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Nafplio Castle Run

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Location Nafplio, Greece

Distance 10 km

Date 29 Nov 2020

About Nafplio Castle Run

Nafplio Castle Run is a unique running sports Event as it has the only race in Greece that includes a racing castle ascension!

The Event also includes 10 km, 3 km for all & 1,5 km junior run.

It is organized by the Municipality of Nafplio (DOPPAT) in cooperation with the Regional Union of Argolis and the Sports Club of Argolis.

Nafplio Castle Run aims:
to create a unique sports event which will draw runners from all over promote Nafplio city’s natural beauty and the long and significant cultural heritage and “open” a dialogue for the significance and the connection of monuments with the present.

The start & finish line will be situated on the 25th of March street in front of the entrance of the Castle. The Event’s services will be located throughout 25th of March street.

Palamidi is one of the most beautiful castles in Greece and the largest and best preserved fortress complex of Venetian domination.

The castle was designed by Giaxich and built by the french LaSalle. Its construction was completed in 1714 and its aim was to serve the military and naval operations of the Venetians.

We are more than happy to invite you to become part of the big running fiesta “Nafplio Castle Run”!



Hotel AMALIA is the official hotel of the Event and offers discounts to the participants and their accompanying persons for their staying during the event. Each booking will be made directly by the interested participant by contacting the headquarters of AMALIA Hotels at +30 210 6072120, Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00. For more accommodation in the city of Nafplio and nearby, follow the link:

Age Limit

Participants in Castle Run should be at least 18 years old, in 10 km 15 years old, in 3 km fun run participants must be older than 12 years old and in 1,5 km junior run, everyone from 7 years old can participate. Minors under 10 years old are mandatory to be accompanied by their parents or guardians during their participation.

Aid Stations

During the event, Medical Service, Rescue Team and First Aid personnel will be in the start-finish area and at selected points on the route.

Award Medals

Medals are awarded to the first three (3) male and female finishers of the General Category of Castle Run - 5km and 10 km races. 3km and 1.5km are fun runs.

Equipment Storage

Participants in Castle Run - 5km & 10 km can leave their dry clothes at the specially shaped space for storage near the start/finish line area.

Maximum Time

Time limit for the Castle Run is one (01:00) hour, for the 10 km is one hour and thirty minutes (01:30), for 3 km time limit is forty-five minutes (00:45) and for 1,5 km is 30 minutes (00:30).

Provided Photo Service

There will be finish line photographer for all the participants on Castle Run - 5km and 10km. The photo service is free of charge.

Race Kit Includes

BIB Number (with runner’s name printed, if the payment is completed before 17 of November 2020- applicable on Castle Run and 10 km). Electronic chip timekeeping (applicable on Castle Run and 10 km). Medal. Finish line photographs with runners’ name & time (applicable on Castle Run and 10 km). Digital participation certificates. Bag storage service. High quality medical support. Full high standards athletes’ services.


Along the course of Castle Run - 5km and 10km race there will be refreshment stations. For more information please refer to runners' guide.


Dutch MyLaps timing systems will be used, the same as those used in the Authentic Marathon of Athens.

Nafplio Castle Run Route Map

Nafplio Castle Run Route Map


25is Martiou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece

Nafplio Castle Run Ticket prices: €22.00 - €25.00

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.