NOVEMBER 2-3, 2019
XTERRA Open Water Swimming Challenge - Varkiza (Yabanaki)

The great XTERRA Greece Open Water Swimming Race, the last swimmer's summer meeting at sea, will take place at Varkiza Beach on the 2 & 3 of November

The beach is organized and all the relevant and necessary facilities are offered to swimmers of all ages

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An Unforgettable experience for all

Those who have reached the age of 18 and have a proven (medically) good physical condition are eligible to participate. Athlets under 18 years of age must have their parent / guardian signed consent. Athletes that are under 16 years old are allowed to participate at the 1000m distance or the children's race.

- 100 & 200 METERS KIDS RACE
- 1,000 METERS
- 2,500 METERS
- 5,000 METERS

OWS1By submitting the application for registration, each athlete or their parents, through the consensus for the kids, declare responsibly that they have studied, and they are fully informed about the circumstances and requirements of this race and have undergone appropriate medical examinations. It frees organizers in advance from any responsibility for their health, accident or even death

You can download a medical certificate exemple here

Please download from here, the Parents’ written consent for children participation

Race Starts: Sunday the 3rd of November, 11:00
Kid’s Race Starts: Sunday the 3rd of November, 10:00

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Athletes are allowed to use swim goggles or masks and wetsuits. Use of any other equipment like snorkels, fins, boards etc is prohibited

Athletes can apply sunscreen, oil, petroleum jelly, or anything else they want before starting. * For category 60+ only, a mask and a respirator will be allowed. It is compulsory to present an athlete's medical certificate or an athlete's card

Starting - Ending
The start will be given in the water (water start) for all distances. The distances of 1000m and 2,500m will be in one loop each. The 5,000m race will take place in 2,500m loops each while at the end of the first round, athletes will have to get out of the sea and run a short distance of about 20m on the beach and then continue on to the 2nd cycle. At all distances the athletes will end up on the beach outside the water in a specially designed finishing arch


electronic timing will be available for all distances and categories. Athletes should place the timing chip on their ankle and are obligated to return it to the organizers after they cross the finish line.

Medical Support: A doctor will be present during the race. Athletes participate at their own risk and are obligated to sign the application and health declaration document. Participants are advised to examine themselves prior to race.

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Other useful information

Athlete’s arrival: 

Participants must be present at the Beach at least 2 hours before the scheduled starting time in order to get from the Race’s Secretariat their timing chip and their athlete’s bag with the swimming cap, t-shirt etc. The Secretariat will close strictly at 10:30 and no extension will be given.

There are toilets and changing rooms available for athletes to use before and after the race.

Storage of athlete’s equipment: 

There will be a special guarded area by volunteers, allowing athletes to leave their bags (1 / athlete), having placed on the special number that will be given along with the athlete’s pack.


After completing all distances, all categories as well as the general classification “men and women” will be awarded. The awards will be divided by gender, with the first starting for athletes up to 19 years and continuing every decade, with the last category being 60+.
19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

In the Wetsuits category the first 3 men and women Overall, as well as the first 3 men and women of age group categories up to 29 & 30+ years old.

In the 1000m category, the first 3 men and women will be awarded Overall.

Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony takes place after the end of the races to celebrate the completion of individual or group efforts 
together, to honor all who have stood out and to gain power & energy for our next endeavor. The importance of the awards ceremony lies in the reward that the effort of all athletes deserve, the recognition of their
effort and the encouragement of all others. We owe it to our teammates as a minimum of respect and recognition,
to be present and to celebrate every small or great distinction together.

Our exhortation is .. with the same zeal that we approach in the race, to remain after its end, for the awards ceremony.
At the same time, gifts provided for winners or lucky athletes of the event are awarded during the ceremony.
These ceremonies are designed with special love and care for this purpose and only there are prizes and gifts given. 
TRIMORE - XTERRA Greece - ISOMAN Hellas has no obligation beyond this ceremony to award prizes and gifts. 
Especially for gifts, which must be attributed to the awards ceremony (obligation towards sponsors).

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For registrations made within the last 10 days (after 20/10), the organizer is not committed to providing the full Athlete's Kit. We apologize in advance for this, but it is impossible to have all needed material ready for last minute registrations.

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