Run “Andros Trail Race 2017” and experience wild, breathtaking landscapes, scenery and face new challenges! Run through nature’s and man’s amazing “creations” such as old tracks, cobbled old streets, Venetian pathways and certified hiking trails, high mountains, ravines and streams, small oak forests, fountains, water mills, stone bridges, traditional villages, Monasteries and medieval Castles. Explore Andros’ sandy beaches, the rocky coastlines, rich history and elegant architecture.
Welcome to Andros Trail Race and explore a place with some of the most fascinating attractions and sightseeing opportunities. Andros has a rich history and a beautiful natural landscape and it is definitely one of the places worth visiting in Greece.
Trail Races 24km - 10km - 5km - 1km
Andros, the northernmost island of the Cyclades. The race will take place at Ormos Korthi, the main town in southern Andros.
Sunday 1st October 2017
Participating in ‘Andros Trail Race 2017’ provides a remarkable occasion for runners to run a fascinating route at Korthi; a charming countryside with a beautiful bay and hills rising all around.
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 Andros, including your entry to the race to a full vacation plan in Andros and the surrounding area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Andros and, naturally, we will run with you!
For more information and detail please call: +30 6978 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Date of Races
Sunday 1st October 2017
Trail Races 24km - 10km - 5km -1km
08:30 24km Trail Race
09:00 10km Trail Race
09:00 5km Trail Race
Your participation in the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.
The participation includes the following benefits
- Electronic timer (official time and place)
- Participation certificate
- Commemorative medal for participation
- Commemorative T-shirt
- Race bag
- Pasta Party
Deadline for Registrations
The online registrations service will be available until Thursday 21st September 2017 or until a specific number of applications is reached.
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. The organisers will not ask for medical certificates from any athlete (male and female) since they all participate at their own exclusive risk and responsibility (parents or guardians have liability for their children). We will also provide offers for special health check-up for all runners, and members of their families.
Runners should have their own bottle of water. No bottles will be provided at the aid stations.
For the 24km Race there will be aid stations at the 2km, 5.5km, 6.5km, 9.7km, 12.4km, 17,5 km.
For the 10km Race there will be aid stations at the 2.5km, 4.5km, 6.5km.
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.
Attention: Your time will not be registered and will not be included in the results if you do not have the timing chip attached to your shoe or if you fail to pass over the timing mats.
The first three male and female winners of each race will be awarded. All participants in both races will receive a commemorative medal.
The race is organised by the joint venture ‘Andros Trail Race’ (Trekking Andros & Outdoor Activities and Centro Café) and the municipality of Andros and the prefecture of South Aegean.
Starting and finishing point of all the routes is the central square of Ormos Korthi village, in front of the Primary School
Course description: The 22 km Great Route starts from Korthi Bay Central Square and is directed to the area of Paleokastro and the traditional settlements of Lardia, Giannisaio (Stavros) and Messa Vouni, crossing through the Monastery of Panachrandos and towards Vrakhnou settlement. Before reaching Vrakhnou, the route turns and climbs the slope of Gerakona Mount until outside Exo Vouni settlement where it meets the asphalt at the entrance of the Dipotamata gorge, then the stone arch bridge, the old watermills and the medieval path. From this point the athletes go up to Epano Kastro (Upper Castle) through the old Castle gate, they cross it and continue to the village Kochylou "hanging" on the hillside, finally return to Korthi Bay.
Time limit: 6h
Course description: The 10 km Small Route starts from Korthi Bay Central Square and is initially directed towards the valley of Korthi, then turning to Kato Khones settlement and its beautiful fountain, continuing alongside the valley and with a view of traditional dovecotes, threshing floors and cottages, crossing Alamania settlement, and uphill to Episkopeio settlement, by the chapel of the Prophet Elias, the ruins of windmills and a unique mill called “Tavlomillos” found only in Andros. The path is directed towards the picturesque stone bridge and a watermill in Episkopeio (famous from the film “Little England”). Then the route continues through Episkopeio to Lardia (Palaiokastro) settlement and returns to Korthi Bay.
An easy 4,6k route of a max 170meters elevation. The route consists of: 46% cement road, 18% dirt road, 18% asphalt, 12% paved road and 7% trail. The start and finish line is in Korthi Bay central square, in front the Elementary School.
Simple Running Offer: from €30 » BOOK NOW
The Full registration packagae is addressed to those who wish to manage their own stay in Andros. This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Andros the “running way” and get the most out of their visit. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:• BIB number• Timing Chip• Commemorative Medal for participation• T-shirt• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry• special RunninGreece starter pack• safe keeping of your belongings during the race•
like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targetsIf you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!
Running Offer #1: from €50 per night per person » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Andros the “running way” and get the most out of their visit. We have selected the ideal locations for you and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:- Hotel accommodation in Villa Korthi or Villa Mina & Akrogiali or equivalent hotel in Korthi.- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Pasta Party- Special RunninGreece starter pack- T-shirt- Tips and advice for the specific race- Training schedule depending on your personal targets- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race. It starts from €50 per person (runner or not) for a two days/
one-night accommodation in Villa Korthi or Villa Mina & Akrogiali or equivalent hotel in Korthi. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €20 per night per person.- The above (2days/1night) offer is per person, double occupancy
Running Offer #2 (The Andros Weekend Break): from €95 per night per person » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Andros the “running way” and get the most out of their visit in Andros. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:- Hotel accommodation in Villa Korthi or equivalent hotel in Korthi- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry- Special RunninGreece starter pack
- Pasta party- T-shirt- Transportation to and from the starting line (wherever needed)- Tips and advice for the specific race- Training schedule depending on your personal targets- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race. It starts from €95 per person (runner or not) for a two days/
one-night accommodation in Avgoustis Suites or equivalent hotel in Korthi. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €25 per night per person.- The above (3days/2night) offer is per person, double occupancy
Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
Please let us know of all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Andros, what other places you wish to visit and we will come back with a tailor-made offer
specific for you! We can add
trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and much more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belongings during the race and a suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Andros.
Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
If you are a group of people, please tell us all your requirements, how many of you are running, what you like and what you do not like and we will come back with a tailor-made offer
specifically for you and your company! We can add
training, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and
much more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation in the race and all the logistics of the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belongings during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Andros.
Andros Island is the northernmost and second biggest of the Cyclades Islands; a high quality alternative destination, with a history dating back to ancient times, numerous sightseeing attractions and many inhabited areas to visit. A fairly green island compared to the rest of the Cyclades, Andros offers some really nice beaches, pretty little villages and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere.
The capital of the island, Hora is the homeland of famous Greek captains and ship owners of the past, and there is a remarkable combination of medieval, neoclassical and island style evident in their houses. Elegant staircases, a spacious square with trees, narrow streets, remarkable churches and museums, shops, cafes and restaurant are the main things that visitors will come across.
In addition to the sandy beaches, there are rocky coastlines, mountain ranges alternating with fertile plains, lush vegetation and abundantly flowing streams. Batsi is the most ‘touristically’ developed place in Andros Island and it is surrounded by wonderful beaches, including Golden Beach and Agios Petros.
The coastline of Andros is particularly rugged creating many small, picturesque bays, which mostly have good sandy beaches. Some of the largest bays of the island worth visiting are Gavrio, Batsi, Hora and Korthion, all of which have harbours.Similar is the bay of Fourni and in the north the beach of Agios Petros, which is mentioned by Lloyds as a safe haven for boats.
Andros is absolutely worth visiting and in fact, it can be considered solely a cultural tourism destination, thanks to its museums. The globally acknowledged Museum of Modern Art houses unique collections of paintings and sculptures. The Cyclades Olive Museum is a fine example of a small pre-industrial, animal powered, olive oil producing unit that is definitely a must-see site.
Korthi lies in the southern part of the island. It is crossed by two mountains, Gerakones in the north and Rachi in the south. In between lies the fertile Korthi valley and the impressive gorge in Dipotamata, with plenty of running water and the numerous water-mills. The area dominates the Kastro Faneromenis (Faneromeni Castle), an old middle-ages fortification, with a spectacular view to the Aegean Sea. The village leads to the long road that curves right around the edge of the huge bay. There is a long paved walkway on the seaward side of the road, surrounded by large rocks that have been dumped in the sea to act as a breakwater.
For more information about Andros and the around area, please contact us and we are more than happy to share with you our favourite spots and places.
How to get there
By ship: From the port of Rafina in Athens there are ferries from various companies and a regular line ship, with frequent departures to the port of Gavrio in Andros. Timetable: 07:25, 07:50, 16:50, 17:30, 18:30, 19:15, however the timetable is subject to changes depending on the season and the companies’ policies. The trip duration is approximately 2 hours.