5 Jul

Early birds will catch springtime bargains for Limassol Marathon

running along the shore at Limassol Marathon

One of the big success stories of recent years as regards international running events is the Limassol Marathon festival. The springtime Cyprus event has been attracting increasing numbers from the UK since it began to target the international market in 2008.

Now organisers have announced their 2020 packages and are urging runners to confirms plans at an early stage to take advantage of generous early bird offers. The #RunLimassolPlus race weekend package has always been extremely popular with overseas athletes wanting to visit Cyprus for this weekend celebration of running. Offering a range of accommodation options, discounted race entry and useful added extras, the package offers a great value and hassle-free way to enjoy a long weekend away.

The #RunLimassolPlus package includes a 40% discount on race entry, technical T-shirt, the best accommodation rates for race weekend, free pass for public buses over race weekend, pasta party pass, early race day breakfast and transfer to the start line on Sunday 22 March. After the overwhelming success of the race packages in previous years, the unveiling of next year’s package is expected to warmly received by all those waiting to secure their place at the 14th edition of what is officially known as OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO.

A large number of British runners took advantage of the #RunLimassolPlus package in 2019 and it enabled them to really focus on their race and social experience rather than the logistics of race weekend. With a choice of accommodation options across a range of budgets, from immaculate 3-star hotels through to luxury 5-star hotels, runners can create the package that best suits them. Entry to the pasta party on the Saturday evening is also a great chance to fuel ahead of the four competitive races on Sunday, meet like-minded runners and soak up the laid-back and welcoming atmosphere for which Limassol is known.

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is one of Europe’s most recognisable sporting events, welcoming a total of 15,000 runners across six races each spring. The event is well known for its flat and fast course, spectacular setting, views of the sparkling Mediterranean, beautiful spring weather, friendly atmosphere and first-class hospitality. It is a fantastic destination for individuals, families, groups of friends and running clubs of differing abilities looking for a superb race weekend away.

Entry to OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 21-22 March 2020 is open. Early bird fees until 31 October are: Marathon €36 (full price €60), Half Marathon €27 (full price €45), Petrolina 10K Energy Race €18 (full price €30) and 5K City Race €18 (full price €30).

Go to the race website for more info and to book the #RunLimassolPlus race weekend package.

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