Announcement of Epidavros Action 2021

The Municipality of Epidavros, the Prefecture of Peloponnese, and whynot Co. organize the 11th and the 12th of September 2021, Triathlon, Aquathlon, Swimming, and running races in Ancient Epidavros. It is an event that was successfully organized for first the time in 2014.   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 11th

Swim Races

Swimming Kids 300m, (8 – 14 years old)

Swimming 1500m, (14+), born 2007 & 2008 will also be allowed in case of swimming athletes with proven races on free style and for +400 meters
Swimming 3000m, (16+)


City Run Races

Running Kids 1500m, (6 – 18 years old)

Running 5.000m, (12+)

 


Sunday, September 12th

Triathlon Races

Standard: (Individual – Relay): swim: 1.5km, Bike: 38km, Run: 10km, (18+)

Sprint: (Individual – Relay): Swim: 750m, Bike: 22km, Run: 5km, (16+)

Super Sprint:  Swim: 350m, Bike: 10km, Run: 2.5km, (12+)


Aquathlon Race

Adults: Swim: 750m, Run: 5km, (16+)
Kids: Swim: 150m, Run: 1km, (6 – 15 years old)


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), Women (only women) and Corporate.


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), Women (only women) and Corporate.


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: 6-15 years

There is no overall division in kid’s races

Age Groups, Boys – Girls (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-15)


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 (1419, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, +70)

Swimming 3000m: Age Groups Men – Women (1619, 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 11th

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)
19.30 – 20.30: Pasta Party, Cafe Koilon & Plaza (Port of Ancient Epidavros)

 


Second Day of the Events

Sunday, September 12th

06.30 – 15.00: 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 Spring & 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

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
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

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
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
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

 

  • 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)

 

  • 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)

 

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

  • 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

 

Race Committee

Technical Director: TBA

The competitions will be conducted on the basis of the ITU rules.

 

The racing schedule may be modified in accordance with the particularities of the race. The representative of the Technical Committee and the Clerk of the Race are responsible for drawing up and formalizing the race program and for what is not provided in this notice.

 

Athletes Pack

Participation Medal

Electronic timing

Water, soft drinks, isotonic, gels and bananas during the race

Swimming cap

Sports bag with several surprises from supporters.

 

Information

For more information and any questions, please contact info@why-n.gr  or call us at +30-210-9830680

 

Amendments

The organizers reserve the right to modify this announcement.

More details and information can be found on the official web site: www.why-n.gr, and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/412104032787275

 

Running 10.000m

10.000m: Age Groups, Men – Women (14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69. +70)

17.15 – 18.20: City Run 10.000m, Port of Ancient Epidavros

 

Running 10.000m
Athletes run towards the coastal paved road, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus and then continue to Gialassi area until the U turn sign by the Panagitsa church. 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.