Logicom and Cyprus Marathon extend their partnership for 2 more years

The historic Cyprus Marathon and the multinational and multicultural Cypriot company Logicom have agreed to extend their partnership for two more years. The successful pairing was done back in 2015 and since then, the Marathon has grown exponentially.
Logicom Distribution is a leading regional distributor of technology products, solutions and services in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Logicom’s Managing Director, Varnavas Irinarchos, said: “Our partnership with the Logicom Cyprus Marathon is now in its fifth consecutive year, and we are very proud to see how much it has grown and developed throughout the course of our journey together. Logicom is honored to lend its name to this highly professional, multi-cultural running event. Our colleagues have always participated enthusiastically, with the Logicom Running Team growing year by year. This coming March, we look forward to once again join runners from all across the world, and showcase what our beautiful island in the Mediterranean has to offer.”
Stavros Kakourides, Race Director of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon said: “We are proud and honored to have Logicom Public Ltd as the Title Sponsor of the Cyprus Marathon. Our event has not only strengthened its position as one of the island’s best organized Marathons, but has also ranked highly among many international Marathon events. It continues to grow and break records each year, and this is largely in thanks to the support Logicom has shown us these past years. We look forward to an even greater partnership going forward!”
All in all, a big thank you to Logicom who made possible our next step in making the Logicom Cyprus Marathon a world-class Marathon.
Looking forward to seeing you in Paphos on Sunday 17th March 2019! You can choose from the following distances depending on your experience and age: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km Road Race and 5km Fun Run!
Related: The History of the Cyprus Marathon (since 1999)

Amount raised for PASYKAF Charity by the Almyra Running Team

The 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon in Paphos was completed on March 4th 2018 with great success and with a new record number of entries that approached almost 3,000 runners.
Thanos Hotels & Resorts, within the framework of its social contribution to sports and cultural events in Paphos and among many other humanitarian activities, supported this event with its own team ‘Almyra Running Team’.

With more than 80 runners who participate in all four races (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Race and 5 km Fun Run), the members of Thanos Hotels & Resorts, associates and friends of the Group’s Hotels, were eligible to participate in these events. All participants were given a commemorative jersey with the Almyra logo.
Mr. Dobromir Kostov, member of the Almyra Hotel participated in the Marathon (42,195 meters) and Ms Natasha Michaelidou, Group Advisor and Katie and Andreas Charalambous, Vlasta Polusanova and Konstantinos Michaelides participated in the Half Marathon (21,098 meters). The ‘Almyra Running Team’ included also 20 runners and members of the Pancyprian Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF).
During the organization of the Marathon, a fundraiser was also carried out, the proceeds of which were once again used to support PASYKAF, thus helping to improve its services to sufferers, families, and friends.

O 20ος Logicom Cyprus Marathon στην Πάφο ολοκληρώθηκε στις 4 Μαρτίου με μεγάλη επιτυχία και με νέο ρεκόρ συμμετοχών που πλησίασε τους 3,000 δρομείς.
Η Thanos Hotels & Resorts, μέσα στα πλαίσια της κοινωνικής της προσφοράς στα πολιτιστικά δρώμενα της Πάφου και σε πολλές άλλες ανθρωπιστικές δραστηριότητες, στήριξε για ακόμη μια φορά αυτήν τη διοργάνωση με δική της ομάδα με περισσότερους από 80 δρομείς οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν σε διάφορες κατηγορίες. Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής στην ομάδα αυτή είχαν μέλη της Thanos Hotels & Resorts, συνεργάτες αλλά και φίλοι των ξενοδοχείων του Ομίλου. Σε όλους τους συμμετέχοντες παραχωρήθηκε αναμνηστικό φανελάκι με το λογότυπο του ξενοδοχείου Almyra.
Σημαντική ήταν η συμμετοχή του Dobromir Kostov, μέλους του ξενοδοχείου Almyra στο μεγάλο Μαραθώνιο (42,195 μέτρα) αλλά και των συμμετεχόντων στον Ημιμαραθώνιο (21,098 μέτρα) στον οποίο έλαβαν μέρος οι Νατάσα Μιχαηλίδου, Σύμβουλος του Ομίλου, Κatie και Αντρέας Χαραλάμπους, Vlasta Polusanova και Kωνσταντίνος Μιχαηλίδης. Στην ομάδα επίσης συμμετείχαν μέλη του Παγκύπριου Συνδέσμου Καρκινοπαθών και Φίλων (ΠΑΣΥΚΑΦ) με 20 δρομείς.
Κατά την διοργάνωση του Mαραθωνίου πραγματοποιήθηκε επίσης έρανος, τα έσοδα του οποίου διατέθηκαν για ακόμη μια φορά στην ενίσχυση του ΠΑΣΥΚΑΦ, βοηθώντας έτσι στη βελτίωση των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών του προς τους πάσχοντες, τις οικογένειες και φίλους.

Logicom Cyprus Marathon and DHL renew their partnership

DHL Express, the international courier specialist, was for a second consecutive year the Official Logistics Partner of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon; an athletic event which was held with great success on Sunday 4th March, in Paphos. DHL Express, the world leader in the logistics and courier industry, utilizing its know-how, offered its transport services for the Marathon equipment and materials of this year running event, as well as 12 vehicles and 35 volunteer employees for the transport and storage of the clothing for the 3,000 participating runners in the various races.
At a recent meeting of the DHL Cyprus officials with members of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon organizing committee, the co-operation agreement was renewed for the next Logicom Cyprus Marathon to be held on Sunday 17 March 2019. DHL Cyprus Director Mr. Valentinos Piritsitsis said: “I am very happy that DHL has contributed significantly to the huge success of this year’s event and we will continue to support and assist this great sporting event that promotes culture, sports, and tourism.”
Related: The History of the Cyprus Marathon (since 1999)

Η DHL Express, ο ειδικός στις διεθνείς ταχυμεταφορές ήταν και φέτος επίσημος χορηγός για δεύτερη συνεχόμενη χρονιά του Logicom Cyprus Marathon αθλητική εκδήλωση που πραγματοποιήθηκε με μεγάλη επιτυχία την Κυριακή 4 Μαρτίου στην Πάφο. Η DHL Express, η ηγέτιδα εταιρία παγκοσμίως στον κλάδο των logistics και ταχυμεταφορών αξιοποιώντας την τεχνογνωσία της προσέφερε και φέτος τις υπηρεσίες της για τις ανάγκες μεταφοράς υλικού για τη διοργάνωση του Μαραθώνιου καθώς επίσης διέθεσε 12 οχήματα και 35 εθελοντές υπαλλήλους της εταιρείας για τη μεταφορά και φύλαξη του ρουχισμού των 3.000 δρομέων που συμμετείχαν στους διάφορους αγώνες.
Σε πρόσφατη συνάντηση αξιωματούχων της DHL Κύπρου με μέλη της οργανωτικής επιτροπής του Logicom Cyprus Marathon ανανεώθηκε η συμφωνία συνεργασίας και για τον επόμενο Logicom Cyprus Marathon ο οποίος θα διοργανωθεί την Κυριακή 17 Μαρτίου 2019. Ο Διευθυντής της DHL Κύπρου κύριος Βαλεντίνος Πιριπίτσης δήλωσε «Είμαι ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενος που η DHL συνέβαλε σημαντικά στην τεράστια επιτυχία της φετινής διοργάνωσης ενώ θα παραμείνει στο πλευρό αυτής της σπουδαίας αθλητικής εκδήλωσης που προάγει τον πολιτισμό, τον αθλητισμό και τον τουρισμό».

Στη φωτογραφία διακρίνονται από αριστερά προς δεξιά ο κύριος Θανάσης Αργυρού, διευθυντής επιχειρήσεων της εταιρείας DHL Express Κύπρου, ο Διευθυντής της DHL Κύπρου κύριος Βαλεντίνος Πιριπίτσης, ο Διευθυντής του Logicom Cyprus Marathon κύριος Σταύρος Κακουρίδης και ο Διευθυντής Μάρκετινγκ και Εταιρικών Σχέσεων του Logicom Cyprus Marathon κύριος Γιώργος Κακουρίδης.



The 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon has surpassed all expectations

The 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon held on Sunday, 4th March 2018 in Paphos has surpassed all expectations. Nearly 3,000 runners flooded the streets of Paphos, giving pulse, energy and liveliness to the seductive city of Aphrodite.

The Running Festival included four different distances. The 42,195 km Marathon, a 21,098 km Half-Marathon, a 10 km race and a 5 km Fun Run. All races finished at the historic Medieval Castle of Pafos, where an amazing atmosphere was ready to be experienced by all finishers! More than 1,200 foreign runners visited the island of Cyprus specifically for the occasion of the 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon and combined their hobby (running) with few days’ holidays due to the sunny weather conditions that prevail in Cyprus.

The competition was intense between the first Marathon runners, with two English managing to take the first and second places and two Cypriots to follow in 3rd and 4th place. Adam Holland crossed the finish line in 2 hours 46 minutes and 14 seconds, and Christopher Bird finished a minute later. Third place was taken by Cypriot Pavlos Mavroyiannis of Logicom Running Team and Andreas Efstathiou finished in fourth place. The Polish flag was raised first in women, with Milena Grabska-Grzegorczyk finishing first with a time of 3 hours 21 minutes and 50 seconds. Estonian runner Kairit Valk finished in second place and the German, Silke Schuett, completed the podium. The first winners of Marathon were honored with olive wreaths embedded in gold produced in Marathon village in Greece and were awarded by the Chief Financial Officer of Logicom, Mr. Anthoulis Papachristoforou.

The Half-Marathon was a Hungarian case, with the first place in men going to Hungarian Olympic Champion Gabor Jozsa with 1:09:33 and the first place in women to Fruzsina Bakonyi also from Hungary. The second man was Russian Alexander Bryukhankov and third place the Englishman Matthew Leeman. Zsanett Móczó and Zita Kovács both from Hungary finished in second and third place respectively, completing the Hungarian takeover.
A Cypriot dominated the 10 km race, Marios Apostolides won the race in a time of 33 minutes and 23 seconds. Just 4 seconds behind him, Russian Andrey Alypov and the podium was completed by Englishman Simon Croft. Estonian Olga Andrejeva won the first place in women with 37 minutes and 18 seconds, followed by Greek Olympic Triathlete Deniz Marina Dimakis with 38 minutes 43 seconds. The top three was completed by Dariia Lushnikova from Russia. The winners of the 10 km race were honored by DHL’s Country Manager, Valentinos Piritsitsis.
Nearly 1000 runners/walkers took part in the 5 km fun run which shows that year by year it attracts not only citizens from the city of Paphos but also from other cities in Cyprus. For the record, the Cypriot runner Avraam Avraam finished first with 17 minutes and 22 seconds and the runner of Dro.Me.A. Racing Elpida Christodoulidou took the first place for women with a time of 20 minutes and 32 seconds. Runners ran around the archaeological site of Paphos on a highly attractive and scenic route! The race was organized with an objective of promoting running as a part of a healthy lifestyle and attracted the participation of several Cypriot and foreign runners.
It is also worth mentioning that without the valuable help of over 200 volunteers the organization could not have become a reality. Also, the support of companies and organizations such as Logicom, the Cyprus Tourism Organization, DHL Cyprus, Scaffolding Solutions, AGROS water, Saucony, High5 Sports Nutrition, Bikehub stores, Almyra Hotel, Paphos Municipality, Super FM, City Free Press, Private Evangelismos Hospital, Garmin, Louis Ledra Beach Hotel, Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, Atlantic Insurance and Fotokinisi, contributed to the immense success of the most historic Marathon of Cyprus. The next event, the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, 2019.
This year’s Cyprus Marathon was dedicated to the great symbol of Greek and Cypriot sport, Stelios Kyriakides, winner of the Boston Marathon in 1946.
Start/Finish at the Paphos Castle

The Logicom Cyprus Marathon celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Logicom Cyprus running festival celebrates its 20th edition this year. In recent years it has grown a lot offering an attractive all-in package (technical t-shirt, free beer and much more), top-notch organisation and an electric atmosphere.
There is also the history, scenery and traditional Mediterranean hospitality that pervades the entire island nation. The Marathon starts at Aphrodite’s Birthplace in Paphos where white foam waves break over a stunning rock formation (picture below). The tranquility of this picturesque spot prepares the runners both mentally and emotionally for the race ahead. The first half of the course follows the coast before passing through several traditional villages. The final stage is through the center where runners soak up the city’s buzz and beauty complete with palm trees and luxury hotels. The finish is by the medieval fort of Paphos where entertainment like no other is there to welcome runners over the line.

The festival also offers a Half Marathon, a 10km road race and a 5km fun run. All these races start and finish next to the Paphos fort but follow different courses. The Half Marathon, with an almost entirely flat course, is the most popular option. The 10km race follows a similar course with palm trees and cheering spectators. The 5km fun run loops around the Archaeological Park, a UNESCO protected site, and never strays far from the sea. At the common finish, runners can enjoy juices, fruit, water, beer, music and entertainment. They can also cool down in the sea and soak up the majesty of the 13th-century fort.

Mediterranean hospitality pervades the 20-year old event where runners never stray far from the sea.

The 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon expects to host more than 2500 runners from 50 countries. Each runner will benefit from fluid stations every 3km along the route (offering water, electrolytes, energy gels, sponges & bananas), a bus pass for the Marathon weekend, and at the finish chip timing, entertainment and a massage service, fruit, juices and free beer. Paphos was the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and boasts beautiful countryside and historic sites but it is also a cosmopolitan resort with more than 200 hotels: the ideal location to host such a multi-cultural event as the Marathon. Around 50% of participants come from overseas: 25% from the United Kingdom and another 25% coming from other countries.

The Logicom Cyprus Marathon is dedicated to Paphos-born Stelios Kyriakides who won the Boston Marathon in 1946. His achievement fueled American donations and he arrived back to war-ravaged Greece with US$250,000 and two ships full of food, clothes and medical supplies.
The registrations are still open and can be done here: https://register.CyprusMarathon.com

Logicom Cyprus Marathon launches its own Event Mobile App!

The Logicom Cyprus Marathon, organized in Paphos since 1999, launched its new event mobile app! In an effort to always be ahead of the curve and as pioneers in the running industry of Cyprus, the introduction of a mobile app is designed to engage the runners and provide a platform for instant results, news and photos! Not only that, GPS technology will also provide the users with an activity planner and customized training plans!

This is the first and only event in Cyprus with its own event mobile application!

With the objective to always provide the best service to all participants, Logicom Cyprus Marathon Event App is bringing all the information to your fingertips! Mobile technology has changed our daily routines and how people receive and process information. Prior, during or after the event, runners and their families and friends constantly like, comment or share content related to the event. Over 60% of runners utilize their smartphones for running related activities. For us, as organizers, it is an opportunity to connect and interact with all the runners before, during and after the event! Event App Features:
  • Live Tracking – Family and Friends can get notified in real time if their runners’ of choice passed specific points in the course.
  • Finish Line Photo – Are you tired of paying huge fees for a race photo? In the Event App, your photo will be uploaded as soon as you finish and you can download it – for free!
  • Instant Results – Receive your finish time instantly when you finish.
  • Notifications from the Organisers – Don’t get left out! Receive all the important information on your phone as soon as it is published.
  • Training Plans – A custom made training plan depending on your objective and the race of your choice.
  • Course Map – Find the course map of your race and identify key points, find out where the fluid stations are and even music stations as well.
  • Weather Reports – Are you anxious to know the exact temperature on race day? Find it with a touch of a button inside the app!
  • Selfies – Feeling proud of your training towards the event or you love a post-race selfie? Share it with the community!
We are excited to launch Logicom Cyprus Marathon Event App, a mobile app, which will help provide you with all the information you need in this fast-paced, ever-changing environment.  

The Event App is available on both iOS and Android platforms and the app will enhance the navigation experience while accessing information on the go.

Android: https://goo.gl/XCyodJ

iPhone: https://n5ne6.app.goo.gl/96P6

Registration: https://goo.gl/gY5wfR

St. Michael’s Hospice Charity Walks/Runs the 5km Fun Run at the 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon

Join the fun and be part of the massive St. Michael’s Hospice Charity team for the 5km Fun Walk/Run at the exciting 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon organised on 4th March 2018 in Paphos. St. Michael’s Hospice in co-operation with the Logicom Cyprus Marathon have prepared a runner or walker package which can be purchased from the 5 Charity Shops (Polis, Geroskipou, Pegia, Kato Paphos and Polemi) or via e-mail at chairmansmhc@aol.com by the end of December. The team has raised over 100 participants up to now and you could be part of something inspiring!

Commenting on this, Andrew Lauder, the SMHC Chairman said: “There are two main reasons why I believe that we have had such good support for walkers and from sponsors.

Firstly, people genuinely wish to help contribute towards the €250,000 running costs of the Archangel Michael Hospice in Paphos. Opened only two years ago, it is a state of the art facility, with 9 suites, each having a beautiful balcony with sea views and one of them is specifically dedicated to children. There is a cafe, great nursing staff and volunteers and a lovely Garden of Memories. We offer palliative and respite care for those nearing the end of their lives completely free of charge.

Secondly, the 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon has been extremely well organised by Stavros and George, with scenic courses, high-quality medals for all competitors, not just the winners, plenty of choice from the full marathon to 5k Fun Run and great back up from marshals, police and ambulance.

It is bound to be a challenging and exciting day for the 2,500 international entrants –  and for those of us doing the 5k Fun Walk, it will be pure fun, which should raise considerable funds for the St. Michael’s Hospice Charity. Well done to the organisers for putting on, yet again, such a splendid event.”

The funding comes via the 5 shops, the registered charity (no. 3270) and the UK based charity which also qualifies for UK gift aid. The many fundraising events organized from the people of our community is also an important source of income as well as the friends and sponsors from Rock FM, Peter Morton Removals, G&P tiles and bathrooms, Pro Act, Centroptical, MyHair Studio and over 100 supporters that help contribute to the running costs.

The St. Michael’s Hospice would like to wish everyone Happy Christmas and New Year and a big thank you for the wonderful support in 2017.


Growth and Innovation at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon

The Logicom Cyprus Marathon’s growth has been very rapid especially over the period of the last 3 years. This has been done having the runner as the focal point of all initiatives for the race and route enhancements. All the members of the organizing team of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon have run a Marathon, which indicates that they have the experience of how the runner feels and are in a better position to satisfy the runner’s needs!

The Logicom Cyprus Marathon offers an attractive package of products and services to all participating runners. This has been enriched with a free technical t-shirt, high quality finisher’s medal, chip timing, HIGH5 energy gels, fruit at the course and the finish line, electrolytes, AGROS mineral water and sponges every 3 kilometers, free finish line massage, ample quantities of Carlsberg beer and many more! The “all inclusive” package that is being offered at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon has proved very popular which is why there has been a 75% increase in participation each year in 2015 and 2016!

The Marathon organizing committee will continue its efforts for improvement so as to deliver an even better edition of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon on the 5th of March 2017. Pafos, as the host city of the 19th Logicom Cyprus Marathon, will be the center of attention for all Europe since it will be the 2017 European Capital of Culture. 

 Saucony in cooperation with Dromea Racing Running Club and the organizing committee of the 19th Logicom Cyprus Marathon will introduce for the first time in Cyprus a pace team! Everyone who is running the Half-Marathon and would like to beat their personal best there will be 3 pacers to help them. There will be three options which include those runners looking to run a Half Marathon in 1:30 hours, 1:45 hours and under 2:00 hours. The three pacers will be provided by the Dromea Racing Running Club and will lead the runers with their favorite Saucony running kits and shoes!

Added to that, the 2017 organization encourages teams, companies and running clubs to take part and have healthy competition amongst them. Up to now the team competition prizes were only for the Marathon race but in 2017 it will include team awards for both the Half-Marathon and the 10km Road Race. Teams with four or more runners will automatically be entered in the team competition (first four runners to count). A trophy will be awarded to the first Team in both races. A number of few more additions and innovations will be added to the event with some of them being kept as a surprise for the day!

More information and registration at Web site: www.logicomcyprusmarathon.com and email: run@cyprusmarathon.com


150 DAYS TO GO – See You in Pafos

The roads of Pafos are expected to be “flooded” with more than 2,000 runners who will participate in the 19th edition of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon, to be held on Sunday 5th March 2017. The colourful river of runners from more than 35 nationalities, will start from Petra tou Romiou where according to a myth, it’s the birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. The finish line is located at the historic Pafos Medieval Castle Square!
Parallel to the Marathon race there will be a Half Marathon (21,098 meters) a 10 km Road Race and a 5 km Fun Run.
Pafos, apart from being a popular touristic destination is also a captivating blend of culture, history and stunning natural beauty. The best organised Marathon event on the island of Cyprus offers a unique opportunity for all residents and visitors to attend the event and enjoy the beauty of Pafos which is the 2017 European Capital of Culture. The Marathon is dedicated to the great symbol of Greek and Cypriot sport Stelios Kyriakides, who was born and raised in Pafos and famously won the 50th Marathon of Boston in 1946.

The most historic Marathon of Cyprus, organised since 1999, has the support of Logicom for the third consecutive year. Logicom the title sponsor of Cyprus Marathon has helped the event to outgrown from a simple sporting event into a supreme global sporting event with very high standards of organisation serving both, the sport and the culture.
The birthplace of Aphrodite, the Medieval Castle and landscapes of the Mediterranean coastal route, compose a wonderful blend for a unique life experience. 
See you in Pafos!
For more information: www.LogicomCyprusMarathon.com
Ελληνικά: https://cyprusmarathon.develop-wp.com/150-days-go/

The Cyprus Marathon and Logicom continue their partnership

The past two years have been very successful for the Logicom Cyprus Marathon. The participation numbers have risen around 75% for each year, the organisational level has improved dramatically and the runners have had very positive experiences from their participation in the Marathon.

All of these accomplishments have been possible due to the partnership with Logicom. Logicom Distribution is a leading regional distributor of technology products, solutions and services in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

We joined forces in the year 2015 and we are delighted to announce that we renewed our cooperation for the 3rd consecutive year for the Logicom Cyprus Marathon, which will be organised on Sunday 5th March 2017. Logicom will be once again the major sponsor of the 2017 Cyprus Marathon.

Swindon Striders from UK holding the Logicom Cyprus Marathon Goodie Bags!
Swindon Striders from UK holding the Logicom Cyprus Marathon Goodie Bags!

Logicom’s Managing Director, Varnavas Irinarchos, said: “For the third year in a row, we are proud to once again lend the Logicom name and reiterate our commitment to the Logicom Cyprus Marathon, held in Paphos, the European Capital of Culture 2017. We are looking to an even bigger and better event that will certainly bring together people from all across the world in a multi-cultural running festival that will celebrate all our beautiful island has to offer. The feedback from past runners has been excellent, and we are excited to be working alongside the Marathon organizers for what is sure to be another highly successful event.”

Big thank you to Logicom who made possible our next step in making the Logicom Cyprus Marathon a world-class Marathon.

Looking forward to seeing you in Pafos on 5th March 2017! You can choose from four different races: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km Road Race and 5km Fun Run!

Related: The History of the Cyprus Marathon (since 1999)