Marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km races, youth races in Limassol and along Akrotiri Bay of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of Cyprus

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
28 March 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 3.000,
marathon 2019 — 471
half marathon 2019 — 987
Course Record: 2:13:29 (marathon) Moses Kangogo, Kenya, 2010
Entry fee:
36—60 € marathon,
27—45 € half marathon

The Limassol Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Limassol, Cyprus. The official name of the event is OPAP Limassol Marathon. About 3.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (471 runners completed marathon and 987 finished half marathon in 2019).

The Limassol Marathon 2021 is a qualifying event for the 3rd Abbott WMM Wanda Age group World Championships 2022.

You may run Cyprus marathon or half marathon in Paphos (March) and in Larnaka (November).

More about Limassol and its attractions you may find here.

Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO) 2019

Events and activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (OPAP Limassol Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 7:30 28 March 2021 (Sunday) from the Western end of Molos (Μώλος) Park in Limassol.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the date of the race.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Muskita Half Marathon Race)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 7:40 28 March 2021 (Sunday) from the Western end of Molos (Μώλος) Park in Limassol.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the date of the race.

6.2mi/10km Race (Petrolina 10km Energy Race)

The 6.2mi/10km race starts at 7:55 28 March 2021 (Sunday) from the Western end of Molos (Μώλος) Park in Limassol.

Age limit: from 15 years old on the date of the race.

Entry fee: 18—30 €.

Course of the 6.2mi/10km race, Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021

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Course

The course of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 tracks from Limassol along Akrotiri Bay (Κόλπος Ακρωτηρίου) of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of Cyprus to the ruins of the ancient royal city of Amathus (Αμαθούς), and back to the city.

The routes of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 are traffic free for the time of races.

Course of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 with altitude profile

The roundtrip course of the Limassol Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021 partly coincides with the marathon distance.

Course of the Limassol Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021

Course of the Limassol Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021

Start and finish for all races of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 is in the Western end of Molos (Μώλος) Park in Limassol.

You may find the official course map of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 here, Limassol Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021 course map is here.

Time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours 40 minutes.

The pace makers of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) and Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by flags marked with the corresponding finish time. Target times for marathon are 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 hours, for half marathon — 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 2.5km of the route beginning from the km 5, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with water Saint Nicholas, isotonic drink, energy gel, fruit, juice, refreshing sponges.

Water and nutrition stations, toilets along the course of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021

Water and nutrition stations  along the course of the Limassol Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021

Water and nutrition stations along the course of the Limassol Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021

Before the start 28 March 2021 (Sunday) you may leave your personal belongings in the baggage tracks near the start and finish zone.

The route of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 online.

The Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) and Half Marathon (Muskita Half Marathon Race) 2021 entry fee:
marathon — 60 € (36 € or 48 € — early bird rates);
half marathon — 45 € (27 € or 36 € — early bird rates).
The entry fee may increase as the race date approach.

50% discount is for university students, school students get free registration. More info is here.

You may defer your registration to the next year. Till 30 days before the race you can switch to another distance (with surcharge if applicable) at no transfer charge, later — for 5 €. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Limassol public transport 2-day pass
  • Bag deposit
  • Pace maker service
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Heatsheet after finish
  • Recovery massage on first-come, first-served basis
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • After party event
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge:
Official Technical T-shirt — 19.99 €,
Engraved plate for medal iTaB — 10 €,
Official Hoodie — 24.99 €,
Pasta Party ticket — 5 €.

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number in the Registration Office of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021 at the cultural centre Trakasol (Agios Antonios, Limassol), tel. +35725880100).
Pick-up desks schedule:
25 March 2021 (Thursday) from 11:00 till 19:00
26 and 27 March 2021 (Friday — Saturday) from 9:00 till 18:00.

Registration Office of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2019

Registration Office of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2019

To get your Race Pack you should show your confirmation letter (sent via email).

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present your printed confirmation letter.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Limassol Marathon (OPAP Limassol Marathon) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Rop Abel Kibet (KEN) 02:17:40
2. Muhaisen Ahmad (JOR) 02:37:54
3. Ioannou Charalampos (CYP) 02:38:04

Women (marathon)
1. Matebo Ruth Chemisto (KEN) 02:43:30
2. Kimutai Hellen Jepkosgei (KEN) 02:46:44
3. Tolstykh Elena (RUS) 02:48:02

* Source: www.myrace.gr

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
D.M.C.- S.A.S.EVENT LTD
Franklin Roosevelt 86, Limassol 3011, Petra Business Centre, 2&3
Floor. P.O. Box 51623, 3507
Limassol, Cyprus
tel. +357 25 880 100

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 22 March 2020 (race rescheduled)
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 9°C – 19°C (55°F – 65°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (14 mph)
Date: 24 March 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 4°C – 16°C (54°F – 68°F)
Wind: 14 km/h (9 mph)
Date: 18 March 2018
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 13°C – 21°C (55°F – 69°F)
Wind: 29 km/h (18 mph)

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How to get to Limassol

A lot of flights of different price categories arrive at Larnaca airport.

Distance between Larnaca and Limassol is 67 km, approximately 1:30 h by car.

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 26 March 2021 — 29 March 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Limassol from the Larnaca airport (LCA) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Limassol

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in March 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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