Samaria Run 2015

The “Samaria Run” is a nice opportunity to enjoy a fantastic route along the worldwide famous Samariá gorge on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, which is the only national park in Crete and the longest in Europe (total length 16km).

  • Welcome
    Welcome to the “Samaria Run” which is taking place in a spot that combines mountain and sea offering plenty of choices, since it is located only 38 km from Chania and is 4 km from Samariá gorge.
  • What
  • Where
    Omalos, a small village 38 km south of Chania in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) of Crete
  • When
    Sunday, 10th of May 2015. Start Time: 8.30
  • Why
    Participating in “Samaria Run” provides a remarkable occasion for participants to run a beautiful route in Crete and also enjoy swimming, hiking, climbing, taverna lunches and picnics under a canopy of trees within full view of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • How
    Contact us and we will make you an unbeatable offer to suit your needs and preferences: We offer several options varying from short weekend breaks in Omalos including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Omalos and the surrounding area! Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Omalos and of course we will run with you!

For more information and detail please call: +30 6978 524 433 or email:

  • Entry Fee
    Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.
  • The participation includes the following benefits
    – Commemorative Medal for participation
    – Commemorative diploma
    – T-shirt
    – Race bag
  • Deadline registration
    Registration is open until Wednesday, 7th of May 2015 or until the number of 200 applications is reached. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Start Point: Machi, north entrance of “Samaria gorge”, 1.200m altitude
Finish Point: Xiloskalo, 1.250m altitude


  • Health Coverage
    In any case all runners participate solely at their own risk. The organizers have no responsibility for whatever happens to the runners related to health issues or is due to lack of preventive medical check. It is highly recommended that the participants undergo a thorough medical examination before entering the race. The organizers will not ask for medical certificates from any athlete (male and female), since they all participate at their own exclusive risk and responsibility (children are at the liability of their parents or guardians). We will also provide offers for special health checkup for all runners, and members of their families.
  • Awards
    All participants who manage to finish the race will be given a commemorative medal and diploma.