Crossing Country Running Lefkada

Lefkas Trail Run 2018 an Interesting Crossing Country Running !!

On Sunday 4th of November 2018 an interesting crossing country running will start from Nikiana’s port in Lefkada. If you like running in the countryside and you also are some kind of nature explorer then try this trail run. Of course, you should be fit enough and well prepared in order to run the long distances of this event. However, there are 4 levels of difficulty so everyone can join the event. There will be a 600 m run for children, a 5 km, a 13 km and a 23 km run for advanced runners.

Crossing country running Lefkas

Description of Lefkas 23 km Crossing Country Running

Lefkas trail run starts from Nikiana’s port and the first pit stop is after 3 km an almost straight track. Then it heads up to mountainous Lefkada on rural dirt tracks reaching the next stop on a 560 m altitude after 5,5 km. Next, the third stop is after 2,5 km run at Kolyvata traditional village on a 410 m altitude. So far the runners should have covered the total distance of 8 km in 2 hours. Otherwise they are out of the competition. Next, the runners head down on rural dirt trails to the place of the Red Church or ‘Kokini Eklisia’ in Greek. There it’s the forth stop after a total of 11 km run on an altitude of 330 m. Then, the runners head up to the fifth stop at the 15th kilometre on a 650 m altitude. Next, after two consecutive uphills on a 650 m altitude the road starts going down. In the end all runners meet again at the second and first stop after an effort on little paths and dirt trails. Finally, the last part is easy to the finish, at the 23rd kilometre, just right on the coast of Nikiana.

Crossing country running Lefkada

How to take part in Lefkas Trail Run

Taking part in Lefkas Trail Run of 2018 is a lifetime experience. In other words it’s a great chance to run in lush vegetation trail roads on mountainous Lefkada. Also, you will find on your way beautiful old springs or remnants of very old picturesque churches. Just have a look at some photos of previous years events by clicking here. For further information about how to subscribe for Lefkas Trail Run contact the hosts of the event at :

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