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This year’s event will take place during 11-13 October 2019, in Messinia and Costa Navarino, anticipating hundreds of professional and amateur athletes, who will take part in its numerous activities.
The multi-awarded sports tourism event, that promotes sports and fair play as its main goal, will be, once again, full of activities for all ages.
Navarino Challenge follows, as every year, the ideals of the Olympic Movement, which is to educate youth through sports, without discrimination and in keeping with the Olympic spirit of fair play. Messinia has started spreading the message “Sports unite people” around the world with the participation of Olympic athletes and hall of famers.
Navarino Challenge allows participants to be informed and involved in its activities to support the sacred goal of combating childhood obesity through exercise and awareness of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.
This year, the event will further promote charity by supporting: a) the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis with a program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI.
Additionally, the Captain Vasilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation will support b) WWF Hellas and c) Karkinaki. All participants can contribute any sum they wish through the GivenGain online platform.
Navarino Challenge, with the most Olympic athletes ever participating as ambassadors in a sports event, returns again to Messinia, including more than 30 sports activities (more than 12 Olympic sports). Running and swimming being examples of the sports featured.
Furthermore, the basketball legend Nick Galis, the first Greek basketball player who joined the Hall of Fame will attend the 7th Navarino Challenge.
Check here this year’s routes.
The registration for the multi-awarded sports tourism event is open and those interested can participate, filling the special form, available here. Pre-sale has begun online, via telephone on 11876 as well as via the Viva network pre-sale points.
All the participants who will book their accommodation package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and choose the standard activities (running, swimming) will be able to enjoy free of charge the event’s full activities schedule. More information on accommodation packages can be found here.
The renewed program includes activities for the whole family at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino: tae kwon do (with Olympic medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis), indoor climbing, and bike ride in Voidokilia (with the support of Navarino Outdoors), pilates (with Mandy Persaki), basketball lessons (with Euroleague legend Joe Arlauckas), basketball tournament (with Nick Galis), golf (with the support of Navarino Golf Academy), kick boxing (with the champion Alexandros Nikolaidis), baby swimming and aqua aerobic (supported by Swim Academy), beachathlon (with the Olympic & World champion Periklis Iakovakis), beach volley lessons by Samsung and the Samsung King & Queen Beach Volley Tournament (by Triantafyllidis Beach Arena with the former volleyball player Michalis Triantafyllidis), boccia (with the gold Paralympic medalist Grigoris Polychronidis), tennis cross training (supported by Navarino Racquet Academy), crossfit & high intensity training (by FitnessArt with Dimitris Moros), beach yoga by Messinian Spa (from FitnessArt of Dimitris Moros, with instructor Katiana Priovolou), indoor cycling / team teaching (for people of all ages by the trainer Tess Arlauckas and Dimitris Moros, powered by FitnessArt), Interclub sailing race OPTIMIST and LASER 4.7 boats (from Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor”), boxing (with the support of Vizantinos target sport club & Christos Gatsis) and coastal rowing relay race and demonstration (under the auspices of the Hellenic Rowing Federation).
For more information on accommodation packages in the region visit VitaNTravel.
Navarino Challenge, in its seven year successful course, has been awarded with Ermis Awards, Tourism Awards, Sports Marketing Awards and Digital Media Awards, setting new booking records for The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.
Navarino Challenge will be held with the co-organization of Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group and the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia. The event is held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation.
Navarino Challenge has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 programme of the European Commission and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.
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