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Crete Marathon 2018
April 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EEST
Crete Marathon 2018
Crete Marathon is on a “Green Mission”, aiming to raise the awareness of the citizens’ Environmental Conscience and their participation in actions that concern the protection and preservation of the Biodiversity of Crete.
This program invites all citizens to register in a race of their choice. A tree will be planted in an area that has suffered environmental damage, with the enrollment of every runner/participant in the event, creates new life, as a tree will be planted in an area that has suffered environmental damage.
Start Area: Municipal marketplace of Chania (Dimotiki Agora)
Description of the route: The route of the Marathon includes the streets: C. Hatzimichalis – Chalidon- Kountourioti Coast – Kanaris Coast – Papanikolis Coast – Selinou – Georgakakidon – Bridge Kladissos – turn right, the route continues along the coast on the PEO Chania – Kissamos to 16.800m and about in height after the historical Maleme, route with reversal of runners – and the journey continues for about 16.800m beach on the PEO Kissamos Chania – via the bridge Kladissou, continuing on the PEO Kissamos Chania – turn right Markou Mpotsari road – Solomou – Sfakianakis – around Freedom Square – Heroon Polytechniou – at the left, El. Venizelos – Square. Sophocles Venizelos – Finish in front of Municipal Marketplace.
Finish Area: Municipal marketplace of Chania (Dimotiki Agora)
– Participants in Marathon Race, should be at least 18 years old.
– The time limit for the completion of the Marathon Race is six (6) hours (runners should have completed the marathon until 14:00) from the scheduled starting time at 8:00.
– In each kilometer of the Marathon route, there will be mileage indication.
– Electronic control timing Carpets, will record the times at the start and the finish line. Also, there will be electronic timing control points, to record intermediate times along the route, as well as at the end points of the route (reversals).
To enjoy the unique experience of participating in one of the races of the Crete Marathon and not put yourself in any danger, you should be fit and healthy at the day of the Road Race.
The Organizing Committee, engourages your participation. But we are morally obliged to draw attention to all participants and especially those who are not sufficiently prepared the previous period for one of the races of the Marathon Crete. Everyone should know that, either do medical check up, particularly cardiology, or not, in any case, the participation responsibility lies exclusively by the runner. The following instructions are designed, to best inform all participants as well as contribute to your performance, for a pleasant and secure participation.
EVE OF THE ROAD RACE DAY
Avoid strenuous workout and rest early. Prepare the previus day all necessary things for your participation. Dinner of the eve day, should be light and proportionally rich in carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes). Do not forget your hydration, especially if on race day forecast gives high temperature for the season. Avoid alcohol.
AT THE DAY OF THE ROAD RACE
Before you get started from home, make sure you have with you:
– Number of Participation and nannies (Bib Tag Timing System – My Laps).
– The Backpack of the Organization with your dry clothes, with your participation paper number stuck on it.
Do not run if you feel unwell, even if it is something you want very much and you prepare for it. Most medical incidents occur in athletes who, although not feel well, participate properly because they do not want to lose this sporting event. If you feel that you have a fever, if you are vomiting, diarrhea or if you have chest pain, please do not take part in the race. THERE IS RISK FOR YOUR HEALTH.
– Dressed with appropriate clothing depending on the weather.
– Wear shoes that you re-run, and you know that will not cause you blisters.
– Eat few hours before the starting time, very gently, avoiding fats.
– Start early for the starting area and avoid anything that could cause you stress.
– Start the race well hydrated. Up to half an hour before the race you can drink 250ml water.
DURING THE ROAD RACE
You need regular hydration and adequate supply if the charge during the race is very long. Drink regularly, but do not overdo it. Prefer drinks that you have already tried. Prefer fluids and viscous formulations that are digested easily by the body.
Run slowly, particularly if the level of your preparation for the race that you run it was not satisfactory. Follow this advice and the most likely to meet the requirements without need some medical attention. Doctors and volunteers will be on route of the race and will cover health fight. If you leavethe race, head to the nearest station with a doctor. Keep these tips and you should have as a guide before and during the Marathon Race.
IN THE FINISH
When you stop run, do not stand still. Keep walking, especially when you feel dizzy and drink enough fluids to replenish those lost during the race (especially those who finished the marathon). Go to the place that will pick up your stuff as quickly as possible, take your backpack and put on dry and warm clothing. Then be sure to drink something, but slowly, and eat, always at the same pace. After the finish do not drink large amounts of water. You can gradually hydrate over the next 24-48 hours. Some athletes feel that you still faint and half hours after the race, because they do not drink enough fluids, or not eating well. But again do not drink excessively. If, for whatever reason, feel weakness, dizziness, inability to move, look immediately medical personnel.