Entry Race 10km
An entry race to mountain
running in Zagori.
Starting Time: 9:00 | 23/07/2017
A mountain Marathon crossing
the Timfi mountain complex.
Starting time: 6:00 | 22/07/2017
Half Marathon 21km
Half Marathon on the mountain
complex of Timfi.
Starting Time: 8:00 | 23/07/2017
Zagori Mountain Running
Zagori! The place beyond the mountain! The trails, the bridges, the stone-built villages, the Vikos Gorge and lake of Drakolimni, the Voidomatis river and the dawn from the Tsouka Rossa. But above all, the people!
Zagori Mountain Running is the greatest celebration of mountain running and a big challenge for all of you who want to get to know the experience, the race and crossing the finishing line after numerous hours of effort, at the place beyond the mountainsLearn More Volunteer
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What people say about Zagori Mountain Running
Zagori makes me feel like home, which is not an easy feat for a man from Mani who loves his origins.
Zagori makes me feel like home, which is not an easy feat for a man from Mani who loves his origins. It’s a place with a special kind of beauty and unique architectural characteristics, mountain formations and diversity of trail paths. Paths not walked until recently gave a new lease of life to a magnificent place we did not know about. Having run the 80 and 50km (later changed to 42km) routes, but also having trained multiple times on all routes, the routes are definitely my favorites and I look forward to getting lost to “the place beyond the mountain”.
What does Zagori Mountain Running mean to me… How to put all those emotions in words?
What does Zagori Mountain Running mean to me… How to put all those emotions in words? It’s the race you look forward to, because you know it has something to give since the last time… I end up thinking that what I have gained after 4 years of visiting this place is something very fundamental to me. The need to explore!
For me, Zagori Mountain Running is a celebration of mountain trail running.
For me, Zagori Mountain Running is a celebration of mountain trail running. The changes in scenery between the mountainous terrain and the stone-built roads inside Zagori villages make this race special. Combine that with the high level of organization and you can be sure I will be there this year as well!
Zagori Mountain Running is, according to me, one of the most emotional moments during a race for 2016.
Zagori Mountain Running is, according to me, one of the most emotional moments during a race for 2016. Despite being extremetly tired and having some health issues during the race, I was able to finish 3rd in the general Category! ZMR 2017 is a personal challenge, since the hi level of the race makes me want to constantly improve my skills! The heartwarming crowd at the finishing line was also a great experience!
It’s been more than 20 year since I last visited Zagori. It was, essentially, the first and last time, with my -at that time- 3-year old son.
It’s been more than 20 year since I last visited Zagori. It was, essentially, the first and last time, with my -at that time- 3-year old son. I ended up walking only a small distance, with a child on my shoulders, a recipe for wanting the warm surroundings of the coffee shop. However, the unparalleled scenery, the history of the place, the legendary Dragon Lake, the unique architecture, the traditional builders, the trail paths used to move people and livestock made me promise to myself that I was going to come back and re-live everything the right way. When I learned about the marathon, I was ready. I wasn’t going to pass on this opportunity. So I experienced one of the most exciting races, surrounded by an environment that never fails to amaze you: from the awe-inspiring Vikos Gorge, to the picturesque Pappigo, through the woods and then to the mountain plateus near Astraka, finishing at Tsepelovo. I definitely was once of the greatest weekends of my running life. It wasn’t all about the scenery, but also about the people. Rarely one gets to experience such participation, hospitality without feeling the need to come back.
The magnificent area of Zagori is Greece’s most well hidden secret, a place of unmatched beatuy, exceeding any and all expecations.
The magnificent area of Zagori is Greece’s most well hidden secret, a place of unmatched beatuy, exceeding any and all expecations and hosting the most popular ultra trail race of the country, Zagori Mountain Running TeRA 80km. The race is just a good, if not better at some parts than any well-established European race. The organization is great, the route is challenging and very well defined and the scenery is amazing. This race offers the best in every aspect: technical terrain, crystal clear waters, high-rising rock formations, dense forestation, alpine lakes, stone-built villages with rich history and the friendly atmosphere of Greek hospitality. For those who love trail running, ZMR TeRA 80km is the ideal choice!
It’s not only about the race’s history, but also it’s beginnings.
It’s not only about the race’s history, but also it’s beginnings. When the race was just an idea, me, Mara, Iraklis and Vasilis along with some good friends run the route and the decided to make this happen, so it’s only natural for these friendships to be strong. Besides the emotional part, there is the racing part. The race takes place in an environment of unparalleled beauty and is very competitive so participation is a challenge.
Zagori is a place of great beaty that promotes the harmonic co-existence of nature and man.
Zagori is a place of great beaty that promotes the harmonic co-existence of nature and man. Before participating to Zagori Mountain Running in 2012, I did not know what was hidden “inside”. Since then, I stand loyal to this summer rendezvous since each time is unique. A deep breath full of life that rejuvenates you. Scenery that nature hands out generously and makes you feel lucky to experience it. All routes are great but the one of 80km is a very special experience that makes nature and civilization meet in a route that connects 8 of the Zagori Villages. Meet you in July for new experiences!