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Announcement of the organization of road races in Aetoliko in the context of the events of the 197th Anniversary of the Battle of Dolma.

On February 25, 2023 Aetoliko celebrates 196 years since the battle of Dolma. A battle against the Turks who were trying to conquer Messolonghi. In February 1826, the Turks decided to attack the island of Dolmas, a point of strategic importance for the fall of Messolonghi. There they find strong resistance from the leader Grigoris Liakatas and a group of warriors from Aetoliko. Unfortunately, in that battle, all the defenders of the island lost heroically. After a few days, Aetoliko is delivered. We honor this self-sacrifice of the people of Aetolia every year as a sign of respect and example to the new generations of our place.

The Municipality of the Holy City of Messolonghi in collaboration with the Association of Runners of Aetoliko organize the 7km and 1000m sacrifice road race. The games will take place on Saturday, February 26 at Aetoliko.

Sacrifice Road 7 km

Date of the event: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Start / Finish: Central Square of Aetoliko 

Start time: 11:00 Race distance: 7 km.

For the competition, the regulations of the International Federation of Classic Sports (IAAF) and AIMS will be applied.

Support stations: On the 7km road there will be 1 support station (at the turning point of Liakata monument 3.5 km) as well as at the finish with bottled water.

Timing-Results: The timing of the matches will be done electronically. During the termination, the unofficial ones will be announced immediately results of the matches, while the next day the official results will be published, after the control for any objections by the technical committee of the match has been completed.

Entries: “official” athletes (registered in a club) can participate in the race, as well as independent athletes who have been vaccinated against covid-19 or covid-19 patients or will present a negative rapid test or PCR on the day of receipt of the race material. 48 hours. Racers on the 7km Sacrifice Road must be born in 2010 or earlier (≥12 years old).

Race time limit: To cover the route of my Sacrifice road of 7 km, there is a time limit of 1 hour and 10 minutes, for its completion. After this time limit, the runners who will continue their effort, will be obliged to comply with the traffic code of Messolonghi.


Prizes will be awarded to the first three of the general classification (men and women).


1 km race: Along with the 7km Sacrifice road, a 1 km road / dynamic race will be held. In the 1000m road, only primary school students are invited to take part. The start of the 1000m road will be given from the central square of Aetoliko at 11:05 while at the same point will be the finish. All runners who will finish the 1000m race will be given a commemorative participation medal, electronic commemorative Diploma of Participation and a t-shirt (t-shirt will be received only by those who register by Friday 18-February-2022). For the 1000m race, medals will be awarded to the first, second and third winner of the general classification (aged 7-12). A necessary condition for the participation of minor runners is the presentation of the student ID and the consent of their guardian. In case of electronic submission of the application, the presence of the guardian will be required upon receipt of the participation number.

Entries: Registration will be done only electronically from the link below or with physical presence to Mr. Sarantaras (6977532960) or Mrs. Dimitra Trikalinou (6946790830)

The deadline for applications for the Sacrifice Road of 7km and 1000m, expires on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 24:00.

Technical T-Shirt, however, will be eligible only for those who register by Friday 18-February-2022.

On the day of the games (Saturday 26-02-2022) the organizers will accept extremely limited (10-20) registrations.

For more information contact Mr. Sarantaras Makis tel. 6977532960 or Dimitra Trikalinou tel. 6946790830


Receipt of the racing package of Aetoliko City Hall 12: 00-17: 00 Saturday: 26-02-2022 09.00 -10.30: Receipt of a racing package at Aetoliko City Hall 11.00: Start of Sacrifice Road 7km 11.05: Start of 1000m Road 12.00-12.30: Awarding of prizes 13:00: End of matches


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