Akamas Blossom Trail Running Festival   

   March 21, 2020

Entries are open -- Early Bird prices apply

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60km race 3 pts
37km race 2 pts
24k race 1 pt
60km, 37km, 24km  and 5km options

Welcome to the official site of the Akamas Blossom Trail Running Festival, which will be held at the height of spring on March 21, 2020, in the beautiful Akamas Pensinsula, west Cyprus.

 

For logistical reasons, the 2020 races will all start and finish at a new venue, the Aphrodite Beach Hotel in Latchi. This will slightly increase the distances of the various races, but add to the ambience and ease of interaction with supporters at the finish line.

 

The 60km ultra is a springtime tour of this beautiful, flower-filled protected area, taking runners to the most remote parts of the Akamas, including Fontana Amorozo, Cape Anaroutis (the western tip of Cyprus) and the lonely lighthouse on the hill.  It also takes in both coasts, north and south, of the Peninsula.

Runners wishing to cover less ground can opt for the Akamas Blossom 37km, which includes the first section of the 60km route, or the 24km  race, which is  also the final section of the 60km ultra.

 

A 5km fun run will be held in the afternoon, with all proceeds from this race to go towards our Cyprus Trail Kids Development Fund.

To summarise -- runners will now have the choice of the following races on March 21, 2020:

*Akamas Blossom 60k (+1600m)

3 ITRA/UTMB points

*Akamas Blossom 37k (+970m)

2 ITRA/UTMB points

*Akamas Blossom 24k (+820m)

*Akamas Blossom 5k fun run -- route to be finalised.


The 60k race sets off at 5.30am with an 11-hour cut-off and has three aid stations/checkpoints along the way (20km, 36km, 45km). The first 35km follows the 37km race course. From the 36km checkpoint, runners join the 24km race course. Note that runners must LEAVE the 36km check point by 12pm.

The 37km race also starts at 5.30am and runners follow the same route as the ultra runners until they split off down the hill to the finish at the 35km mark. There will be only one aid station/checkpoint at about 20km. The cut-off for those wanting to earn two ITRA/UTMB points for this race is seven hours. However, anyone finishing after that time will still be regarded as a finisher and will receive a finisher's award.


The 24km race starts at 10am. It has one aid station, at about 10km along the route. The cut-off for those wishing to earn the one ITRA/UTMB point awarded for this race is 4h30, but anyone finishing after this time will still be regarded as a finisher and will receive a finisher's award.

 

For all three of the above races, prizes are awarded to the top three overall finishers as well as to the top three women finishers. All finishers receive an attractive finisher’s award. 


The 5km fun run starts at 2 pm. There will be NO aid stations along this route and NO finisher's awards, but there will be awards for the top three overall and top three women. There will also be awards for the first juniors. There will be refreshments at the finish line.  

WHEN AND WHERE
*All races start and finish at the
Aphrodite Beach Hotel 
https://www.aphrodite-beachhotel.com/
*60km Ultra starts at 5.30am
*37km race starts at 5.30am
*24km race starts at  10am
*5km race starts at  2.00 pm 
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We thank Buff® Cyprus
       for its support
NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!

60km race -- 70 runners

37km race -- 70 runners

24km race -- 100 runners 

ENTER SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

-- FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

      NB: Your entry will not be confirmed until                    payment has been received

This button will become active on Nov 1

No online entries for the 5km fun run after February 29, but entries will be taken at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel on Friday 20, and 
on race day.

Entry fees: 

EARLY BIRD -- November 1 to November 30, 2019

60k -- 40 euros

37k -- 30 euros

24k -- 20 euros

5k --   5 euros 

 FULL PRICE -- Dec 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020

 

60k -- 50 euros

37k -- 40 euros

24k -- 25 euros

5k   --   5 euros

NB NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN AFTER MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Full refund until January 31,2020

75% refund after January 31, 2020

No refund after March 1, 2020, but bib can be transferred with organisers' permission

and subject to conditions

Registration /
bib collection:

 Friday 20, March 2020

Collection of bibs for all races from 4pm to 9pm at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel. 

Registration will be suspended during the race briefing at 7pm.

Saturday 21/03/2020

Bib collection for 60km and 37km runners only will be available at Aphrodite Beach Hotel from 4.30am until 5.00am.

Bib collection for 24km runners will be available at Aphrodite Beach Hotel from  7.00am until 9.30am.

Bib collection and race-day entries for 5km runners will take place at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel from 12.00 noon.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING  AT APHRODITE BEACH HOTEL!

Gregoria Efthyvoulou, the genial manager of the Cyprus Aphrodite Beach Hotel, leapt at our idea of starting and finishing all the Akamas Blossom Trail Running Festival races at her hotel in 2020 -- for which we thank her.

She has offered a discount for Akamas Blossom runners -- mention the race that you have entered when making a booking to benefit from the discount.

The hotel is set in exquisite beachside surroundings and will also be the venue for bib collection, registration, and the various race briefings on March 20 and March 21, 2020.

 

The new wing of the hotel has been completed so there is even more accommodation available this year than previously

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The family-run hotel, which is renowned for its friendly and homely atmosphere, offers an array of delicious meals, including for vegetarians and vegans.

More information about and pictures of the hotel, as well as bookings,  here:

 

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