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Andros Half Marathon

Andros Half Marathon

Run “Andros Half Marathon 2018” and experience wild, breathtaking landscapes and scenery. This race gives you the opportunity to run through nature’s and man’s amazing “creations”, such as outstanding bays, beautiful mountains, traditional villages, churches and castles and the gorgeous Dipotamata canyon. Explore Andros’ sandy beaches, the rocky coastlines, rich history and elegant architecture.

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Welcome

Welcome to the “2nd Andros Half Marathon” and explore a place with some of the most fascinating attractions and sightseeing opportunities. Andros has a rich history and a beautiful natural landscape and it is definitely one of the places worth visiting in Greece. 

What
Half Marathon, 10km Race, 700m Kids Race 

Where
Andros, the northernmost island of the Cyclades

When
Sunday 22nd of April 2018

Why
Runners will have the opportunity to run through beautiful mountain villages and enjoy the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea and all the mountains of south Andros. You will take a taste of delicious local products and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in 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 Andros including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Andros / Greece and the surrounding area!

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Andros 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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Race Date

Sunday, 22nd of April 2018

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

Races
Half Marathon Race, 10km Race, Kids Race 700m

Deadline registration
The online registrations service will be available until Wednesday, 11th of April 2018 or until a specific number of applications is reached.

Event Schedule
11:45 am Half Marathon Start
11:45 am Kids Race Start
12:00 pm 10km Race Start

Organizer
The race is organized by the Municipality of Andros, the prefecture of South Aegean and the support of the “Telmissos Runners Club”.

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 centre together with the participation number. 
Attention: There will be three control stations (3rd, 9th and 19th km) where you must show your registration number in order to have a valid participation. 

Aid Stations
For both of the races there will be supply stations in every 3 kilometers providing water, fruits, isotonic drinks and gel. In total there will be 6 support stations and at the finish line you will be able to replenish your energy with fruits.

Awards
All participants will receive a commemorative medal, diploma and t-shirt. Awards will be given only to the first half marathon runner of each age group, provided that his/her category consists of more than three athletes. In the 10km Race awards will be given to the first three male and female runners, as well as to the first runner of each age group.

Half Marathon Course Description.
Start Line: The Half Marathon Race starts from Korthi – Bay. 
Course: This race needs some running-experience. It starts from Korthi-Bay (village entrance) and is dedicated to outstanding natural beauty. It consists of almost 100% asphalt. The first nine (9) km are uphill with significant slope in some places. The route passes from the Chones, Episkopio, Paleokastro, Kochylou (where the view to Korthi-Bay is magnificent), Exo Vouni, Syneti and Livadia villages. The participant will also enjoy the view of all the mountains of south Andros and will run for a few kilometers above the gorgeous Dipotamata canyon. The finish line will be at the main square of the capital town of the island.
Finish Line: The finish line of the Half Marathon is the Girokomio Square.

Time limit: 3.5 Hours

Half Marathon Map
Andros Half Marathon Route

10Km Race Course Description

Start Line: The 10km Race starts from the Girokomio Square in the Andros City
Course: This race is suitable for runners of all levels and for walkers. It starts from the square and after some stairs the route is completely flat (Neiborio beach) for one km, then uphill for another km (provincial road-Andros Batsi) and another two km (slightly uphill) lead to Stenies, a beautiful and one of the richest villages in Greece birthplace of a few ship-owners and many captains and engineers of  the merchant navy. When you exit from the village, the route leads downhill, close to another beach (Giallia) and meet the initial route back to main square (finish line).This route is dedicated to the Missing Sailor and in honor of all the sailors who lost their lives at sea.
Finish Line: The finish line is the Girokomio Square.

There is NO time limit for this race.

10km Race Map
Andros Half Marathon10km Route
Full Registration RG

Simple Running Offer:
from €20 » BOOK NOW

The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Andros 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 €150 » 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 Andros. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from your hotel to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Lefkada. 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 Andros, and many more! It starts from €150 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 €50 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 Andros, 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 Andros.

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 specifically for you and your company! We can add training, 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 Andros.

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Andros Island is the northernmost and second biggest of the Cyclades Islands; a high-quality alternative destination, with a history dating back to ancient times, numerous sightseeing attractions and many inhabited areas to visit. A fairly green island compared to the rest of the Cyclades, Andros offers some really nice beaches, pretty little villages and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. 

The capital of the island, Hora is the homeland of famous Greek captains and ship owners of the past, and there is a remarkable combination of medieval, neoclassical and island style evident in their houses. Elegant staircases, a spacious square with trees, narrow streets, remarkable churches and museums, shops, cafes and restaurant are the main things that visitors will come across. 

In addition to the sandy beaches, there are rocky coastlines, mountain ranges alternating with fertile plains, lush vegetation, and abundantly flowing streams. Batsi is the most ‘touristically’ developed place in Andros Island and it is surrounded by wonderful beaches, including Golden Beach and Agios Petros. 

The coastline of Andros is particularly rugged creating many small, picturesque bays, which mostly have good sandy beaches. Some of the largest bays of the island worth visiting are Gavrio, Batsi, Hora, and Korthion, all of which have harbors. Similar is the bay of Fourni and in the north the beach of Agios Petros, which is mentioned by Lloyds as a safe haven for boats. 

Andros is absolutely worth visiting and in fact, it can be considered solely a cultural tourism destination, thanks to its museums. The globally acknowledged Museum of Modern Art houses unique collections of paintings and sculptures. The Cyclades Olive Museum is a fine example of a small pre-industrial, animal powered, olive oil producing unit that is definitely a must-see site.

Korthi lies in the southern part of the island. It is crossed by two mountains, Gerakones in the north and Rachi in the south. In between lies the fertile Korthi valley and the impressive gorge in Dipotamata, with plenty of running water and the numerous water-mills. The area dominates the Kastro Faneromenis (Faneromeni Castle), an old middle-ages fortification, with a spectacular view to the Aegean Sea. The village leads to the long road that curves right around the edge of the huge bay. There is a long paved walkway on the seaward side of the road, surrounded by large rocks that have been dumped in the sea to act as a breakwater.

For more information about Andros and the around area, please contact us and we are more than happy to share with you our favorite spots and places.

How to get there
By ship: From the port of Rafina in Athens there are ferries from various companies and a regular line ship, with frequent departures to the port of Gavrio in Andros. Timetable: 07:25, 07:50, 16:50, 17:30, 18:30, 19:15, however the timetable is subject to changes depending on the season and the companies’ policies. The trip duration is approximately 2 hours.



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