1st Mountain race Thriptis Lassithi

– Start of registrations

With awe and enthusiasm we announce the opening of registrations and the conduct of another unique mountain running race in eastern Crete.

Date of the event: Sunday, February 20, 2022! Perhaps there are two serious reasons why the idea prevailed in the attempt to make this fight. The first is the protest during the development of wind farms in the area of ​​Thripti and Mount Papoura which will have serious effects on the ecosystem in the area and must be avoided in any way and Or the second is the emergence of an incredibly beautiful route and a path (section E4) of infinite beauty which runs up and out the unique ravine Ha and embraces the perimeter on the south side of Mount Papoura. The view is magnificent with the two seas of Crete Libyan and Cretan Sea overlooking at a glance. It is located right in the center of the isthmus of the narrowest part of Crete, between Pahia Ammos and Ierapetra. The start will be from the traditional village of Monastiraki in the direction of the forest of Thripti. The route of the race has landmarks of very rare beauty that are difficult to find. The imposing gorge of Ha next to the tiny but picturesque settlement of Monastiraki give the first mountain touch and prepare the participant for how interesting and full of surprises the route of the race will be. Landmarks such as the forest of Thripti with the unique rugged pine, the chapel of Agia Anna, the spring of Sufina, the back and top of the ravine of Ha, Thripti, the forest in Kaminakia with the chapel of Ag. Dimitriou are some of the places that will compensate.


Sunday 20 February 2022

Start – Finish: Monastiraki Pachia Ammou Ierapetra

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Total length: 17.2 km

Positive altitude ascent – Negative altitude descent: ± 870 m.

Minimum altitude: 170 m (Start),

Maximum altitude: 860 m

Power stations: 3 Field quality: Path 9km, Forest dirt roads 7km, Asphalt 1km

Estimated first finish time: 1 hours 40 minutes.

Valid termination time: 4 hours

Participation cost: 10 euros

See the route map here Registration Information: or directly here

Match facilities – Heavy medal to those who finish in valid time

– Cups to all the first in the general classification and the individual categories.

– Technical T-shirt for all participants

– Electronic timing

– 3 Power stations fully equipped

– Security and support during the fight by three volunteer forces (Ierapetra Volunteer Rescue Corps, Crete Amateur Radio Association, Ierapetra Red Cross)

– Lunch after the end of the match

-COVID 19: Based on the current JMC and the instructions of the General Secretariat of Sports for outdoor sports events related to COVID-19, participants should have: Vaccination Certificate Νό Certificate of Disease (last 6 months) or Molecular (PCR) test (72 hours) Id Rapid test (48 hours) categories 1) General Men 2) General Women 3) Men A1 (18-39) 4) Women C1 (18-39) 5) Men A2 (40-49) 6) Women C2 (40-49) 7) Men A3 (50-59) 8) Women C3 (50+) 9) Men A4 (60+)

Organized by: Ierapetra Active Citizens Movement-Cultural Nature-loving Association Thriptis.

Support: Local Community of Thick Sand

We run on the paths of Thripti and send a loud message of opposition to the installation of wind turbines in the mountains: “FREE MOUNTAINS, WITHOUT WINDTURBINES”

Happy New Year!

Nikos Feretzakis Technical Coach of the Race


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