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Crete Marathon

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Quick facts

Location Chania, Greece

Distance Marathon

Date 21 April, 2019

About Crete Marathon

Run Crete Marathon and enjoy Crete’s most evocative and romantic city, with the beautiful Venetian quarter, criss-crossed by narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbour! The race offers runners the chance to explore a place where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries. Participating in the Crete Marathon  provides a remarkable occasion for runners to run along a beautiful route at one of the oldest cities in Crete, with a rich and tumultuous history, natural, privileged and well-protected beauty. Chania is one of the most touristic developed Municipalities of Crete, due to its rich heritage, both in places of significant archaeological importance and in the innumerable preserved monuments in the city of Chania and in other areas. With such rich culture and history, coupled with the beautiful scenery, this marathon promises to be a thrill for runners, as they run along the flat surface and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Practicalities

Accommodation

Official Travel Agency, El Greco Tours, for your accommodation, transportation and destination service.Contact:E-mail: cha-sales@elgreco.gr Phone: +30 28210 84700  Website: https://www.elgrecotours.gr 

Age Limit

Participants in Marathon Race, should be at least 18 years old.

Aid Stations

MEDICAL SERVICESIn any case all competitors participate entirely at their own risk. The organizers are not responsible for anything that happens to participants of all Road races of the Event, regarding HEALTH issues, which are due to lack of preventive medical check. It is recommended to all participants to have recently undergone a medical examination, particularly in cardiology check for those over 35 years old.During the Road Races, Medical Services and First Aid staff will be in Start and Finish area and at selected points along the routes of all Road Races - to treat any medical emergency by providing First Aid.

Award Medals

Participation diploma, commemorative t-shirt, and commemorative medal for participants.The first 3 males and females of each race will be given a cup award. All participants in all runs will receive a commemorative medal.

Equipment Storage

There is equipment storage near the start/finish line area. 

Maximum Time

The time limit for the completion of the Marathon Race is six (6) hours (runners should have completed the marathon until 14:00) from the scheduled starting time at 8:00.

Provided Photo Service

Participation photos will be available for downloading from the official website in the results www.crete-marathon.gr, for all runners who will finish their race, free of charge. You can see the results 2017.

Race Kit Includes

Participation  BIB Number Electronic Timing* Brochure/ Information Material Detailed Results on the Internet* Participation Diploma Race’s Photos Medal of Finish Point T-Shirt Crete Marathon Bag pack 

Refreshments

Support stations will be located along the Marathon course, starting after the 5th kilometer.Bottled mineral water will be distributed to the participants at the Start and the Finish line as well as every 2,5km of the course, after the 5th km.Additionally, isotonic drinks will be distributed to the participants at the Start, the Finish, as well as every 5km of the course, after the 10th km.Along the route, after the 5th km and every 5km, facilities will be available for persons accompanying runners, from which they will be able to provide them with their personal drinks and supplements.

Timing

All participants will be timed using an electronic timing system. Electronic control timing Carpets, will record the times at the start and the finish line. Also, there will be electronic timing control points, to record intermediate times along the route, as well as at the end points of the route.

Crete Marathon Route Map

Crete Marathon Route Map

Start:

Municipal Marketplace of Chania

Pl. Agoras 69, Chania 731 32, Greece

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The route of the Marathon includes the streets starts and finishes in front of Municipal Marketplace. Starting from the Old Municipal Market, runners will pass from the old Venetian Harbour and then follow an impressive course by the sea.

Overview

The route of the Marathon includes the streets: C. Hatzimichalis - Chalidon- Kountourioti Coast - Kanaris Coast - Papanikolis Coast - Selinou - Georgakakidon - Bridge Kladissos - turn right, the route continues along the coast on the PEO Chania - Kissamos to 16.000m and about in height after the historical Maleme, route with reversal of runners - and the journey continues for about 16.000m beach on the PEO Kissamos Chania - at the bridge Kladissou, turn right - Anagostou Gogoni - to left Avenue Herakliou - Nearchou - Sfakianakis - around Freedom Square - Heroon Polytechniou - at the left, El. Venizelos - Square. Sophocles Venizelos - Finish in front of Municipal Marketplace.


Crete Marathon Ticket prices: €10.00 - €30.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.