Limassol Marathon GSO: the perfect winter training goal

Limassol Marathon 2019

The organisers of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO have confirmed that places are still available for the event on Saturday 23rd Sunday 24th March 2019.

For anyone in the UK getting set for a winter of training, there is no better incentive than this fantastic weekend celebration of running whose joyful motto is ‘Run with a Smile’. All those training through the cold, dark days of winter can take comfort in the fact that, come spring, their hard work will be worth it. And what a reward OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is, with its spectacular coastal route, flat and fast course, magnificent views over the sparkling Mediterranean, beautiful spring climate and friendly welcome. As running goals go, it doesn’t get much better than this.

The timing is also perfect to sign up to #RunLimassol, with race weekend just over three months away. This is the ideal amount of time to put a training plan in place and get race fit, with many 12-week training plans available for a variety of race distances.

At OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO runners can choose their preferred race distance, from the AIMS-accredited Limassol Marathon through to Limassol Half Marathon, the Petrolina 10K Energy Race and the 5K City Race. The choice of races makes the event a complete sporting experience, perfect for groups of friends, families and running clubs of mixed abilities.

Limassol MarathonAfter welcoming the biggest contingent yet of British runners at the 2018 event, the race organisers have put in place some excellent packages offering a great value, hassle-free experience for overseas visitors. The popular #RunLimassolPlus package includes a 40% discount on race entry, official race technical t-shirt, the lowest accommodation rates for race weekend, pasta party pass, finisher’s photo, race pack delivery to the hotel and transportation to the start line.

Not only is OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO a great motivational goal to have in the diary, signing up now allows runners to secure the best prices for flights and accommodation next spring. The closest airports to Limassol are Paphos and Larnaca, with direct flights available from a number of UK airports.

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Race Director Andreas Spyrou added: “Each year we are thrilled to welcome large numbers of athletes from all over the world, making OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO one of Europe’s most exciting sporting events. The climate, scenery, culture, food and people are all a big plus and make the event a wonderful reward for all those who have trained hard through the winter. The sunny skies always match our attitude at what we call the brightest marathon in the world, and we’re looking forward to welcoming runners for a full weekend celebration of running this spring.”

The 2019 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March.

Limassol Marathon 2019Entry fees are as follows: Marathon €60, Half Marathon €45, Petrolina 10K Energy Race €30, 5K City Race €30.

Go to to register and for further details. You can also like the Facebook page and follow @RunLimassol #RunLimassol on Twitter and limassolmarathon on Instagram to keep up-to-date with all the latest news about OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO.