We evoke the tenacity of the hemerodrome Philippides and are inspired by the idea to share with our contemporaries from all over the world and of all ages the strenuousness and the amenities of a run and feast day.
The ancient Greek proverb γνωθι σεαυτον (know thyself) is also the maxim which awaits us at the finishing line, because a Marathon is a school of life, where moreover the important thing is not winning but taking part.
The First Marathon of the Grecanic Area, Calabria, which leads us to charming places is no doubt a tiring amateur sport competition with three hard uphill stretches (from Roccaforte del Greco to Monte Scafi, from the river bed of the Amendolea, Condofuri, to the fields of Bova, from the Caloghiero valley to Bova) which require a strong commitment of the marathon runners (see below the marathon course).
In additon to the marathon there will be a half marathon (21,097 km, from Roccaforte del Greco to Rocca di Lupo, Condofuri) and a running of 12,5 km (from the crossroad of the strada vicinale Tefani with via Polemo to Piazza Roma, in Bova), see below the respective courses.
Musicians with typical Calabrian instruments will accompany the uphill sections, and there will be altogether eleven refreshment points, one every 3,5 km, the last at the kilometre 38,5.
After the event we will have a celebration at Bova with specialities of the Calabrian cuisine.
The idea of the Marathon in the Grecanic Area, Calabria, is closely connected with the person of Pietro Romeo, the former postman of Bova who day by day covered about 35 km (28 miles) in the Aspromonte massif to bring letters to the inhabitants of the Grecanic Area.
By registration to the amateur sporting event "First Marathon of the Grecanic Area", the participant declares that the participation in the long-distance run is at his own risk. To take part is indispensable the presentation of a medical certificate of fitness for pedestrian sporting events of a length of more than 20 km.
Marathon € 40
Half-marathon € 30
12,5 km run € 20
You could make the payment through bank transfer.
Holder of the bank account: Ruben Nicotera - Viaggiatori della vita
BIC / SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX
Purpose: Iscrizione Maratona Area Grecanica