Announcement from Run Messinia. Photo above: Vladimir Rys.
The final date of the 10 marathons in total in 10 days will be held on October 2-11, 2021. Run Messinia will start on October 2 from Mani and will conclude in Pylos on October 11, 2021. The closing of this event will take place in the historic city of Pylos, including various activities.
Any Greek who reads and learns in detail the history of Greece, on the occasion of the 200 years since the Revolution, will feel beyond pride and adoration for every part of our enchanting peninsula, the largest in our country, that of the Peloponnese.
At the same time, people would wish to visit, among others, Nedousa and Poliani, Diavolitsi and Katsaros, Stoupa and Kardamyli, Ramovouni and Mani, Saint Nikitas Sellas and Tripyla, Maniaki and Loutro, Zerbisia and Agios Andreas, Dyrachio and Neochori, Ano Psari and Schinolakka to end up at the place where everything came into existence for the Greek Revolution at the Navarino Bay, at the Bay of Freedom for us Greeks.
So, despite any objective adversities (pandemic, closed hotels, restaurants) we could not stop organizing and implementing this historic journey through all these glorious places. Places that people should learn about, monuments that everyone should visit. We do not owe it only to the 8 Municipalities of the Peloponnese who helped in this effort from the very first moment with whatever means they possessed, but mainly with a genuine Greek soul, nor only to the Greek ultrarunning athletes who changed their training programs in order to run in these difficult routes. We owe it to our country. The country that stood upright from antiquity until today, the country that did not bend its head, knelt for a while but got up 200 years ago and stood on its feet again.
The partnered Municipalities supporting Run Messinia and contributing to the event’s smooth implementation are the following, in Greek alphabetical order: East Mani Municipality, West Mani Municipality, Kalamata Municipality, Megalopoli Municipality, Messini Municipality, Oichalia Municipality, Pylos-Nestor Municipality, Trifylia Municipality.
Vikos Natural Mineral Water is the event’s Official Water.
Ultrarunning event Run Messinia will leave a legacy for the future of the place, as it has already started highlighting and promoting through its social media, the historical places, the battles and all the monuments, which are located in the three regions and through which runners will pass.
The event will be held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization. The difficult task of the event’s planning and implementation has been undertaken by the award-winning ActiveMedia Group through its Sports Production department.
More information on the schedule, routes, and details of Run Messinia will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
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