The island of Lefkada, a unique gem in the Ionian Sea, is again hosting this year an outstanding athletic event, which aims at giving locals and foreigners the chance to meet with each other, exchange cultural ideas and explore the islands incomparable beauty.
The 5th Lefkada Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 17th, 2015, and will include a 17km, 10km, 5km and 1,000m race for school students. The Green Half Marathon will be held in the Town of Lefkada, which is why our comfortable Lefkada accommodation is a perfect place to stay for participants and volunteers.
The race is called Green, as it follows a route around Gira Lefkadas, a place of great ecological importance that is actually the protected area of Lefkada Lagoon. Running around the lake, the participants pass by wonderful coasts, such as Agios Ioannis, a well-known beach ideal for windsurfing and kite.
The route is totally flat, so it makes this half marathon the fastest in all Greece. The starting point of the races is the Beach Park of the Town, just a short walking distance from our Lefkada accommodation, Saint Thomas Village. The marathon route goes around the town and ends at the beach of Gira.
The event, organized by the Filandros Athletic Club and the Municipality of Lefkada, is a unique experience for runners and volunteers, as they are introduced to the beautiful landscape of Lefkada, its awarded beaches and regions of ecological significance. Extra care is given to the needs of the runners, so there will be stations with bottled water and energizing refreshments along the route. The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2015.
The 5th Green Half Marathon in Lefkada is a great opportunity for participants to enjoy Greek hospitality, delicious traditional food, impressive scenery and physical exercise, all in a multi-cultural and friendly environment.