The Athletic Club of Lefkas “Filandros” in cooperation with the Municipality of Lefkas, the Region of the Ionian Islands, proclaims the 8th 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).
Date of Event: Saturday 9th of June 2018.
Starting-Termination Point: Lefkas Beach Park.
Starting Time: Half-Marathon: 19:00, 10km Race: 19:02, 5km Public Health Race: 19:12, 1000m Race: 13-15 years old: 10:00, 6-12 years old: 10:10.
Race Route: 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.
Regulations: The regulations of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) are applied. Finishing time is 150΄ for Half-Marathon, 60΄ for the 5km Public Health Race and 90΄ for the 10km Race. After the above limits the athletes run on their own responsibility.
Application of Participation: If someone wants to participate in the races, he/she can register on line through web site www.greenhalfmarathon.gr.
A successful application needs to be accompanied by the on line payment of the necessary appropriate amount for each race. In order to ensure the participation, every athlete needs to be register until Monday4th of June 2018.
Cost of participation: Half-Marathon: 15€, Race of 10km: 10€, Race of 5km: 5€, Race of 1km: 2€. Discount of 3€ for a group registration is applicable only for the Half-Marathon race and for groups of more than 10 people.
Technical T-Shirt: During the registration, there is the ability of ordering the technical t-shirt of the race by paying an extra amount.
Transportation: 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 28/04/2017 and later on till 02/05/2017, 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 preservation calling the local bus stations.
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.
Charity participation: Part of the amount that will be gathered from the applications of the 1km race will be given to help financially welfare institutions for which there will be given more information later.
Special Events: During the events and ecological message conveyed through Green Half Marathon, on Monday takes place a day excursion on Lefkas Mountains in particularly virgin natural landscapes including the visiting of the area’s highlights and Barbeque Party. The event is for a limited number of participants and first come first served strictly at 40 first athletes to declare it during the registration process in one of the three races. The proportional fee stated in the registration process. The day of the race and at 13:00-15:00 hour it take place a Pasta Party for the athletes, of which will be given more information with the withdrawal of the participation numbers.
General: The participation numbers will be given at the Cultural Centre of Lefkas (ex Town Hall) the day of the race 09:00-17:00 and the previous day of the race 15:00-20:00. In the Half-Marathon Race, 10km and 5km Races there will be an Electronic Timing.
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. The races will take place no matter the weather conditions. All the runners will run with their own responsibility and they should have been tested recently by a doctor.
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