Authentic Marathon Swim
- by XpatAthens
Enjoy the Authentic Marathon Swim’s teaser video HERE and get ready for another exciting year!
Special Offers until May 10
Participants can now register and take part in the impressive open water swimming routes of 14.5km, 10km, 5km, 3km, 1.5km taking advantage of the early bird prices. Offers are valid until 10/05/2022 reaching up to 25% discount. All citizens of Istiea-Edipsos and people with disabilities can take part in the 5km, 3km and 1.5km routes, completely free of charge. Registration for the 500m children’s race is free. The routes of 5km, 3km, 1.5km and 500m. have Pefki beach as their starting and finishing point.
Register now HERE!
In the context of the event’s 3rd year, the Mayor of Istiea-Edipsos Mr. Ioannis Kontzias stated: “Our Municipality, despite the difficulties encountered from last year's fires, is being reconstructed through sports tourism and the organization of the Authentic Marathon Swim, offering a motive to amateur and professional swimmers from all over the world, to travel again and visit the beautiful attractions of North Evia. Our event highlights the history and cultural heritage of this place. We look forward to welcoming you to unite the legend with history and to experience some unique moments again”.
4 awards at the Sports Marketing Awards
The event was recently distinguished in the most significant institution for the promotion of best sports marketing practices in Greece, the Sports Marketing Awards, receiving 4 awards. Specifically, the event won 1 Gold Award as a top event in the “Summer Sports” category, 2 Silver Awards in the “Most Innovative Use of Content Creators & Influencers” and “Individual Sports (Swimming)” categories and 1 Bronze Award in the “Sports Tourism” category.
All routes of the Authentic Marathon Swim have been designed by the swimming coach with distinctions in Olympic Games & world open water swimming championships, Nikos Gemelos. The event prioritizing the absolute safety of its athletes, will provide once again everyone with a safety lifeguard buoy since its use by professional and amateur athletes is mandatory. For each participant in the 14.5km and 10km routes there will be an escort-boat and its cost is included in the registration price.
The event is organized by the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos, while ActiveMedia Group is responsible for its Sports Production.
The event’s official hashtag #authenticmarathonswim will once again transfer this year’s unique images and the exciting moments that all participants will experience in the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos on social media.Photo credit: Elias Lefas