Cyprus International 4-day Challenge


The Paphos and Akamas National park are beautiful locations for our annual 4-Day Challenge – an excellent mixture of traditional road running and spectacular trail running, which has quickly been recognised as one of the toughest and best organised multi-stage challenges.

  • 6km Individual Time Trial on Thursday evening. It’s a short distance and a flat road course but it is so hard to judge the pace correctly when you set off with 10sec gaps in random order.
  • 11km Hill Climb race on Friday, which takes you from the seashore in the Akamas National Park in a steady trail climb up to the pretty church at the top of the hill at Pano Aroles.
  • Akamas Mixed-Terrain Half-Marathon on Saturday, which must be the most stunning in the world. Climbing through the Akamas Forest you then decend to the coast on an 8km long downhill section with staggering views of the bright blueMediterranean – finishing on the beach so you can cool off by splashing in the waves.
  • Paphos 10km road race on Sunday – the grand finale starts from the ancient harbour castle at Kato Paphos and  finishes in a buzz of excitment with music, finishers medals, breakfast snacks and beer.


On Sunday evening clients on our packages will be able to enjoy the Celebration Dinner and Prize Giving Evening at theCoral Beach Hotel – great food and a chance to chat about your success with other runners and maybe dance the night away if you still have the energy.