8th Paros Triathlon & 3rd Mini Park Aquathlon: Sunday 17 September 2017
Dedicated to the memory of Kostas Gouzelis, architect, captain, artist, who linked his life full of creativity with the sea, the caiques and Naoussa. During the Triathlon, the wooden sailing boats participating to the Capetaneïka, the three-day events in his memory, will pay tribute to the Gulf of Aï-Yannis.
Paros Triathlon & Mini Park Aquathlon: Small, Demanding, Beautiful!
Starting time: • 10:30am 3rd Mini Aquatlon Park •12:00am 8th Triathlon of Paros
Paros Triathlon, which takes place for the eighth consecutive years at Paros Park, with the participation of athletes of all ages from Paros, the surrounding islands, Greece and abroad, has developed into a major sporting event and an institution in the sporting events of Paros. The event will be based on the Park area on the Aï-Yiannis Detis peninsula and is an evolving athletic event for our island.
Paros Triathlon is open to adolescents over 13 years of age and adults and includes swimming in the bay of Monastiri, road cycling in the wider area, and off-road running in the beautiful paths of the Park. It is an agreeable and easy introduction to the world of action with elements of both triathlon and adventure.
Do not be fooled by its small distances! Although small, it’s demanding, at least for athletes participating in individual categories.
Mini Park Aquathlon, is a duathlon for young athletes 5 to 12 years old, who compete in swimming at the bay of Monastiri and off-road running at the footpaths of Paros Park in group and individual categories.
The team categories in both events are addressed to all those who are cheerful and willing to enjoy a pleasant sporting experience without much demand. They are done in the form of a relay and each team can consist of two or three athletes, regardless of gender.
12:00 – 14:00: Guided tour to the Permanent Exhibition “Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1775”, in the cells of Aï-Yannis Detis.
18:30 – 20:30: Sunrise hiking on the Park’s paths.
Whether from Paros or visitors, Athletes, Chaperones and Spectators will have the opportunity to participate in both sporting events, as well as the parallel events, while enjoying the beautiful nature and the Parian hospitality.
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The Paros Triathlon Organizing Committee
9:30-10:15: Registrations for 3rd Mini Park Aquathlon. The presence and the signature of a chaperon is mandatory. The young athletes must be at the starting point at 10:15am.
10:15: Athletes’ Briefing.
10:30: Start of the Mini Park Aquatlon, all categories will start at the same time.
11:00: Awards for 3rd Mini Park Aquatlon.
10:15-11: 45: Registrations for the 8th Paros Triathlon.
Athletes must be at the starting point at 11:45 am
11:45: Athletes’ Briefing.
12:00: Start of Paros Triathlon (all categories will start at the same time).
14:00: Awards for 8th Paros Triathlon.
12:00: Arrival of Wooden Boats participating in the Capetaneïka.
12:00-14:00: Guided tour to the Permanent Exhibition “Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1775 in the cells of Aï-Yannis Detis
18:30-20:30: Sunset hike in the paths of Paros Park.
Triathlon Catergories & Distances
Individual boys: (13-17 years)
Individual girls: (13-17 years)
Individual men: (over 18 years)
Individual women: (over 18 years)
Team teenagers: (13-17 years)
Team adults: (over 18 years)
Individual: Athletes compete in the following sports, without a break: about 500m swimming, 15km cycling and 2,5km running. Team: The first athlete competes in swimming, the second one in cycling and the third one in swimming. This is a relay-style race, where the 1st competing athlete passes on a bracelet to the next one. The total time of all 2 or 3 athletes of a team is counted as the final time.
The race will start at 12:00pm. and athletes are kindly requested to be at the starting point from 11:45 am
Mini Park Aquathlon Categories & Distances
The Mini Park Aquathlon race is for kids 5- 12 years old and includes swimming at the bay of Ai Yiannis Detis and off road running at the footpaths of Paros Park. It is divided into individual and team in two mixed age categories, and follows the same regulations as Paros Triathlon.
Competing Categories – Mini Park Aquathlon:
Small Mini Park Aquathlon (50m swimming, 300m running)
– Individual – mixed gender (5-8 years old, boys & girls)
Mini Park Aquathlon (200m swimming, 1.000m running)
– Individual – mixed gender (9-12 years old, boys & girls)
– Team – mixed gender (9-12 years old, boys & girls)
The race starts at 10:30am and the young athletes need to be at the start point at 10:15am
All young athletes of the Mini Aquathlon must be accompanied by a guardian. All athletes under 18 years old must bring along a written declaration signed by their guardian, where it is stated that they are permitted and able to compete.
Discount Blue Star Ferries
For participating athletes & their company who come from other cities, there is 50% discount at boat tickets with Blue Star Ferries. Reservations by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each athlete is entitled to a 50% discount ticket for him/herself, 1 companion and 1 vehicle (car or motorbike). To purchase your ticket(s), first you need to register at Paros Triathlon, stating the name(s) of people travelling, the vehicle’s plate numbers (if applicable) and the boat itineraries your prefer to/from Paros, stating dates & times. You can write all this information in the “Comments” field of the participation form or in a separate email.
Payment of the tickets is made directly to Blue Star Ferries by phone at 2108919800, with your credit or debit card. The reservation code will be sent to you by email and you will pick the discounted tickets from Blue Star’s kiosk in front of the ship at the port of Piraeus before departure, or – if you come from another island – from the local co-operating agent, which we will indicate.
Participants in both events must have their own equipment for all sports and cyclists must wear a helmet.
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