Samaria Run 2022 Sponsors

Short description:

Starting from the Omalos plateau, runners follow roads and continue on a marked path crossing part of the well-known and stunning natural beauty of the Samaria Gorge. Having traveled a long circle, the athletes pass by the Kallergi Shelter, where until then they will have covered a total of 1,900 m altitude difference (1,200 m uphill - 700 m downhill) and continue first on a downhill dirt road and then on a path , to finish at Xyloskalo Omalou, after they have traveled about 21 kilometers.
Athletes are required to fully comply with the regulations described below. They are also obliged to obey the instructions of the judges of the match. Failure to comply with the regulations or instructions will result in appropriate penalties. The judges of the match, when they notice violations of the rules, record them and inform the violators. Any other authorized person from the event has the opportunity to also record any violation that comes to his notice and submit it for examination to the Race Committee.
The organization of the race will be done according to the health protocols of E.OD.Y. and the G.G.A. for COVID-19 disease that will be valid on the day of its occurrence.
Participation right:
In the 10th Mountain Running Race "SAMARIA", which will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022, all those who wish and are adults have the right to participate, ie they have completed the 18th year of their age on the day of the race.
This year 's event will host 250 athletes (men and women). Once the above number is filled in, no other entries will be accepted. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the latest. Applications include: Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Home Address, Contact Phone, Email Address, T-Shirt Size. On the day of the event and the two previous days of the race, applications will not be accepted.
Participation fee:
The cost of participation for all athletes in the 10th Mountain Running Race "SAMARIA" is 20 Euros. The price includes: the right to participate in the race, all the support that will be available at the stations of the route, souvenir medal, isothermal T-shirt, the movements of the athletes, to and from the finish and start points. The amount of participation will be paid only by the electronic registration of the athlete through the website: Refunds due to cancellation of the participation are possible, if it is done with a written notification, until Friday 13/05/2022.
Start of the race:
The start of the race will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 08:30 on the Omalos plateau. The time limit for validity for the route of 21,000 meters is set at 5.30 hours for the entire route.
Support for athletes during the race:
Athletes are not required to carry specific equipment. During the route there will be 8 support stations, every 3 km approximately. There will be judges at all stations. During the development of the route, there are also points with drinking running water.
Athlete number:
The receipt of the number of each participant will be done strictly by the secretariat of the games, at the offices of EOS. Chania, the day before the race, Saturday 21 May 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until 17:00 pm, with the presentation of the police ID and the receipt for the payment of the participation fee. In case a participant can not attend the secretariat on Saturday 21/05, he will authorize another person to pick him up on his behalf.
Each athlete has the race number on him, which he is obliged to have in a prominent place on the front of his uniform (jersey). The number must remain throughout the race without folding any of its edges, thus hiding any item written on the fabric.
Any external assistance or artificial assistance of athletes to each other, as well as the use of any motorized assistive device is prohibited. The use of a walking stick, map, compass, GPS, mobile phone is allowed.
The Commission undertakes to monitor the course of the race with specialized personnel in matters of safety, rescue and provision of medical assistance to athletes in need. In cases where safety staff and judges point out to athletes that they need to change direction for safety reasons, athletes are required to obey. Denial of compliance means exclusion.
It is strictly forbidden to throw objects along the way. There will be a special plastic garbage bag at each filling station. All athletes are required to throw litter in or next to the bag. Disposal of packaging materials or other non-organic waste at any point along the route, other than predetermined, carries a penalty of exclusion.
Athletes insurance:
All athletes participate in the race at their own risk and their insurance is borne by them.
Liability Disclaimer:
The Commission is not responsible for the death, injury or any damage to the health of the competitors, who by submitting the application, declare that they are aware of the dangers that exist in the mountain environment and assure that their health condition is good and allows them to compete, and have recently been examined by a doctor for this issue. However, no athlete will be required to provide a medical certificate. Athletes themselves are required to undergo regular preventive medical examinations in order to check their state of health. The Committee reserves the right to cancel an athlete and not allow him to finish the race, if during the race there is a relevant opinion of an authorized doctor. The Commission also disclaims any responsibility regarding the physical integrity of the athletes, who should behave responsibly in areas of the track where the risk of falling with unpleasant or fatal results is increased.
Route modification:
If the need arises (dangerous weather conditions), the organizers reserve the right to modify the route, so as not to endanger the safety of athletes.
Categories - Souvenirs - Prizes:
The categories in which cups, medals, commemorative diplomas and gifts will be awarded by the sponsors are the following:
-General match ranking,
-Men up to 39, -Men 40-49, -Men 50-59, -Men 60 and over,
-Women up to 39 and -Women 40 and over
- These categories will apply, provided there are at least 8 athletes in each of them.
All participants will be given commemorative medals and gifts (isothermal blue jacket and printed material). The awards to the winners will take place at the finish point, at Xy-loskalo Omalou on the day of the race, Sunday 22 May 2022, at 13:00 p.m.