Sfakia Vertical Run Description
The ARKALOS Sports Club, under the auspices of the Municipality of Sfakia, organizes the vertical ascension of Sfakia Vertical Run from Loutro to Anopolis Sfakion.
It is an explosion, strength and endurance race, as it gains 690 meters of positive altitude in just 4.5 kilometers.
The gathering of the athletes will take place on Sunday, at the port of Sfakia. The receipt of the numbers and the completion of the responsible statements will take place at the race secretariat which will be in the port of Sfakia from 8:30 am.
The athletes will board the boat for Loutro to depart at 10:00. The start of the race will be given through the boat to Loutro, with the opening of the ship’s catapult, in rows. Then the athletes will cross the Loutro beach front and will ascend the rocky path to the church of Agia Ekaterini .
This path gains 690m of elevation in 3,1 km!
There, athletes, for being valid, should strike the bell of the church and then continue downhill 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 treat in the village square. The athletes will return to the port of Sfakia by means of transport.
For the race to run smoothly, the limit of holdings is set to 250.