RHODES MARATHON: ROADS TO RHODES
Source: Roads to Rhodes Marathon
The International Rhodes Marathon is organized by the South Aegean Region and the local department of Greek Athletics Federation, with the support of the Municipality of Rhodes and the Rhodes’ Hotels Association. Rhodes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and runners will have the opportunity to run on a flat course with the spectacular views of the deep blue Aegean Sea, along the coastline and the walls of the Medieval Town of Rhodes. The Roads to Rhodes Marathon is offering runners the chance to experience all the ancient and medieval history of the island and the old town as they run through along with the spectacular views of the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea. Runners will see the island where the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was standing, along with the medieval Old Town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site.
The route will be cyclical by the seaside at the north part of Rhodes city and the runners may choose between several routes from the Marathon and the half Marathon to 5K, 10K and 1K kids races. All races will start from and end in the center of the city at Eleftherias square, passing by the main attractions of Rhodes, on an entirely car-free route.