4 km. Swim
182 km. Road Bike
40 km. Trail Run
HELLAS...the cradle of civilization! Philosophy, democracy, arts, and above all, the place where the human spirit made myth and legend embody mortal flesh. A place where the meaning of immortality reflected heroes' names, being chanted throughout the centuries.
And now, this ancient calling, has been reawakened and it is echoing all around Europe, summoning brave and strong men and women, to the land of Pieria, the place where the home of the ancient Greek gods, mountain Olympus, stands dominant and imperious.
Rumors say that the Olympian gods have gathered at the majestic Mitikas, the mountain top throne of Zeus, and are seeking for brave warriors, willing to take on an unprecedented challenge OLYMPOS-X.
The sea of the Aegean,took its’ name from the 9th king of the ancient city of Athens, Aegeas. Boats will take you right into its' velvet arms. Seize the chance to dive into its' deep blue waters and swim 4k under the gaze of the medieval castle of Platamonas. An exceptional characteristic of the area that the triathlon will be conducted, is the combination of mountain and sea, as the mountain Olympus adorns the otherworldly scenery with its' magisterial presence.
Are you sufficiently prepared to face the massif side of lower mt.Olympus? Starting from the medieval castle of Platamonas, you will cycle passing through the renowned culture point of the traditionally preserved settlement of Palaios Panteleimonas, which is the gateway towards the heart of the thick forests of mt. Olympus is well known for their extreme beauty as well as biodiversity, through Kallipefki. The continuation comprises the seaside town of Leptokaria, Alexander estate, the capital town of Pieria province Katerini, saint Dimitrios, Kallithea of Elasona, Olimpiada, Vrisopoules and finally the military center of KEOX, which is the end point of the route at 1,,810m. The course runs ciyclically around the mountain filling 180km and 4.000m of altitude!
Traverse the godly mount Olympus and become part of history, running 44km all of which amidst paths of alpine scenery, starting at the military training center of KEOAX! Gaze upon the throne of Zeus, by reaching the mountaintop of Skolio, at 2.800m. whilst the Olympian gods accompany you through mountain pine forests of infinite beauty! Run through Spilios, Agapitos, the meeting point of climbers Prionia, the mythic river of Enipeas, the picturesque monastery of saint Dionisios, Stavros, the climbing shelter of Koromilia, Orlia river and its' pedestals, finishing at the ancient town of Dion.
13:00 – 18:00 Individual and team registrations Porto Marine
19:00 – 21:00 Opening ceremony, Pasta Party Porto Marine
14:00 – 18:00 Bike Service
09:00 - 12:00 Individual and team registrations Porto Marine
12:15 – 13:15 Mandatory Technical Briefing in Greek (Athletes who will fail to be present are not eligible to start the race)
13:15 – 14:15 Mandatory Technical Briefing in English
14:30 – 19:00 Mandatory bike placement in transition area 1 Τ1
15:15 – 16:15 Press Conference
04:00 Transition area Τ1 opening
04:50 Boarding on ship
05:00 Ship sails to the start point
05:30 Start of race
18:30 Estimated finish time of the first athlete – Ancient Dion
13:00 Awards – Lunch – Closing Ceremony
The program is not final and is subject to change.
OLYMPOS-X is in accordance with the Greek Union of Modern Pentathlon regulations.
Because of its particularity, there are additional regulations that must be applied during the whole race.
Weather and safety
The weather, during the period of the race, is mild without big differences in temperature. Of course we must always take into consideration the microclimate of Olympus, therefore we recommend that you check the meteorological forecasts of those days to be able to be properly equipped and prepared.
In case of dangerous weather phenomena, the organizing committee of the race, the day before the race, will decide for modification of the routes (eg. Change of the swim course in case of high waves).
In the worst case scenario of cancellation of the race (the last 2 days) the organizer will return 30% of the participation fee.
Α) Distance 4km
Β) Ship start
C) Straight direction to the shore according to the direction of the air
D) Water temperature (estimated 21-24c)
E) Escort by security boats
Α) Distance 182km
Β) Altitude gain 4.100m
C) Asphalt quality good
D) 3 main ascents
Ε) Route marked with signs at the junctions
Α) Distance 40km
Β) Altitude gain 2.250m
C) Route 40km trail
D) Fully marked route
Ε) 2 refreshment stations
1. Location «Prionia» 16,2 km
Finish at Vathres Orlias creek.
Awards and closing ceremony.
Our feast will take place at the Porto Marine hotel on Sunday at 13:00 according to the program. We are sure that you will honor us with your presence, as we will celebrate the fulfillment of our feat, having lunch all together.