore the city of Rethymno and enjoy Crete at its best! Rethymno combines history, beauty, and great gastronomy tradition. Fortetza is the Venetian castle of Rethymno nearby center of the old town and visible from all parts of the city!


Welcome

Welcome to the Rethimnon Run International in Rethymno, Crete, offering the opportunity to runners to enjoy night running around the city of Rethymno and in the streets of this unique destination

What
10K and 5K

Where
Rethymno, Crete

When
The Rethimnon Run International - 23 June 2019

Why
Because it is the best way to combine running in a beautiful route and exploring one of the most interesting, exciting and lively destinations of the world. Celebrate the Olympic Day by joining the Rethimnons Run in Rethymno, Crete!
Join the Rethimnons Run and run with the Rethimnons!

How
Select one of our Travel Offers to secure your place to the event and enjoy hotel accommodation and other services in unbeatable prices. 
If you do prefer to book on your own use our Stay! service and find your preferred type of accommodation. Use our flight service to find the best possible flights to Greece, our car rental service to rent a car or our Tours site to find the best tours in the area.
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We are looking forward to running with you!

Happy runs!


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Race Date

23 June 2019

Event Schedule

Saturday
Registration desk
Pasta Party

Sunday
Registration desk
20:00 - 5K Start
20:00 - 10K Start
22:00 - Awards
Finishing celebration

Distances
5 Km
10 Km


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 01 of June 2019. Participation can be obtained via online registration.


Health Coverage
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 Half Marathon and 5Km route as well as at the finish line there will be Aid stations to support the runners. Every 1km will be numbered marking the route.

Awards
Medal Awards (medals and certificates) will be awarded to the first three winners of each race for both Men and Women. A commemorative cup will be awarded only to the first Man and the first Woman winner of each race. Commemorative medals and electronic participation diploma will be given to ALL the runners who finish the race.






Simple Running Offer:
from €45 » BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to come to Rethymno on their own and join the "Rethimnons Run International 2019”. The Simple Running offer includes the race registration and much more...

It includes

- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- running t-shirt
- swag bag
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- safekeeping of your belonging during the race
- much more like tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

This offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Rethymno 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 safekeeping of your belonging during the race. If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Running Offer #1 (2nigths stay| Full registration pack): from € 149 per person» BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Rethimno, and get the most out of their participation to Olympians Run. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.

It includes:

- hotel arrangements  for 2 nights in Rethimno in a 4 star or equivalent hotel:
  We offer a variety of hotels such as Palazzo Vecchio, Minos Hotel and more
- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- technical running t-shirt
- swag bag
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- safekeeping of your belonging during the race
- much more like tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

It starts from €149 per person (runner or not) for accommodation in a 4star or equivalent hotel.
If you wish to stay longer in Rethimno, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night person.


Running Offer #2 (4nigths stay| Full registration pack):
from € 250 per person» BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Rethimnons Run International in Rethimno, and get the most out of their visit to Rethimno. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- hotel arrangements for 4 nights in Rethimno in a 4star or equivalent hotel
  We offer a variety of hotels such as Palazzo VecchioMinos Hotel and more

- registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- technical running t-shirt
- swag bag
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- safekeeping of your belonging during the race
- much more like tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

It starts from €250 per person (runner or not) for 4 nights accommodation in a 4star or equivalent hotel.
If you wish to stay longer in Rethimno, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night person.


Running Offer #3 The Athens-Rethimno Experience: from € 290 per person» BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Rethimnons Run International in Rethimno, and get the most out of their visit to Greece. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.

It includes:
- Hotel arrangements for 2 nights in Athens in 4-star hotel in the center of Athens
  We offer a variety of hotel options such as Attalos Hotel, Airotel Alexandros, Airotel Stratos Vassilikos, Athens Tiare Hotel and more
- hotel arrangements for 2 nights in Rethimno in a 4 star hotel
  We offer a variety of hotels such as Palazzo VecchioMinos Hotel and more
- registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- technical running t-shirt
- swag bag
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- safekeeping of your belonging during the race
- much more like tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

It starts from €290 per person (runner or not) per for accommodation in a 4star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer in Rethimno, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night person.

Running Offer #4 The RunninGreece Experience (8 nights): from € 499 per person» BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Greece, and get the most out of their visit to Athens & Rethimno. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.

It includes:
- Hotel arrangements for 4 nights in Athens in 4-star hotel in the center of Athens
  We offer a variety of hotel options such as Attalos Hotel, Airotel Alexandros, Airotel Stratos Vassilikos, Athens Tiare Hotel and more
- hotel arrangements for 4 nights in Rethimno in a 4-star hotel
  We offer a variety of hotels such as Palazzo VecchioMinos Hotel and more
- registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- technical running t-shirt
- swag bag
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- safekeeping of your belonging during the race
- much more like tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

It starts at € 499 per person (runner or not) per for accommodation in a 4star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer in Hydra, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night person.


Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote

Please tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Athens and Hydra, what other places you wish to visit, activities that you would like to book, and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specifically for you!
We can add training, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more.
We will also offer you the best possible the hotel arrangement, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to any event and all the logistics of the event registration, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Athens.

Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote

If you are a group, a running club, a team or a company, please tell us all your requirements, activities that you wish to join, the objective of your trip, what you like and what you do not like and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specifically for you and your company!
We do have strong experience working with running clubs, athletics teams, running camps, corporate meeting, wellness and sports camps and more.
Let us do this great running event an opportunity for something meaningful and big for your company or team!


Explore all accommodation options!


In Travel Offers we have handpicked our favorite locations, destinations, and activities to make this trip an unforgettable experience to you. However, we understand that you might want to make your own search and selection. This is why we have gathered in one place all available accommodation options from all different providers. From 5 star hotels to Airbnb small apartments you can find everything here.

Please be reminded that in all our Travel Offers event registration is either included or complimentary.
However, if you book through this service you still need to register for the event selecting our Simple Running Offer option.
Of course, you can still use our service even if you do not participate in an event or register through another service.


Either you select one of the above options or one of the Travel Offers we have prepared for you our team is here to support you. Please be reminded that we can also help you with activities, tours and more.

Whatever your choice of traveling or accommodation we are here to support you.

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Rethymno town is a rare combination of history and modern-day luxury, with its Venetian-era Fortezza and old town, tropical beaches and exquisite Cretan cuisine

The Fortezza (fortress) sits atop Rethymno’s magical old town like a crown. It’s like traveling back in time, to the period of the Venetians. You’ll climb to the fortress and hear the echoes of the sea. You’ll walk along the Venetian port with its old lighthouse and get lost in the maze of alleyways, admiring the ornate doorways and the Venetian crests that decorate them. You’ll visit the mosques and their minarets and hop between the dozens of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
One of the most luxurious destinations in Greece, Rethymno will welcome you with its hospitality, high standards of service and Cretan cuisine. To the east, the longest beach in Crete (12km) awaits you. Here your dreams of a luxurious beach holiday will become a reality.

What to do in Rethymno
Landmarks from many eras
At the Neratzi Mosque (music conservatory), you’ll mark its sky-high minaret (built in 1890) as the meeting point. The New Square is ringed by grand homes, the Catholic Church of St Francis, an Ottoman mausoleum and an Ottoman school. At Platanos Square, you’ll pass bustling restaurants and cafes and arrive at the famous Rimondi Fountain, constructed in 1626. The renowned Makri Steno (long alley) that leads from the National Park to the Fortezza, with its Venetian homes and marble fountains, is one of the most beautiful streets in Rethymno.

The Venetian port and lighthouse
Along Nearchou Road you’ll get to the picturesque Venetian harbor with its restored lighthouse, which was built between 1830-40. Behind the port is the 16th-century Venetian Loggia. Rethymno will surprise you with the beauty, sights, and attractions you’ll encounter along all of its streets.

Rethymno’s tropical beach
The largest beach on the island – 12km – stretches along the east side of the city, from Rethymno to Skaleta. You’ll take advantage of the water sports in the Adelianos Kampos and enjoy a quiet swim in the rocky coves of the Pegianos Kampos. All along the beach, you’ll find beach bars with umbrellas and lounge chairs, shops and hotels.

A luxury stay in the Mediterranean
In Rethymno’s old town, Venetian buildings with sea views have been converted into elegant boutique hotels. Alternatively, you can opt for large and luxurious, all-inclusive resorts with pools, restaurants, and bungalows in lush gardens outside the town.

Cretan cuisine: authentic flavors, accompanied by raki
In Rethymno, you’ll enjoy culinary treats inspired by Crete’s flavourful cuisine and traditions. Restaurants in Venetian buildings with beautiful gardens, "rakadika" where you’ll complement meze with the local schnapps-like drink raki, and quaint little tavernas. Rest assured that all Cretan dishes are prepared using fresh, local produce.

The Fortezza: built for war, dedicated to culture

The restored residence of two Venetian Councillors, the Ottoman mosque built by Sultan Ibrahim Khan (now hosting musical events), the Bishop’s Palace, the Ibrahim Khan Mosque, cannons, bastions, mansions… are just a few of the attractions that await you at the Fortezza, a 16th-century fortress. Many of the restored buildings host exhibitions and major cultural events, such as the annual Renaissance Festival.

Museums with centuries of discoveries
The Palaeontology Museum is well worth a visit during your holiday in Rethymno. Inside the mosque of Veli Pasha you’ll find exhibits from Crete’s history from up to 300 million years ago. Be sure to also make time for the Historical and Folklore Museum, situated in a 17th-century manor house, and the Archaeological Museum, opposite the main gate of the Fortezza.

Sunset by the seaside
As the sun is setting, take a walk by the sea along Kefalogianni St., beneath the sturdy fortified walls enclosing the Town Square and through the old neighborhood of Toube. Sunset in Rethymno is an experience that will remain with you forever.

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