A unique mountain run will take place on Sunday June, 11 across the slopes of Mount Parnon at Lakonia, with the village of Vamvakou serving as the starting point and finish line. Join us to cross gorges, forest roads and trails, starting from an altitude of 950m. to reach an idyllic mountain setting at 1,600m. after following a route of varied landscape. The sports event is being realised for the third 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).
Last summer, more than 280 runners mainly from Athens, Sparti, Kalamata and Tripoli got together in the village and, so, this year, we are repeating our appointment with all prospective runners. The athletes will run through the Paths of Vamvakou and finish in the village after choosing between two demanding routes, of 28 km and 7 km respectively.
Vamvakou Mountain Run does not have a competitive profile; however official electronic timing will apply so that the runners can be informed of their performance. 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 familiar with the lush green trails of Mount Parnon and live the experience of Vamvakou.
Every year, we are running for a good cause! Last year, the money raised was provided for civil protection projects on Mount Parnon, in the wider area of Vamvakou. This year, we are inviting you to this race, so that the youth in the area can reach new heights and fly all the way to Australia. “Northside” robotics team from the 3rd General Vocational Senior High School of Sparti will represent Greece in the international competition FIRST® LEGO® League Asia Pacific Open Championship, which will take place in Sydney, Australia from June, 30 to July, 2 of 2023. Vamvakou Revival will cover part of the cost of this trip with the participation fees for the race.
So, join us on the mountains this year too and let’s reach new heights!
Vamvakou Mountain Run, 11/06/2023
Symbolic participation fee: 10 Euros
Organized by: Vamvakou Revival
Supervised by: Ioannis Dimopoulos
With the support of: Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Registration is now open!