The cultural committee of Kassiopi in cooperation with other local and Corfu town committees are organising a Mountain Trail race in Kassiopi which will be held on the 12th May. Also a 1,200m race for children and a 5kms race for charity purposes will also take place on the same day.
This is the first time that a half Marathon (Trail) will be held in the Kassiopi area under the official name of KASSIOS DIAS. It is a relatively difficult trail which is directed to the more experienced athlete who has had experience on this kind of terain. The main features of the course is that, it runs alongside the coastal area of the region through the pure and unspoilt natural environment or our own ecosystem, Erimitis, which is abundant in flora and fauna, rare and distinct in this area only, there are three lakes (home to the otter Lutra Lutra) and remote paths which will make the event an unforgettable experience.
The Event will commence and finish in the picturesque port of Kassiopi, the course will take the runners through traditional villages of the area, footpaths used years ago by locals to escape from pirate raids, and of course will go through the historical Fortress, a significant monument dated back to 12th century.
As well as the Trail Marathon , a 5km race will be held, in which all proceeds will be donated to a children's cancer organisation. Not forgetting our younger athletes a race of 1,200m for children from 10-16 years.
All the details of the above races can be found on our site www.kassiosdias.gr
The Mountain Trail Marathon (21.1kms) will take place on Sunday 12th May in Kassiopi. Men and women must be over 18 years of age to apply. For the 5kms, men and women must be over 16 years of age.
-The Event will start at 9.30am. in the port and the maximum time for the totality of the course is fixed at 4.5 hours. There will be a check point at 12kms in the area of San Stephano, maximum time till this checkpoint is 2.5 hours. Athletes who are not within this time limit continue under their own responsibility. There will be 3 checkpoints throughout the whole race.
-Runners are required to have their bib number visible at all times or they may be disqualified.
-The course will go through the ecosystem of Erimitis, so athletes are required to respect the natural environment.
-Rubbish bins will be located at all refreshment points, so runners are advised to throw all litter in allocated bins. Not doing so may lead to their disqualification.
-We, the organisers reserve the right to change the course if we believe it may lead to any form of danger or injury to runners.
-The cost to participate is 15 euro, which will be paid as the bib number is given. This includes, the number, T-shirt, refreshments during race, a medal and packed snack at the end of the race.
-Bib numbers will be given out on Saturday 11th May from 7-9pm. and on Sunday 12th May from 7.30-8.30am., at the Committee office which is located at the port of Kassiopi and which is also the starting point. Entries open from 15th February and will be open till Thursday 9th May.
-Entries for the 5kms race and 1,200m will open 15th February and will be accepted until 1 hour before starting time.
- The cost for the 5kms is 5 euro, this also includes, bib number, refreshments during the race, medal and packed snack at the end. All the money from this race will be donated to the Children's Cancer organisation in Corfu.
- For the 1,200 metres, children from ages 10-16 are allowed and this is free of charge.
Mountain Trail. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 men and women in the general classification, as well as the first 3 from each category.
- 18-39 (men - women)
- 40-49 (men-women)
70 and over (men-women)
5kms race. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 men and women in the general classification only. No age categories will apply here.
1,200 metres. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 from each age group. (10-12) (13-15)
During the whole event there will be an ambulance and doctor present. Runners must warrant to us that they are on the Event Date sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in the Event and that we the organisers are not liable for any injury that may occur during the course of the race.
09:00: Trail running (21.1 klm)
10:30: 1,200m BOYS 10-12
10:45: 1,200m GIRLS 10-12
11:00: 1,200m BOYS/GIRLS 13-15
12:00: MEDAL PRESENTATION