OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

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Speed through the streets of Cyprus' second largest urban area in this mixed distance event. With a distance for everyone, this inclusive race is ideal for experienced athletes and novices alike. Sign up for the picturesque coastline or for the epic race-day atmosphere.
Marathon, Half Marathon, Petrolina 10K Energy Race, and 3 more
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Sat 21st Mar 2020 - Sun 22nd Mar 2020
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Limasol, Cyprus
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<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Molos Parking, Aimiliou, Limasol, Cyprus
Start times
Sun 22nd Mar 2020
Half Marathon:
Petrolina 10K Energy Race:
7:55am |
5 Km City Race:
Sat 21st Mar 2020
Primetel 5KM Corporate Race:
9:00am |
Andrey & Dashin's Foundation Youth Race:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO
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Andrey & Dashin's Foundation Youth Race
5 Km City Race
Primetel 5KM Corporate Race
Petrolina 10K Energy Race
Route information
The Marathon Race is the flagship race of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. The Race Course is FLAT and FAST, providing the perfect setting for our Runners to reach and break their PBs!Covering the distance of 42.195 KM, the Marathon Race starts from the Western End of the Molos Park in Limassol. With the gunshot, the Marathon Race Runners will head Eastwards and exit the Molos Park, turning left and taking a Western direction.Running towards the West parts of Limassol, our Runners will head towards the Old City of Limassol, and then towards the Limassol Port. Covering the Western Area of the City, the Runners will pass through mix scenery of urban and natural beauties, with a highlight the famous “forest tunnel”. The runners will then head to East Again with a direction towards the Ancient Kingdom City of Amathus.The road to the Ancient City of Amathus is 100% Coastal, and the Runners will run along the city’s most developed and hip area!Reaching the Ancient City of Amathus, and after running through a corridor of Ancient Ruins and Beautiful Mediterranean Scenery, the Runners will turn again towards the West and start their return to the Molos Park to the Finish Line.
W.C facilities can be found in the parking area next to the Start/Finish line.
W.C facilities may also be found at the water-stations in the courses of the Marathon Race, Half-Marathon Race, PETROLINA 10KM Energy Race and 5KM City Race.
The water-stations are located every 2.5KM.
W.C facilities for people with disabilities may be found near the Start/Finish Line.
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What's included
  • Customised BIB Number
  • Official Limassol City Guide
  • Suncream by Apivita
  • Sports Cap
  • 3-Day Public transport pass
  • Finisher 2020 Medal (For All Finishers Only)
  • Finisher 2020 Diploma (For All Finishers Only)
  • Chipped Personal Timing
  • Finisher’s photo (For All Finishers Only)
  • Free Unlimited Beer at the finish line
  • Free Massage Treatment
  • First Aid
  • Fun and Activities!
To be allowed in the Start Line area on Race Day, all runners must have attached on them their personal BIB Number.The Registration Offices will be open from the 19th of March until the 21st of March.
The following age restrictions apply:
  • Marathon Race: Minimum age of 18 years old.
  • Half Marathon Race: Minimum age of 18 years old.
  • PETROLINA 10KM Energy Race: Minimum age of 15 years old.
  • 5KM City Race: Minimum age of 12 years old.
  • PrimeTel 5KM Corporate Race: Minimum age of 12 years old.
How to get there
Molos Parking, Aimiliou, Limasol, Cyprus
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Bus: Buses will be available to transfer our runners to the start line. More information will be announced a month before the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Race.
Event day logistics
Thursday 19/3/20
1100 - 1900:** Registration
Friday 20/3/20
0900 - 1800: Registration
**Saturday 21/2/20
0900 - 1800:** Registration
0730 - 0830: Gates open/close for 5K
0900: 5K starts
1040: Awards ceremony
1045: Gates open for youth race
1100: Youth Race starts
**Sunday 22/3/2020
0630 - 0710:** Marathon and half marathon gates open/close
0700 - 0740: 10km/5km gates open/close
0730: Marathon starts
0740: Half Marathon starts
0755: 10K starts
0810: 5K starts
0845 - 1200: Awards ceremonies
Spectator Info
There are numerous great vantage points for spectators to enjoy the race and cheer on the runners.
Will there be baggage trucks available?
Full information of the bag drop procedure will be available in your Participant Instructions, which will be emailed to you and placed on the website several weeks before the event.
When and where do I collect my Race Pack from?
Race pack collection for all participants will take place from the 19th until the 21st of March 2020 from our Registration Offices. Our Registration Offices will be located at the old Port square, Limassol and they will be open on Thursday 11:00am - 19:00pm, Friday 09:00am – 18:00pm and Saturday 09:00am – 18:00pm.
What do I do if I cannot collect my race pack?
You can nominate someone else to collect your race pack, such as a friend or a family member, by giving them your confirmation email printed.An alternative would be for a courier to pick it up on behalf of you from our Registration Offices.
What are the race prizes?
The first three (3) athletes in both categories (men / women) will also receive a trophy and monetary awards (cash prizes) as follows: 1st Place €2,000 2nd Place €1,500 3rd Place €1,000 HALF MARATHON The first three (3) athletes (men / women) will receive a trophy and monetary awards (cash prizes) as follows: 1st Place €1,000 2nd Place €800 3rd Place €400
What fluids are available at the race?
We will have a mix of SAINT NICHOLAS water and energy gels available on the Limassol Marathon course, located on every few km along the route. Water Stations (5KM, 10KM, 15KM, 20KM, 25KM, 30KM, 35KM, 40KM): Water, Electrolytes, Soft Drinks, Fruits Water Stations (7.5KM, 12.5KM, 17.5KM, 22.5KM, 27.5KM, 32.5KM, 37.5KM): Water, Sponges, Fruits, Juices
Can I use my iPod or similar device during the race?
It is important that you are able to hear what is happening around you, including any emergency services that may be operating. Please note that you will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for harm to yourself or any third party, as a result of wearing a personal music-playing device.However, we do recommend the earphones with bone conduction technology that allows the wearer to listen to music while still being aware of their surroundings. Will there be pacers?Yes, the Pacing Team will be running with you on Race Day for the Marathon and Half Marathon Race, helping you to hit your target times! Further information on the times they will be pacing will be announced at a later stage. Look out for them en route; they will be wearing distinctive pacing flags.
Can I take part in a bike, roller skates, skateboards etc?
Participants are not permitted to use any of the above or similar in the event and those attempting to do so will be prohibited from starting and will be removed from the course. Likewise, anyone attempting to start or join the race in any outfit that we, in our absolute discretion, deem unsuitable and/or dangerous to other competitors and spectators, will not be allowed to run at the event.
I am quite a slow runner, what happens if I don’t finish or it takes me more than 6 hours?
The roads around the course must follow a strict re-opening schedule. Anyone moving around the course at slower than 6 hours 40 pace (that is slower than 4 miles an hour), may be told to move on to the pavement and in effect regard themselves as a pedestrian. In addition, there will be cars and ambulances on the road if something happens or you are unable to finish.
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