RACE DECLARATION 1st Olympus Duathlon 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Cycling Hellas, Cycling Sports Club PINEIOS and the municipality Dion  Olympus - Leptokarya Municipal District, co – organize the duathlon race with the denomination “1st Olympus Duathlon” on the mythical Olympus Mountain. The purpose of the event is to give prominence to the aesthetic beauty of the Mythical Mountain on the one hand and to boost the sport of cycling and trail running on the other.

It is a cycling & trail running  duathlon event, starts from sea altitude (God Poseidon – the God of the sea) and finishes at a very high altitude on Olympus mountain (close to God Zeus- the father of the twelve Olympian Gods). Mythical mountain Olympus is the most well-known mountain around the world with its great mythology of 12 Gods!

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Place: Eastern Olympus

Race: Duathlon (cycling - trail running)

Age categories of the race: Individual Event: Males up to 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+.

Females one category. Team Event: (pairs men), (pairs women), mixed teams (men – women) no age limit

Start time: 11 a.m for all categories.

Prestart from Leptokarya (30m alt.) – “Velo” Cafe (I. Metaxa 24)

Change zone at Ag. Ioannis (828m alt.)

Finish at Ag. Ioannis (828m alt.)

The Course

The race takes place on an uphill distance of 20 km for cycling and 17 km for trail running. It is both a relay race, as each athlete of the team completes a part of the duathlon, as well as an individual race, where the athlete is required to complete both competitions. Every type of MTB or Road or TT bicycle will be allowed on the riding leg, as long as it meets the safety standards.


See the route here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/20789290


See the route here:https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/20782241


Competition rules of the Hellenic Cycling Federation and the Hellenic Modern Pentathlon Federation apply

Regulations - Participation Terms


  • • Participants must be at least 16 years old on the date of the race with written consent from the person exercising parental authority of the athlete.
  • • By enrolling in the race, athletes agree and accept the risks inherent to the nature of the event and certify that they are medically fit and have recently passed a medical examination in order to participate in and compete under the given conditions.
  • • The event organizers shall not be responsible for any injury, harm or accident, which may occur to the athletes during the race or for any health problems due to a lack of preventive medical check-up.
  • • The event organizers shall not accept any responsibility for any claim of injury or harm arising directly or indirectly out of any act or omission, including negligent acts or negligent omissions by the athletes. Athletes accept and acknowledge the dangers associated with participating in this event and take on their own responsibility the risk of participating and competing under the given conditions and the fact that they alone will be responsible for their own safety actions.
  • • The event organizers shall not be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage suffered by them or property belonging to them that may occur during the event, or as a consequence of their participation in the event.
  • • Athletes run at their own risk! All participants are called upon to have recently passed a medical examination and be fit to run. By submitting the application form, runners declare that they are aware of the dangers that exist in a mountainous environment and that their state of health allows them to race, therefore they are not required to provide a medical certificate.
  • • Participants under 18 years of age, who wish to race must have a signed statement from a parent or legal guardian stating the fact that permission is granted. This statement should be handed over to the Registry. Minors without parental consent will be refused admittance.
  • • All runners must follow the rules of conduct scrupulously. The event organizers reserve the right to disqualify an athlete, who behaves inappropriately, prior to, during and post the event.
  • • The event organizers reserve the right to disqualify an athlete, who drops litter outside the catering zones.
  • • All runners agree that the event organizers may use photographs and/or pictures and/or films of any athlete before, during and after the event for promotional and public relations purposes on any media and at any time, without remuneration.
  • • Upon registration, athletes (and partners) agreed to adhere to the present terms and conditions of the event and accept any penalties imposed following a breach.


Upon submission of a registration form, participants agree that their personal data, namely their name, surname, age, and group to which they belong to will appear on the website www.cyclinghellas.gr.

Cycling Hellas guarantees that the personal data are used for reasons related to identity verification, proper information dissemination and communication streamline.

Other personal data, including but not limited to: father’s name, date of birth, phone number and email address, which are voluntary provided during registration and/or use of the website, shall be kept confidential and remain the sole and exclusive property of Cycling Hellas.

Cycling Hellas shall not publish, disclose, transfer, release, or divulge, either directly or indirectly any such confidential information to any third party.


Online registration for all categories opens September 5 and the closing date is set for 18 October at 23:00p.m.

(An event T-shirt for those who register timely until 1 October)

Race numbers can be collected from the Registry, on Sunday,  on the day of the event, from 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

* Handbags can be left at the Registry until 10:30 a.m. All items collected will then be taken to the Finish area.

Participation Declaration

Registration is considered valid on the condition that it has been successfully submitted online, with runners being responsible for the correctness of the data provided and the registration fee of 30€ for the individual event (men - women) and 45€ per pair for the team event (relay race) successfully paid and credited to the organizers’ account.

The participants must fill the electronic form-declaration and with its submission they accept all the above regulations and terms of the event.             

 Deposit on the following account:

IBAN:   GR30 0172 6080 0056 0806 2675 523 - Piraeus Bank

RECIPIENT: Dalavikas Kostas / Tsesmetzidou Despoina

COMMENTS: the name of the race 1st Olympus Duathlon and the full name of the depositor.  

* Entry fees are non-refundable in case of athlete withdrawal.


Each runner will receive:

  1. An event T-shirt for those who register timely until 1/10;
  2. A commemorative medal;
  3. A bib number;
  4. Water supply at starting line;
  5. Water supply at half way the cycling course;
  6. Water supply at Ag. Ioannis change zone;
  7. Water supply at the way of running course
  8. Supply of water and fruit at the Finish line;
  9. First aid services;
  10. Handback storage and delivery at the Finish area;
  11. Best hotel deals in the area.


Medical staff will be available. In case of an injury, an illness or other reason, runners are requested to contact the medical staff for first aid provision.


The award ceremony will take place at the open place of Ag. Ioannis. The presence of the winners is mandatory.

Winners’ cups, medals and diplomas will be awarded to the first winners of each category. Second and third place winners will be awarded with a medal and a diploma.

Course Technical Briefing

A race/technical briefing will be conducted on Saturday at 19:00 p.m. at the Cafe Velo, Ioanni Metaxa 24, where bib numbers will be handed out. The race/technical briefing will be repeated on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at the Start area. 

Technical Specifications:

  • Helmet is mandatory for all official activities and categories, when riding the bike;
  • Race numbers must be fully visible from the back-right side during the bike segment and displayed on the front of the body during the run segment. Athletes are obliged to finish the race wearing their race numbers;
  • There may be teams of two competitors (a biker and a runner). The captain of each team will receive from the Registry the competition material, which is common for both athletes of the team;
  • For team members: bikers must place the sticker with the number on the front-right side of their helmets and place the number on the bike’s seatpost; runners must attach the timing chip to their running shoes. Any member of the group competing or arriving at the finish line without their numbers or timing chips will be disqualified;
  • For individual competitors: athletes must place the sticker with the number on the front-right side of their helmets, the number on the bike’s seatpost and have the timing chip ready to be attached to their running shoes. Athletes competing or arriving at the finish line without their numbers or timing chips will be disqualified;
  • Transition area should be kept clean at all times with all belongings and equipment stored in the bin. Only a pair of shoes is allowed outside of the bin;
  • The bike-to-run switch takes place outside the transition area next to the biker’s bike.

All athletes are monitored and are obliged to pass through all checkpoints (Stavro and Koromilia) in the order indicated by the organizers without using shortcuts.

Kilometer Marks:

There are kilometer (km) indexes at regular intervals during the course.

Refreshment Stations:

There will be five water replenishment stations: at the starting line, half way the cycling course, at Stavros change zone, half way the running course, at the Finish line.


Sunday, September 9

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration at the Registry

11:00 a.m. Start of the race

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Finish of the race

6:30 p.m. Award Ceremony

  • The event is supported by experienced athletes and organizers in the field of sports and nature.
  • Cycling Hellas is looking forward to welcoming all participants to a memorable mountain experience



The organizers reserve the right to amend, modify, supplement or even waive in exceptional or unforeseen circumstances the race regulations, without any prior notice or any reasons there of. Any changes will be timely posted on the website or social media.

In cases of exceptional circumstances or other force majeure incident, the organizers reserve the right to decide on the postponement or the cancellation of the event. In such cases, entrants are entitled to 100% refund of the registration fee.


A runner short cutting shall be disqualified from the race. In the event of a runner not following the full and correct route, and that this misdirection was found not to be by fault of the route marking, that runner shall be disqualified.

Time and position results will only count for those runners having completed the correct route as prepared by the organizers.

Disqualification will also be imposed to runners dropping litter on the route.


If an appeal is not received within 15 minutes of finishing, the results shall stand.

Runners with a formal complaint, claim or objection can do so in writing themselves to the members of the organizing committee.


The company Cyclinghellas has undertaken the coordination of the event, www.cyclinghellas.gr.

* You can contact us on the following number:  00306944255177 Contact Person: Despoina Tsesmetzidou Dalavika e-mail: : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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