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The coastal road of Limassol provides all the conditions you will need to make your goals possible.
The OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO provides the runner with an amazing 100% coastal and 100% flat course, which is optimal for newly introduced members of the Marathon Running Community to have a first great experience, and for older members to challenge their Personal Best time!

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19th March 2017

Description of Course

The OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO route is not a difficult one. Consisting of a flat route with the longest distance traveled along the coastal road of Limassol.

The start of the Marathon is on the Limassol Molos and goes along towards the end of seafront, where the athletes turn, and the route continues in a westerly direction. From the Old Port Roundabout, the participants run along Kioproulouzate Street and continue along Franklin Roosevelt, heading towards the New Port Roundabout, where they turn and continue east.

The route follows Franklin Roosevelt again, passing the church of St. Thekla and continues onto Spyros Araouzou, the coastal road of Limassol.

Runners will go east, towards the ancient ruins at Amathus, following a coastal route through the municipalities of Limassol, Agios Athanasios and Germasogeia. At the 22nd km of the route, the path turns and the journey continues again in a westerly direction along the coastal road.

At the focal point of Georgios Grivas Digenis street is a 180 degree turn onto Prophet Elias Street, where athletes turn again, this time towards the end of the route on the Limassol Molos.

Optional Extras

The course of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is of a low degree of difficulty. It is essentially a flat race with its unique characteristic being the long straight lines, and the greatest part of the marathon taking place along the coastal road of greater Limassol.

The start of the race is on the seafront of the Limassol city, Molos area (the promenade).

The athletes head east towards ancient Amathus, a coastal route via the municipalities of Limassol, Agios Athanasios and Germasogia. The route is almost entirely straight with no bends.

At the 8th km athletes will enter the area of Agios Tychonas which begins with a downhill run and reaches an altitude of 10 meters at the 9th km. Next, they will meet a few inclines and a downhill until the 10th Km.

The course follows one big straight line with the altitude reaching 18 meters at the 12th Km where runners will find the municipality of Agios Tihonas, changing direction from east to west and beginning the return part of the course on the other side of the coastal street, beginning with a light incline leading to the centre of Limassol.

Following the course to the city centre, athletes will pass the starting point on 28th October Avenue heading towards the historical centre of Limassol, almost at sea level, without any altitude differences.

At the 25th Km the course heads towards the new harbour passing through Christodoulou Hadjipavlou Street, Spyros Araouzou Street, Constitution, Xhelal Bajar, and Franklin Roosevelt Avenue (which is the palm tree lined road).

From there the course will revert to the historical centre again, where runners will reach the finish line.

  • Participation Fee

    For Individuals:
    From 06/1/2017 – Until 19/3/2017: €60.00

    For Local Running Clubs:
    Registration fee is €30 / per person*
    *Local running clubs need to contact the administration of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO before the 28th of January to submit their registration.

    Special Categories:
    Students are subject to free registration*
    University students are subject to 50% discount*
    Soldiers are subject to free registration*
    Cyprus Guard and ELDYK Personnel are subject to 50% discount*

    *Terms and conditions must apply. Age restrictions for different races apply.

  • General Information

    Microchip timing
    Day of Event: 19th March 2017
    Start Time: 07:00am
    Start: Molos, Limassol
    Finish: Molos, Limassol

    For the assignment of personal numbers (bibs) and for merchandise please contact the OLYMPUS EVENT MANAGEMENT office.
    Distribution takes place on Thursday the 16th March, on Friday the 17th March and will end on Saturday the 18th March at Cyprus ports authority parking, Molos, Limassol.
    Office hours as follows:
    Friday - Saturday 09.00 – 18.00 hrs

  • Age Categories

    Group 18-29
    Group 30-39
    Group 40-49
    Group 50-59
    Group 60+

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Official OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO 2017 - Pro Technical T-Shirt

Our Official 2017 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Pro Touch T-Shirts are out. The 100% Polyester and Dry-Plus Technology ensure a comfortable and dynamic run at the largest sports event in Cyprus! A perfect Running Accessory, OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Memorabilia and Running Gift!

  • Price: 19.99 Euro
  • Fabric: 100% Polyester, 100% Dry-Plus
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
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Register now for the Marathon Race

19th March 2017

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

Fully accredited by AIMS, the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is a flat course which follows the Mediterranean coastline. From the centre of the city, along the beachfront, to the ruins of the ancient Royal city of Amathus, and back to the city. 42.195 kilometres. 26.2188 miles. 26.2188 smiles.

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