Run Messinia pays homage to 200 years since the Greek revolution

Run Messinia pays homage to 200 years of the Greek Revolution (photo by Elias Lefas)

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The Running Messinia ultramarathon race will take place between 2-11 October in Messinia, in the Peloponnese, to honor the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Messinia played a major role in the Greek Revolution through its historic battles, great heroes and fighters.

Covering a distance of approximately 421 kilometers, the Run Messinia race will take place in eight municipalities in Messinia, Laconia and Arcadia and will include a total of 10 marathons, over 10 consecutive days.

We run 421km for freedom

The event will present all areas associated with the Greek Revolution in Messinia, both culturally and touristically. Run for Freedom will start on Saturday October 2, from Areopoli of the municipality of East Mani, cross Stoupa of the municipality of West Mani and end at Kardamyli.At Sunday October 3, from Kardamyli, will pass through Verga of the Municipality of Kalamata and end in the Town of Kalamata.

Monday October 4, the athletes departing from Kalamata will cross Nedousa and finish in Alagonia.

Tuesday October 5, the riders starting from Alagonia will pass through Dyrachio and Neochori from the municipality of Megalopoli and finish their effort in Poliani from the municipality of Kalamata.

From Poliani, Wednesday October 6, participants will cross Skala and meet in Paloukorahi of the municipality of Oichalia.

Thusday October 7, the route will highlight the historical places of the municipality of Oichalia, as the athletes starting from Paloukorahi will cross Katsarou, Solaki, Meropi, Loutro, Diavolitsi, Ano Psari, Dorio and will meet in front of the statue of Kolokotronis in Ramovouni.

Friday October 8, from Ramovouni, the runners will pass through Zerbisia from the municipality of Messini, Kalogeresi, Saint Nikitas Sellas and Tripyla from the municipality of Trifylia, to reach Maniaki from the municipality of Pylos-Nestor.

Saturday October 9, the participants will start from Maniaki, pass through Agios Andreas of the Municipality of Messini and Kato Minagia and finish in Koroni.

On Sunday October 10, the route will travel exclusively in the municipality of Pylos-Nestor de Koroni, in Methoni then in Pylos.

The 10th and final run of Run for Freedom will take place on Monday October 11, departing from Pylos, will offer runners the possibility of passing through Niokastro, observing Sphacteria and Paleokastro, while crossing Kremmidia and Schinolakka.

You can find the details of the routes here. All routes start at 8:15 am.

With a true Greek soul, the ultra-marathoners who will participate in this historic race are listed in alphabetical order:
Marios Giannakou, Al Marmoom Desert Ultramarathon Finisher (270km)
Ioannis Dimopoulos, Spartathlon Ultra Race Finisher (246 km), Running trainer, Spartan Runners Club
Dean (Konstantine) Karnazes, The Ultra Marathon Runner, 50 Marathons – 50 States in USA – 50 Days, one of the 100 most influential people in the world, according to TIME magazine
Vasiliki Karpouza, Ultra marathon runner
Vassili Koumanakos, Finisher Marathon des Sables (Sahara 250km), Health Runners Club of Messénie (SDYM)
Georges Lazaridis, Wheelchair tennis champion and member of the Greek national team
Christos Mavrikios, Spartathlon Ultra Race Finisher (246km)
Georgia Mitsiou, Badwater Ultramarathon Finisher (217 km), Spartathlon Ultra Race Finisher (246 km)
Athanasios Michas, Ultra marathon runner
Angela Terzi, Spartathlon Ultra Race Finisher (246km)
Apostolos Tzoumakas, Ultra marathon runner
Dimitris Troupis, Finisher Pyrenees Stage Run (240km)
• The runners of the Messinia Health Runners Club (SDYM)
• The runners of the Spartan runners club

Run Messinia pays homage to 200 years of the Greek Revolution (photo by Elias Lefas)

None of this could have happened without the invaluable support of Vikos Natural Mineral Water, the Official Water of the event. Thanks to the power of its flow, Vikos Natural Mineral Water, will encourage athletes to continue their efforts and complete their race by providing them with the necessary balance, well-being and energy.

The invaluable support of municipalities for Greek history

The partner municipalities supporting Run Messinia and contributing to the proper implementation of the event are as follows, in Greek alphabetical order: Municipality of Mani East, Municipality of Mani West, Municipality of Megalopoli, Municipality of Messini, Municipality of Oichalia, Municipality of Pylos-Nestor, Municipality of Trifylia.

The Karalis Beach Hotel, Karalis City Hotel, Poseidonia Restaurant in Pylos and Elite City Resort are the silver sponsors of Run Messinia.
The North Face is the official sporting supplier of the event.
Avance is the official car rental partner.
Target Security and Laconia Juices are the partners of the event.

Run Messinia will leave a legacy for the future of the place, as it highlights and promotes through its social networks, historical places, battles and all monuments, through which runners will pass.

The event will be held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization. The difficult task of planning and implementing the event has been undertaken by the best sports marketing agency in Greece, for the past three years, ActiveMedia Group through its sports production department, while the award winning Angelos Zymaras will be the official photographer for the event.

GTP titles is a communication sponsor of the Run Messinia event.

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