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Spetses mini Marathon 2013 – Be Part Of It!

Live the experience of Spetses mini Marathon! Run, swim and have fun in this amazing athletic weekend. Spetses Mini Marathon will be held on the island of Spetses on 11, 12 & 13 October 2013. This mass sporting event is being held in Spetses for the third year running and features two unique running races: 25km Run (Full Naturalistic Round of the Island) and the 5km Run (Fun Run, Historical Round of the Town), two swimming races, 2.500m. & 5.000m., a 1000m. children’s run and a children’s swimming competition. On Saturday October 12th, swimmers will have a unique chance to participate in the re-enactment of the swimming competition held by the students of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses. Two races will take place, of 2.5 km (Spetses-Kosta) and 5 km (Spetses-Kosta-Spetses). Throughout the race, measures have been taken to ensure the safety and well being of the participants. In particular, the traditional Spetses Shipbuilding Association (aptly named “Agamemnon” after the boat of Spetses heroine Bouboulina) will offer caiques lining the route, buoys will be placed as marks and lifeguards from Lifeguard Hellas will follow swimmers on canoes. 5.000m Course ( Spetses – Kosta-Spetses) Participants will start from the Poseidonion square pier, will reach Kosta and then, swim back to Spetses. During this course, swimmers are not allowed to wear flippers. 2.500m km Course ( Kosta – Spetses) Participants will be transferred by traditional boats to Kosta, and swim back to Spetses – Poseidonion square is the finish point. During this course, swimmers will be allowed to wear flippers. 700 athletes have registered for the swimming competition! Keep in mind that electroning timing and medals for all age categories will be provided.

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