Final Countdown for the 17th Cyprus Marathon

24 Nov 2014 12:20
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release
Credit : Cyprus Marathon

100 days left for the most historic running event in Cyprus!

Preparations are already underway for the most historic Marathon in Cyprus. Since 1999, the Cyprus Marathon has hosted more than 30,000 runners and spectators from Cyprus and overseas. The magnificent scenery of the Marathon which starts at Petra tou Romiou (Birthplace of Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty) and the scenic route along the seafront excites all participants. The Marathon finishes at the historic Pafos Medieval Fort Square. The history and the picturesque landscape of this sporting event attracts many runners and spectators every year.

The President of the “Youth and Sport” Committee of Pafos Municipality, Mr. Chrysanthos Savvides, said that "The Cyprus Marathon in Pafos is an event which contributes to a huge boost for the winter tourism in Pafos and Cyprus in general. It also enriches the social and athletic involvement of Pafos and is also under the umbrella of activities for the Pafos – European Capital of Culture 2017 ". Additionally, the event is under the auspices of the Cyprus Tourism Organization due to its touristic and cosmopolitan flavour.

Registrations for the 2015 event are now open and runners can choose between three different distances. Besides the Marathon (42,195 meters), there is a Half-Marathon (21,098 meters) and a 10 km road race. All participants will receive a souvenir T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Trophies will be awarded in 50 different age group categories for all three distances. Moreover, at the finish line you will find ample quantities of mineral water, juice, HIGH5 energy drinks, seasonal fruit and beer!

The event is dedicated to the Marathon legend of the Greek and Cypriot sport, Stelios Kyriakides, winner of the Boston Marathon in 1946. The 2015 Cyprus Marathon is sponsored by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Castrol Lubricants, HIGH5 Sports Nutrition, Micromania, Aloe Hotel, FOTOKINISI and the Municipality of Pafos.

Register now at the Web site www.cyprusmarathon.com For more race information contact Marathon headquarters Tel: 22370396, Mobile: 99436826 or E-mail: [email protected]

Cyprus Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km