The main race of the event weekend is the Marathon (42.2km/26.2 miles) which features a breath-taking scenery from Start to Finish. Starting at Aphrodite’s Birthplace, the course follows a coastal route along the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the course you will discover traditional villages of Pafos and enjoy the famous Mediterranean hospitality with fluid stations every 3km and cheering support. The course is accredited by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and is clearly marked at every Kilometer. The race is managed under World Athletics rules.
The Marathon will start from Petra Tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Birthplace) at exactly 7:30 a.m.
All participants will receive:
Goodie Bags, containing:
– Technical Running T-shirt
– Race Number, Micro-Chip Timing and Pins
– Draw-string bag and luggage label
– Biofreeze gel sachets
– Presents and goodies from our sponsors
On the course:
– Lead and Sweep vehicles
– Two pacers for the Marathon 3:30hrs and 4:00hrs
– Fluid Stations every 3km (Sponges, Electrolytes & Water)
– Electronic Split Timing, Cameras and Recorders at strategic points
– Toilet facilities
– Medical, Biofreeze and Ambulance support throughout the course and at the finish.
Free coaches will depart between 6:00 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. from Kato Pafos Harbour Bus Station (300 meters from Pafos Castle) to take you to the Start Point. Please don't bring any valuables to the start.
Team competition: Teams with four or more runners will automatically be entered in the team competition (first four runners to count). Trophies will be awarded to the first three teams (overall).
There is a cut-off time of 6:00 hrs. Marathon runners who fail to pass from the half-marathon checkpoint at 21km within 3 hours and 15 minutes will be disqualified and transferred by car to the finish area. Slow runners / walkers who are expected to finish above 5 hours and 30 minutes, will be asked by the Police to finish the race by running on the pavement to allow the roads from reopening.
The first man and first lady of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon will be honoured with a wreath from olive leaves straight from the Marathon in Athens, which are immersed in gold; the same honour as the winners of the Cape Town Marathon and the Boston Marathon. The 2nd and 3rd Man & Woman will receive a trophy.
The overall winners are excluded from the Age Categories. Trophies for the Top 3 of each Age Category.