Elafonisos Run 2020



Elafonisos is the destination, and majestic Simos beach is the finish line!

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Discover the island of Elafonisos the best way you can!

Choose between 2,5 km - 5 km - 10 km to run, jog or walk the route from the port to the breathtaking Simos beach!

Along the way, volunteers and medical staff will be there to assist you with anything you may need.

Have fun, exercise, and enjoy the view!

 

 



Elafonisos is the best place to relax your body and mind, making you feel more alive than ever. Running the Elafonisos Run 2020 route by the sea, swimming in the crystal clear waters of Simos beach and eating fresh local food is what you need.

How to choose your level:

 2.5 KILOMETRES RACE

  • No levels apply.

 5 KILOMETRES RACE

  • Rookie: >25minutes
  • Intermediate: <20 minutes
  • Elite: <18 minutes

 10 KILOMETRES RACE

  • Rookie: >70 minutes
  • Intermediate: <50 minutes
  • Elite: <38 minutes

 Registrations are now open! Book your ticket and be in Elafonisos on July 11 to run with us!

 


11th July

  • 07:30 Meeting at “Stin Akri” Cafe for coffee and breakfast.
  • 08:00 Meeting point at “Ag. Spiridonas Church”.
  • 09:00 Elafonisos Run 2020 2.5 | 5 | 10 km race starts.
  • 11:30 Awards ceremony.

Inclusions

  • Race ticket
  • Holiday Your Fitness T-shirt
  • Water
  • Fruits
  • 1-month free of charge "running programming" from Dailynutrafit.com to prepare for the run

Exclusions

  • Transportation from and to Athens (tolls, ferry tickets included)
  • Αccommodation
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Towels for the Beach 

Registration check-in is at 07:30 am and the race starts at 09:00 pm.

The adventure begins by checking in at 7:30 am followed by the Elafonisos 2.5, 5 or 10 kilometers race at 9:00 am. The blessing of the race will be at the church of the island, Agios Spiridonas! While in the race, don't forget to admire the breathtaking landscape of the island! The sea is always on your sight and as you get closer to the Simos beach where is the finish line, white sand dunes and turquoise water will appear!

Simos camping is the finishing point. Beverages and food will be waiting for you to refuel and quench your thirst.

It is summer and what is better than a relaxing dive into the beautiful and refreshing sea of Simos beach!

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Friday 10 of July from 18:00 to 22:30 our staff will provide you with the Welcome Pack and Registration for the Race.

I’ m a first-time runner can I still take part?
Absolutely. This is a community race, you are running with others, for others. If you need to walk then walk, take in the sights and enjoy the atmosphere, this is about enjoying the race, not to become a champion. There are two distances to choose from (2.5, 5 km, 10 km ) so you can choose the race that best suits you. When you take on the challenge, forget about your split times and revel in that finishing line feeling, however long it takes.

What if I’ m unable to finish the race?
We will give each participant 3 hours to complete the course. At this time we will collect any runners who are still out on the course and bring them to the finishing line with plenty of water, snacks, and hugs. If at any point you wish to stop, just make it to the next aid station to inform one of our volunteers or, if you want to stop right there, let a fellow runner know to inform him instead. There will be staff observing the course to ensure everyone is alright.

What will the weather be like during the race week?
The first days of July are almost the heart of the summer in Greece so rain or temperature below 20 C would be a big surprise for everyone. In the day time temperatures are generally in the low 28s, maximum is usually around 32-35 C. At night it can get down to 24C.

Will there be medical support?
Yes, we will have qualified staff for this reason.

Are there water stations along the way?
Water stations will be roughly every 2.5 km. They will be stocked with water and bananas. If you have particular energy bars and drinks that you love then bring them along with you. We advise runners to wear a hat and carry water and energy snacks with them – it’s a course with little shade after all.

Is there a discount for underage or students?
There is no discount for underage or students as every service you book at the starter price is at its lowest possible price booked for you.



To participate in the races requires full acceptance of regulations:

  1. Athletes competing should understand that they are moving in an open, exposed to particular weather conditions that will prevail on that particular day of the race.
  2. Men and women of all ages are accepted.
  3. Participants who have not reached 18 years of age are required to submit a statement from their parents.
  4. Valid participation is considered to be valid after it has been paid off financially.
  5. The maximum number of participants for the event is one hundred and fifty (150) people, complying with all the necessary measures to protect everyone against the virus Covid-19. The number of tickets available for an online purchase is 140 in total.
  6. The entry fee is €14 (early bird) per subscription until April 19. From April 20 until the 7th of July (last day of entry) the entry fee will be €17.
  7. The event will take place on the 11th of July 2020.
  8. Participants are obliged to fully comply with the regulations set by the organizer. They are also obliged to obey the suggestions of the individuals (eg. volunteers, reviewers) designated by the organizer. Failure to comply with the regulations or instructions will result in the exclusion penalty, with no refund or any other costs. Any person authorized by the event manager may record any infringement that he has perceived and report it to the event manager.
  9. Any marking of the space provided by the event manager is temporary, intended to serve the participants, and is removed after the event.
  10. Athletes are involved at their own risk and the organizing authority is not responsible for any injuries they may have, as stated in the statement of responsibility or here. However, qualified medical personnel and a fully equipped ambulance will be available. There will also be rescue teams covering the event.
  11. Participants must have been examined by a physician who has judged them capable of participating in the particular event. Medical advice must not be older than 30 days from the last day of the event. Any participant who is diagnosed with respiratory disease will have to cancel his/her participation by sending the doctor's diagnose to info@holidayyourfitness.com and then he/she is entitled to a refund.
  12. The use of a mask and gloves is mandatory before the start of the race for the athletes.
  13. It is strictly forbidden to dispose any kind of object during the whole event, such as plastic bottles or any other solid or liquid food packaging material used by athletes during the event. Disposal of packaging materials or other non-organic waste anywhere on the route beyond the predetermined, carries an exclusion penalty, no refund, or any other costs.
  14. The event manager undertakes to supervise the field of play with specialized personnel in safety, rescue, and medical assistance to the participants in need. In cases where security personnel and referees indicate to athletes that the event must be stopped for safety reasons, the latter is obliged to obey. Non-compliance means exclusion, no refund, or any other costs.
  15. In case of need, the event manager reserves the right to postpone the start of the event in order not to endanger the physical integrity of the participants. In very extreme conditions he can cancel the event.
  16. In case the event is postponed indefinitely, a full refund will be made to the participants.
  17. Participant exclusion occurs for: a) Pollution of the site. b) Inappropriate behavior towards the organizing staff. c) Inappropriate behavior towards the spectators of the event. d) Non-compliance with these Regulations.
  18. Εach participant responsibly declares that he has not contracted a respiratory infection at least two months before the day of the race (July 11, 2020).
  19. The organizers are not responsible for the deaths, injuries or any damage to the health of the participants who, upon submitting their request for participation, declare that they are aware of the risks involved including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of the foregoing that their health status is good and allows them to participate, and they have recently been examined by a doctor on this subject. However, no participant will be required to submit a medical certificate. They are obliged to perform regular medical checkups in order to check their health status. The event managers disclaim any responsibility for the physical integrity of the participants, who should behave responsibly at any dangerous points on the route. The organizers disclaim any financial responsibility in the event of outside assistance to any athlete.
  20. Participants consent to be featured in photographs or any other media from the event, which shall be used exclusively to promote the event.
  21. The organizers have the authority to modify the rules and regulations of the event, with no further notice.

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