Sfakia Vertical Run Description

The Arkalos Sports Club, under the auspices of Region of Crete and the Municipality of Sfakia, organizes the vertical ascension of Sfakia Vertical Run from Loutro to Anopolis Sfakion at the last Sunday of October.


It is an explosion, strength and endurance race, as it gains 680 meters of positive altitude and 100 meters of negative altitude in just 4.9 kilometers.


The gathering of the athletes will take place at the port of Sfakia port.


The athletes will board to ferryboat and will arrive to Loutro in 15 minutes. The start of the race will be given through the boat with the opening of the ship’s catapult, in rows!!! Then the athletes will cross the Loutro beach front for 500m and will ascend the rocky path to the church of Agia Ekaterini .


This path gains 680m of elevation in 3,5 km!


There, athletes, for being valid, should strike the bell of the church and then continue downhill for 900m, to the finish that will take place in Anopolis square.


The event will provide 2 water supply stations, one in the middle of the route and one just before the bell.


There will be awards and a traditional pilafi party in the village square of Anopolis!!!