Sea-to-sky 'fun run'
For those who want to be part of the trail race weekend but are not ready to run an ultra, we offer the 25km 'Fun Run'.
The route will follow the last 25km of the Extreme event, starting at the Adventure Mountain Park in Kyperounda, following the trails up to the top of Mt Olympus (Shionistra) and ending at the Jubilee Hotel.
The elevation gain is 1,122 meters and the race includes the tough 7km climb from Platania picnic area up the E4 to the Troodos area.
THE RULES OF THE RACE
-- Start is at the Adventure Mountain Park at 11am on Saturday, November 20.
-- Bib collection will take place at the Adventure Mountain Park on Saturday, November 20. Details here:
-- Bib numbers must be displayed on the front of the runner's vest so they are clearly visible to race officials.
-- All transport arrangements are ultimately the runner's responsibility, including getting to the start and from the finish. However, we will organise a bus from the Jubilee hotel (the finish line) to the Adventure Mountain Park on Saturday morning in time for bib collection. Bus fare will depend on how many runners would like to make use of the service.
- All Cyprus Trail Runners events are cupless. Runners must carry their own cups/water bottles/receptacles for use at feeding stations.
-- Anyone found littering along the route will be immediately disqualified. If you can carry a full gel packet or drinks bottle with you, you can carry an empty one.
-- Entry fee is 30 euros.
Play it Safe
While the name of this event gives the impression that it is an easy run that can be treated casually, the opposite is true.
It involves very tough climbing in remote areas, where things can go badly wrong for an unprepared runner, especially if the weather turns foul.
We recommend that you carry the following items:
Hydration pack/water bottles with capacity to carry 1l of water
Cup/bottle for other drinks (we are a cupless race)
Working, charged cellphone
GPS navigation device (watch, phone)
Waterproof jacket with hood
Basic medical kit
long tights layer.
Prizes & Surprises
Entrants to all races will receive a specially-designed Sea-to-Sky race Buff® headwear as well as a beautiful canvas bag bearing the race logo.
All finishers will receive an attractive medal.
The first three runners overall and the first three women will receive prizes.
We aim to celebrate the culture of the mountain villages of Cyprus by awarding prizes of local products to the winners.
The Fun Run will be minimally marked out, with our blue and white "S" arrows and dots showing the way at intersections.
While it is possible to find the way without using a GPX device, following the GPX route would enormously help runners navigate enormously.
We recommend downloading the route onto a watch or phone.
NOTE -- Details of the checkpoints and feeding stations, as well as race markings are the same as for the Extreme runners.