Navarino Challenge returns for the 3rd year!
The multiple award-winning sports event «Navarino Challenge» enriches its program with many more activities for all the family and welcomes you on September 11-13, 2015 in Messinia and Costa Navarino!
Sports fans of all ages will enjoy a weekend full of activities such as Running, Swimming, Family Challenge, Cycling, Tae Kwon Do, Climbing, Pilates and Kick Boxing!
Many personalities from the world of sports will honor the event with their participation, and will help all participants to get better acquainted with this year’s sports activities. The Greek-American ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and ambassador of “Navarino Challenge” will be back for the third consecutive year. He will be joined by the Olympic medalist and twice World Champion swimmer Spyros Gianniotis, the twice silver Olympic medalist in taekwondo, Alexandros Nikolaidis, the top pilates instructor, Mandy Persaki and her team as well as another Alexandros Nikolaidis, the kick boxing champion.
On Saturday September 12th, participants at “Navarino Challenge” will have the chance to swim in the 1 mile swimming route (1.6km) which is specially designed by the federal coach of swimming Nikos Gemelos at Gialova beach. Respectively, our younger friends will have the opportunity to swim a half-mile distance route (0.8km).
This year’s running routes, on Sunday September 13th, include a Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km and 5km routes (for running and dynamic walking) and 1km route for children. All routes will have the same starting and finish point (at Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino) with runners following the coastal road towards Pylos, with the route including several off road parts, while athletes of all distances will enjoy the spectacular backdrop of Voidokilia beach, named among the best beaches in the world, before heading to the finish point.
In the following link you may find more information about this year’s routes:
Those who wish to spend an unforgettable weekend full of sports and entertainment, can register at the official page of the event:
The event is taking place for a 3rd consecutive year with the support of Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and is also supported by the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Navarinochallenge
Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/NavarinoC
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NavarinoChallenge
Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/navarinochallenge
About Dean Karnazes
TIME magazine named Dean Karnazes as one of the «Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.» Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. An internationally recognized endurance athlete and NYC bestselling author, Dean has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He has run across Death Valley in 120 degree temperatures, and he has run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions, he has run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve.
His most recent endeavor was running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat. Dean and his incredible adventures have been featured on 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS News, CNN, ESPN, The Howard Stern Show, NPR’s Morning Edition, the BBC, and many others. He has appeared on the cover of Runner’s World and Outside, and been featured in, to mention a few. He is a monthly columnist for Men’s Health, the largest Men’s publication in the world.
Read his interview at ellines.com above
Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children. Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury 5-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino; The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece- Anazoe Spa, a 4,000sq.m. spa & thalassotherapy centre; the state-of-the-art conference centre House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.