Race Announcement of Epidavros Action 2018

The Municipality of Epidavros, the Prefecture of Peloponnese, and whynot Co. organize the 15th and the 16th of September 2018, 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.), the race that differentiates it from the other national events,  The Endurance race – (Triathlon Extreme HALF).

Under the auspices

  • of the Prefecture of Peloponnese
  • of the Regional Unity of Argolida
  • of the Ministry of Culture – Archaeological Service
  • of the Ministry of Tourism
  • of the GNTO

With the technical support of judges of the Hellenic Triathlon Federation.

 


Races

Saturday, September 15th

Swim Races

Swimming Kids 300m, (2010 – 2004)
Swimming 1500m, (2004 and before)
Swimming 3000m, (2002 and before)

Sunday, September 16th

Triathlon Races

Endurance 115km, X-Half: (Individual – Relay): Swim: 2km, Bike: 92km, Run: 21km, (2000 and before)
Standard 61km: (Individual – Relay): swim: 1.5km, Bike: 49km, Run: 10km, (2000 and before)
Sprint 26km: (Individual – Relay): Swim: 750m, Bike: 20km, Run: 5km, (2002 and before)
Super Sprint 13km:  Swim: 350m, Bike: 10km, Run: 2.5km, (2006 and before)
Kids 6km: Swim: 150m, Bike: 5km, Run: 1km, (2006 – 2012)

Aquathlon Race

Adults Aquathlon: Swim: 750m, Run: 5km, (2002 and before)


Age Groups & Award’s categories

Overall division, Men – Women


Triathlon Races


Endurance, X-Half:
+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)


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)


Kids 6km: 6-12 years

There is no overall division in kid’s races

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


Aquathlon Events

Adults Aquathlon: +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)


Swim 

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

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

Swimming 1500m: Age Groups Men – Women (14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, +60)

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


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 15th, 2018

10.00 – 21.00: Registration services at the Hotel-Cafe Aktis (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
11.30 – 12:30: Swimming 1500m at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi
11.30 – 12:55: Swimming 3000m at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi
13.00 – 13:30
: Kids Swimming 300m at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi
14.00 – 14.30: Swimming  award ceremonies at «Verdelis» Beach, at Gialassi

Small Theater of Epidaurus

Briefings
19.45- 20.15: Endurance X-Half & Standard
20.15 – 20.45: Sprint, Super Sprint, Aquathlon, Kids
19.15 – 20.50 : Pasta Party


Festival
21.00 – 21.10: Welcome to the mayor
21.15 – 21.25: Information for the small Epidaurus by Mr. V. Kazolias
21.30 – 22.15: Musical Performance


Second Day of the Events

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

06.30 – 15.00: Registration services at the Hotel-Cafe Aktis (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
06.15 – 06.40: Bike check in for Endurance 
07.30 – 08.00: Bike check in for Standard 

07.00: Start of the Endurance race (Vagionia Beach)
08.30: Start of the Standard race (Vagionia Beach)
10.30 – 11.15: Bike check in for Sprint &  Super Sprint 
11.30: Start of the Spring & Aquathlon races (Vagionia Beach)
12.30: Start of the Super Sprint race  (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
13.30: Start of the Kids triathlon race (Port of Ancient Epidavros)
14.30 – 18.00  : Bike check out
15.00: Award ceremony

Route Details 

Swim 
Swimming Kids 300m, (born 2010 – 2004)

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 2004 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 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 2002 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.

Triathlon  

Kids Triathlon – (Epidavros Triathlon 1.5 km)

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.

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 a U-turn, then back to 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).

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.

 Super sprint – (Epidavros Triathlon 13km)

 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.

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).

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.

 

Sprint (Individual – Relay) – (Epidavros Triathlon 26km)

Swim: The start will be given from Vagionia beach. The athletes will swim clockwise to the next two red buoys B3 & B2 before they exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.
Course = B3 – B2 – Exit

Bike: Athletes will cycle for about 10 km (slightly uphill), do a U-turn and back to the transition zone.
On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn left onto the road and left again at the next intersection (Tavern Perivoli).  Once they reach the Epidaurus-Methana round-about, they stay right, continue under the national road bridge (attention is required here), pass the villages of Ano Epidavros and Kozolaika. They turn left at the intersection of Ancient – New Epidavros – Lygourio  (attention is required here), pass the church of Agios Ioannis, and shortly after, there will be the U turn sign-point. The way back (last 10km) is slightly downhill, and great attention is recommended. Athletes must be very careful at the narrow small bridge that lies shortly after the intersection of Ancient – New Epidavros – Lygourio. Attention is also 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).

 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.

Aquathlon

Swim: The start will be given from Vagionia beach. The athletes will swim clockwise to the next two red buoys B3 & B2 before they exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.

Course = B3 – B2 – Exit

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.

  

Standard (Individual – Relay) – ( Epidavros Triathlon 61km)

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

 

Bike: The cycling route is one loop of approximately 49km with a positive elevation of more than 900m. On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn left onto the road and left again at the next intersection (Tavern Perivoli).  When they reach the Epidaurus-Methana round-about (after approximately 1.5km), they turn left heading to the village of Koliaki. The route for the next 6km is uphill and in some places demanding. When Athletes reach the top of the mountain, they begin a continuous downhill course with steep and technical turns (attention is required here). They pass through the village of Koliaki and just before the 13th km, they turn right at the intersection Porto Heli – Lygourio (attention is required here). In the next 10 kilometers, athletes will cycle on a mostly positive elevation route before reaching the village of Adami. After passing through the village, the athletes head towards Lygourio on a steep downhill. Attention is required here as there is a sharp and dangerous right curve along the way. In less than one kilometer, athletes will have to cross LEFT at three main intersections (attention is required here).   The 1st one being the Ancient Theater to Ligourio, the 2nd one the Ancient Theater to Isthmus – Ancient Epidaurus and the 3rd one the Lygourio to Nafplio.  Athletes continue straight, right on the first exit to Hani, and right again at the next intersection which takes them to Lygourio.  At the beginning of the village, they turn left towards Ancient Epidavros. From here on, the route is slightly downhill, and great attention is recommended. Athletes must be very careful at the narrow small bridge that lies shortly after the intersection of Ancient – New Epidavros – Lygourio. Attention is also 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).

 

 

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.

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

 

Endurance (Individual – Relay)– (Epidavros Triathlon 115km)

Swim: The start will be given from Vagionia beach. The athletes will swim clockwise on the next three red buoys (Β1–B2–B3), right and through the two lighthouses (L1), before they exit on the side of the soccer field, where the transition zone is located.
Course = Β1 – B2 – B3 – L1 – Exit

Bike: The cycling route is two loops of approximately 92km with a positive elevation of more than 1770m. On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn left onto the road and left again at the next intersection (Tavern Perivoli).  When they reach the Epidaurus-Methana round-about (after approximately 1.5km), they turn left heading to the village of Koliaki. The route for the next 6km is uphill and in some places demanding. When Athletes reach the top of the mountain, they begin a continuous downhill course with steep and technical turns (attention is required here). They pass through the village of Koliaki and just before the 13th km, they turn right at the intersection Porto Heli – Lygourio (attention is required here). In the next 10 kilometers, athletes will cycle on a mostly positive elevation route before reaching the village of Adami. After passing through the village, the athletes head towards Lygourio on a steep downhill. Attention is required here as there is a sharp and dangerous right curve along the way. In less than one kilometer, athletes will have to cross LEFT at three main intersections (attention is required here).   The 1st one being the Ancient Theater to Ligourio, the 2nd one the Ancient Theater to Isthmus – Ancient Epidaurus and the 3rd one the Lygourio to Nafplio.  Athletes continue straight, right on the first exit to Hani, and right again at the next intersection which takes them to Lygourio.  At the beginning of the village, they turn left towards Ancient Epidavros. From here on, the route is slightly downhill, and great attention is recommended. Athletes must be very careful at the narrow small bridge that lies shortly after the intersection of Ancient – New Epidavros – Lygourio. Once they reach the Epidaurus-Methana round-about for 2rd time, Athletes continue straight up the hill, starting the second loop ( Koliaki, Adami, Ligourio, Epidaurus).  Once the complete the second loop and they reach at the Epidaurus-Methana round-about for 3rd time, they turn left towards Epidaurus – returning to 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).

Run:  On leaving the transition zone, athletes turn Left onto the coastal paved road marked with a “RUN Endurance” sign, leading to Vagonia beach, while passing by the promenade, cafes and next to the finish line. When they arrive at Vagonia beach, they must follow the signs and markings, which take them into the Polemarcha trail path, Attention, at one point the trail path takes the athletes to a dirt-road where they run until the U turn sign and back again from the same dirt-road which takes them to the continuation of the trail path and back to Vagonia Beach and from there to exit run of the transition zone – basically at the point where the athletes started running, completing approximately the first 8km.  In order to finish their race, athletes must complete two loops of approximately 5km each. Therefore, they continue straight onto the coastal paved road, right on the dirt-road to the small theater of Epidaurus and then they continue by following the markings on the pavement. In order to complete the first 5km loop, 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 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 loop, there will be another U turn, indicating the starting point of the second 5km loop, 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.

 Cut Offs: Swim=1h, Swim+1ος Γύρος Bike = 3:25h, Swim+all Bike = 5:25h, Swim+Bike+8km Run = 6:45h

 

Race Committee

Technical Director Mr. Panagiotis Gerou.

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: www.facebook.com/epidavrosaction,  www.facebook.com/events/1409782709148322.