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Cyprus International 4-Day Challenge

Date: 23rd to 26th November, 2017

Paphos and Akamas Forest World Heritage site are beautiful locations for our annual 4-Day Challenge - an excellent mixture of traditional road running and spectacular trail running, which has quickly been recognised as one of the toughest and best organised multi-stage challenges. After the 10th Aniversary in 2014 the Challenge has gone from strength to strength and we have opened up the Akamas Half Marathon on the Saturday to runners who can't make the full 4-Day Challenge, or perhaps …

Paphos and Akamas Forest World Heritage site are beautiful locations for our annual 4-Day Challenge - an excellent mixture of traditional road running and spectacular trail running, which has quickly been recognised as one of the toughest and best organised multi-stage challenges.

After the 10th Aniversary in 2014 the Challenge has gone from strength to strength and we have opened up the Akamas Half Marathon on the Saturday to runners who can't make the full 4-Day Challenge, or perhaps have run the Full Challenge in the past, and would like the option to return to Cyprus and enjoy the fun but without running all the races - the Half Marathon is an epic trail run through the Akamas National Forest with stunning views at all turns.

The races offer fantastic variety:

  • 6km Individual Time Trial on Thursday evening. It's a short distance and a flat road course but it is so hard to judge the pace correctly when you set off with 10sec gaps in random order. Video of the route.
  • 11km Hill Climb race on Friday, which takes you from the seashore in the Akamas National Park in a steady trail climb up to the pretty church at the top of the hill at Pano Aroles. Video of the route.
  • Akamas Mixed-Terrain Half-Marathon on Saturday, which must be the most stunning in the world. Climbing through the Akamas Forest you then descend to the coast with staggering views of the bright blue Mediterranean - finishing on the beach so you can cool off by splashing in the waves. Video of the route.
  • Paphos 10km road race on Sunday - the grand finale starts from the ancient harbour castle at Kato Paphos and  finishes in a buzz of excitement with music, finishers medals, breakfast snacks and beer. Video of the route

On Sunday evening clients on our packages will be able to enjoy the Celebration Dinner and Prize Giving Evening at theCoral Beach Hotel - great food and a chance to chat about your success with other runners and maybe dance the night away if you still have the energy.

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