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Euchidios Athlos 1993-2014
21st Euchidia Delphic flame long-range
Mythical route to the center of the earth
In the footsteps of the immortal runner Euchida
15th Euchidios Athlos 9-10-11 May 2014
Euchidios hyperÖathlos Delphi-Plataies-Delphi 215 klm
Euchidios athlos Plataies-Delphi 107,5 klm
The transfer of the Delphic flame at Plataea 2500 years ago, by the rifleman-runner Euchida, constitutes a reference point and starter 21 years now for hundreds of runners who had run this historic route.
2013 was a milestone year, where Euchidios athlos became known worldwide and many athletes from abroad want to run the 215 klm route mainly.
We wanted to thank once again the Greek athletes and our friends, athletes, from France and Spain as well who are with us the recent years.
For 2014, we promise a spectacular start and one amazing race. Everybody is expected!!!
The awe and the emotion of athletes when theyíre facing from above Earth's center is great and even larger is the joy when at the finishing point the athletes rewarded with a laurel crown and the unique symbol-prize of the race, the torch of Euchidas.
All these are milestones for each athlete especially when he makes his first Ďístepsíí on long distance races.
The race, for the 107,5 klm distance and the reversal for the 215 klm distance, starts from the archaeological site of Plataea next to the battlefield of the most decisive victory of the Hellenic army against the Persians and challenges each athlete to repeat himself the feat of Euchidas. Athletes start the race by crossing the plain of Plataea with the battlefield on their right; they run at the dirt road besides the canal of Mornos for 5 klm to reach the historical Lefktra. They continue for Ellopia, Xironomi, Domvrena and ancient Thisvi, from where it begins the ascent of the mountain of the Muses of Helicon. Athletes pass through 2 beautiful villages, Sent Anna and Kuriaki, on the beautiful mount of muses 2 reach 1050m running to landscapes of unique beauty.Then they descent and encounter Steiri and the historical Distomo, to begin to go up again to the slopes of Mountain Parnassus up to the picturesque Arachova. From there they descent to Delphoi, the Earthís center! The imposing landscape and breeze of the space is unique in the world.
Euchidios Hyper-athlos 215 klm.Delphi-Plataea-Delphi
Start: The start will be held in Delphi on Friday, May 9 2014 at 9 o'clock. Before the start it will take place the ceremony of Delphical light at the archaeological site and it will be given laurel wreath to the athletes. The light of Delphoi will be transferred to Plataea. There the first athlete to reach the reversal will be have the honor to light the shrine of Plataea. Of course all of the athletes who will get there will symbolically light the shrine.
Participation forms: Only those athletes who have finished the 107,5 klm Euchidio feat within the time limit or another hyper marathon above 100klm the past two years. The participation forms opens on 07/10/2013 and closes on 03/31/2014. Athletes can send their partic. forms by email to email@example.com or by fax at 0030 27420 29469.
We kindly ask from athletes to send their applications INSIDE timeout. Applications after the end of the period will not be accepted.
All athletes should be aware that the race is quite strenuous and requires excellent fitness. All athletes must have a recent medical examination and adduce a medical certificate not older than 3 months which is certifying their good health.
Time limit: Athletes have a time limit of 36 hours to complete the race. Delphi-Plataea in 16 hours and Plataea-Delphi 20 hours
Control stations and supply: a total of 19 control stations and supply there will be along the route and 6 water points as well. The stations will operate for 36 hours normally in both directions. The stations with their schedules will uploaded on our website in a few days.
At the stations athletes will find whatever they need: water, refreshments, fruits, biscuits, savory, sweet, snacks etc. At St.Anne station it will be light food as baked potatoes and macaroni. The same it will also be at Plataies station on the reversal. There will also be small pharmacy at each station. Those athletes, who have their own things for the stations, can deliver them from the previous day of the race. They should have written purely the number and the station they want.
Those athletes who have companions will need to know both they and their companions that after starting the race the companions will have to go to Distomo from where it can assist their athletes at each station. It is forbidden to assist their athletes before Distomo. Both athletes and companions must know and obey the rules.
Athletes must arrive at each station no longer than the closing time of the station otherwise they will be disqualified.
Numbers: Athletes will receive their numbers in Delphi on eve of the race, Thursday 08 May 2014. The numbers will be posted on our website immediately after the completion of participations.
Trophies: laurel wreath, Torch, medals and certificates for those athletes who finish the race on time limit. CUPS will be given to the first three (men) and the first three (women). All athletes will be given t-shirt of the race and many gifts from our sponsors. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 11th May morning in Delphi.
Financial participation: 150Ä for each athlete and 70Ä for each companion. Includes: participation rights in the race, supplies during the race, Torch, medals and certificates, souvenirs-shirt, pasta dinner on Thursday 08 May 2014, hotel accommodation in Delphi with breakfast, hotel accommodation with breakfast on Friday if there is abandonment of the athlete, transportation for the athlete in case of abandonment, eating on Saturday 10 May 2014 after termination of athletes and overnight at hotel in Delphi with breakfast, free guided tour of the archaeological site on Sunday, launch on Sunday 11 May 2014 after the Trophies seremony, various gifts such as wines and other local gifts, Free transportation from Delphi to Athens on Sunday 11 May after the end of the awarding.
Companions entitled eating out and stay in hotel as athletes.
You can deposit the money for your financial participation if your participation confirmed by the association account: 231-00-2002-005483
IBAN:GR56 0140 2310 2310 0200 2005 483 alpha bank until 31/03/2014
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