The Athens Health Runners Club, a warm supporter of running races since 1981, keeps on being at the front line, exactly when a promising athletic event is going to take place. In 2014 we participated at the first Tinos Running Experience event and we now keep on participating in this amazing Half marathon and the other races of the event in the wonderful island of Tinos every summer.
Today, though, we do not only want to refer to the Tinos Running Experience as an athletic event that makes us want to come back to the island every summer. We would like to honor all the people that care of it, that organize it and offer to each and every runner what is called Hospitality, in the true sense of the word. The Organizing Committee of Tinos Running Experience shows us on its way the fundamental value of the co-existence of people in such initiatives and events.
We thank them
And we wish them great success in their games
I take part in the road races event from the first year it was organized, in 2014, in 20 km run. It was also a great honor for me to be the runner no 1 that year.
I saw that this event was evolved from a typical running race of low interest in a race that is in the calendar of many runners, Greeks or not, but mainly in a race that the whole local community has embraced. This is actually what makes the difference in comparison with other events taking place in Greece.
Except for the run itself, that is for sure a magical and at the same time demanding route, what really makes me participate every year is the whole experience in and out of it. The lively pasta party, on the day before the run, that more and more villages of the island are willing to organize each time. Women from the villages take over the alimentation of the athletes with local products. The volunteers experience this three-days-event as intensely as the athletes, the villages and the local associations offer awards with presents and the energy and the good mood of the Organizing Committee that includes every year new surprises in the events for the athletes and their families. I am going to run in 2018 games for sure, but this will be the first year that also my little son will participate in kids run 1km.
I welcome this wonderful event in the nearby and twinning island of Tinos. Syros runners support from the first year the Tinos Running Experience games, an admittedly demanding and at the same time magical route that brings out six wonderful villages of the island. We will be there in 2018 as well, to share experiences and joy with familiar faces, good and beloved friends and fellow athletes. Keep on doing what you like and offering it to us with love. As the representative of the association I wish you success in what you do. Live a new experience on the 8th of June. Save the date and good luck!
During the last years, in the beginning of every summer, I choose to participate in the Half marathon race of the Tinos Running Experience. The running meetings on our islands have a very special meaning for me, as being an islander I also care of the promotion and the support of our local communities. At the same time the very special scenery of the islands combine demanding routes in picturesque places next to the sea. Every athlete that participates will have to try hard to the finish line but will also have the chance to enjoy the breeze of the Aegean Sea and the blue horizon.
The organizing committee has taken care of every necessity and the collaboration among the Tinos Commercial and Industrial Association with the local businesses and the sponsors offers enough facilities to the runners and also promotes local products, spreads the local history and architecture with organized visits in museums, brings out picturesque villages and unique awards by sparkling marble from Tinos. We are also looking forward to the pasta party because of its warm atmosphere and to meeting friends and other runners. While waiting for the next event on the handmade island of the Cyclades, I would like to thank the organizers for their effort to offer us a very special and authentic race.