ATHENS – The Navarino Challenge will be held for the 7th consecutive year, this October 11-13 in Messinia and Costa Navarino, honoring basketball legend Nick Galis and the event’s main ambassador, the Greek-American ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, who will participate in the half marathon and run alongside children on the 1km route.
The event’s athletic partners will offer more than 30 sporting activities, showcasing Navarino Challenge as the top multi-sport event. This year’s program features among others:
The Olympic sport and one of the most beloved sports for ancient Greeks, will take center stage this year. As part of the event, lessons will be held for participants of all ages by boxing champion Christos Gatsis and the Vizantinos Target Sport Club.
Crossfit training will enhance the fitness of the event’s participants through lessons by expert personal trainer Dimitris Moros and FitnessArt.
Partnership with F45 The Pearl in Qatar
For the first time, the event will partner with Europe’s top fitness centers, F45, to create special packages for those who wish to travel from Qatar’s Pearl, via Doha, and participate in the Navarino Challenge while training at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.
Karate with a World Champion
Karate, which will feature for the first time at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, will be introduced in the Navarino Challenge programme. Coaches of the Pammesiniakos Athletic Club Karate will conduct lessons and World karate champion Eleni Chatziliadou, one of the guests of honour at the 2019 Navarino Challenge, will be present to promote the sport.
The dynamic sport of kick boxing will be part of the event’s schedule yet again, with lessons by martial arts champion Alexandros Nikolaidis.
Tae Kwon Do
Two-times Olympic silver medalist and a top athlete who dominated the sport from 2000 to 2012, Alexandros Nikolaidis will introduce Tae Kwon Do lessons to enthusiastic teams and children from Messinia.
The much-loved sport will be held once again with the support of the Navarino Racquet Academy. With the experience of the Panellinios Agora Games, a company that innovates in Greek tennis, beginners will have the opportunity to try Tennis Cross Training, a fitness program that combines Tennis and Cross Training.
Watch the following video and enjoy beautiful moments from the event’s dynamic activities: https://youtu.be/lWKDOIn7yLE
For more information on the detailed event program, click on the following link: https://www.navarinochallenge.com/event-2019/schedule-2019/
Participants at the 7th Navarino Challenge will have the opportunity to enjoy special discounts from sponsors and discount partners of the event during their stay at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. To view current offers, please click here: https://www.navarinochallenge.com/event-2019/offers-2019
More information on The Westin Resort Costa Navarino accommodation packages can be found at:
Registration continues for running and swimming and interested parties can take part by completing the special form available at the following link: https://activemedia.com.gr/product/navarino-challenge-2019/.
Pre-sale is also available online via www.viva.gr or by phone at 11876 as well as at all Viva pre-sale points.
For more information on accommodation packages in the region visit VitaNTravel: https://vitantravel.gr/
Samsung is the official technology partner for another year. Official sponsors of the event are Ford Motor Hellas and the Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”.
Luanvi is the official sports supplier of the event for one more year.
Nutramins is the official health supporter of the event.
Official supporters are Poseidonia, Municipality of Pylos-Nestor and PlantBox. Messinian Spa is the Official Beauty Partner for the first time. Partners of the event are Pylos Poems, Fysiotek Sports Lab, Karalis Beach Hotel, Athens Easy Transfers.
Avance Rent A Car is the official rental partner.
National Geographic is the strategic partner of the event and 24MEDIA its premium media partner.
All event’s equipment transfers will be made with Pilia Express.
Navarino Challenge supports: a) the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis with a program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI, and through the Captain Vasilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation: b) WWF Greece, and c) Karkinaki, through the GivenGain online platform: https://bit.ly/33KTNhD
Navarino Challenge has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 program of the European Commission and is held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.
The event is held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation.