A mountain Marathon crossing
the Timfi mountain complex.
Starting time: 06:00 | 21/07/2018
Half Marathon 21km
Half Marathon on the mountain
complex of Timfi.
Starting Time: 08:00 | 22/07/2018
Entry Race 10km
An entry race to mountain
running in Zagori.
Starting Time: 09:00 | 22/07/2018
Zagori Mountain Running
Zagori is one of the most distinguishing features in the land of Epirus in Greece. It comprises a special geographical, historical and architectural unity in place and time. The 46 villages with their unique natural beauty and the idiosyncratic mentality of the people preserve this identity in the present.
The Zagori Mountain Running, an integral part of this cultural harmony, offers to the athletes the opportunity to experience through their effort “the place beyond the mountain“.Learn More Volunteer
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People and Zagori Mountain Running
It is always fascinating to return to this Ultra Race. I look forward to explore once again the greatness of Zagori.
Either way there are far too many things that connect me to this race than just a BIB number. I look forward to this supreme effort and due to the fact that there are many unpredictable factors, you never know how it will turn out. But this is the part that excites me most, to fight with myself, the competition, and the weather conditions.
I came to ZMR to see a different race, because they told me that it is the most beautiful ultra in Greece. Indeed, I can’t tell if there is any other ultra like this one.
I like the fact that there are qualified athletes and this makes the competition tough. The higher the level the more fun we have. We will try to give our best, the best we can.
Sergio Garasa Mayayo
I ran the 21km. It is an exceptional Organization that offers routes filled with beauty and history.
Logistics carefully planned and implemented. An incredible atmosphere with more than 2.000 people, for which there was special care from day 1 till the finishing line.
The quality of ZMR actually keeps the athletes coming back to the place beyond the mountain.
What makes Zagori Mountain Running special is its character. The competition is big and the level is high, we see elite athletes from all over the world.
It’s been more than 20 years since I last visited Zagori Actually, it was the first and the last time with my three-year-old son at that time. I only managed to walk a small distance since I was carrying my son on my shoulders, but this was the best recipe to end up in the warm and cozy atmosphere of the coffee shop.
However, the unparalleled scenery, the history of the place, the legendary Dragon Lake, the unique architecture, the traditional builders, the stories about the people and their lives, made me promise myself to come back and re-live everything the right way. When I heard about the marathon, I was ready. “I am not gonna miss this opportunity” I said to myself.
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 Papigo, through the woods and then to the mountain plateaus near Astraka, finishing at Tsepelovo. It was definitely one of the greatest weekends of my running life. It is not just the scenery; it is also the people who make this race a big party. Rarely one gets to experience such hospitality. The feeling to return is always here.
The magnificent area of Zagori is Greece’s most well hidden secret. This place with its natural beauty above all expectations, is hosting one of the most popular ultra trail races in the country, the TeRA 80km.The race is just as good, if not better at some parts, as other well-established European races.
The organization is great, the route is challenging and very well marked, while 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 and historical tradition. For those who love trail running, ZMR TeRA 80km is the ideal choice!
It’s not only about the race that attracts me but also the story behind it, when this was just an idea.
Mara, Iraklis, Vasilis and I, along with some other good friends, walked the route and we decided it to make it happen. Therefore, I feel very connected to ZMR. Apart from the emotional part, there is the racing part. The race takes place in a unique place of outstanding natural beauty. Competition is tough and therefore challenging.
Zagori is a place of great beauty that promotes the harmonic co-existence of nature and man I firstly participated in ZMR in 2012. Before that, I had no idea what was hidden “in there”.
Since then, I have been a loyal fan, being present every summer. Each time is unique, a deep breath of life that makes you born again. Mere happiness and luck to experience such beauty. All routes are great, but TeRA 80km stands out! Eight (8) villages are met in this route. See you in July. Be there!