For the 8th consecutive year Skiathos Trail Run 2019 (21km route) and Skiathos Urban Trail (10km route) take place on Sunday September 22nd.
Skiathos Trail Run 2019
Skiathos Trail Run is a 21km half-marathon race – total climb 1,207 meters
Eligibility from 18 years and over
Registration fee: 10 euros
Start time and place: 09:30, Bourtzi, Skiathos Chora.
Skiathos Urban Trail
A 10km walk to the cobbled streets of Skiathos Town passing the “memorials”, the Metropolitan Temple of the Three Hierarchs, the Alexander Papadiamantis Museum House, the Church of Agios Nikolaos with panoramic views, the airport and so on.
Eligibility: 16 years and over
Registration fee 10 euros (registration is free for students)
Starting time and place: 9.45, Bourtzi, Skiathos Chora.
Even younger friends will also run, as every year, selected 0.5km and 1.5km distances, free of charge at 11.00am from Bourtzi.
The race has gained a loyal audience base, which visits it steadily each year with the total number of entries over the 7 events exceeding 700 so far, with 2017 reaching a peak of 120, with the first year The event (2010) was just 17. It is also worth noting the celebration of the participation of well-known athletes, such as Maria Polizou (former endurance athlete, Pan-Hellenic and Balkan runner, now the Director of the Marathon Road and Preston Museum Nikos sport), Fani Halkias (Gold medalist in the 400 m. hurdles at the Athens Olympics in 2004) and Yiannis Kouros (ultramarathon, a number of distinctions in the non-Olympic sport of Ultra Marathons)
The Skiathos Trail Run was held for the first time in 2010 on the initiative of Skiathos Mountain Bikes and the Skiathos High School Environmental Team. The promotion of sporting events at both national and international levels contributes to the support of young athletes and the creation of cooperation networks at both sport and tourist level. The aim of the competitions is to enhance the contact and familiarization of the general public with the sport, modern culture and the unspoiled beauty of Skiathos.
For registration and details of the races visit the official race page at www.skiathosrun.gr.
Co-organizers of the 2019 events are Skiathos Ecozin Cultural and Environmental Club (formerly “Koukounaries” District & Pol.), Skiathos Gymnasium Environmental Team, Volos Runners Club, and the Best Race Organizer The games are under the auspices of the Municipality of Skiathos and are actively supported by businessmen on the island who contribute to their smooth preparation and conduct.