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Leptos Cyprus International 4-Day Challenge

Date: 23-26 November, 2023

SPECIAL: BOOK BEFORE APRIL 30, 2023 FOR FREE SEA VIEW ROOM UPGRADE AND 10% OFF RACE ENTRY FEE.  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 is widely regarded as one of the toughest and best organised multi-stage challenges around. Late November is a fantastic time to travel to Cyprus, with temperatures generally around 22C while Northern Europe star…

SPECIAL: BOOK BEFORE APRIL 30, 2023 FOR FREE SEA VIEW ROOM UPGRADE AND 10% OFF RACE ENTRY FEE. 

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 is widely regarded as one of the toughest and best organised multi-stage challenges around.

Late November is a fantastic time to travel to Cyprus, with temperatures generally around 22C while Northern Europe starts to feel Winter setting in. 

The races offer a fantastic variety:

  • 6K Individual Time Trial on Thursday evening. It's a relatively short distance and a flat road course, but it is hard to judge the pace correctly when you set off every 10sec gaps in random order. (This race may be shortened to a 5K ifor 2023 depending on the available course options.)
  • 11K Hill race on Friday, depending on access to the entrance of the Akamas National Park (it was blocked in 2022) this will either be a long steady trail climb from the coast up to the pretty church at the top of the hill at Pano Arodes, or an circular route starting in Pano Arodes with a 5K descent followed by a tough 6K climb.
  • Akamas Mixed-Terrain Half-Marathon on Saturday, which must be the one of most stunning half marathons in the world. First you climb up through the Akamas Forest before descending to the coast where the second half of the race winds along with stunning views of the Mediterranean on one side and the hills of the Akamas National Park on the other. it all finishes on the beach where the buses will be waiting to take you back to the hotel.
  • Paphos 10K 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. Those who don't feel up to the entire 4-day Challenge can enter the Paphos 10K as an individual race. 

On Sunday evening clients on our packages will be able to enjoy the Celebration Dinner and Prize Giving Evening at the Coral 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.

Note: Our packages include all airport and race day transportation and the Gala Dinner - these are extras that you have to pay for individually if are entering direct - as well as a discounted race entry fee. We only offer the transfers and discounted entry fee to those booking our tour packages. 

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