TRAIL RUN HALF MARATHON 21 km | 9.30 a.m.
The route of 21.5 km in the lush Skiathos passes by beautiful forests and important historical monuments. Running these paths athletes dive into the stories of Alexandros Papadiamantis which uniquely celebrate the natural beauty of this island. The start of the race will be at the Old Port in front of the Bourtzi at 9:30 a.m.. The first 2 km. pass through the graphics carble stone streets to “Plakes” and the “Shell” (Papadiamantis) and from there continue to the historic cemetery of Skiathos. Then it goes towards the Syfiri beach and passes from Megali Ammos beach for a nice warm up by the sea. At this point it begins a difficult ascent of 300 meters in the steep path leading to the chapel of Ag.Antonios (1st Station – Isotonic, Water) and from there running on the paths we reach the Monastery of Panagia Kehria (2nd station – Water, Isotonic, Banana) where athleres refresh by the natural spring water and the isotonic drinks of the second station. The journey continues through the majestic stream of Kehria and climbs to the Castle and Kardasi Virgin Church (3rd station – Water, Isotonic Gel). The ascent continues passing by Panagia Doman, a small chapel in the forest, and ends at the highest point of the route (Stivoto – 4th Station – Water, Isotonic Gel). From there begins the descent to the Monastery of Evangelistria (5th station). and continues to the end at Bourtzi at the Old Port of Skiathos. The routes consists of trail 75%, gravel 15% and 10% asphalt.
This year, a route extension is going to be added, passing through Kastro, connecting the new with the old town. More info on the new part will be announced in March.
Max Ascent: 1207 meters
URBAN TRAIL RUN 10 km | 9.45 a.m.
The 10km race will start at 09:45 a.m. at Bourtzi some time after the 21 km Half Marathon. It rises to “Plakes” and “Mnimouria” (cemetery). The course is different through the cobbled streets of the old town and will pass by the Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs, the Home -Museum of Alexandros Papadiamantis and will go up to Agios Nikolaos panoramic views. From there begins a downhill course that takes you out of town in the olive groves that surround it and passing through the airport, the run continues around the lake of St. George, the modern shipyards and ends up back at Bourtzi for the finish line.
KIDS RUNNING RACES (500 m - 1500 m) | from 11.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.
Just before the first athletes reach the finish line of the Half Marathon, kids running races will take place at Skiathos Old Port, introducing them to the joy of sports.
URBAN TRAIL RUN 10 km (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of High School) | 9.45 a.m.
Older children (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade of High School) can participate in the Urban Trail Run 10 km, with a written parental permission.