Messinia and Arcadia will be in the spotlight this October as the Greek destinations will host the “Navarino Challenge,” the first marathon race that aims to the awareness regarding childhood obesity and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Ambassador of Navarino Challenge and supporter of the idea of “fair play” will be the world’s leading, Greek American Supreme Marathon runner, Dean Karnazes.
The marathon race will be held 18-20 October 2013 during which people of all ages will have the opportunity to obtain information from Mr. Karnazes himself and take part in the races.
The Marathon will be held on three different routes — with the participation of Dean Karnazes in all of them —with the three races taking place in three consecutive days.
Route 1 — Silimna – Tripoli (distance: 5 km)
Route 2 — Ancient Messini — Kalamata Airport (distance: 21.1 km — Half marathon)
Route 3 – Pylos – Costa Navarino (distance: 15 km)
Navarino Challenge aims to be established as an annual event with the support of Dean Karnazes.
For more information: www.navarinochallenge.com
To participate in the race, you can visit the official page of Navarino Challenge on Facebook and fill out an enrollment form: www.facebook.com/navarinochallenge