“Navarino Challenge” invites people of all ages to participate at the 3-day sports event taking place between 13-15 October in Costa Navarino in Messinia.
The multi-awarded event aims to promote the Olympic Spirit and Ideal, and “Fair Play” through the participation of role-model athletes, joining 17 activities in total.
On Saturday October 14th, participants will join a non-competitive open water swimming race(10:00am) at the Bay of Navarino.
Starting from the picturesque port of Pylos, participants will cover a 1-mile (1.6 km) swimming route, designed by the Federal Technical Coach of Swimming, Nikos Gemelos.
At 10:30am, Kids’ Athletics will take place at the Pylos town square, joined by the event ambassador Periklis Iakovakis, Olympic & World Champion at 400m hurdles. Kids’ Athletics has been developed and set in place by a special panel of scientists from IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) and is organized in Greece by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
For the second consecutive year, focus will switch to the Stand Up Paddling demonstration race (at 11:30am at Pylos port).
The day will conclude with a demonstration of Optimist and Laser boats (at 12:30pm) from the Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor” with the assistance of the Sailing Club of Kalamata “Poseidon” and the Sailing Club of Kalamata “Eolos” and the kind assistance of the Municipality Pylos-Nestor, the Port Authority of Pylos, and Pylos Association of Enterprises for Tourism Development "Explore Messinia".
On Sunday October 15th, participants will join the half-marathon (21.1km), 10km (joint start time at 08:15am), and 5km (running and dynamic walking - start time 08:30am) routes, while the1km running route for children (9:30am) will also take place. The race will be timed for all runners.
“Navarino Challenge” will be held under the Auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the co-organization of Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, Active Media Group and the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.
Registrations for “Navarino Challenge” are still open, for your registration please complete the form here.