The 14th OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020 and entries are still open.
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, gorgeous spring weather, first-class hospitality and a supremely friendly welcome, Limassol really is a superb race destination post-winter.
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 21st March 2020:
PrimeTel 5K Corporate Race
Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race
Sunday 22nd March 2020:
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO
MUSKITA Half Marathon Race
Petrolina 10K Energy Race
Medochemie 5K City Race
Now entering its 14th year, 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. Add pleasant spring temperatures of 9-17°C and low rainfall in March, and 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 is available for the 2020 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 Sunday 22nd March.
2020 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO
Date: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020
MUSKITA Half Marathon Race: €45
Petrolina 10K Energy Race: €30
Medochemie 5K City Race: €30
Website / Registration: www.limassolmarathon.com