THURSDAY – CORAL BEACH 6K TIME TRIAL | START @ 15:00 – Download Map (pdf) | View Online Map
The Time Trial starts on Thursday afternoon in front of the pretty Coral Beach Hotel & Resort harbor and then runs around to the front of the hotel before heading off along roads fringed with banana plantations until you reach the ship wreck. It is a flat route, but as each runner starts 10sec apart in a random order the skill is pace judgment. Ample quantities of water will be available at the start and water/fruit/wet sponges/raisins to cool you down & energise you at the finish.
FRIDAY – AKAMAS 11K HILL RUN | START @ 09:30 – Download Map (pdf) | View Online Map
The hill run starts by the sea at the beginning of the Akamas National Park and runs immediately uphill and continues as a steady climb for 6km. The first 4km are rocky up to an old barn building where the drink station is positioned, from their the path becomes smoother. At 6km there is a fairly steep descent for 1km before climbing again, with a short steep uphill around 9km. Approaching Pano Arodes it levels off and goes slightly downhill until the 500m climb up through the village to finish in the pretty church square.
SATURDAY – AKAMAS MULTITERRAIN ½ MARATHON | START @ 09:30 – Download Map (pdf) | View Online Map
The start is in the town square of Neo Chorio and continues out of the town through a narrow up hill street and out into the olive fields. The route climbs gently on a concrete road up to Smigies picnic site where it turns into a jeep trail and climbs more steeply to drink station at 4km. From here it drops steeply on a wide trail with many switchback bends until reaching the coast road at 9km. From here the route is on a wide jeep track that undulates up and down some coastal bays until it passes Lara Bay. From here it is flat and partially downhill to finish on the beach.
SUNDAY – 10k PAPHOS CITY RUN | START @ 08:00 – Download Map (pdf) | View Online Map
Starting in front of the ancient castle in the picturesque harbor, this flat 10km road race takes you through Kato Paphos and the beach front hotel district before returning to finish with a sprint past the pleasure boats back at the mediaeval castle. One refreshing station is planned at around 5K-water/fruit/wet sponges. Ample quantities of water will also be available at the start and we will do our best to surprise and celebrate with you a most deserved accomplishment… reaching the finish of the Cyprus International 4-day Challenge!!! As well as being the final race of the challenge the 10k Paphos City Run is also open for runners as well as friends and family who have travelled with you. Don’t forget to collect your certificate and medal once you pass the finish line.
* Race is also open to runners not participating in the other 3 races