Rhodes brings to mind sunshine-filled days, blue seas, medieval castles and ancient wonders. Beautifully enhanced by the idyllic beach scene, Rhodes hosts a major Marathon event, aimed at challenging the athletes’ stamina while generously offering all their guests a warm welcome.
On Sunday 9th April 2017, participants will have the opportunity to run on a flat course along the coast with spectacular views of the deep blue Aegean Sea and the walls of the Medieval Town of Rhodes, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to keep them inspired.
The South Aegean Region, the Athletics Federation SEGAS DODEKANISOU and the non-profit organization RHODES MARATHON are co-organizing this event for the 4th consecutive year with the support of the Municipality of Rhodes and the Rhodes’ Hotels Association.
The Rhodes Marathon carries official accreditation from AIMS and IAAF to guarantee the validity and the international recognition of the race.
This year along with the main event, a half marathon, a 10km, a 5km and 1000m kids’ races provide more choices for the runners.
All races will start from and end in the center of the city at Eleftherias square, passing by the main attractions of Rhodes, on an entirely car-free route.
Aegean Airlines, as the official air carrier for the 4th Rhodes Marathon, is offering special rates for groups of over 10 people, while the official sea transport sponsor, Blue Star Ferries, has a 50% discount for passengers travelling to Rhodes for the race.
A wide range of accommodation options are also available in the city of Rhodes at well-appointed hotels from three to five stars, offering special rates and extra benefits for the runners, such as a special marathon breakfast!
Last but not least, the legendary pasta party, the now customary way of providing fuel and sustenance for the following day’s exertions, gets off the mark itself on Saturday night and is free for all the runners. It is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to socialize with competitors and their supporters from 15 different countries and relax before the big day.