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Revealing Hymettus Mountain secret Race - 14K

Up there in Hymettus

The Revealing Hymettus Mountain secret Race - 14K is an exciting running event taking place in one of the city's green havens; a true botanical paradise offering a fantastic view. The mountain is well known by Manos Hadjidakis song «Up there in Hymettus» there's a secret, as there is a secret, impenetrable, yet mysteriously enchanting, a secret of centuries that fills man with awe, as on this mountain the footprints of man can be seen, from his first appearance up to our days.

Welcome
Welcome to the Revealing Hymettus Mountain secret Race - 14K, offering the chance to enjoy running at one of the few biotopes and places of natural amusement still left in Athens.

What
14K and Race for kids (1K for elementary school children and 2,4K for High school children and adults of all ages)

Where
Agia Paraskevi, northeast suburb of Athens situated 9 km of city center

When
Sunday, 30th of March 2014

Why
Participating in the Revealing Hymettus Mountain secret Race is a great chance to experience a nice race at a place which is covered with a beautiful pine forest and has many attractions: historic monasteries, impressive caves, clearly marked footpaths, unsurfaced forest roads.

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

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Athens 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: Sunday, 30th of March 2014

Distances
14K and Race for kids (1K for elementary school children and 2,4K for High school children and adults of all ages)

Organizer: Municipality of Agia Paraskevi

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 Tuesday, 25th of March 2014. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Route
Start and Finish Line: Central Square of Agia Paraskevi (St. Ioannou square)
Lowest point distance: 219 m
Highest point distance: 460 m

Difficulty Level
Difficult due patency (9 km asphalt and 5 km dirt track) and height difference.



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
There will be Aid stations to support the runners during the race and at the Finish line.
Simple Running Offer: from €40 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Athens 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: from €90 per night per person » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Athens the "running way", and get the most out of their visit in Athens. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes:
• all the transportation from/to your hotel and the starting line
• hotel arrangements in Athens in 3star hotel
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• 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 €90 per person (runner or not) per night for accommodation in a 3star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer in Athens, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 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 Athens, 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 Athens.

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 Athens.
Athens is a city with glorious history and vivid present. It is a magical city worshipped by gods and people with plenty historical monuments, such as Acropolis, the ancient Theatre of Dionysos, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium (also known as Kallimarmaro).

Athens is a city of different aspects. A walk around the famous historic triangle, Plaka, Thission and Psyrri, the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras.
It is worthwhile to take a stroll through the central streets with their art déco, art nouveau and antebellum buildings. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns, all have their place in this city. Visitors can also enjoy its nightlife. Athens by night totally changes.
The options for entertainment satisfy all tastes varying from the famous bouzoukia, which are the leaders in the Athenian entertainment, to the numerous theaters all around Athens offering a different type of entertainment.

Athens offers plenty of choices, since visitors can also explore its beautiful suburbs and neighborhoods, which are close to the historical center.
The southern suburbs, located on the coast of the Saronic Gulf, such as Faliro, Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni offer many opportunities to take a walk along the seaside, while you will also find many beautiful organized and free beaches, large shopping centers and nightclubs (especially during the summer). Agia Paraskevi, Halandri and Holargos are also worth a visit, with their beautiful street markets and café-bars.

Agia Paraskevi is a northeast suburb of Athens, about nine kilometers away from the city center. Built at the foot of mountain Hymettus, Agia Paraskevi is one of the few suburbs of Athens to retain plenty of trees, and offers good opportunities for leisure activities, such as trekking, jogging and picnics. A beautiful route on the mountainside leads through the pine trees, to the small monastery of Saint John, known as "the hunter" in the area. There are spectacular views at the summit, to all Athens as far as Piraeus.

The mountain Hymettus, a true botanical paradise, with a height of 1,026 m and length of 16 km with 44 different types of orchids alone is an oasis for people visiting Athens. Covered with pine forests and small lush valleys, with well-marked paths leading visitors up to green slopes, every season hides special delights.
A small lake at the middle of the forest decorates the area and it is a nice stop at the long walk around the mountain. There are sites of cultural importance in the area as well, such as the Monastery of Kaisariani and the protected by Natura 2000 Kaisariani Aesthetic Forest. The Monastery of Kaisariani is an Eastern Orthodox monastery built on the north side of Mount Hymettus in the late 11th century by the Macedonian Emperors.

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