Nicosia’s first ever marathon and half-marathon will take place on 10 October 2010. In addition to those races there is also a 4.6km road race and some hashers from Nicosia are already talking about signing up, either as individuals or to run as a group.
If anyone is interested then respond to this post using the comments option below or drop me an email and I’ll put you in touch with the NH4 folk involved.
From the official website:
The organisation of the first Marathon of the city of Nicosia has emerged, not only as a mere sporting event, rather by the need of our fellow citizens to demonstrate their social cohesion and their love towards Cyprus and its capital, Nicosia. Furthermore the event coincides historically with the celebration of the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon (490BC), and the declaration of 2010 as a year for worldwide celebration of the Marathon movement.
We are confident that National education and sport governing bodies, as well as the citizens of Nicosia, will embrace this effort and will participate in large numbers, alongside Greek and foreign athletes on the 10th of October 2010, at the first Nicosia Marathon and the other events to be held in parallel; the Half Marathon, the 4.6km road race and the 1000m charity run.