Sunday ,November 21,2004

The Cyprus Aphrodite Marathon & Half Marathon are organised by the Cyprus Health Runners Club and are supported by the Cyprus Sport Organisation. They are held under the rules of IAAF in Paphos, a historic seaside town and popular holiday resort, the legendary birthplace of goddess Aphrodite. The Marathon starts at 08.30, the Half Marathon at 10.00 and the Fun Run at 10.05. The courses are fast and undulating. They take the runners along the coast and are clearly marked at every km. The start of the Marathon will be at the birthplace of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou), the start of the other races will be at the ALANA  Sports Centre(new start point )and all races will finish at the Sports Centre. The Organisers provide full medical back up. There is a time limit of 5 hours for the Marathon and 3 hours for the Half Marathon. All runners must be at least 16 years old on the day of the event. There is no age or time limit for the Fun Run .


MEN/WOMEN: 16-29 years, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, over 70

Wheelchair (Half Marathon only)

One category

Fun Run

One category for men, one category for women


Cash prizes for overall winners of the  Marathon as follows

Men: 1st: £CY 300, 2nd: £CY 200, 3rd: £CY 100,

Women: 1st: £CY 200 ,2nd: £CY 125, 3rd: £CY 75


Cash prizes for overall winners of the Half Marathon as follows

Men: 1st: £CY 750, 2nd: £CY 350, 3rd: £CY 250, 4th: £CY 200, 5th: £CY 100, 6th: £CY 50

Women: 1st: £CY 550, 2nd: £CY 300, 3rd: £CY 200



Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 men and women to finish overall and also, to the first 3 in each category of the Marathon and Half Marathon. A T-shirt, medal and a certificate will be awarded to every finisher.

KEO, one of the event’s main sponsors will provide refreshments prior, during and after the events.

A Pasta Party will be organised at 19.00 hours on Saturday 22nd, at the Riu Cypria Maris Hotel. Nutritious food will be served suitable for the eve of an important race. Tickets, available at £CY8, to be sent with the entry fee.

A Gala Dinner will be held at 20.00 hours on Sunday 23rd at the Riu Cypria Maris Hotel. During the Dinner the cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Entertainment will be provided with live Greek music, song and dance. Tickets, available at £CY12.00, to be sent with the entry fee.

Tickets for both the Pasta Party and the Gala Dinner will be posted upon receipt of entry form with payment.

APPLICATION FORMS: (click here for online registration)

Must be received by 10 November 2004.Late entries may also be accommodated at surcharge of £CY3.


Overseas Runners:  Marathon £CY20.00       Half Marathon £CY17.00       Fun Run £CY7.00
Cyprus Residents:   Marathon £CY10.00         Half Marathon £CY8.00        Fun Run £CY5.00

All runners must collect their race number from 18:00 – 22:00 on Friday 19th and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday 20th, prior to the race, from the Organisers’ Desk at the Riu Cypria Maris Hotel. Uncollected numbers may be claimed at the Start of each race.

PHOTO: Have your photo taken as you cross the finishing line for only £CY2.00

The organisers will be glad to send you the full-colour race programme, which incorporates an entry form. Please pay by VISA or MASTER CARD. For further info:

Cyprus Health Runners Club

P. O. Box 28167

2091 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel/Fax: 00 357-22420559



Special packages are available for UK runners from Sportsresort, who are exclusive agents in UK for all Aphrodite events. Other races and walks are offered to make your Aphrodite Week a memorable one.

Phone:01226 741741                                                 Website:

Sponsors of the Aphrodite Races

KEO, the beer of Cyprus

Riu Cypria Maris Hotel

Delta Travel


Cyprus Airways

Cyprus tourist Organisation


All confirmations will be made by e-mail.