Welcome to the “2nd
Naxos Trail Race” and live an adventure in a place which is considered to be the "heart" of the Aegean combining the magic of the beaches and the beautiful mountainous landscape as an exotic backdrop, offering a feast of activities.
Mountain Trail Races of 30.5Km, 11 Km and 3 Km, 800m Κids RaceWhere
Naxos, a big and magical island located in the middle of the Aegean Sea, in the CycladesWhen
& Sunday 22nd
of April 2018Why
Because runners can enjoy an excellent destination for all kind of interests which is the largest island in Cyclades and by far the most fertile among themHow
Contact us and we will make you an unbeatable offer to suit your needs and preferences:
We offer several options varying from short weekend breaks in Naxos including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Naxos and the surrounding area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Naxos and of course we will run with you!For more information and detail please call:
+30 6978 524 433Or email:
We are looking forward to hearing from you!Happy runs!
& Sunday 22nd
of April 2018Races
Trail Races of 30.5Km, 11km and 3km, 800m Kids Race Entry Fee
Your participation in the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.The participation includes the following benefits:
- Electronic Timing
- Pasta Party
- Supply at the Supply Stations
- Commemorative Medal
- Technical t-shirt of the race Deadline for Registrations
Registration is open until Tuesday, 10th
of April 2018 or until a specific number of applications is reached.Event Schedule Friday 20th of April
10:00 am – 20:00 pm Package Collection (from the Administrative Office) Saturday 21st of April
9:00 am – 20:00 pm Package Collection (from the Administrative Office)
16:00 pm Gathering at our kiosk at the main harbor of Chora, for a tour in the historic Castle of Chora, free of charge
16:30 pm 800m Kids Race- Naxaki Race Start
17:00 pm 3km Trail Race – Castle Race Start
20:00 pm Technical briefing at the highest point of the medieval district of the Castle at the Ursulin School*
21:00 pm Pasta Party at the Ursulin School with traditional music and dancing
*Conspicuous from a distance, the recently restored three- story- neoclassical building oozes an aura of science and academic, suitable to its history, as one of the best educational institutions of its time in Greece and abroad. The Cultural Center, former Ursulin School offers an amazing, panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, the Appollo Temple and the surrounding islands (Paros, Mykonos and Syros). Sunday 22nd of April
08:00 am 30,5Km and 11km Trail Races Start time
14:00 pm Αwarding of the winnersHealth Coverage
In any case all runners participate solely at their own risk. The organisers have no responsibility for whatever happens to the runners related to health issues or owing to lack of a preventive medical check. It is highly recommended that the participants undergo a thorough medical examination before entering the race. All athletes must have been examined by a doctor who will have them qualified to participate in the race. The medical opinion must not be older than 30 days from the day of the race.We will also provide offers for special health checkups for all runners, and members of their families.
The Organising Committee is responsible to provide medical service to the runners by organising and operating medical stations and units at the start, the finish and throughout the course.Electronic Timing
All participants will be timed by a timing company using an electronic timing system. For this reason, the runners must wear the timing chip they will receive from the registration centre together with the participation number. Awards & Prizes Categories who will be awarded
Kids Race: General Boys & General Girls
3km Trail Race: General Men & General Women
11km Trail Race: General Men & General Women
30.5km Trail Race: General Men & General Women
Men’s Groups: 18-40 years old & 40+ years old A medal will be given to all athletes who will finish the race. Categories will exist only if there are more than 6 athletes in each category. Supply Stations & Check Points
The organizers provide 7 supply stations for the 30.5 km Trail Race and 3 for the 11 km Trail Race providing water and food. Each supply station is at the same time a check point. Each athlete will be registered by a judge on passing the check point. Any athlete who fails to do so is disqualified. If an athlete follows a different route than the one designated by the committee, he is disqualified from the race.Equipment
The committee does not require each athlete to carry certain equipment. However it is advisable that each athlete carries the following: a small backpack containing a bottle or flask with a wide mouth, sunglasses, hat, and solid food of their choice in order to cover their needs between the supply stations, a map of the route, GPS, and a cell phone. The use of trekking poles is also allowed. Every athlete is responsible for choosing the pot (cup, canister, bottle, flask, etc), which he/she must bring in order to accept the right quantities of liquids. The quantities of liquids will be given with a practical doser from the Supply Station’s staff. For reasons of speed, athletes should have bottles with a wide mouth for fast filling. Athletes have the responsibility to carry one or two bottles to receive separate water and isotonic. Each athlete may take ONE gel from the stations where it is provided. The transport of water bags or backpacks or waist bags in general is allowed. The abandonment of a backpack along the route to the points of the central stations is at the responsibility of the athlete. ATTENTION:
The organization does not provide glasses or bottles for ecological reasons.RoutesStart Time
of the 30.5Km Trail Race: 8:00 am Start Line
: Mandilara Square in the main harbor of Naxos Course
: The long race of Sunday races is 30.5 km. and has a positive altitude of 1150 m. The start is given at Mandilara Square in the port of Naxos and immediately after 200m we are entering a beach. We run in the sand for 350m and climb slightly on a dirt path. After we pass through houses (cement road) in the village of Grotta, we will follow a path of dirt. We run on a wonderful hump for 800m and next to us we have the sea. We descend to a beach and immediately climb up the asphalt. Volunteers here make sure we cross safely and we follow a strongly uphill path. We pass through a chapel and climb up sharply. We are at 2.5 km, which is also the most technical part (auxiliary ropes) but also the most impressive as we pass through a cave!
We arrive at the monastery of Chrysostom where our 2.9 km is and there is a water supply station (SU.STA.1). We follow an uphill steep little dirt road and reach a volunteer at the entrance of the path. We are now in a mountainous landscape and we pass through stone buildings that are old lawns (samples of local architecture). On our right we have the Xilokastro peak (336m) while we run in the west direction and soon we reach the picturesque chapel of Ag. Fokas at 4.8 km. Continue in the south direction and at 5.3 km we arrive at a central dirt road where our volunteer shows our course (here the long and the short race are being separated).
We follow the dirt road west downhill and at 5.8km we turn left and enter a trail. Xerolithies divide us from the fields and soon we reach the creek and we go to the asphalt. We pass vertically and enter a small alley in the settlement. We pass through the village of Engares from a paved alley. There is the SU.STA.2 (7.9 km) with full coverage of liquids and food.
After we leave the village, we follow a gorge with a great path. A gentle uphill in the west direction brings us to a bridge at 11.5 km, perhaps the most beautiful part of the race. A few meters after the bridge, we retreat the path that becomes a cobbled path and quite uphill. It ends on a dirt road that leads us to the village of Kinidaros at an altitude of 450m. We cross the beautiful alleys of the village and meet the SU.STA.3 (14.3 km) with full coverage in liquids and food.
We climb in a narrow alley and we reach the asphalt road on which we run (volunteers take care of our security) for 350m. At 14.9 km we enter a path between fields with horticulture and we reach a dirt road. We follow it and at the point where we meet asphalt road we turn right into an impressive path on a rock. We run over the famous marble quarries that are still in operation today. At 17.2 km we pass a vertical asphalt road (volunteers lead us) and we follow a gently uphill old dirt road that leads us to a deserted marble quarry. We descend on a path and through old fields we reach a river without water. Impressive running through the rocks of the riverbed that leads us to the Flerio area. Here small deviations lead us to the well-known "Kouros" of Naxos. Of course at 19km we also come across the SU.STA.4.
We follow the cobbled path of the area (the best preserved area) and reach the settlement "Myloi". It owes its name to many watermills. Even today we will see a beautiful waterfall at 20.2 km. We turn abruptly to the left and descend a path with a great incline leading us to the river. A small rural road brings us to the village of Melanes. Through a picturesque island paved, we reach SU.STA. 5 (21.3 km).
We climb up from the village and descend to the river. Then we cross a vertical asphalt road (volunteers show us the course) and we follow a dirt road. The easy terrain helps us to recover forces on the last hill. We pass by the village of Ag. Thuleleos and we climb abruptly through dirt trails. At 25.1 km we come across the small route and we will share the last section. Here is also SU.STA.6.
We are entering a dirt trail in the east direction. We pass through stunning boulders and pastures. We arrive at 26.5 km on a small dirt road and we follow it on a strong downhill slope. Soon we reach 27.5 km at the refueling station (SU.STA. 7) which is the first we met after the start. The next 2km are common to the first of the route so that we can enjoy the passage through the cave. Shortly before the finish we will change course and make the round of the Castle. We will pass through scenic alleys running on a cobbled path. Eventually we will go to the paved beach. We will run the last 400m passing in front of the beachfront shops and enjoying the applause of the inhabitants of Naxos!
A kilometer index is found at every kilometer along the course. Time limit
: The time limit for each runner to complete the 30.5Km Trail Race is set at 5 hours. All runners should finish by 13:00 pm.Map of the 30.5 Trail Race Start Time
of the 11km Trail Race: 08:00 am Start Line
: Mandilara Square in the main harbor of Naxos Course
: The short race of the Sunday races is 11km and has a positive altitude of +430m. Until the 5.3km the route follows the route of the long (30.5km) race. After that we follow the dirt road and at 5.8km we meet the station with full coverage in liquids and food (SU.STA. 2). We are entering a dirt trail in the east direction. We pass through stunning boulders and pastures. We arrive at 7 km on a small dirt road and we follow it on a strong downhill slope. Soon we reach 8 km refueling station (SU.STA. 3) which is the first we encountered after the start. The next 2km are common to the first of the route so that we can enjoy the passage through the cave. Shortly before the finish (10.2 km) we will change course and make the round of the Castle. We will pass through scenic alleys running on a cobbled path. Eventually we will go to the paved beach. We will run the last 400m passing in front of the beachfront shops and enjoying the applause of the inhabitants of Naxos!
There is NO
time limit for this race.Map of the 11km Trail Race