On the 21st and 22nd of September, Sifnos island will host the ATROMITOS – FEARLESS swim and trail run event for the second time!
Here is a description of the exciting race schedule:
The morning of September 21st will host three different races, with the beautiful beach of Platis Gialos acting as the starting point. The 3000m open sea swim race is essentially a long distance route within Platis Gialos’ protected bay. The race will start outside the water and the finishing line will be just a few steps inland.
The 1200 meter open water swim race will begin at the same time as the 3000m race and will have a shorter route. Both swimming events will be conducted with a focus on security and safety for contestants. Several boats and kayaks with volunteer rescuers will be positioned across various sites along the routes.
The multisport race is a combination of the 1200m open water swim race and a 12.5km trail run, starting at a 450m elevation. The 12.5Km trail run will begin 45 minutes after the start of the open water swimming races, and will have you running on one of the most beautiful paths of Sifnos. The route travels through several different terrains and environments, from rocky paths to olive groves, secluded beaches and monasteries. There will be three aid stations set up to provide water and other necessities. The No4 path belongs to the Sifnos Trails network.
In the afternoon, more athletic and artistic events will take place on the beach, followed by the beach party at 9pm. An after dark 750m open sea swim will also take place, illuminated by underwater lights on the sea bed to signal the route.
At 9:00am on Sunday the 22nd September, a second 3000m open water swim race will take place. What differentiates this race from the others is its starting point at the Apokofto beach, located next to the famous Chrysopigi monastery. The contestants will be transported there by coaches, sponsored by MILES AWAY TRAVEL. This is a real open water race, aimed at those who are not scared of deep water (ατρόμητοι = fearless), and were born to travel through the waves! After a beach start you will head towards the popular Chrisopigi bay, then turn right towards Platis Gialos. Let loose, relax and enjoy the magic of the open sea for your safety will be overseen by the patient and sunburnt volunteers on standby if the need arises. The race’s midpoint will have an aid station, stocked 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 finishing line on the beach.
See you there!
*Schedule subject to change.
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ATROMITOS RACE TERMS & CONDITIONS
Participants must be 16 years or older
Participants younger than 18 years, must submit their guardian’s written consent
In order to receive your registration number and chip timing device you must first submit a written consent form to the registrations desk
The use of the following accessories is permitted as long as you notify the registrations desk when receiving your number. Participants who use these aids may participate in the race, however, they are excluded from competing.
1. Neoprene wet suit
2. Neoprene Swim shorts
4. Swim gloves
The use of fins is not permitted.
Time limits for each sport event:
Swimming 1200m : 50 minutes
Swimming 3000m: 120 minutes & trail run 12500m 180 minutes
Please note: throwing rubbish in the sea or mountain, is prohibited.
Categories: There are no age categories
Sports categories: The 3 first contestants (for each of the 12 sport categories) to complete the race will be awarded a trophy.
The sport categories are:
Open water 3000m Saturday 21/9 Men’s
Open water 3000m Saturday 21/9 Women’s
Open water 3000m Sunday 22/9 Men’s
Open water 3000m Sunday 22/9 Women’s
Open water 1200m Saturday 21/9 Men’s
Open water 1200m Saturday 21/9 Women’s
Open water 750m Saturday evening 21/9 Men’s
Open water 750m Saturday evening 21/9 Women’s
Trail run 12500m Men’s
Trail run 12500m Women’s
ATROMITOS COMBO 3000m Men’s
ATROMITOS COMBO 3000m Women’s
ATROMITOS COMBO 3000m Men’s (age group) over 50
ATROMITOS COMBO 3000m Women’s (age group) over 50
ATROMITOS FLAT RUN 5000m Men’s
ATROMITOS FLAT RUN 5000m Women’s
We are aiming to make this as green a race as possible. For this reason we strongly encourage you to bring your own water bottle