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OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

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The OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is the largest sports event in Cyprus featuring six races and four parallel events. The 14th edition will take place on the 21st and the 22nd of March 2020.

The FLAT, FAST and COASTAL routes guarantee a first-class running experience for our thousands of local and international runners as well as a perfect setting to set and break new Personal Bests.

How to enter the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. Petrolina 10K Energy Race

    Run 10km
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  4. 5 Km City Race

    Run 5km
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  5. Primetel 5KM Corporate Race

    Run 5km
  6. Andrey & Dashin's Foundation Youth Race

    Run 1.5km

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OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO routes

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

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.

Event Details

What’s Included

What do I get with my registration?

  • 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.
Raceday Logistics

There will 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.
I am coming along as a spectator, where is the best place to see the runners?
We have lots of great spots for spectators to join in and cheer for the runners.
  • Volunteer's diploma signed by the Cyprus volunteer commissioner.
  • Volunteer's medal
  • Race package
  • Volunteer's t-shirt
  • Volunteer's cap
  • Volunteer's poncho
  • Volunteer's badge
  • Whistle
  • Experience
  • Skills

If you are interested in volunteering then please follow the link below -


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


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?

We will not stop you from using a personal music device whilst participating, but we strongly recommend that you do not.

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, our 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. We have worked this out so that even if someone was just continually walking fast, they will be able to finish the race on the actual road surface of the route.

However, 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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