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Lefkada Green Half Marathon (Sunset Run)

Quick facts

Location Lefkada, Greece

Distance Half marathon

About Lefkada Green Half Marathon (Sunset Run)

The Athletic Club of Lefkas “Filandros” in cooperation with the Municipality of Lefkas, the Region of the Ionian Islands, proclaims the annual Green Half Marathon of 21.097m, the Races of 5km and 10km. In addition to these races, it will also take place a 1000m Race for children 6-15 years old. The race is held under the auspices of SEGAS (Hellenic Athletics Federation) and the EOSLMA-Y (Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports and Ultra Running Clubs).

Practicalities

Accommodation

The Registration Committee has already contacted with local hotels and renting rooms and taken a discount for all the participants and visitors. Moreover, for clubs with more than 30 persons, which will reach the island by their way of transportation, there are special prices and for this reason the responsible person of this trip has to contact with the registration office as soon as possible in order to make the reservations on time due to the limited number of rooms.

Aid Stations

In almost every 2.5 km throughout the whole route there will be kiosks with water (2nd, 5th, 7.5th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 18th kilometer), while on the 10th kilometer there will be also given an isotonic.

Award Medals

There will be an award for the first 3 men and the first 3 women from the general classification in all 3 races. Also, in the Half Marathon Race the first 3 athletes of each age category will be awarded as it is described below. The first 3 men and the first 3 women from the general classification will not be awarded in the age categories. In the Race of 1000 km there will be an award for the first 3 boys and girls in all age categories. In every finisher athlete of the 4 races (21.097km, 10km, 5km, 1km), will be given a commemorative medal and a participation certificate.

Timing

In the Half-Marathon Race, 10km and 5km Races there will be an Electronic Timing.

Transport

For the participants from Athens and Thessaloniki there is a discount of 50% on the already bus schedules for Lefkas and the participants will be able to use it on the day of receiving their ticket, from 8th to 10th of June 2018, by showing their ID card. It would be better for those who are interested in this discount, to book their bus tickets earlier making a reservation by calling the local bus stations.

Lefkada Green Half Marathon (Sunset Run) Route Map

Lefkada Green Half Marathon (Sunset Run) Route Map

Start:

Beach Park of Lefkada

Aggelou Sikelianou 7, Lefkada 311 00, Greece

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Lonely Planet: Despite being connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, making it one of the few Greek islands that you can drive to, Lefkada remains surprisingly unaffected by tourism.

Laid-back Lefkada Town is a charming place to spend a day or two, while the hills of the interior still conceal timeless villages and wild olive groves, and the rugged west coast holds some amazing beaches, albeit in some cases badly damaged by recent earthquakes. Only along the east coast are there some overdeveloped enclaves; if you continue all the way south you’ll find stunning little bays and inlets, as well as windy conditions that attract kitesurfers and windsurfers from all over the world.

Lefkada was originally a peninsula, not a true island. Corinthian colonisers cut a canal through the narrow isthmus that joined it to the rest of Greece in the 8th century BC.

Overview

The route is flat, made by asphalt and the biggest part of it is surrounded by an environment of high ecological importance protected by NATURA. The route is measured and certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races), it is going to be shown every 1 km with zero altitude difference. Throughout the whole route there will be the presence of Police and of the Coast Guard for safety reasons.

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.