The first trail running race: Kea Challenge was successful! On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of April 2019, the Greek island of Kea welcomed 120 athletes from all around Greece and other countries and presented 3 new running routes through the traditional handmade trekking paths of the island.
The first part, on Saturday 13th was a downhill trail race under rain where the finish line was in front of the theater of the ancient city of Karthaia. At night, all participants went to the Folklore Museum of Milopotamos village to watch the technical presentation, listen to traditional music and watch traditional dancing while mingling with the locals.
On Sunday 14th in a completely different scenery with a strong sun, athletes could participate in either a 5k or 18k running routes. The island of Kea was all green and all participants had a unique chance to run in trekking paths covered by water!
The Kea Challenge trail race was organized by the Municipality of Kea island in cooperation with the Anavathmides firm and was supported by the local authorities, professionals, accusations and people.