The 14th OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO has been postponed from 2020 with a new confirmed date of 27 – 28 November 2021.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is one of Europe’s most recognised sporting events and is well known for its flat and fast course covering long stretches of traffic-free road, including the spectacular coastal road of greater Limassol. With a stunning setting, magnificent views over the sparkling Mediterranean, pleasant climate, first-class hospitality and a supremely friendly welcome, Limassol is a superb race destination with plenty to offer.
Six different races take place over the course of the weekend, offering a complete sporting experience for all ages and abilities. The event is ideal for runners just starting out through to elite runners seeking a PB. In particular it attracts friends, families and running clubs wanting to enjoy a few days of running, socialising and relaxing in beautiful Limassol, many of whom take advantage of the excellent race packages offered by the race.
Overseas visitors can expect a friendly and celebratory atmosphere in a stunning seaside location, as well as the highest international running standards.
Saturday 27th November 2021:
PrimeTel 5K Corporate Race
Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race
Sunday 28th November 2021:
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO
MUSKITA Half Marathon Race
Petrolina 10K Energy Race
Medochemie 5K City Race
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is fully accredited by AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.
The 26.2-mile marathon route takes runners from the palm tree-lined seafront of Molos in the centre of Limassol westwards past the marina and port, before turning around to run along the coast as far as the ancient ruins of the Royal City of Amathus, dating from 1100 BC. The route stretches along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, reaching a maximum altitude of 18m and providing runners with magnificent views and a refreshing sea breeze. It really is an ideal location to run a strong race.
The 2019 men’s marathon title was claimed by Abel Kibet Rop with a time of 02:17:40, and Ruth Chemisto Matebo secured the women’s title with a time of 02:43:306.
The popular #RunLimassolPlus race weekend package will be available again for the 2021 event, offering a great value and hassle-free way to enjoy a weekend away.
The package includes: a 40% discount on race entry, OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO technical t-shirt, the best accommodation rates for race weekend, free pass for public buses over race weekend, pasta party pass, early race day breakfast and transfer to the start line on the Sunday.
2021 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO
Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November 2021
Entry fees (subject to change for 2021, please check when entries are open):
MUSKITA Half Marathon Race: €45
Petrolina 10K Energy Race: €30
Medochemie 5K City Race: €30
Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race: FREE
Website / Registration: www.limassolmarathon.com