Frequently Asked Questions
What is my Race Number?
Around 15 days before the event you will receive an e-mail stating your “race number” along with race-day instructions – Please print this e-mail and bring it with you, along with a Passport or ID, at the goody-bag collection. In the rare case that you don’t receive such an e-mail, please print your registration confirmation and bring it with you.
Where can I pick-up my goody bag (inc. Race Number)?
IMPORTANT CHANGES for 2020. For all of this year’s races, runners must pick up their goody bags (inc. race number) at the new Marathon Expo at the ‘Aphrodite Hall’, located at the Aliathon Resort on Poseidonos Avenue, Geroskipou, Pafos. It is situated opposite the Athena Beach and Ledra Beach Hotels about 3km south east of Pafos Castle Square on bus routes 606, 611, 612 and 631. Click here for the map.
At the following dates/times:
Friday 13th March: 09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Saturday 14th March : 09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Athletes should produce proof of entry and valid ID/Passport at registration to collect their race number.
There are as usual contingency plans for runners who arrive on late flights, emergencies or from distant parts of Cyprus. Please email us at [email protected]
When does the race start?
- The Marathon starts at 07:30 at Petra tou Romiou (buses will depart from 06:10 till 06:30 from Kato Paphos Main Bus Station – 300 meters from Pafos Castle).
- The Half-Marathon starts at 08:30 at Pafos Castle Square.
- The 10km Road Race starts at 08:45 at Pafos Castle Square.
- The 5km Fun Run starts at 09:00 at Pafos Castle Square.
Please arrive at the start line at least 45 minutes earlier.
Race Number Usage
All participants must wear their official race number (bib) on the FRONT of his or her outer layer of clothing. The number must be fully visible at all times (not cut, folded, or obscured) or the runner risks disqualification. The timing chip that records your time is attached to your race number (the foam at the back).
Please fill out the important medical information on the back of your number. It is extremely important to ensure we have accurate medical information about every participant for medical emergencies.
In any case of exchanging a race number between runners, will lead to disqualification and ban from the race and reporting to the AIMS and IAAF for long-term ban from all the official races around the world.
How can I arrive at the Start?
Bag Storage - DHL Station
Our partners, DHL, the global market leader in the logistics industry, will make sure to safe-keep your bags while you run.
The Marathon runners, can take their bags to the start (at Aphrodite’s Rock) and they can pick them up when they finish (at Paphos Medieval Fort).
The Half-Marathon and 10km Runners will be able to hand in their bags to the DHL personnel at the Paphos Medieval Fort Square (Start line) and can pick them up when they finish. The latest time to check in your goody bag is at 08:10.
*All runners from the 3 races will be provided with a label which they can use either on the goody bag provided by the Logicom Cyprus Marathon. Only the official goody bag will be accepted.
Disclaimer: Please do not include any valuable personal items in your bags. All bags and items entering the Logicom Cyprus Marathon venues and events are subject to inspection by the organisers ‘Running in Cyprus’, contracted private security personnel, venue personnel, and the Pafos Police.
What will the Fluid Stations offer?
The Marathon & Half-Marathon runners will enjoy fluid stations with AGROS Mineral Water in bottles (0.5L), HIGH5 Electrolytes (Citrus Flavor) and sponges. The fluid stations will be 3 kilometers apart and there will be just Water on one and Water, Electrolytes, Sponges on the next (continuing with the same pattern).
The 10km runners will pass from the same fluid station twice, at the 3rd and 7th kilometer, which will offer AGROS Mineral Water in bottles (0.5L).
The 5km runners will pass the only fluid station at the halfway mark (2.5 kilometer) and they can enjoy AGROS Mineral Water in bottles (0.5L).
What other Services will the Course have?
The Marathon runners will have the opportunity to pass by toilets at the 13th, 21st, 32nd and 35th kilometre. Medical personnel will also be present at all aid stations and in the start and finish area.
The Half-Marathon runners will have the opportunity to pass by toilets and a medic 2 times (9 km and 15 km).
The Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10km Runners will enjoy Music and Cheering zones throughout the course!
There will be Ambulances and Motorcyclists that will aid you throughout the course as well as Cyclists.
Are there any Pacers?
Yes, there are 2 pacers for the Half-Marathon and 2 pacers for the Marathon.
- Half-Marathon: 1:45 hours and 2:00 hours
- Marathon: 3:30 hours and 4:00 hours
Please note that Pacers are also humans and they will do their best to be as accurate as possible.
Walkers, Time Limits and Headphones
Walkers are allowed on the course (if they are registered) with the only requisite being of finishing within the time limits set for each event:
- Marathon: 6 hours
- Half-Marathon: 3 hours
- 10km Race: 2 hours
- 5km Fun Run: 1.5 hours
For your own safety, if you find yourself towards the back of your race through injury or tiredness but wish to finish, please continue on the cycle track or pavement. Marathon runners who fail to pass from the Half-Marathon (21,0975 metres) checkpoint within 3 hours and 15 minutes will be disqualified and transferred by car to the finish area (Paphos Medieval Fort Square). These cut off times are enforced by the police so that roads can be reopened to the public in accordance with the event permits.
While the organisers of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon discourage the use of headphones, we do not impose a ban on wearing them.
Can a friend or a family member accompany me on the course with a bicycle?
No runner can be accompanied by a friend or family member on a bicycle. The roads are closed to ALL traffic and this includes bicycles too. Police Officers or Race Officials have the power to stop cyclists and have them detained.
The only exception to this traffic rule are the lead bikes/cars, ambulances, Police vehicles and a few cyclists wearing the official yellow jackets who are checking on the safety and welfare of all the runners on the whole course.
Will friends/family members be allowed to cross the finish line with their athlete?
Friends and/or family members are not permitted to cross the finish line or enter the finish chute with participating athletes. This policy allows each competitor adequate time to celebrate their accomplishment without interfering with other finishers and ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers, and fans. Athletes who choose not to respect the policy will receive an automatic disqualification (DQ).
I am ill, injured or unable to attend. What do I do?
Entries to the Logicom Cyprus Marathon are NON-REFUNDABLE and are NOT TRANSFERABLE between individuals. Entries once purchased may not be resold, exchanged or given to another person. The Logicom Cyprus Marathon reserves the right to suspend any entry if there is evidence of a transfer.
We do offer deferrals (for the 2020 event) and downgrades/upgrades to other races, however, you must notify us until the 31st of January the latest. Deferrals are not allowed after the 1st of February. Any downgrades after the 1st of February will include a 10euro cost (until 1st of March – after that, 15 euros per downgrade).
Who do I contact regarding official race photos?
Finishers of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km & 5 km Fun Run can click to claim their photos in the Web page http://www.fotokinisi.com/marathon2019 (the link is with search capabilities, you enter your race number and the system will find all of your photos).
If you cannot automatically find your photos you can search manually with this link: http://www.fotokinisi.com/marathon2019gallery You can order printed photos or digital files.
Is there a pre-race Pasta Dinner?
The Pasta Dinner for the runners who have pre-booked it will be held at Aliathon Resort on Saturday 14thof March at 18.30hrs. Along with the delicious dinner, runners ticket includes a drink such as water or juice.