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Spetses Mini Marathon 2018

The charming Greek island of Spetses located in the Argosaronic Gulf opposite Porto Heli in the southeastern part of Argolis in the Peloponnese, is getting ready to host Spetses Mini Marathon, one of the country’s most popular sporting events taking place in early October 2018.

Spetses Mini Marathon – the annual multi-sports event and one Europe’s biggest open water swimming races – will be held on 5-7 October 2018 for the eighth consecutive time welcoming more than 5.000 sports enthusiasts, both amateur and professionals, from across Greece and abroad.

During this 3-day Spetses event, runners and swimmers of all ages will be able to enjoy a truly unique sporting experience in an action-packed weekend full of sports and other fun activities held at this beautiful and cosmopolitan Greek island – in close proximity to Athens – with its long naval tradition, whitewashed Neoclassical mansions, historic port, lush pine tree forests and beautiful beaches.

In particular, the 8th edition of Spetses Mini Marathon will host a series of races, among which the 5K, 10K and 25K Running Races in addition to the 1.5K, 3K and 5K Swimming Races and the Kids Races.

Friday, 5 October 2018
• 150m & 300m Kids Swimming competition at 5.00 pm – both start at Agios Mamas beach
Saturday, 6 October 2018
• 5K Swimming Competition at 9.30 am – starts and finishes at Poseidon Beach
• 1.5K Swimming Competition at 9.35 am – starts and finishes at Poseidon Beach
• 3K Swimming Competition at 11.00 am – starts at Costa Beach and finishes at Poseidon Beach
• “My 1st Spetses mini Marathon” 500m Children’s Run at 3pm – starts at Nissia Hotel
• 500m & 1.000m Children’s Run at 3.30 pm – start at Spetses Town Hall & Poseidon Square respectively
• 10K Running Race at 5.15 pm
Sunday, 7 October 2018
• 25K Running Race at 9.00 am
• 5K Running Race at 10.00 am

All running races start at Poseidonion Square (unless otherwise stated) and follow iconic routes that wind through some of the island’s most known landmarks and scenic landscapes of exceptional natural beauty.

The initiative will also feature several happenings and parallel events for all participants to enjoy; namely Sunset Yoga for Runners by Holmes Place, Spetsiot Treats from the Women’s Association of Spetses and Pasta Night to get participants fueled up after the challenging and demanding races as well as museum tours and the “4th Spetses SUP event by BIC”.

Spetses Mini Marathon, which is organized by Communication Lab, is under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation and Spetses Municipality.

For more information about the event and to register, see here and here

Photo © Spetses Mini Marathon / Mahmut Cinci


Spetses Mini Marathon 2018

05/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
Location: ATTICAATTICASpetsesSpetses

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Dates: 5-7 October 2018¦ Location: Spetses island ¦ Races and start/finish lines: For the detailed start and finish lines of each race please see the organizer’s official website ¦ Τimes: For the detailed times of each race and/or event please see the official Spetses Mini Marathon website ¦More info:

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