METHANA VOLCANO CHALLENGE

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE "1st METHANA VOLCANO CHALLENGE"

METHANA VOLCANO CHALLENGE
METHANA VOLCANO CHALLENGE

NEW COMPETITION DATE
11 - 12 MARCH 2023

2nd TRAIL RUN "METHANA VOLCANO CHALLENGE"

"Running in the shadow of the Volcano"



Start: 10:00
Route information:

The trail run will start from the Port of Methana in front of the entrance of the pier of the Port towards the entrance to Methana (turn right on the Map). The finish of this race will be, inside the pier of the Port of Methana. The route of the mountain half marathon is 24 km and for most of its route it consists of marked paths, so that no runner is lost in his effort and everyone enjoys this special race!

Altitude profiles:

You start from the height of the sea level, you reach up to 705 meters of altitude difference and then you end up again at the sea level where you end, in the Port of Methana.

Event time: 10:00 am
Race safety:

There will be volunteers and rescuers on the route to assist athletes, where and when needed.

Runners participating in the race:

The race is open to all who have reached the age of 18 and have recently undergone the necessary medical examinations in order to prove that they are in good health. All participants will sign an affirmation before the race, that they are in good health and are running at their own risk!

Medical coverage:

On the route of the race there will be experienced rescuers as well as a doctor, in the Port of Methana, along with the presence of an ambulance, in case of need. The race is covered by a special team that has radios, in order to inform those in charge of the race at any time about anything needed. There will also be nursing staff, physiotherapists and a fire truck.

Deadline:

The race has a time limit of 6 hours (until 16.00). Runners are invited to be at the starting point of the race at least half an hour before the start of the race (09:30 am).

Race timing:

There will be electronic timing in the race.

Categories:

Prizes and gifts:

All participants will be given a rare and original medal. Trophies will be given to the first 3 men and the first 3 women of the general category, as well as to the following age categories:

MEN:

• 18 - 29 years old
• 30 - 39 years old
• 40 - 49 years old
• 50 - 59 years old
• 60 & above

WOMEN:

• 18 - 39 years old
• 40 - 59 years old
• 60 & above

Where a cup will be given to the first and a special silver and bronze medal to the second and third respectively.

Registrations:

01. Please pay the amount of your respective participation by bank deposit, indicating the name of the athlete in the reason for the deposit. Receipt of deposit must be sent to e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com. Do not forget to write the name of the depositor on the receipt!

Account: xxxxxx

IBAN: xxxxxx

SWIFT code: xxxxxx

BENEFICIARY: xxxxxx

02. Open and save the pdf file of the affirmation, fill it in and send it to us together with the bank deposit to the e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com


Start: 10:30
Route information:

The 12 km trail run will start from the Port of Methana in front of the entrance of the pier of the Port towards the entrance to Methana (turn right on the Map). The finish of this race will be in the pier of the Port of Methana. The route of the trail run 12 km for most of its route consists of marked paths , so that no runner is lost in his effort and everyone enjoys this special race.

Altitude profiles:

You start from the height of the sea level and reach up to +545 meters altitude difference, and then you end up again at sea level where you end at the Port of Methana (see the attached map).

Hours: 10:30 a.m.
Race safety:

There will be volunteers and rescuers on the track, in order to assist athletes, where and when needed.

Runners participating in the race:

The race is open to all who have reached the age of 18 and have recently undergone the necessary medical examinations in order to prove that they are in good health. All participants will sign an affirmation before the race , that they are in good health and are running at their own risk!

Medical coverage:

On the route of the race there will be experienced rescuers as well as a doctor in the Port of Methana along with the presence of an ambulance, in case of need. The race is also covered by a special team that has radios, in order to inform the race leaders at any time about anything needed. There will also be nursing staff, physiotherapists and a fire truck.

Deadline:

The race has a time limit of 3:00 hours (until 13.30). Runners are invited to be at the start of the race at least half an hour before the start of the race (at 09:30).

Categories:

Prizes and gifts:

All participants will be given a rare and original medal. Trophies will be given to the first 3 men and the first 3 women of the general category, as well as to the following age categories:

MEN:

• 18 - 29 years old
• 30 - 39 years old
• 40 - 49 years old
• 50 - 59 years old
• 60 & above

WOMEN:

• 18 - 39 years old
• 40 - 59 years old
• 60 & above

Where a cup will be given to the first and a special silver and bronze medal to the second and third respectively.

Registrations:

01. Please pay the amount of your respective participation by bank deposit, indicating the name of the athlete in the reason for the deposit. Receipt of deposit must be sent to e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com. Do not forget to write the name of the depositor on the receipt!

Account: xxxxxx

IBAN: xxxxxx

SWIFT code: xxxxxx

BENEFICIARY: xxxxxx

02. Open and save the pdf file of the affirmation, fill it in and send it to us together with the bank deposit to the e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com


Start: 16:30
Route information:

The 5.3 km race will start at 16:30. The start of the 5.3 km race will take place in front of the entrance of the pier of the Port of Methana facing the Limnionas Beach. Runners are invited to move on the coastal road (Saronic Coast) along the Limniona Beach. Arriving at Limniona beach, the runners will have covered the first 1600 meters where they will make a U-turn and head to the port again from the road they came from. Passing in front of the church of Agios Nikolaos, the runners will have covered 2500 m of the race where there will be their water supply. Continuing their course and reaching 3000 meters (in front of the Akti Hotel) the runners will have to turn right (a volunteer will indicate their course) on Aloupi Street. In the first alley the runners will have to turn left and move to Chr. Maltezou (a volunteer will point out their course). Traversing the entire length of Chr. Maltese runners reaching the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf will turn left and the first alley to the right, and will move parallel to the Marina of Boats and in the direction of the Island (Church of Agios Anargyros). The runners will move around the island and then parallel to the beach until they return to the Saronic Coast in the direction of the finish. Arriving at the entrance of the pier of the Port, the runners will have to turn right to pass the Finishing Arch. The route is an asphalt terrain, along the entire length of the route of 5.3 km.

Altitude profiles:

In this race, there is a zero altitude profile, as the whole race is held at sea level.

Runners participating in the race:

The race is open to anyone who has reached the age of 15 years old. All participants must have recently undergone the necessary medical examinations in order to prove that they are in good health. Parents of all the young participants will sign an affirmation before the race, that they are in good health and are running at their own risk!

Water supply:

There will be 1 water supply point on the route at 2500 m. In front of the church of Agios Nikolaos.

Deadline:

The race has a time limit of completion at 1 ½ ώρα - until 18:00. Runners are invited to be at the start of the race at least half an hour before the start of the race (at 16.00).

Race timing:

There will be electronic timing in the race.

Categories:

In this race there will be ONLY one category, the General.

Prizes and gifts:

All participants will be given a rare and original medal. Trophies will be given to the first 3 men and the first 3 women of the general category.

Registrations:

01. Please pay the amount of your respective participation by bank deposit, indicating the name of the athlete in the reason for the deposit. Receipt of deposit must be sent to e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com. Do not forget to write the name of the depositor on the receipt!

Account: xxxxxx

IBAN: xxxxxx

SWIFT code: xxxxxx

BENEFICIARY: xxxxxx

02. Open and save the pdf file of the affirmation, fill it in and send it to us together with the bank deposit to the e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com


01. Please pay the amount of your respective participation by bank deposit, indicating the name of the athlete in the reason for the deposit. Receipt of deposit must be sent to e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com. Do not forget to write the name of the depositor on the receipt!

Account: xxxxxxxxx

IBAN: xxxxxxxxxx

SWIFT code: xxxxxxxxx

BENEFICIARY: xxxxxxxxxxxx

02. Open and save the pdf file of the affirmation, fill it in and send it to us together with the bank deposit to the e-mail: volcanotrailrun@gmail.com

Solemn Declaration



I. STATEMENT OF PARTICIPATION & ACCEPTANCE

By registering, the respective athlete accepts the rules of all the races of the two-day event Methana Volcano Challenge.
Every athlete must know and respect the rules set by the Organizers and also obey the instructions of the organizing committee of the race.
Also, every athlete must be aware and accept that he will run in a mountainous environment, with inaccessible terrain, steep uphill and downhill slopes and during the race he will be exposed to any weather conditions prevailing in the area on the day of the event.

II. ATHLETE NUMBER.

All athletes will receive a participation number and a timing chip. Every athlete is required to have the entry number on the front of their shirt and in a prominent place. The number may not be folded or altered in any way.

III. MOVING IN THE PATHS:

Athletes are required to move on the trail without forming groups that extend in width, thus preventing athletes who would like to overtake. When an athlete is notified that he has to do on the edge to overtake, he should remain on the uphill (inner) side of the slope.

IV. EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE / ACCOMPANYING ATHLETES:

Any external assistance to athletes is prohibited, the only ones who can help are the volunteers at key points of the race and only for matters of direction and proper continuity of the athlete. . It is not allowed to accompany the athletes by persons who do not have a race number. Accompanying an athlete is considered external support and is punishable by exclusion of the athlete. The escort of the athlete by familiar persons in the last meters of the route is allowed.

V. WASTE / ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS

As this race has an ecological character (ECO FRIENDLY) It is strictly PROHIBITED to discard any packaging material along the route. At the water supply stations there will be paper cups for your hydration which you are not allowed to carry with you after the departure from the station. There will be recycling bins at each station.

VI. EQUIPMENT.

Without being obligatory, the Organization recommends the use of a backpack with water tanks or a water bag as well as an emergency whistle, a mobile phone and solid food, a windproof jacket and an elastic bandage. The above tips apply to all athletes of both trail run distances.

VII. PENALTIES.

All of the following offenses carry the penalty of exclusion:

VIII. SECURITY.

The Organizing Committee during the races, is going to supervise the paths, as much as possible, with specialized staff (rescuers, Samaritans, physiotherapists) to avoid anything that might go wrong and provides medical assistance to athletes in need. Fire truck will be located at a selected location.

IX. ROUTE MODIFICATION.

The Organizing Committee may modify the routes if for any reason there is a risk to the safety of the athletes. It can also delay the start or cancel or postpone the race due to bad weather or other force majeure.

X. AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to amend these rules of the race without prior notice if deemed necessary. In no circumstances any of those changes will alterate the type of the races.

XI. ADVERTISING.

With the application form, each athlete allows the organization to be photographed and videotaped during the race and the awards ceremony, for advertising purposes.

XII. LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.

The Organizing Committee is not responsible for the death, injury or any health problem of the participants. By submitting the application state they declare that they know the dangers of moving in a mountain environment, have the appropriate experience of participating in mountain races and that their state of health is in such condition that allows them to compete. Every athlete is obliged to have regular preventive medical examinations. The organizer reserves the right not to allow an athlete to complete the race if there is a relevant opinion of the race doctor. Athletes' insurance is borne by them.

Epilogue:

For the first year, we are waiting for you at the two-day "Methana Volcano Challenge" on the beautiful Methana Peninsula in order to get to know the natural beauty of the place and the hospitality of the locals, but most importantly "to run in the shadow of the Volcano".

The Organizing Committee


24 klm. RACE
24 klm - Methana Volcano Challenge
24 klm - Methana Volcano Challenge

12 klm. RACE
12 klm - Methana Volcano Challenge
12 klm - Methana Volcano Challenge

Register for volunteering at the 1st Methena Volcano Challenge by contact the Organizing Team.

Send us an e-mail with the following: Name
Lastname
Telephone number
e-mail

Contact info:
Responsible for volunteering Mrs. Aimilia Thomaidi - Tel .: (+30) 6972882442
e-mail: volunteermethana@gmail.com


Follow the link below to see the sights of Methana and the surrounding area:

volcanotrails.gr/en/methanasightseng


Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Hotel Apollon

Tel.: 22980 93082

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Villa Popi

Tel.: 22980 92328

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Dolora's Rooms

Tel.: 6936 624363

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pansion Vienna

Tel.: 22980 92664

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Hotel Methanion

Tel.: 22980 92227

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Aerides Studios

Tel.: 6937 429159

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Maltezos Rooms

Tel.: 6981 547799

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pansion Vasiliki Gkika

Tel.: 22980 93093

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Athina Hotel

Tel.: 22980 92007

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pansion Panorama

Tel.: 6909 156345

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Stefani Apartments

Tel.: 6975 647226

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pansion Tzina

Tel.: 22980 92516

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Anastasia Studios

Tel.: 6978 779142

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
N & M Apartments

Tel.: 6979 232628

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Rooms To Limanaki

Tel.: 6977 469414

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Arsinoe Cosy Guest House

Tel.: 6971 611120
Instagram: @arsinoe_cosy_guesthouse

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pansion Christina

Tel.: 22980 92403 - 6932 431215

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Lessioti Apartments

Tel.: 6948 043005

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Theoni Studios

Tel.: 6977 305569

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Mariori Apartments

Tel.: 6977 985917

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Hotel Avra

Tel.: 22980 92550

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
To Vathy Rooms

Tel.: 22980 92559 - 6972 787899

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pansion Marousa

Tel.: 22980 92250

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Elia & Daphne Village Houses

Tel.: 6940 053365 - Taktikoupoli 8 km.
Facebook: Elia & Daphne Village Houses


Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Athina Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92568 - Vathy Methana
Facebook: Athina-Meletis Taverna

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Pafsanias' Kavos

Tel.: 22980 32447 - Agios Nikolaos Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Agiorgitiko Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 32058 - Agios Georgios Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Theoni Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92558 - Vathy Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
To Limanaki Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92948 - Vathy Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Skipper Bar

Tel.: 6980 590033 - Vathy Methana
Facebook: Skipper Bar Cafe
Instagram: @skipper_bar_cafe

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
To Vathy Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92632 - Vathy Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Oinotherapeftirio Tavern

Tel.: 6977 715676 - Kameni Hora Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Apaggio Cafe - Bar - Restaurant

Tel.: 22980 32051 - Agios Georgios Methana
Facebook: Apaggio
Instagram: @apaggioagiosgeorgios

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Ocean Coffee Food Drink

Tel.: 22980 92881
Facebook: Ocean Coffee food drink
Instagram: @ocean_methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
To Kapilio Tavern

Tel.: 22980 93093

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
B & B Cafeteria - Bar

Tel.: 22980 92125

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
La Piedra Cafe - Bar

Tel.: 22980 92307
Facebook: La piedra cafe bar - Μέθανα
Instagram: @lapiedra.cafebar

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
O Mpampis Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92140
Facebook: Babis tavern

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
O Argyris Grill Food

Tel.: 22980 92521

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Mariori Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92656
Instagram: @mariori_methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
To Paleokastro Fish Tavern

Tel.: 22980 92747
Instagram: @palaiokastro_sea_food

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Bake Love Cafe Snack-Bar

Tel.: 22980 93191
Facebook: BakeLove_Methana

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
Eikastikon Tavern

Tel.: 6978 696928

Saronic Outdoor Activities - Poros Island
3rd Dromos Tavern

Τηλ.: 6970 797601


Photo Gallery