Race start times for 2019 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO
The organisers of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO have confirmed the start times of the individual races taking place over the weekend of 23rd-24th March 2019.
Race weekend kicks off at 9am on Saturday 23rd March with the PrimeTel 5K Corporate Race, a hugely popular event that sees 10,000 runners from 200+ teams take on a stunning seafront course and raise money for charitable causes.
The Petrolina Energy Day also starts at 9am on the Saturday, with a packed schedule of fitness classes, live music, nutrition advice and kids’ activities at the Sponsors Village near the start/finish line at Molos.
The Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation Youth Race takes place at 11am the same morning, featuring three different waves for youngsters aged 6-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-16 years.
Saturday rounds off with the famous MITSIDES Pasta Party at 5pm, a perfect chance for runners to get together and fuel ahead of the big races the following morning.
It’s an early night for most as Sunday 24th March sees the AIMS-accredited OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO set off at 7.30am. Following shortly after are Limassol Half Marathon at 7.40am, the Petrolina 10K Energy Race at 8am and the 5K City Race at 8.10am.
Award ceremonies and age category ceremonies take place after each race, and throughout the day Guaba Beach Bar will be hosting its legendary party and After Party, where runners and supporters can relax and celebrate the weekend’s achievements. After two days, six races, 15,000 runners, four parallel events, 700 volunteers, 3,000 international runners and lots of PBs, there will certainly be plenty to celebrate at the end of the 13th OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO.
The registration offices for OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO will be open from Thursday 21st March between 11am-7pm, and again on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March between 9am-6pm.
The full race weekend programme can be viewed here.
There is still time to enter any of the races and have a superb weekend to look forward to in Cyprus next month. OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO really is the perfect post-winter reward, with a spectacular coastal route, flat and fast course, magnificent views over the sparkling Mediterranean, beautiful spring climate and friendly welcome.
It is also ideal for friends, families and running clubs of differing abilities, with a choice of race distances and a range of excellent race packages offering a great value, hassle-free experience. The popular #RunLimassolPlus package, for example, includes a 40% discount on race entry, official race technical t-shirt, the lowest accommodation rates, pasta party pass, finisher’s photo, race pack delivery to the hotel and transportation to the start line. A number of hotels are still available for those booking their races and packages now.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Race Director Andreas Spyrou commented: “We are delighted to confirm the start times of the races for the 13th OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 23rd-24th March 2019. There is less than a month to go until race weekend and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to Limassol for two superb days of running and entertainment. Places are still available for anyone wanting an exciting international race to kick-start race season.”
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019 and entries are still open. Entry fees are: Marathon €60, Half Marathon €45, Petrolina 10K Energy Race €30, 5K City Race €30.
Go to www.limassolmarathon.com 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.