Announcement of Epidavros Action 2019

The Municipality of Epidavros, the Prefecture of Peloponnese, and whynot Co. organize the 14th and the 15th of September 2019, Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Swimming races in Ancient Epidavros. It is an event that was successfully organized for first the time in 2014 and for the second in 2017.   This year, it comes back dynamically, having in its program, apart from all the known racing options (Standard, sprint, super sprint, etc.).

Under the auspices of

Prefecture of Peloponnese

Regional Unity of Argolida

Ministry of Culture – Archaeological Service

Ministry of Tourism

ΕΟΜΟP

GNTO

 

With the technical support of PEPA


Races

Saturday, September 14th

Swim Races

Swimming Kids 300m, (2011 – 2005)

Swimming 1500m, (2005 and before), born 2006 & 2007 will also be allowed in case of swimming athletes with proven races on free style and for +400 meters
Swimming 3000m, (2003 and before)

 

City Run Races

Running Kids 1500m, (born 2013 – 2001)

Running 5.000m, (born 2007 and before)

 


Sunday, September 15th

Triathlon Races

Standard: (Individual – Relay): swim: 1.5km, Bike: 38km, Run: 10km, (2001 and before)

Sprint: (Individual – Relay): Swim: 750m, Bike: 22km, Run: 5km, (2003 and before)

Super Sprint:  Swim: 350m, Bike: 10km, Run: 2.5km, (2007 and before)

 

Aquathlon Race

Adults: Swim: 750m, Run: 5km, (2003 and before)
Kids: Swim: 150m, Run: 1km, (2007 – 2013)


Age Groups & Award’s categories

 

Triathlon Races


Standard:
+18 years
Overall Men–Women

Age Groups, Men – Women (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50 -54, 55-59, +60)

Relay: Men/mixed (teams either by men or mixed men-women) and Women (only women)

 

Sprint : +16 years
Overall Men–Women

Age Groups, Men – Women (+16-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50 -54, 55-59, +60)

Relay: Men/mixed (teams either by men or mixed men-women) and Women (only women)

 

Super Sprint: +12 years
Overall Men–Women

Age Groups, Men – Women (12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50 -54, 55-59, +60)

 

 

Aquathlon Events

Adults: +16 years
Overall Men–Women
Age Groups, Men – Women (+16-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50 -54, 55-59, +60)

 

Kids: 6-12 years

There is no overall division in kid’s races

Age Groups, Boys – Girls (6-7, 8-9, 10-12)

 

 

Swim
Overall Men—Women. There is no overall division in kid’s races

Swimming Kids 300m: Age Groups Boys – Girls (8-9, 10-12, 13-14)

Swimming 1500m: Age Groups Men – Women (13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, +70)

Swimming 3000m: Age Groups Men – Women (16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, +70)

 

City Run
Overall Men-Women

Kids 1.500m: There is no overall division in kid’s races. Age Groups, Boys – Girls (6-9, 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)

5.000m: Age Groups, Men – Women (12-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, +60-69, +70)

 

Remarks – Awards

There is no overall division in kid’s races.

In order to have an awarding category, at least three athletes are required; otherwise, the age group class will be incorporated with the next one.The first athletes of the overall divisions cannot be awarded in its age group class as well.

 


Calendar / Schedule

 

First Day of the Events

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

09.00 – 21.00: Registration services at the Hotel-Cafe Aktis (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
11.00 – 12:00: Swimming 1500m & 3000m at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi
12.15 – 12:30
: Kids Swimming 300m at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi
12.45 – 13.30: Swimming award ceremony at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi

 

17.00 – 17.10: City Run 1500m, Port of Ancient Epidavros
17.10 – 18.00: City Run 5.000m, Port of Ancient Epidavros

18.15 – 18.45: Running award ceremony at the Port of Ancient Epidavros

19.00 – 19.30: Race Briefing, Cafe Koilon & Plaza (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
19.15 – 20.15: Pasta Party, Cafe Koilon & Plaza (Port of Ancient Epidavros)

 


Second Day of the Events

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

06.30 – 12.30: Registration services at the Hotel-Cafe Aktis (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
07.00 – 07.50: Bike check in for Standard 
08.00: Start of the Super Sprint race  (Port of Ancient Epidavros)

09.00: Start of the Sprint & Aquathlon races (Vagionia Beach)
09.05: Start of the Standard race (Vagionia Beach)
12.00: Start of the Kids Aquathlon race (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
12.30 – 14.30: Bike check out
13.30: Award ceremony

 


Route Details

 

 Swim Races

 

Swimming Kids 300m, (born 2011 – 2005)

The start and the finish of the race will take place at Verdeli Beach in Yialasi area. The young swimmers will pass clockwise (right turns) from all the buoys before they finish at the starting line. Essentially, the route is triangular with beach start and finish.

 

Swimming 1500m, (born 2005 and before), born 2006 & 2007 will also be allowed in case of swimming athletes with proven races on free style and for +400 meters
The start and the finish of the race will take place at Verdeli Beach in Yialasi area. The swimmers will pass anticlockwise (left turn) on the FIRST buoy and clockwise (right turns) from all the NEXT buoys before they finish at the starting line – beach start and finish. During the race, the athletes will pass from over the ruins of the Sunk City of Ancient Epidavros.

 

                                                           

Swimming 3000m, (born 2003 and before)

The start and the finish of the race will take place at Verdeli Beach in Yialasi area. The swimmers will pass anticlockwise (left turn) on the FIRST buoy and clockwise (right turns) from all the NEXT buoys and swim to the starting line. Then, they will exit the water, walk or run clockwise over the race timing carpet, and then re-enter the water, repeating the same swimming course before finishing at the starting line – beach start and finish. During the race, the athletes will pass from over the ruins of the Sunk City of Ancient Epidavros.


 

City Run

Running Kids 1500m, (2013-2001),
Athletes run towards the coastal paved road until the U turn sign. The athlete return by doing the opposite course, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field , and passing in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier. The race starts and finishes at the same place.

 

Running 5.000m, (2007 and before)
Athletes run towards the coastal paved road, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus and then continue until the U turn sign. The athlete return by doing the opposite course, passing by the small theater of Epidaurus, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field, in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier.

The race starts and finishes at the same place.


Triathlon Races

 

    Super sprint, 2007 and before

 

  • Swim: The swimming course is in the form of a “Π” with the water start and the finish being in two different places. Athletes will swim in the sea area in front of the park and they will exit on the side of the soccer field where the transition zone is located.
    Loops: 1
  • Bike: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn left onto the road, left again at the intersection (Tavern Perivoli), and then straight for about 1.5km to Epidaurus-Methana round-about, where they perform their 1st U-turn, then back to Tavern Perivoli for their 2nd U-turn, and back again to  Epidaurus-Methana round-about for  their 3st and last U-turn, before athletes return to transition zone (athletes perform two loops). Attention is required when athletes shortly before they finish, they have to make a 90 ° right turn from the main street to a narrow road (intersection at Tavern Perivoli).

Loops: 2

  • Run: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn right onto the coastal paved road marked with a “RUN” sign, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus until the U turn The athlete return by doing the opposite course, passing by the small theater of Epidaurus, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field (transition zone), in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier.

Loops: 1

 

     Sprint (Individual – Relay) – (Bike – Distance: 22km, Elevation: 360m), 2003 and before

 

  • Swim: The start will be given from Vagionia beach. The athletes will swim clockwise to the next two red buoys B1 & B2 before they exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.
    Course = B1 – B2 – Exit
    Loops: 1
  • Bike: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn left onto the road, left again at the intersection (Tavern Perivoli), and then straight for about 3km, right on the bridge and right into the highway for about 8km until the U-turn and back to the transition zone. Attention is required, when athletes shortly before they finish, they have to make a 90 ° right turn from the main street to a narrow road (intersection at Tavern Perivoli).

Loops: 1
No-Bars & No-Pass Zones
: the 1st and last 200m, as well as interval 14.7-15km.

 

 

  • Run: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn right onto the coastal paved road marked with a “RUN” sign, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus and then continue by following the markings on the pavement. Athletes will have to make two U turns (one at the intersection to Yalasi and the second at Gliatis beach – sunken city) before they start their way back by following the signs. The athlete return by passing by the small theater of Epidaurus, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field (transition zone), in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier.

Loops: 1

 

      Standard (Individual – Relay) – – (Bike – Distance: 38km, Elevation: 650m), 2001 and before

 

Swim:  The start will be given from Vagionia beach. The athletes will pass the 1st red buoy (straight without turning), right and through the two lighthouses (L1), right on the next two red buoys (B2-B3), and again through the two lighthouses before they exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.
Course = L1 – B2 – B3 – L1 – Exit
Loops:
2-less

 

  • Bike: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn left onto the road, left again at the intersection (Tavern Perivoli), and then straight for about 3km, right on the bridge and right into the highway for about 8km until the U-turn and back to bridge (aprox. 19km) where they start a 2nd loop, and back to the transition zone. Attention is required, when athletes shortly before they finish, they have to make a 90 ° right turn from the main street to a narrow road (intersection at Tavern Perivoli).
    Loops: 2-less (interval 3-19km & interval 19-35km)
    No-Bars & No-Pass Zones: the 1st and last 200m as well as the interval 35-35.3km.

 

 

  • Run: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn right onto the coastal paved road marked with a “RUN” sign, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus and then continue by following the markings on the pavement. Athletes, in order to complete the first 5km, will have to make two U turns (one at the intersection to Yalasi and the second at Gliatis beach – sunken city) before they start their first return passing by the small theater, and the soccer field (transition zone). Shortly before the end of the soccer field, and while the athletes have completed the first 5km, there will be another U turn, indicating the starting point of the next 5km, which should be executed in the same way, before the Athletes head back following the signs and by passing by the small theater of Epidaurus, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field (transition zone), in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier.

Loops: 2

                               Cut Offs: Swim=0:45h, Swim+Bike = 3:45h

 


 

 Aquathlon

              Adults, 2003 and before

  • Swim: The start will be given from Vagionia beach. The athletes will swim clockwise to the next two red buoys B1 & B2 before they exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.
    Course = B1 – B2 – Exit
    Loops:
    1

 

  • Run: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn right onto the coastal paved road marked with a “RUN” sign, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus and then continue by following the markings on the pavement. Athletes will have to make two U turns (one at the intersection to Yalasi and the second at Gliatis beach – sunken city) before they start their way back following the signs. The athlete return by passing by the small theater of Epidaurus, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field (transition zone), in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier.
    Loops:
    1

 

   Kids

  • Swim: The swimming course is in the form of a “Π” with the water start and the finish being in two different places. Our young athletes will swim in the sea area in front of the park and they will exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.
    Loops: 1

 

  • Run: On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn right onto the coastal paved road marked with a “RUN” sign, until the U turn The athlete return by doing the opposite course, running on the coastal paved road outside the soccer field (transition zone), and passing in front of the cafes and finally to the finish line, which is located between the park and the pier.
    Loops: 1