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Limassol Marathon 2017 turns into 1 open air 2-day party in the entire city!

It’s not just a race. It is a spring festival for exercise, collaboration and social contribution. Stepping into the second decade, OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO opens a new door, it grows even bigger and it is embraced by even more people from all over the world. With an impressive number of 13000 participants in 2016, the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO takes place for the first time during the entire weekend of March 18th – 19th, bringing unique excitement with parties and social events.

The competitive part of the event will take place on Sunday, March 19th, while some more fun activities will take place the previous day, on Saturday, March 18th. In particular, on Saturday, March 18th, the Primetel Corporate Race of 5 km and the Children’s Race of 1 km will take place, organized by Primetel as a Marathon’s sponsor. The participants will be divided into 2 categories (1 for running and 1 for walking), with the Corporate Race of Primetel following a new route.

The start for the Corporate Race will be at 9 a.m., while the Children’s Race will start 2 hours later, at 11 a.m. The marathon runners of Primetel Corporate Race will have the chance to participate in the individual City Race, too, which will take place the next day (19/03), by submitting the symbolic amount of €10 for a charity cause.

On Sunday, March 19th, 4 separate races will take place: the Marathon, the Half Marathon, the Petrolina Energy Race of 10 km and the City Race of 5 km. The start of the Marathon as well as for the rest races will be at 7 a.m. Plans of the 4 separate races are found in the gallery after the end of the text. The athletes, who will manage to break the record of the race, will receive a bonus.

For the first time, within the whole event of the Marathon, the “First Cyprus Running Forum” will take place on Friday, March 17th, in the amphitheater of the CUT. On 18/03, “Petrolina Energy Day”, an event that complements the presence of Petrolina in the organization, together with the Petrolina Energy Race race at 19/3, will take place at 12:00 pm.

Petrolina, as a sponsor of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, brings the world together with health and nutrition experts, who will provide free advice, professional measurements for their physical condition, but also many opportunities for information along with entertainment. On 18/3 the ”Pasta Party” will also take place at 5 pm.The closure of the fun activities of the Marathon will be the ”After Party by Guaba”, which starts early in the day and is expected to go on until late at night.

Registration offices will be operating on Thursday 16/3 and Friday  17/3 during the hours 9:00 — 18:00, at the seafront park, near the Limassol Old Port.

More information about the event on www.limassolmarathon.com and www.facebook.com/limassolmarathon.

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