Elafonisos Run 2024 - 10 Days

"Καλώς ήρθατε στον επίγειο παράδεισο της Ελαφονήσου"

10 days in Greece to discover the historical city of Athens, experience a one-of-a-kind sporting event on Elafonisos Island, and relax in some of the most unique destinations of Europe.

10 Days to experience Greece the Holiday Your Fitness way!

Cultural walks through the safe streets of Athens will leave you mesmerized while you witness where history meets modern Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium, and other unique historical monuments before you take a break to indulge in Mediterranean cuisine.

The second keg of the trip takes you to Elafonisos Island, home to one of the most magnificent beaches in the world - Simos Beach. The five (5) or ten (10) km is set on the coastal line to one of the most beautiful routes in all of the Mediterranean.

Let the soft warm sand run across your feet and swim in the crystal clear waters of Simos, this feeling can’t be met anywhere in the world! Local fresh food, and relaxing vibes in a location where time seems to slow down.


Acropolis Ami Hotel
Estella Hotel Elafonisos 

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DATES:  June 19th to June 28th, 2024

June 19th - Arrival

  • Pick Up from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
  • Transfer to the Dave Red Hotel in Athens
  • Free evening to rest/explore Athens

June 20th - Explore Athens

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Walking tour of Athens
  • Lunch at Thomas 1971 Tavern. (Includes wine)
  • Free evening

June 21st - Elafonisos, Island | Here we come! 

  • Breakfast at the Hotel and Check Out.
  • Shuttle to Elafonisos with a private driver. (approx. The 5-hour trip including 15 minute Ferry Boat ride)
    • Check-in at Estella Hotel followed by a casual evening with a choice of dinner and drinks, depending on the group's preferences.

June 22nd - Race Day

  • Meeting Point at the "Taratsa" coffee bar at 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:00am Elafonisos Run 2024 - Race Starts
  • 10:00 am Awards Ceremony
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Beach time
  • Free evening to rest and enjoy island life

June 23rd & 24th - Explore Elafonisos!

  • Enjoy the island's calmness and simplicity

June 25th - Return to Athens

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Shuttle back to Athens
  • Free evening to rest and explore Athens

June 26th - Cultural Visit

  • Acropolis Sightseeing and Museum visit with a guided tour.
  • Lunch at "Bairaktaris" Restaurant (Set menu without drinks)
  • Free evening to rest and discover nightlife in Athens.

June 27th & 28th

  • Last 2 days in Athens to explore more of its rich history, shopping, and food!


  • Transportation from the airport to Athens Hotel
  • Transportation from Athens to Elafonisos ( tolls, ferry tickets included)
  • 5 nights Accommodation in Athens
  • 4 nights' Accommodation in Elafonisos
  • Elafonisos Run 2024 Race ticket
  • Elafonisos Run 2024 T- shirt
  • Participation Medal
  • Water & Fruits
  • Professional timer
    • Bib Number
    • Respecting the protocols of the games, the ranking will be done with the net time of each athlete
  • 2 x Dinner meals at selected restaurants.
  • Acropolis Sightseeing Ticket
  • Transportation from Athens to Elafonisos


  • Plane Tickets
  • Towels for the Beach
  • Tour guide

Departure & Return

  • Departure Point
    • Meeting point at Syntagma Square at 10:00 (early departure) and 14:00 (late departure)
  • Return Point
    • Syntagma Square Sunday Evening

After landing and arriving at the airport, you will be taken toAcropolis Ami Hotel Hotel for check in. The rest of the day will be free to rest and explore Athens. The next day will start with breakfast at the hotel, a walking tour in Athens with your group followed by lunch at Thomas 1971 Tavern. We recommend visiting Monastiraki and Thiseio, where there are plenty of things to do, from coffee shops and bars to shopping and tourist activities.

Start the next day early as we will gather at Taratsa Cafe to drink our morning espresso shot and get ready for Elafonisos Run! The Race starts at 8:00 am with the Award Ceremony at 10:00am. There will be a shuttle back to the hotel for breakfast before heading to paradise or also known as Simos Beach!

The next 3 days in Elafonisos will be full of beach activities, local fresh food cuisine, souvenirs and more! Island life at its best!

Heading back to the capital will find you tanned and relaxed. The next few days in Athens will start with Acropolis Sightseeing and Museum visit with a guided tour followed by lunch at "Bairaktaris" Restaurant and then a free evening to rest and discover nightlife in Athens.

For the last 2 days in Greece there are so much more to do and discover. We would recommend visiting the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, island hopping in islands close to Athens or even try activities like kayaking and scuba diving. We can help with that too!

For further assistance or questions you may have for this trip, please reach out to info@holidayyourfitness.com and we will be happy to assist you!

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 becoming a champion. There are two distances to choose from (1, 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 a total of 2 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 20C would be a big surprise for everyone. In the daytime temperatures are generally in the low 28s, the 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 students?
There is no discount for underage 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. The quote is valid from September 26th to November 1st, 2023
  2. A deposit of 40% is required with the remaining balance to be paid in full by January 12th, 2024
  3. Any changes might affect the final pricing
  4. 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.
  5. Men and women of all ages are accepted.
  6. Participants who have not reached 18 years of age are required to submit a statement from their parents.
  7. Valid participation is considered to be valid after it has been paid off financially.
  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 participate at their own risk and must have been examined by a physician who has found them capable of participating in the particular event. Medical advice must not be older than 30 days from the last day of the following day of the event.
  12. Runners will be able to visit the toilets of Camping Simos, where it is located at the finish line, which follows the safety and cleanliness protocols.
  13. It is strictly forbidden to dispose of 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. 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.
  19. Participants consent to be featured in photographs or any other media from the event, which shall be used exclusively to promote the current and future events.
  20. The organizers have the authority to modify the rules and regulations of the event, with no further notice.


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