The multi-award winning and most important multi-sport event in Europe, the Navarino Challenge, which will take place on 13-15 October 2023 in Costa Navarino and Pylos continues to enrich its actions. Over 40 sports activities and many surprises await this year’s participants at the hotels W Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.
The event honors the leading athlete of the walking distance, Antigoni Drisbiotis
The best Greek walker of all time, two-time gold European champion, bronze world champion and Olympic champion Antigone Drisbiotis will be present at this year’s Navarino Challenge. The great athlete and her ambassador SIXTa member of the group MOTODYNAMICS, who is a role model for all and proves every year that age is just a number, will be found next to young athletes and amateurs and will be honored by the organization for her overall contribution to sports.
Miele Masterclasses with Panos Ioannidis
The surprises of the Navarino Challenge do not stop here. THE Miele, Official Sponsor of the Navarino Challenge innovates and presents for the first time in the event that promotes exercise and proper nutrition, the magical world of gastronomy, with 2 masterclasses which will bear the signature of the great Greek chef Panos Ioannidis. With the message “eat well, run well, live well”, the participants will have the opportunity to meet him up close Miele Open House and learn “little secrets” behind his magical recipes.
Over 17 children’s activities
With the message “sport unites”, the Navarino Challenge presents over 17 sporting actions, bringing young people and amateurs closer to healthy sport again, alongside Olympians and top names. The organization follows the purpose of the Olympic Movement, which is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world, without discrimination through sport and promotes the benefits of information and exercise. At the same time, it encourages young people, through the Active Kids program, to play and do sports, enriching its program with more children’s activities.
Lessons Taekwondo with the gold medalist Michalis Mouroutsos
As part of this year’s Navarino Challenge, the event brings taekwondo’s top athlete, Olympic gold medalist Michalis Mouroutsos. The European champion will implement one Taekwondo workshop in memory of the two-time silver medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis, with the participation of children from the area of Messinia, who will learn alongside him the discipline and self-concentration that this great Olympic sport requires.
This year’s program also includes activities for children such as: football clinics powered by Hellmann’s with the European champion George Karagounis (for registration click here), basketball lessons powered by Hellmann’s with Olympianiki Evina Maltsis and the EuroLeague legend Joe Arlauckas, beachathlon powered by That Gorilla Brand with the Olympian and European champion Pericles Iakovakis, climb powered by That Gorilla Brand, golf lessons powered by Miele, cycling with an electric bike in Flamingos, cycling in Voidokilia, tennis induction powered by Miele (ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13), baby swimming up to 3 years, lessons pilates, spinning challenge for young and old powered by Vikos, pickleballtournament padel powered by Miele, yoga powered by Messinian Spa and of course one 1km running course, for young people aged 10-14 powered by Europa and one 1km running course for children up to 9 years old powered by Vikos.
In the action of 1km. powered by Europa, the organization will bring with its help Europa, children from all over Messinia, to get to know the Greek and world champions up close, to run with them, but above all they will have the opportunity to introduce them to the secrets of their favorite actions, their role models.
But the actions do not stop here as the children will also be introduced to the principles of sustainability. The individual bottles of the athletes will be offered by Europa in a recyclable bag, applying a zero waste policy. The company’s goal is to guide people to make lifestyle changes that mimic sustainable natural cycles.
see here video of the event with some of this year’s activities for children.
Conference & 2km. walking powered by Novo Nordisk
As part of this year’s event, the global pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk as Strategic Healthcare Sponsor will organize a conference with the aim of informing and raising public awareness about the issue of prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The main speaker will be the Ph.D. of the University of Oxford Dr. Konstantinos Manolopoulos.
At the same time, Novo Nordisk will give Navarino Challenge participants the opportunity to take part in one 2km walk, which will take place in the Municipality of Pylos-Nestoros and the beautiful Messinia, overlooking the Bay of Navarino, starting from familiar to Olympian Kostis Tsiklitiras, in Pylos as the imposing castle – fortress Niokastro.
The company Vikos, which is consistently close to sporting events that promote noble competition and the value of competition, will stand by the athletes as an official hydration sponsor with the natural mineral water and Vikos natural mineral soft drinks. The company has prioritized offering to society with an integrated, multidimensional and extensive program of actions, under the title “The B-house of our life”.
Register for the run
Run for first time to marathon, Navarino Challenge Marathon by That Gorilla Brand, with the participation of the Greek-American ambassador of Greek tourism Konstantinou Karnazis, to half marathon, Navarino Challenge Half Marathon by That Gorilla Brand, at 10 km., or the 5km powered by Miele. Register now through the special form available below link. The children’s race is held free of charge. All road races will be held in co-organization with Messinian Gymnastic Association and EAS SEGAS, Peloponnese Region.
Look here them running routes.
We are running for a good cause
All revenue from his fight Marathon as well as the 50% of revenue from all other running routes will be given, through the initiative “That Gorilla Brand’s Adventures For A Cause” of Grand Sponsor That Gorilla Brand, of the largest lifestyle brand in the world that concerns the protection of the mountain gorilla, to improve sanitation facilities in Uganda.
Book your accommodation package now
Enjoy three days filled with outdoor wellness activities for young and old. Get the full package of sports activities, including breakfast and live the unique sports experience of the year. For more information about the accommodation packages to full of energy W Costa Navarino and in luxury The Westin Resort Costa Navarino you can send your email to booking(at)navarinochallenge.com or call it Vita N Travel at +30 210 3249070. See here the packages.
Grand Sponsor of the organization is the That Gorilla Brand.
Official Sponsors are the miele, Europa.
Strategic Healthcare Sponsor is Novo Nordisk.
Official Supporters are the Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher.
Official Water it’s the Vikos Natural Mineral Water.
Official Sports Equipment Supplier is Luanvi.
Premium Mobility Partner of the organization is SIXTY, member of the Group MOTODYNAMICS.
Official Hosting Sponsors is Costa Navarino and the hotels W Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort.
Logistics Partner is DHL.
Medical Partner is the Athens Medical Group.
Sports Memorabilia Partner is Trace ‘n Chase.
Official Optics Partner of the organization are the Kois Optics.
Official Beauty Partner is Messinian Spa.
Premium TV Partner is the SKY.
Premium Media Partner is Liquid Media.
Partners of the Navarino Challenge are the Vlacha, Restaurant Poseidonia, Karalis Beach Hotel, Municipality Pylos–NestorPhee, Karalis City Hotel & Spa, Zoe Seaside Resort, Fysiotek, Bombay Sapphire, Trata and Pilia Express.
Athletes Collaborators of the Navarino Challenge are the Angelic Yoga Arts, FitnessArt, F45 Barrio Salamanca, Moraitis Watersports, Mouratoglou Tennis Center Costa Navarino, Navarino Golf Academy, Navarino Outdoors, Pilates by Mandy, Red Swim Academy, Swim O’ Clock, Triantafyllidis Beach Arena.
Helpers of the Navarino Challenge are the Vita N Travel, Link Business Tourism Development PylosRania’s Flower.
Discount Partners are the Anazoe Spa, Away Spa, Moraitis Watersports, Mouratoglou Tennis Center Costa Navarino, Navarino Outdoors, Panellinios Agora Games.
The Navarino Challenge takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Hellenic Tourism Organization.
The organization has been included in the Greek actions of the program #BeactiveHellas 2023 of the European Commission and is under auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.
The organization and sports production has been undertaken by ActiveMedia Group.
More information on additional activities will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Source: Sport Fm
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