Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a memorable race in the historic centre of Chania; starting from the Old Municipal Market, runners will pass from the old Venetian Harbour and then follow an impressive course by the sea. It is a course of unique beauty which will provide the participants an unforgettable running experience.
Apart from the Marathon Race, the event also includes a 10km run, a 5km run, a 2.5 fun run as well as a Marathon Bike fun run.
The Event of 2nd Crete Marathon will be launched on Friday 7 of April with a ceremony for the cutting of the olive branch "kotinos" from the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves which will be used for the wreath bestowed upon the Marathon winners, act that constitutes an Olympic symbol, and on Saturday the 8th a torch relay in memory of Metropolitan Irenaeus Galanakis will take place as well as an Opening Ceremony.
The 2nd Crete Marathon is organised by the Chania Road Runners Health Club and various local authorities. It is held under the auspices of SEGAS and the Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports and Ultra Running Clubs and it is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
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