Aegon Mykonos hits the road with Mykonos Run 2019 on September 21st!

On Saturday September 21st nine hundred runners from all around the world will live, for a fourth consecutive year, the excitement of Mykonos Run «The Athletic Side of Mykonos”.  Mykonos Run 2019 is the long- awaited sporting event on the island, and Aegon Mykonos is proudly co-organizing the event together with  the Region of South Aegean, the Municipality of Mykonos and Out Loud Event Services, officially certificated by AIMS and supported by Greek EAS SEGA Cyclades.

For registrations please contact Aegon Mykonos reception or register here.

Race distances
5km Road Race
10km Road Race
Children’s Road Race (Kids Run)

Aegon Mykonos is a proud co-organizer of Mykonos Run 2019

Official announcement

“We are very excited and proud to be able to contribute and be included as co-organizers of Mykonos Run, a globally recognized and important running event in Mykonos and Greece. Aegon Mykonos, Autograph Collection hotel, by Marriott International incorporates fitness and well being as an integral part of its concept and for this reason this Mykonos Run fits perfectly into our direction and our future path on Mykonos island. We would like to truly thank Mrs Christina Nikolopoulou and “Out Loud Event Services”, the South Aegean Region and especially the Municipality of Mykonos for their honor to include us as co-organizers in this great initiative. We promise to support and actively contribute so that the event grows and succeeds to the maximum for many years to come. “

Mykonos Run 2019 and the 3 different races

There will be 3 races happening that day, the 10,1km race, the smaller 5,1km race as well as the kids game race.  The adult races will be following the traditional ancestor’s route during the 18th century, starting point being the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani in Ano Mera Gialos, offering participants a wonderful athletic opportunity to pass through unknown beauty spots on the island with supreme seaviews of bays and the unique Mykonos rock forms.

In this year’s event, in 2019, an event which year by year attracts the attention of local athletes as well as international VIP participants, is setting a new record for entries, as hundreds of athletes from Great Britain, USA, Latin America and Greece have registered to participate.

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International VIP athletes

Soukaina Atanane and Murad el Bannouri

Amongst them we shall be able to meet the winner Mykonos Run 2018, Nahimana Cavaline, who aims at breaking the record of the individuals and Michael Kalomoiris, the first Greek athlete who finished the race of 10km. Among VIP internationally renowned athletes who will attend this year’s Mykonos Run 2019, we shall find the champion of Mοrocco Mrs Soukaina Atanane and Mr Murad el Bannouri, Silver IAAF member.

Mykonos Run 2019 is dedicated to the memory of the Greek Marathon runner, humanitarian and patriot Stylianos Kyriakidis, who won the first place at the 50th Boston Marathon in 1946, wearing the shirt No. 77. For that reason, his son Mr Dimitris Kyriakidis, member of the Athens Marathon Organizing Committee has been invited and will be present at the Mykonos Run 2019 event.

Co-organizer announcements

Proud to be part of the event

The vice – chancellor of  South Aegean Region, responsible for cultural affairs, Mr Stelios Briggos says: ” For a society that wants to look ahead of developments, sport is the tool that can provide that momentum. The Mykonos Run race is not just a common sporting event, but also a social event with diverse educational extensions and more. It is the sports meeting that is now established for Mykonos and is supported by the islands society with confidence and love. In addition, the participation of many foreign runners proves once more that sports can also contribute to the growth of the touristic season. The South Aegean Region supports Mykonos Run 2019 because, above all, it makes us feel proud of everything it represents and for all it offers. ”

 

The Mayor of Mykonos, Mr. Konstantinos Koukas, supports the event for another brilliant year and says: “With great pleasure and for a fourth consecutive year, the island of Mykonos warmly welcomes “Mykonos Run 2019”. It is a social event that promotes athletics and its ideals and at the same time the notion of volunteering. It is an event that is now an establishment for Mykonos, for the local community as well as for the thousands of visitors from all over the world visiting our island to participate. The Municipal Authority has consistently supported this very important event in every possible way with the aim to both extend the touristic season of alternative tourism and to promote the athletic side of Mykonos. We are ready to welcome all the visitors and top athletes, both men and women who will be participating in Mykonos Run 2019, living a unique experience and creating the best of memories”.

 

The founder of “Mykonos Run”, Christina Nikolopoulou says: ” I am particularly proud that for the fourth consecutive year we are given the opportunity through athletics and Mykonos Run to bring out an athletic character of Mykonos island. I would like to personally greet and thank the Region of South Aegean, the Municipality of Mykonos, the EAS SEGAS of Cyclades, and of course our residents, volunteers and sponsors, for their continuing support, who altogether have managed to make Mykonos Run an established event for the island. I would like also to give a special welcome and thanks to Aegon Mykonos, Autograph Collection hotel, by Marriott International and personally Mr. Christos Grigorakis. I am convinced that together we shall lead the “Mykonos Run” event to the highest level.  I wish all the best and good luck and much fun to all the participants at our special meeting spot being Mykonos island! »