Sunday July 3, 2022 – Vamvakou, Lakonia
A unique mountain run will take place the first Sunday of July on the slopes of Mount Parnon at Lakonia, that will start from and finish at the village of Vamvakou. The sport event is being realized for a second time by Vamvakou Revival, within the framework of the initiative for the revival of the village with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
This year, the race forms part of the three-day Experience Festival 2022, where up to 600 runners will meet up at the village of Vamvakou. The event Vamvakou Mountain Run 2022 includes two routes a) one of 28 kilometers and b) one of 7 kilometers & relay races. The run does not have a competitive profile, however official electronic timing will apply so that the runners can be informed of their performance. The runners will follow the trails of Vamvakou and finish at the village. The purpose of the event is to bring out the natural wealth of the wider area and encourage participation in activities and events in nature, giving the chance to visitors to get acquainted with the lush green trails of Mount Parnon and live the experience of Vamvakou.
Those interested are invited to register at this website. A symbolic participation fee of 5 Euros applies; the total amount collected will be offered in support of the protection of the wider area of Vamvakou against fires.
It should be noted that Vamvakou Mountain Run does not have a competitive profile, but aims at rewarding participation, achieving familiarization with mountain running and boosting a sports culture. However, official timing will apply on both races, of 28 km and 7 km respectively. Moreover, at 17:00, the closing ceremony of the Run will take place where medals will be awarded to the first three winners of the general rank of each race for both Men and Women. A big concert with Gadjo Dilo will follow.
On July, 3, as well as on previous days, a series of activities for the whole family will be taking place in the village within the framework of Vamvakou Experience Festival. Check out the detailed programme of the three-day festival.
Organized by: Vamvakou Revival
Supervised by: Ioannis Dimopoulos
With the support of: Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)