The cosmopolitan charm and traditional values of Spetses enchant even the most demanding traveller. Tradition and nobility go hand in hand along the picturesque narrow streets with their imposing manor houses, dense pine forests hold the beaches and crystal waters in a close embrace, and the traditional horses and carriages add the final touch to the island’s stunning panorama.
This October you have yet another good reason to visit: the Spetses Mini Marathon, organised for the fourth year running on the beautiful island of Spetses on 10-12 October. Last year’s event was attended by more than 3,000 runners and 6,000 visitors who came to watch the races and enjoy the magical beauties of the island.
This year’s event will feature 8 races (the newcomers being the popular 10km distance, the non-competitive My First Spetses Mini Marathon for young children and parents, and the full distance Spetses Crossing, from Kosta Beach to Poseidoniou Square).
Alongside the sporting events, there will be all sorts of fascinating social activities, such as guided tours of the Bouboulina Museum and the famous Anargyrios and Korgialenios School (the venue for the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Spetses Mini Marathon). There will also be a Pasta Party for visitors and competitors, held in the main square, with free pasta dishes—an opportunity to load up on high-energy food before the races begin!
Every year, leading sports figures arrive at the Spetses Mini Marathon races to help raise the competitive bar. They will be accompanied by many amateur runners simply enjoying the pleasure of competing in these superbly organised races on the magical island of Spetses.
The running routes have been chosen to show off the special natural wonders of the island. On the 25km course, runners are taken on a full tour of island, with plenty of time to enjoy picturesque cobbled streets, fine old houses built in the traditional architectural style, and wonderful pine forests. The 4th Spetses Mini Marathon is being held under the aegis of the Hellenic Tourism Organisation and the Municipality of Spetses. The motto: To compete is to win!
Spetses Mini Marathon 2014 Races:
1. 25km Tour of island – a complete tour of the island, perfect for nature lovers!
2. 10km Run – a new race!
3. 5km Fun Run – a historic tour of the main town.
4. 3,000m Swimming Race (Kosta-Spetses)
5. 5,000m Swimming Race (Spetses-Kosta-Spetses)
6. Children’s 500m Race (0-4 years) – My 1st Spetses Μini Marathon
7. Children’s 1,000m (for primary school children)
8. Children’s 300m Swimming Race (for primary school children)
Information: (+30) 210 8015989