Here is a description of the exciting race schedule:
The morning will host three different races, with the beautiful beach of Platis Gialos acting as the starting point. The 3000m open sea swim race is essentially a long distance route within Platis Gialos’ protected bay. The race will start outside the water and the finishing line will be just a few steps inland.
The 1200 meter open water swim race will begin at the same time as the 3000m race and will have a shorter route. Both swimming events will be conducted with a focus on security and safety for contestants. Several boats and kayaks with volunteer rescuers will be positioned across various sites along the routes.
The multisport race is a combination of the 1200m open water swim race and a 12.5km trail run, starting at a 450m elevation. The 12.5Km trail run will begin 15 minutes after the start of the open water swimming races, and will have you running on one of the most beautiful paths of Sifnos. The route travels through several different terrains and environments, from rocky paths to olive groves, secluded beaches and monasteries. There will be three aid stations set up to provide water and other necessities. The No4 path belongs to the Sifnos Trails network.
In the afternoon, more athletic and artistic events will take place on the beach, followed by the beach party at 9pm. An after dark 750m open sea swim will also take place, illuminated by underwater lights on the sea bed to signal the route.
On Sunday a second 3000m open water swim race will take place. What differentiates this race from the others is its starting point at the Apokofto beach, located next to the famous Chrysopigi monastery. The contestants will be transported there by coaches, sponsored by MILES AWAY TRAVEL. This is a real open water race, aimed at those who are not scared of deep water (ατρόμητοι = fearless), and were born to travel through the waves! After a beach start you will head towards the popular Chrisopigi bay, then turn right towards Platis Gialos. Let loose, relax and enjoy the magic of the open sea for your safety will be overseen by the patient and sunburnt volunteers on standby if the need arises. The race’s midpoint will have an aid station, stocked with water, bananas, energy drinks and a smile! Once you pass the cove, turn right towards the marina, which will be closed off for the duration of the race, and head to the finishing line on the beach.
See you there!