On the 21st and 22nd of September, Sifnos island will host for the second time, the ATROMITOS – FEARLESS swim and trail run event!!!
In the morning of the 21st of September 3 different races will take place. The starting point for the races will be the beautiful beach of Platis Gialos.
The 3000m open sea swim race is essentially a long distance route within the Platis Gialos protected bay. The starting point will be outside the water and the finish line arch will be just a few steps outside the sea.
The 1200 meter open water swim race will begin at the same time as the 3000m race and will have a shorter route. Both swim matches will be conducted with absolute security. There will be many boats and kayaks with volunteer rescuers positioned in various sites.
Please note that the multisport race is a combination of the 1200m open water swim race with the 12.5km trail run.
The 12,5Km trail run at 450m elevation, will begin 15 minutes after the open water swim races start. Its route will have you running on one of the most beautiful paths of Sifnos where you will experience several different terrains, from rocky paths to olive groves, secluded beaches and monasteries. There will be 3 aid stations set up which will provide water and other necessities. The No4 path belongs to the Sifnos Trails network.
In the afternoon, there will be more athletic and artistic events organized that will take place on the beach.
On the same evening at 9pm we will celebrate with a very special beach party and an after dark 750m open water swim race where the sandy sea bottom will be illuminated by underwater lights signaling the swimming route.
On Sunday the 22nd of September at 9:00am, one more 3000m open water swim race will take place. What differentiates this race from the others is the fact that its starting point will be at the Apokofto beach which is located next to the famous Chrysopigi monastery. The contestants will be transported by coaches, sponsored by MILES AWAY TRAVEL. This is a real open water race. It is aimed at those who are not scared of the deep waters (ατρόμητοι=fearless), to those born to travel with the waves! After a beach start you will head towards the very popular Chrisopigi bay, then turn right towards Platis Gialos. Let loose, relax and enjoy the magic of the open sea for your safety and comfort are guaranteed and seen to by the patient and sunburnt volunteers who are on standby if the need arises. In the middle of the race’s route there will be an aid point with water, bananas, energy drinks and a smile! Once you pass the cove, turn right towards the marina, which will be closed off for the duration of the race, and head to the finish line arch on the beach.