5th Nafplio Castle Run, November 24th 2019
The Nafplio Castle Run (in greek "Palamedios Athlos") is a distinctive sporting event, as it includes the unique race in Greece with a racing Castle ascension! The Nafplio Castle Run is part of the city's celebrations for the conquest of Palamidi fortress by the heroes of the Greek Revolution and the liberation of the city from the Turkish yoke. This year, it is the 197th anniversary of the fall of Palamidi castle.
On Sunday, November 24th 2019, the Nafplio Castle Run will take place for the fifth consecutive year, with the well known slogan "Challenge your limits!". The event includes the unique experience of the racing climb on the castle of Palamidi, which counts 999 steps (850 m. with ascent), and then combined with the descent from the castle using the asphalt road of 4,150 km., forming a single race of 5km.
Runners who will participate, will enjoy a race that combines the highest sporting standards with a great celebration -with many parallel actions and events- at a most beautiful destination, Nafplio!
The start and finish of all races will take place in the designated area at the entrance of the Castle on "March 25th" street, where all the supporting administrative services of the Event will be located.
- Nafplio Castle Run, 5km racing climbing on Palamidi Castle
- Running Race of 10km, with the certification of the Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and AIMS
- Running Race of 3km for all and of 1,5km junior run.
Nafplio Castle Run
The registration period lasts until November 18th 2019 and until Wednesday, November 13th 2019 for groups and schools registrations.
There are the following ways of registration:
- Online registration
- In person, at the Offices of the Organizing Committee at the Nafplion Indoor Swimming Pool facilities (1, N. Kiou Street, DOPATT of Nafplio Municipality, tel: +30 27520-99085, fax: +30 27520-23288), from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00.
- Upon availability, at the Registration Center that will operate at "Fougaro", on Friday, November 22nd from 11:00 to 19:00 and on Saturday, November 23rd from 11:00 to 19:00.
The Torch Relay
During Athens Authentic Marathon opening ceremony, a delegation of the Organizing Committee of Nafplio Castle Run & Nafplio Marathon, received the Marathon Flame. The Marathon Flame traveled to Nafplio, where with an exquisite Torch Relay on the previous day, the Flame will climb step by step on Palamidi Castle, in order to light the altar and to mark the opening of the Nafplio Castle Run Event. The march of the Torchbearers starts at 16:30 from "Fougaro". When the last torchbearer reaches the peak of the Castle at 17:45, the altar lights on, the Castle lights turn off and lit lanterns are left to fly to the sky from the coastal front of the city, in front of Filellinon Square!
Did you know that?
The Nafplio Castle Run is a sporting event of high standards and at the same time a unique running sports Event, as it has the only race in Greece that includes a racing castle ascension!
The organization is certified by the State, SEGAS Athletics Federation and AIMS institution.
The Nafplio Castle Run is dedicated to the social work of the Association of Disabled People of Argolis.
There will be a timing mat at the castle exit to record your performance on the running ascent of the 999 stairs!
Not only will you have the opportunity to visit the exceptionally beautiful town of Nafplio, the Acronafplia fortress, the Bourtzi and Palamidi fortresses and to work out, but the "Nafplio Castle Run" has prepared for you -besides the unique racing Program- a weekend full of events, which will take place in the excellent facilities of "Fougaro".
Every year, participants have the opportunity to fill with energy and ...carbohydrates at Pasta Party, which takes place in "Fougaro" with a symbolic subscription. Immediately after the Pasta Party, a musical event follows. The Pasta Party will take place on Saturday, November 23rd at 18:30.