“ARKADIA” Sport Event

 Numerous sport activities in this year's program!

 Arkadian race  Arkadian race 2017

Numerous sport activities in this year's program! 

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“ARKADIA” is being organized for 77 years and consists one of the oldest happenings in terms of historical sporting event of Greece and Europe.
With deep devoutness and sincere respect, hundreds of athletes and volunteers from Rethymno, Crete and the whole Greece honor every year the memory of the self-sacrificed heroic defenders of Arkadi Monastery.
The organizers, aiming at the largest possible participation, have scheduled a number of sporting and cultural events on the last weekend before the 8th of November. The center of the events will be the Holy Arkadi Monastery and Iroon Polytechniou Square in Rethymno.

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In the sports program on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017 the skating games in public road, the 6km road race, the traditional "Cretan shot put", the street races for school students and, of course, the classical and historical "Arkadios Road", a half-marathon of 22.4 km. This year's sports calendar is for the first time enriched with the 22.4 km dynamic walking race on the "Arkadios Road" route and the road and ball races for disabled athletes.
The organization, as a whole, will be culturally and artistically framed with the traditional dancing clubs of the Regional Unit of Rethymno and the Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra of Rethymno.

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The organizers of the anniversary celebrations, having the awareness of their responsibility, are attempting an even greater opening-call this year in the local community of Rethymnon and Crete. Wishing to convey the message of universal participation, they have planned honorable sport activities that respond to the potential of all and are aimed at both young and old, more or less experienced and more or less skilled athletes. This call for participation does not exclude our fellow human beings, who are distinguished for their special abilities.
All Rethemnians, either as athletes or volunteers, or as ordinary fans, are called to support this great and worthwhile initiative.

Subscribes to the events are also made this year online (by October 28) on the websites:

 

 

 

REGION OF CRETE

REGIONAL UNIT OF RETHYMNO

MUNICIPALITY OF RETHYMNO

ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS UNIONS OF CRETE - ASSOCIATION OF GREEK GYMNASTICS AND ATHLETIC UNIONS

GROUP OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF RETHYMNO

ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATES ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF RETHYTMNO

ARKADI” CLASSICAL SPORTS CLUB OF RETHYMNO

PREVELI” CLASSICAL SPORTS CLUB OF RETHYMNO

ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH RUNNERS OF RETHYMNO

PSOLORITIS RACE

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017
IROON POLYTECNIOU SQUARE - TIME 11:30

77th ARKADIA SPORTS EVENTS

INVITATION

We invite you to honor with your presence the "77th Arkadia Sport Events" in Rethymno, organized in memory of the holocaust of the Holy Monastery of Arkadi.
The athletic & cultural events will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2017 at the Iroon Polytechniou Square at 11:30.

 

 

 

PROGRAM

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2017

09:30 Speed race with skates from “PREVELI” Classical Sports Club Of Rethymno (on a public road).

12:00 Semi-marathon with skates from “PREVELI” Classical Sports Club Of Rethymno (on a public road).

18:15 Technical update and material reception (for Arkadi runners, who will run the 6 km race and those who will take part in dynamic walking).

It will follow a musical program with Cretan dances and pasta-party....
All the events will take place in the "House of Culture" (12, E. Vernardou Str.) and in Mikrasiaton Square in Rethymno.

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017

08:15 Start for the athletes of the dynamic walk on the “Arcadia route” from the Holy Monastery of Arkadi.


09:30 Trisagion (Thrice Holy) by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Rethymnon & Avlopotamos Eugene in the “powder magazine” of the Holy Monastery of Arkadi.


09:40 Flame Touch Ceremony


11:10 Start of the “Arkadian Route” for men and women from the Holy Monastery of Arkadi.

Iroon Polytecniou Square

11:30 Opening Ceremony of the 77th Arkadian Sports Events.

11:40 Arrival of Flame from the Holy Monastery of Arkadi from volunteers.

11:45 Music program with the Municipal Philharmonic of Rethymno.

12:00 Presentation of skates by “PREVELI” Classical Sports Club Of Rethymno.

12:05 1 km Road race for students of elementary schools.

12:05 1 km Road race for disabled athletes.

12:10 Traditional "Cretan shot put"
a) Men >50, <50
b) Students of elementary schools

12:15 Shot put for people with disabilities

12:25 End of the “Arkadian Route” for men and women

12:30 Awards

12:55 Starting of the 6km race for men and women from the Platanias bridge (crossroad for Arkadi).
12:55 Cretan traditional dances from clubs of the Regional Unit of Rethymno.

13:20 End of the 6 km race for men and women.

13:30 End of participants in dynamic walking race.

For more information visit: www.rethymno.gr, www.crete.gov.gr, www.runningcrete.gr

 

 

 

 

 

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