Limassol’s Primetel 5K Corporate Race Launched



2017 Limassol Marathon GSO

Organisers of the 2017 Limassol Marathon GSO have announced that registration is now open for the Limassol MarathonPrimetel 5K Corporate Race that takes place on Saturday 18th March at 9am.

The Primetel 5K Corporate Race is the most popular race of Limassol Marathon GSO, with over 250 companies, including PWC, Toyota and KIA, and 8,000 participants taking part in 2016. As Cyprus’ only corporate team race, it is a fantastic opportunity for companies to enjoy a day out with employees and enjoy a shared goal of getting fit.

Firms that participate in this great team building opportunity are likely to see wide-ranging benefits including improved company culture, increased employee loyalty, better employee fitness and health, higher attendance and a giant boost to employee morale. Not only does it enable employees to get fit and feel good about themselves, it is a source of huge pride to cross the finish line as a team and a unique form of publicity for companies whose employees wear a company t-shirt.

The 2017 Primetel 5K Corporate Race promises to be bigger and better than before, with many new features for the race’s 11th anniversary year. New for 2017 is an improved, flat 5K route offering both a fast and a slow lane. It will take runners along Limassol’s stunning coast road, past the Municipal Zoo and the pier before turning around and finishing back at Molos, a beautiful outdoor space of paved paths, palm trees, sculptures, grassy areas and decks stretching out over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

In addition to the new coastal course is the change of day, to give the Corporate Race the attention it deserves. Rather than taking place on Sunday 19th March, when the other races that make up Limassol Marathon GSO take place, the 2017 Primetel 5K Corporate Race will take place for the first time on the Saturday of race weekend. This will enable the many thousands of participants to enjoy full use of Limassol’s coast road and it will be a fitting start to the city’s celebration of running.

Limassol Marathon GSO is quite unique in offering a range of race distances to suit all ages and abilities. Joining the Primetel 5K Corporate Race on the Saturday will be the 1K Youth Race, while the Sunday line-up includes the 26.2-mile Limassol Marathon GSO, the Half Marathon, the Petrolina 10K Energy Race and the 5K City Race. Together these races offer a complete sporting experience which is very much embraced by the thousands of participants and spectators who come to the start line to cheer the contestants on. Overseas visitors can expect a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from the locals who love this day of sporting greatness.

Entry for all races is open and runners signing up to the Limassol Marathon GSO, Half Marathon, Petrolina 10K Energy Race or the 5K City Race before 31st December benefit from a 20% early bird discount.

Those who register for the Primetel 5K Corporate Race on Saturday 18th March will also have the opportunity to run the individual 5K City Race on Sunday 19th March for a reduced fee of 10 euros, which will be given directly to charity.

Limassol Marathon GSO Race Director Andreas Spyrou commented:We are delighted to launch the Primetel 5K Corporate Race for Limassol Marathon GSO. With the race’s huge success over the last few years we thought it was only right to dedicate a new day to our most popular event, and in addition to this we will introducing a magnificent new 5K coastal course. This makes the Corporate Race a superb new challenge to kick start Limassol Marathon GSO in 2017. 

“We would encourage companies of all sizes and backgrounds to sign up to the Primetel 5K Corporate Race, as feedback over the years has been nothing but positive. It is a brilliant team building opportunity and a perfect way to encourage fitness in the workplace. Even if you have never run before, a 5K distance is feasible with some training over the next few months; it is not so far as to be impossible, but it is far enough to feel the reward of achieving something great as a team.”

Limassol Marathon GSO has put in place a range of exclusive packages to welcome international visitors to the island. Offering a 50% discount on race registration as well as the lowest rates on accommodation and race day support, these tailored packages are an ideal way for athletes and their families or colleagues to enjoy a hassle-free weekend away.

Limassol Marathon GSO is fully accredited by AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. With its beautiful climate, flat and fast course stretching alongside the Mediterranean, spectacular coastal scenery and plentiful history and culture, it is easy to see why the event will attract over 13,000 participants of all different nationalities to the island next spring.

The team registration fee for the Primetel 5K Corporate Race is 300 euros. A team has a minimum of four runners and there is no maximum number. The first 20 runners of each team will receive their personal time, a diploma and a medal, and any further runners within the same team wishing to receive a time, diploma and medal will be charged a small fee of 5 euros. The minimum age for entry is 12 years old, and there are five age group categories: 12-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. Go to http://www.limassolmarathon.com/5km-corporate-race.php for full details of the Corporate Race and to register a team.

Go to http://www.limassolmarathon.com/ for further information about all races and to sign up.

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