ARCHIVED RACE: Cyprus International 4 Day Challenge 2013 @ Coral Beach Hotel and Resort, Paphos, Cyprus on 21 November 2013

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Cyprus International 4 Day Challenge 2013
  • Distance (KMs): 6km time trial, 11km Hill Run, Half Marathon, 10k Paphos City Run
  • Distance (Miles): 3.7, 6.3, 13.1, 6.2
  • Date: 21 November 2013
  • Start Time: 03:00 PM
  • Venue: Coral Beach Hotel and Resort
  • Organised By: Arena Sports
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Starting on 21/11 with a 6k time trial, on asphalt, runners set of in 10 second intervals and run against the clock.

On the second day, 22/11 mountain running “lovers” will enjoy a trail run in a distance of 11k. The race starts just after the white river in the AKAMAS Nature Reserve and finishes by the beautiful village square / church of Pano Arodes. After the first 800m, runners start a climb where steep ascends take turns with short, sharp descents, to give a final gain of altitude of over 600m through alternating landscapes, including a forest, a moonscape like valley and vineyards!!!

On the third day 23/11, competitors will be challenged through some extremely picturesque routes. The half marathon starts at Smigies picnic area after Neo Chorio. The race combines a “soft” mountain run during the first 10 kilometres as runners climb from 280m to 600m through the AKAMAS Nature Reserve forest, and a tough, steep descent of 9 kilometres, during which you are running from one view point to the next, For the last 2+ kilometres a flat trail run (as a minor comfort to the legs) will bring you to Toxeftra Beach, where you can finish with a “splash”!!!

On the last day, 24/11 and after having completed the half marathon, which by most is characterised as the highlight of the event, we leave mountain “climbing” and trail runs behind us and head for the city of Paphos, where runners compete in the fairly flat 10k Paphos City Run. Despite not being a cross country run, the 10k Paphos City Run remains an equally beautiful event that starts and finishes at the Paphos Castle by the small fishing harbor.

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