Rain Trail

40 km Race Description

The course has 2200m + elevation and starts from the village of Moraitika passes through the village and through dirt roads runs uphill to the village of Episkopiana at the 4th km with water supply. At the right side the athletes can see the spectacular view running uphill on a dirt road, passing through the village they continue on a traditional gravel trail for 2,5 kms and reach the village of Stroggily. They turn to the right and continue on a dirt road for about 1 km.
The course then changes to more technical and rocky but with a beautiful view of the Mainland of Greece. At the 8th km the athletes run downhill on a technical trail through oak trees and Daphne. At their right side they meet a wonderful cave and after that the trail turns uphill. The course is technical and continues to run in dense vegetation for the next 2,5 km. Afterward it reaches the peak of the mountain where the trail becomes rocky enough and needs more attention.
The runners run downhill for about 1 km and reach the central food station in Stavros at the 10th km. The course continues in a steep technical trail until the Monastery of Agias Paraskevis where the athletes will find a water source and then turn to the left on a dirt road for about 1,5 km. Leaving the dirt road they turn to the right and on a trail they get to the outside of the village of Benitses. They move in circles around the village on an asphalt road for about 2 km and run towards the Achilleio Palace.
Before reaching the Achilleio the course turns to the left to a dirt trail and runs uphill to the Monastery of Agias Kyriakis at the 18th km with water supply. From there following a traditional gravel trail they reach the village of Gastouri and pass the Platanos Water Source and run towards the village of Agioi Deka. They enter the village through traditional little roads and run uphill on the gravel trail that moves in circles to the central food station at the Monastery of Agioi Deka at the 26th km. After that they continue downhill towards the village of Ano Garouna on a traditional trail not so technical until the village of Stavros at the 30th km with the next food station. Leaving Stavros they reach the village of Komianata that leads through a technical gravel trail to the Church of Pantokratora Stavrou and run downhill to the village of Stroggily at the 37th km with water supply.
The course turns uphill to the left until the top of the hill for 500m on an asphalt road where they meet at their right hand the trail that leads them to Episkopiana, then run downhill to reach the finish line in the village of Moraitika in the Akti Messoghi Hotel.

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Start: 04/05/2019 16:00
Start point: Messonghi Beach Hotel - Messonghi
Finish point: Messonghi Beach Hotel - Messonghi
Closing time: 05/05/2019 02:00
Food stations: 6

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