Not technically a triathlon, the 2018 Santorini Experience will have two of the three components, though– and the stunning scenery and natural environment will surely make it an experience of a lifetime.
Runners and swimmers from throughout the world are expected to converge on the tiny, volcanic Greek island on October 5-7, 2018 for the 4th Santorini Experience, a combination swimming-running competition.
There are three different running routes and lengths for different skill levels. With unique backdrops of Santorini’s world-famous caldera, runners will pass through the villages of Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia in 5, 10 and 15 kilometer routes.
The running routes were designed by the former marathon runner and record holder, Nikos Polias.
Open water swimming takes place on Sunday, October 7 and includes a 1.5 mile (2.4 kilometer) race from the volcano in the center of Santorini’s stunning natural, circular harbor to the old port of Fira.
The swimming route will include lifeguards and safety buoys, with a full staff of support and patrols.
In addition to swimming and running, other activities are being planned including a 1 kilometer race and Tae Kwon Do.
Last year, athletes from 40 different countries participated.
For registration and details visit here.
Swimming @ Santorini Experience: Photo by Elias Lefas
Running @ Santorini Experience: Photo by Loukas Hapsis
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