The first Corfu West Coast En Etapes Trail will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Corfu. The race is 92 km long and will take place in four parts. It runs through the north-western part of the island in paths of approximately 25 km and ends with the path of Corfu Old Town Trail on Sunday, September 25th.
The race has the approval of the international trail running association ''ITRA'' and has been certified with participation of 3 points for the World Championship of MONT BLANC.
The route is as follows:
First day, Thursday, September 22, 2016, starting from the cedar forest of the beach of Issos, continues 10 km of beach into a mountain trail on Agios Matthaios mountain, moves on to Agios Gordis beach and ends in Kontogialos beach.
Second day, Friday, September 23, 2016, starting from Kontogialos beach and after the first 7km enters the mountain trails. In the next 10 km the route crosses the beaches of Glyfada, Myrtiotissa, Ermones and ends after but 10 km dirt road in Paleokastritsa area.
Third day, Saturday, September 24, 2016, the route starts from Paleokastritsa area, at Lakones village where it enters trails such as Aggelokastro, one of the most important Byzantine castles of Greece with great views, then it passes through Markades village and crosses the beaches of Agios Georgios Pagon, Arilla, Agios Stefanos and ends in Loggas area.
Fourth day, Sunday, September 25, 2016, the athletes of Corfu West Coast En Etapes Trail will participate on the route of Corfu Old Town Trail, 14 km long, in the old town of Corfu with the other athletes.
The times of the four etapes are summed to name the winners. There will be two general categories for men and women.
The participation fee for the four etapes race of Corfu West Coast En Etapes Trail will be:
Affordable participation package of €50 which includes participation t-shirt, timekeeping, event catering, snacks at the finish, commemorative medal. Transportation is not included.
Full package participation of €150 which includes all the above plus transportation of the athletes and their belongings to the start and the finish from the central point as well as a nuptse-vest by “THE NORTH FACE”.
The safety of the race is optional for each athlete and the cost will be additional to the registration fee, as well as additional will be the amount relating to the transportation of athletes, their escorts and the transfer of their belongings from the start and finish for those who chose the affordable package, while there will be a choice at the registration of each athlete.
The first winner and their friends will be given as a gift their accommodation in a luxury villa on the picturesque island of Paxoi. The three first winners of both categories will receive a commemorative trophy. All athletes finishing the race will get commemorative medals.