Heroes Ultra

2nd edition

An ultrarunning adventure, following in the footsteps of WWII’s finest military operation. Greece’s toughest mixed-terrain ultra returns for its second edition, offering a select group of runners the chance to take on the escape route of the 1944 abduction of General Kreipe through the incredible island of Crete and experience the amazing hospitality and spectacular beauty of the island.

May 13, 2017
Crete Region
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The number for participants for the whole event is capped to 100.


Heroes Ultra
May 13, 2017 (Saturday) - 08:00
156.2 kilometers
5,500 meters
Cut off: 30:00 hours

Heroes Ultra crosses the island of Crete from North to South, taking in a wide range of spectacular scenery.

The race starts at daybreak at Vosakou, a 17th century Monastery nestled in the Tallaia Mountains. It then heads towards Mt Ida (Psiloritis) crossing over the snow-covered Akolyta pass at an altitude of 1,920m before winding down the Amari valley towards Mt Kedros.

In the Amari, the course takes runners through a number of villages on the slopes of Mt Kedros, then heads west through olive-grove country before veering south towards the coast.

The course finishes at the beautiful beach of Peristeres where weary runners can take a dive or enjoy a warming shot of raki with their hot meal.

The number for participants for the race is capped to 100.


May 13 2017 : Clear throughout the day.
16.7°C - 30.4°C (62.1°F - 86.7°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-09-21



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