All The Details About The 10th Edition Of Navarino Challenge
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 17 October 2022
Europe’s top sports tourism and wellness celebration (according to the World Travel & Tourism Awards [WTM]), Navarino Challenge, is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary on October 21-23, 2022, presenting more than 40 activities, 16 Olympic sports and 15 Olympians at Costa Navarino and Pylos.
Meet the Ambassadors & Instructors
At this year’s Navarino Challenge, participants will have the opportunity to get to know Lefteris Petrounias, Miltos Tentoglou, Stefanos Ntouskos, Vasiliki Millousi, Thodoris Vlachos, Dimitris Diamantidis, Georgios Printezis, Christos Volikakis, Maria Prevolaraki, Kristian Gkolomeev, to meet Nasos Ghavelas, Grigoris Polychronidis, Makis Kalaras, Periklis Iakovakis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Evina Maltsi, Joe Arlauckas, Konstantine Dean Karnazes, Michalis Triantafyllidis, Georgia Kaltsi, George Lazaridis, Grigoris Souvatzoglou and to train with Nikos Gemelos, Christos Gatsis, Dimitris Moros, Alexandros Nikolaidis, Christina Flampouri and Mandy Persaki.
Take part in more than 40 sports activities
This year’s Navarino Challenge schedule will be the richest ever in its 10-year history. With the message “Sports Unites People”, people of all ages and abilities take part in activities such as: tennis demonstration and basketball demonstration from wheelchair players, 4on4 basketball tournament, tennis induction, bike ride in Voidokilia, high intensity training, kick boxing lessons, baby swimming lessons, boxing lessons, spinning challenge, pilates lessons, yoga, men’s & women’s round robbin tournament with UTS format, sea kayaking to the island of Sphacteria, gravel bike tour 30 km. at the Kalamaris waterfall, basketball lessons, half day kids camp, padel tournament, beachathlon, heavy cardio workout, Tsimikas football clinics, climbing lessons, King of the Court Beach Volley Tournament for men, women and mixed, long jump, golf lessons, gymnastics, rowing lessons, wrestling lessons, “Feed the Fish” golf exhibition game, swimming lessons and of course running.
You can see the event’s schedule here.
Watch here the video with some of the schedule’s indoor activities.
Run where it suits you
Navarino Challenge is addressed both to amateur and professional runners who will choose to run in the Half Marathon powered by Miele, in the 10km powered by Stoiximan or in the 5km powered by Samsung and of course to children 10-14 years old and up to 9 years old who will run in the 1km powered by Vikos.
Watch here the running routes of Navarino Challenge, along with all their technical characteristics.
Register now through the following link. For group registrations of 10 people or more, a 20% discount applies. For more information, please contact the event organizers.
The Half Marathon runners will empower their strength with the ReCharge Gel energy gels and the MoiMüv Protein Flapjacks of GymBeam, Partner of this year’s event.
The event associates with the mythical Griffin
Luanvi, distinguished in the field of running events, with participations in major Marathons such as the one in Valencia, as the Official Sports Supplier of Navarino Challenge, will offer for one more year the event’s official t-shirt which features the design of a Griffin. Its bird-form depiction, common in the Greek mythology, adorns the mural paintings of the Palace of Nestor, located in the area of Pylia in Messinia. Along with the t-shirt, all participants will receive significant and unique gifts from the sponsors of the event in the 5km powered by Samsung, the 10km powered by Stoiximan and the Half Marathon powered by Miele.
Register at the Tsimikas Football Clinics
Navarino Challenge includes football in its schedule for the first time, organizing the Tsimikas Football Clinics powered by Prosport which bares the signature of the top international football player of Liverpool FC and the Greek National Team, Kostas Tsimikas. The Tsimikas Football Clinics will be held with a qualified football coach, and all participants will receive various gifts. Register now through the following link.
Europa, one of the most powerful extrusion companies, with 48 years of presence in Greece and abroad, supports as Official Sponsor, the top sports tourism celebration in its 10th year, with the aim of highlighting sports and Olympic spirit as well as the participation of athletes of all abilities and ages by bringing to the forefront the noble virtues and sports values, through the actions of the beachathlon and beach volleyball tournaments that the company sponsors. Europa has supported these values for years through its extensive social responsibility program, Europa Cares.
As part of the anniversary of Navarino Challenge, Novo Nordisk participates for the first time as a Strategic Healthcare Sponsor. The global pharmaceutical company that aims at bringing change to defeat diabetes mellitus and other serious chronic diseases, such as obesity, rare endocrine diseases, and blood diseases, will organize a seminar to inform and raise awareness among the general population about the chronic issue of dealing with childhood obesity and its recognition/emergence as a disease.
Sharing Is Caring
Navarino Challenge, like every year, will once again contribute to society with the action of Sharing Is Caring. In particular, the event will organize the largest series of online sports auctions that will ever take place with more than 50 types of sports memorabilia of Greek and foreign top athletes, world stars, hall of famers and teams, as well as items such as mobile phones, white home appliances, etc. The items will be offered (via Silent Auctions) and will all be sold by December 1, 2022, on the Navarino Challenge official website. The revenue from the auctions will benefit the following 10 non-profitable organizations - CSR Partners: A Little Shelter, Diaforozo, Dogs’ Voice, Fylakas Angelos, HOPEgenesis, Karkinaki, Mikros Prigkipas, the Social Kitchen “The Other Person”, π³= Plastic Pollution Prevention, “Shedia” street paper – “Diogenes Non Profitable Organization”.
Live the unique sports experience and stay at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino
Enjoy a weekend with more than 40 activities for people of all ages. Book now the event’s accommodation package with half board and live this year’s unique sports and cultural experience. For more information on accommodation packages at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino you may send your email to booking(at)navarinochallenge.com or call Vita N Travel at +30 210 3249070. Check the accommodation packages here.
Offers from the Discount Partners
As always, those who find themselves at Costa Navarino will have the opportunity to make their purchases and take advantage of the unique discounts of the following Discount Partners: Anazoe Spa, Kessaris, Mouratoglou Tennis Center – Costa Navarino, Nargile, Panellinios Agora Games.
Stoiximan is the event's Grand Sponsor.
Samsung Electronics Hellas supports the event for another year as its Official Technology Sponsor.
Europa and Miele are the event’s Official Sponsors.
Novo Nordisk is the Strategic Healthcare Sponsor.
Vikos Natural Mineral Water is the Official Water.
Luanvi is the Official Sports Supplier.
Sixt of the MOTODYNAMICS group is the Premium Mobility Partner.
Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino are the Official Hospitality Sponsors.
Poseidonia Restaurant, Karalis Beach Hotel and Bombay Sapphire are Navarino Challenge’s Official Supporters.
Trace ‘n Chase is the Sports Memorabilia Partner.
Kois Optics are the event’s Official Optics Partner.
Messinian Spa is the Official Beauty Partner.
The North Face is the Outdoor Partner.
Athens Medical Group is the Medical Partner.
Pilia Express, the transportation company based in Pylos, Pylos-Nestor Municipality, Phee, Target Security, GymBeam, Dunlop and Fysiotek are the event’s Partners.
pi3 is the Sustainability Partner.
SKAI is the Premium TV Partner.
Deree - The American College of Greece is the Educational Partner.
Concept2, Explore Messinia, FitnessArt, F45 Barrio Salamanca, Mouratoglou Tennis Center – Costa Navarino, Navarino Golf Academy, Navarino Outdoors, Pilates by Mandy, Red Swim Academy, Swim O’ Clock, Triantafyllidis Beach Arena, Vizantinos target sport club are Navarino Challenge’s Athletic Partners.
The event is assisted by Vita N Travel, Alpha Estate, Kayak, Karalis City Hotel & Spa, Pylos Association of Enterprises for Tourism Development.
Navarino Challenge will take place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization.
The event has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2022 program of the European Commission and is held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.
All running races are co-organized with Messiniakos Gymnastic Club and EAS SEGAS Peloponnese Region.
The event is organized by ActiveMedia Group which is also responsible for the event’s Sports Production.
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