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Mythical course to the center of earth

SEMiGOD’S RACE

Run with Euchidas, meet the Muses on Mt. Helicon, purify yourself in Castalia spring, crown yourself with laurel, and enter in Apollo temple as a winner…

The Hellenic character of the race, its historical background, its difficulty the natural beauty of the route, its friendly atmosphere together with the feeling of companionship make this race special almost unique!Join the team and live the experience. Go beyond your own limits. Be a modern “Euchidas”..

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  • Ευχίδειος Άθλος
Ευχίδειος Άθλος
Euchidios Athlos

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Euchidios Athlos 1993-2014
21st Euchidia Delphic flame long-range
Mythical route to the center of the earth
In the footsteps of the immortal runner Euchida

15th Euchidios Athlos 9-10-11 May 2014
Euchidios hyper…athlos Delphi-Plataies-Delphi 215 klm
Euchidios athlos Plataies-Delphi 107,5 klm
The transfer of the Delphic flame at Plataea 2500 years ago, by the rifleman-runner Euchida, constitutes a reference point and starter 21 years now for hundreds of runners who had run this historic route.
2013 was a milestone year, where Euchidios athlos became known worldwide and many athletes from abroad want to run the 215 klm route mainly.
We wanted to thank once again the Greek athletes and our friends, athletes, from France and Spain as well who are with us the recent years.
For 2014,· we promise a spectacular start and one amazing race. Everybody is expected!!!
The awe and the emotion of athletes when they’re facing from above Earth's center is great and even larger is the joy when at the finishing point the athletes rewarded with a laurel crown and the unique symbol-prize of the race, the torch of Euchidas.
All these are milestones for each athlete especially when he makes his first ‘’steps’’ on long distance races.

 

The race, for the 107,5 klm distance and the reversal for the 215 klm distance, starts from the archaeological site of Plataea next to the battlefield of the most decisive victory of the Hellenic army against the Persians and challenges each athlete to repeat himself the feat of Euchidas. Athletes start the race by crossing the plain of Plataea with the battlefield on their right; they run at the dirt road besides the canal of Mornos for 5 klm to reach the historical Lefktra. They continue for Ellopia, Xironomi, Domvrena and ancient Thisvi, from where it begins the ascent of the mountain of the Muses of Helicon. Athletes pass through 2 beautiful villages, Sent Anna and Kuriaki, on the beautiful mount of muses 2 reach 1050m running to landscapes of unique beauty.Then they descent and encounter Steiri and the historical Distomo, to begin to go up again to the slopes of Mountain Parnassus up to the picturesque Arachova. From there they descent to Delphoi, the Earth’s center! The imposing landscape and breeze of the space is unique in the world.

 

Euchidios Hyper-athlos 215 klm.Delphi-Plataea-Delphi

Start: The start will be held in Delphi on Friday, May 9 2014 at 9 o'clock. Before the start it will take place the ceremony of Delphical light at the archaeological site and it will be given laurel wreath to the athletes. The light of Delphoi will be transferred to Plataea. There the first athlete to reach the reversal will be have the honor to light the shrine of Plataea. Of course all of the athletes who will get there will symbolically light the shrine.

Participation forms: Only those athletes who have finished the 107,5 klm Euchidio feat within the time limit or another hyper marathon above 100klm the past two years. The participation forms· opens on 07/10/2013 and closes on 03/31/2014. Athletes can send their partic. forms by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax at 0030 27420 29469.

We kindly ask from athletes to send their applications INSIDE timeout. Applications after the end of the period will not be accepted.
All athletes should be aware that the race is quite strenuous and requires excellent fitness. All athletes must have a recent medical examination and adduce a medical certificate not older than 3 months which is certifying their good health.

Time limit: Athletes have a time limit of 36 hours to complete the race. Delphi-Plataea in 16 hours and Plataea-Delphi 20 hours

Control stations and supply: a total of 19 control stations and supply there will be along the route and 6 water points as well. The stations will operate for 36 hours normally in both directions. The stations with their schedules will uploaded on our website in a few days.
At the stations athletes will find whatever they need: water, refreshments, fruits, biscuits, savory, sweet, snacks etc. At St.Anne station it will be light food as baked potatoes and macaroni. The same it will also be at Plataies station on the reversal. There will also be small pharmacy at each station. Those athletes, who have their own things for the stations, can deliver them from the previous day of the race. They should have written purely the number and the station they want.
Those athletes who have companions will need to know both they and their companions that after starting the race the companions will have to go to Distomo from where it can assist their athletes at each station. It is forbidden to assist their athletes before Distomo. Both athletes and companions must know and obey the rules.
Athletes must arrive at each station no longer than the closing time of the station otherwise they will be disqualified.

Numbers: Athletes will receive their numbers in Delphi on eve of the race, Thursday 08 May 2014.· The numbers will be posted on our website immediately after the completion of participations.


Trophies: laurel wreath, Torch, medals and certificates for those athletes who finish the race on time limit. CUPS will be given to the first three (men) and the first three (women). All athletes will be given t-shirt of the race and many gifts from our sponsors. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 11th May morning in Delphi.

Financial participation: 150€ for each athlete and 70€ for each companion. Includes: participation rights in the race, supplies during the race, Torch, medals and certificates, souvenirs-shirt, pasta dinner on Thursday 08 May 2014, hotel accommodation in Delphi with breakfast, hotel accommodation·· with breakfast on Friday if there is abandonment of the athlete, transportation for the athlete in case of abandonment, eating on Saturday 10 May 2014 after termination of athletes and overnight at hotel in Delphi with breakfast, free guided tour of the archaeological site on Sunday, launch on Sunday 11 May 2014 after the Trophies seremony, various gifts such as wines and other local gifts, Free transportation from Delphi to Athens on Sunday 11 May after the end of the awarding.
Companions entitled eating out and stay in hotel as athletes.
You can deposit the money for your financial participation if your participation confirmed by the association account: 231-00-2002-005483
IBAN:GR56 0140 2310 2310 0200 2005 483 alpha bank until 31/03/2014

 

Euchidios athlos 107,5 klm·· Plataea-Delphi

Start: The start of the race will take place in front of the archaeological site of Plataea on Saturday 10th May 2014 at 6:00 o’clock.

Participation form: may attend athletes who have rerun Euchidio feat and have finished or another ultramarathon or at least have accumulated three terminations of Marathons the last two years. Entries opens on 07 Octomber 2013 and closes on 31 March 2014. The applications may be sent by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax to 0030 27420 29469. We kindly ask from athletes to send their applications INSIDE timeout. Applications after the end of the period will not be accepted.

Time limit: Athletes have a time limit of 15 hours to complete the race.

Control stations and supply: a total of 19 control stations and supply there will be along the route and 6 water points as well. At the stations athletes will find whatever they need: water, refreshments, fruits, biscuits, savory, sweet, snacks etc. There will also be small pharmacy at each station as indicated above for the 215 klm race. Athletes must arrive at each station no longer than the closing time of the station otherwise they will be disqualified.

Both athletes and companions must know and obey the rules. It is forbidden for companions to help their athletes interval of stations, nor can park and wait them before the stations, otherwise the athlete may be disqualified. Those athletes, who have their own things for the stations, can deliver them from the previous day of the race. They should have written purely the number and the station they want. The list of stations will be posted on our page in a few days.

Transportation: It will be a bus for the transportation of the athletes from Athens to Plataies Saturday morning May 10 and it will departure at 4:00 o’clock from Karaiskaki square in front of the theater Peroke, next to Stanley hotel as last year (for those who know). The bus will transport the athletes from Delphi to Athens on Sunday 11th of May once the awards and events are over.

Trophies: The first 6 men and the top three women will be given laurel wreath, the torch of Euchidas, cup, medals and certificates. Those who finish the race in time will be given Euchidas torch medals and certificate.Those who do not finish the race will be given a commemorative diploma for their participation. Everyone will get shirt souvenirs and many gifts that we are going to have. The ceremony will take place on Sunday morning May 11 in Delphi.
Numbers: Numbers will be given on eve of the race, May 9 afternoon at Plataea 17:00 to 20:00. Those who cannot come from Friday can get their numbers on Saturday morning just before the start of the race by the Secretariat. A prerequisite for this is to have completed their participation, they should have been given number which they will see it at the participation list. They must also have settled their financial participation.
Financial participation: The financial participation of the race is 70€ for each athlete and 40€ for each companion. It includes:
Participation rights in the race,supplies during the race, torch (if they disserve it), medals and certificates, souvenirs-shirt of the race, transportation from Athens to Plataea and from Delphi to Athens, dinner on Saturday night after the termination at Delphi, hotel accommodation with breakfast in Delphi, laucnh on Sunday 11 May 2014 after the Trophies ceremony, a free tour to the archaeological site on Sunday 11 May and special gifts that our sponsors provide us with. Companions entitled transportation, food, and hotel accommodation as athletes. Money should be submitted until 31 March 2014 to the association account as was referred above.

Important note: Athletes who they will use the bus should definitely make a note on their application form or inform the organizers until 31 March 2014.
The races will be supervised by organizers, supervisors and judges the whole time.

Athletes run exclusively with their responsibility and absolve the organizers and all stakeholders to any harm to their health or in loss.
In the race there will be doctors and ambulances, there will also be physiotherapists to St. Anne and Plataies(reversal).
You should frequently visit the website of the race because it will posted in time further notice, detailed etc.

For further information feel free to contact with us at our e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it fax and telephone number: 0030 27420 29469, mobile phone: 0030 6982712878

Mrs. Ritsa Antonopoulou.

Ran with Euchidas, meet the Muses on mt Elikonas, purify yourself at Kastalia spring crouwn yourself with laurel and enter at the sanctuary of Apollo!
Train hard and…we’ll wait for you!

The Organizing Committee

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