October 2-11, 2021

Run for Freedom

WE RUN FOR FREEDOM

Historical routes of Messinia revive

Run Messinia is an ultramarathon race of a total distance of approximately 421 kilometers, a tribute to the important events and unforgettable battles of the heroes of 1821.

10 races in 10 days

During the “Run for Freedom” edition, 10 athletes per route will attempt to run 10 marathons in total, in 10 consecutive days, crossing historical places and monuments of Messinia and Laconia, which are related to the Greek revolution.

History & Culture

The event aims to highlight the history and feature both culturally and touristically all the areas associated with the Greek Revolution in Messinia and Laconia, acting as a legacy for the future of the place and building the cultural identity of the wider area.

Discover Messinia

From Areopoli of Laconia to historical places such as, among others Stoupa, Kardamyli, Verga, Kalamata, Nedousa, Alagonia, Dyrachio, Neochori, Poliani, Skala, Paloukorahi, Katsarou, Solaki, and others historic sites, to the end of the races at historic Pylos.

RUNNERS

Meet the athletes

Our heroes are the athletes, who revive the historical routes and will run for freedom.
HISTORY

Running is how we choose to honor history

The Messinian land constitutes a special and historic place for the Greek Revolution of 1821. It is a region where some of the most important battles were given, such as the battle of Sphacteria, in Niokastro, the battle of Maniaki, which cost the life to the Greek hero Papaflessas, but also the naval battle of Navarino which essentially sealed the end of the Revolution and marked the liberation of Greece, resulting in the establishment of the modern Greek state.

Run Messinia in numbers

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a tribute to the important events and unforgettable battles of the heroes of 1821

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days, athletes, races

During the “Run for Freedom” edition, 10 athletes per route will attempt to run 10 marathons in total, in 10 consecutive days, crossing historical places and monuments of Messinia and Laconia, which are related to the Greek revolution.

Visit Messinia

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Municipalities (in alphabetical order)

Official Water

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