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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Why Run the Limassol Marathon

The Limassol Marathon will take place at the end of March this year. Here are just six reasons why you should consider running the 7th annual Limassol Marathon over any other… 1. Ideal conditions – Running the Limassol Marathon gives you the opportunity to run in the sun and run by the sea. The conditions are mild and the flat traffic-free route is ideal for participants attempting to run a good time. The slogan for the Limassol Marathon, ‘Run along the Waves’, really is a true representation of the marathon experience. 2. Beautiful scenery – As a coast marathon, the route offers some stunning scenery. Starting at the centre of the city, the race follows the Mediterranean coastline along the beachfront towards the ancient Royal city of Amathus and finishes back in the city centre. It is one of the most picturesque courses in the world. 3. Good for beginners - The terrain is very flat and not too taxing. This makes it perfect for beginners as well as being popular with the more experienced marathon runners looking for a personal best time. The slightly milder climate in March is suitable for novice runners travelling from the UK and the rest of Europe. 4. Something different – The New York Marathon is one of the busiest in the world, with over 45,000 people competing in 2010. Around 37,000 people run the London Marathon every year. Why not break the mould and do something a little different. Cyprus is only four and a half hours from London and flights can be found for under £150. 5. Something for the whole family – There is a race for everyone. As well as the full marathon, there is the popular international half marathon, the 10km Health race, the 5km Corporate race and the 1km Student race. So if you don’t feel up to the full 26 miles, you can always sign up for one of the shorter races. What is more, the majority of the course runs parallel to Limassol’s majestic coastline, the perfect place for supporters. 6. Culture– As well as the marathon itself, Limassol has a great deal of things to see and do around the city. There are historical gems to be discovered from the Limassol Castle to the wreck sites beneath the sea that are popular with scuba divers, as well as other attractions such as the water parks and Limassol’s famous ‘Time Elevator’. Cyprus is also renowned for its fantastic hospitality and warm, friendly people. Bio Run by the sea, Limassol is the host venue for one of the most picturesque European half marathons in Europe. It is popular amongst experts seeking flat marathon courses or novices simply wanting to run abroad.

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