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Sfakia Sky Marathon, 2023 ed.

Sfakia Sky Marathon - Loutro, Greece. 2023 edition.

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Sfakia Sky Marathon, map centered on Loutro

Sfakia Sky Marathon
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Information about Sfakia Sky Marathon, 2023 ed.

Running event name: Sfakia Sky Marathon

Date and Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 07:30

City: Loutro

Address: Loutro Sfakia Crete

c/o: Chora Sfakion, Crete

Country: Greece

Latitude and longitude: 35.199269 24.078493

About the event:
This is a special race, unique for the Greek and international trail running scene. As its name implies, initially, it consists of a continuous uphill which starts from sea level and specifically from Loutro Sfakion, and passes through the highest peaks of the White Mountains Pachnes (2.454 m) after 20 kilometers and 2.600 meters of positive altitude! and also from the peak named ‘Mavros Gourgouthas’ (2.435m). From there, athletes have the opportunity to admire more than 55 peaks above 2.000 altitude, a unique phenomenon for the Greek mountains! Then the route moves to the heart of «Madara» – a name used by the locals for the White Mountains – and reaches the most isolated plateau of the island, at the location Katsiveli at 2.000 meters in the mitata (small houses made of stone) of which the breeders are making cheese still today. From there, the athletes will return and finish in Anopoli Sfakion, traveling a total of 44 kilometers with 3.050 meters of positive and 2.480 meters of negative altitude difference. Athletes participating in the race will have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful places in the White Mountains, to experience the unique mountainous desert landscape and from the top to admire the unobstructed view of the Libyan Sea to the south and the “sea of peaks” to the north. The gathering of the athletes will take place in the port of Chora Sfakion. There they will receive their numbers from the secretariat of the race and will board with the ferryboat that will transport them to the picturesque port of Loutro Sfakion in 15 minutes, where the race will start from the ferryboat!

Other notes:
Time limit: 10:30 h
Runners will be taken by ferry from Chora Sfakia to Loutro where is the starting point.

Virtual Race? No

Trail? Yes

Cross country event? Yes

Multi-stage event? No

Initiatives for children and families: No information

How to apply and entry fee:
Sfakia Sky Marathon: 40 euro
Sfakia Vertical RUN: 15 euro
Registration: www.sfakiaskymarathon.com
Medical certificate: not required

Award Description:
No prize awards, some gifts for winners, medals for all finishers

Dressing rooms:
Dressing room and showers

Aid stations:
8 aid stations, and final refreshment

Website: www.sfakiaskymarathon.com

E-mail: info@sfakiaskymarathon.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sfakiaskymarathon



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Flier: Click here

Final ranking: Not available

Sfakia Sky Marathon course map, 2023 ed.

# Length Race type Course map Terrain type
Race 1 44.1 km
(27.4 mi)
Ultramarathon 44.1 km course map

3D video animation of the 44.1 km path
Mostly asphalt
Discover the race route of the Sfakia Sky Marathon, 44.1 km, by clicking on the link or on the map below.
Sfakia Sky Marathon, 44.1 km race course map
3D video animation of the 44.1 km path
Race 2 4.9 km
(3 mi)
Competitive race Not available Mostly asphalt

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