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For the sixth consecutive year, Costa Navarino is hosting Navarino Challenge – the ultimately successful sports event in Greece!
Navarino Challenge will be held on 12-14 October 2018. Open to all ages, the three-day event will again attract Olympic Medalists, Champions and well recognized athletes, along with amateur sports fans of all ages, inviting all to compete and share unique moments across over 20 sports activities, like running, open water swimming, SUP, Taekwondo, climbing, biking, basketball, golf and kick boxing, and activities for the entire family like kids’ athletics, baby swimming, aqua aerobic, tennis and Beach Volley family competitions.
Open to all ages, the multi-awarded sports tourism event Navarino Challenge promotes the concept of “a healthy mind in a healthy body” and the spirit of “fair play”, through the participation of role-model athletes focusing on the respect for equality and diversity through sports, and the education of youth through sports, without any kind of discrimination, maintaining the principles of the Olympic spirit and ideals, which require mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship and brotherhood .
The event is additionally aiming to raise awareness on the benefits of physical exercise and balanced nutrition through Mediterranean diet, while also educating participants on the fight against childhood obesity.
The 3 routes 2018
Half Marathon Route (21.1 km) This year, just like the previous ones, the routes of Navarino Challenge are renewed and more “challenging” than ever! The route of the Half Marathon starts inside the facilities of Costa Navarino at the bicycle rental area (Navarino Outdoors) and is directed towards the south exit of the complex following the asphalt road slightly uphill for about 500 meters.
The route of 10 km. is also renewed, by giving participants the opportunity this year to run in the unique beauty of Voidokilia beach. The 10km. route again this year has small differences in height and consists of approximately 50% dirt road and 50% of asphalt road.
The shortest route of the event is 5km., which is quite easy and “friendly” with small height differences and moves about 90% on dirt road and 10% on asphalt road. The 5km route starts inside the facilities of Costa Navarino at the bicycle rental area (Navarino Outdoors).
Open water swimming
As for the open water swim, any open water swimmer will love this course that features a stunning backdrop in the beautiful Navarino Bay. 2018 marks the first year of competitive open water races at the Port of Pylos, covering 1 mile (1.6km) on a special swimming route, designed by the Federal Swimming Coach, Nikos Gemelos.
Stand Up Paddling ( SUP )
Immediately after the swimming action, the Stand Up Paddling by BIC® Sport will be held for the third consecutive year! “Navarino Challenge” presents at the port of Pylos an innovative sport such as Stand Up Paddling (SUP), which has become popular all over the world. The SUP will take place with the support of surf club, Surf Salad!
Please note that the Navarino Challenge participants that will book their accommodation package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino will also have the opportunity to enjoy the full program of the activities that will take place at the resort for free : tae kwon do, climbing and cycling in Voidokilia, pilates, basketball, golf, kick boxing, baby swimming and aqua aerobics, kids’ athletics, beach volley, tennis cross training crossfit, beach yoga, demo match with optimist type boats, boxing and beachathlon.
Please, download and fill out the accommodation package reservation form that you will find at the top of the page. Then, fill in the contact form and attach the file to the relevant field below the contact form.
To participate in Navarino Challenge 2018, please click here.
A) By bank transfer
ACCOUNT : 5012 – 045985 – 641
IBAN : GR65 0172 0120 0050 1204 5985 641
Please send us by e-mail a copy of bank remittance including your name on the transfer notice.
B) By credit card ( Visa or Mastercard )
- Please download and fill in the appropriate accommodation package above.
- Next you must attach the form you have filled in to the relevant field below the contact form.