1st SPARTA NIGHT RUN RACE
We welcome you to the SPARTA NIGHT RUN Sports event organized by the Prefecture of Laconia in the Peloponnese region, the Municipality of Sparta, the Sports Organization of the Municipality of Sparta, the NGO KEAN – Cell of Alternative Youth Activities, and the Spartan Runners Club.
The sports event SPARTA NIGHT RUN is organized for the first time and our aim is to establish it as a celebration – call for Sports and Culture, inviting Runners and Visitors from all over Greece and abroad to join and run in the historic city of Sparta.
The Sparta Night Run race, which will take place on Saturday, May 18th 2019 will start and finish at Sparta’s Central Square. The participants will run around the historic center of Sparta, taking the route through the cultural heritage monuments of the historic city, as it happens in other international competitions.
Along with the Run, and on the occasion of the International Museum Day (18 May), other events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremony, lectures by doctors on Sports Health as well as the award ceremony for athletes of athletics from Laconia that have excelled and are now excelling in Greece and abroad.
With the launch of the Sparta Night Run 2019 event, we will all together mark the beginning of the preparation for the 1st Semi-Marathon of Lakonia in 2020 in the City of Sparta, on a date to be announced by the Organizing Committee. More information about the run can be found at www.spartarun.gr
Message from the President of KEAN, Mr Stavros Milionis
KEAN is particularly happy to participate in the 1st Sparta Night Run race! In a fascinating place with a unique history, we start a fascinating, unique race that comes to stay, and it will be the beginning of preparation for the 1st Semi-Marathon of Lakonia to be held in the City of Sparta in 2020. With international collaborations and by connecting culture, sports and youth, we are coming to mobilize both the local community and the sports community of our country in one of the most historic cities in the world. Since its foundation, KEAN has been leading international initiatives to promote a natural lifestyle, it has a strong presence in European programs such as Erasmus+, EVS, Green Week as well as in environmental actions.
Through the initiative “Health Promotion at Sport Clubs” we created a pan-European Network of Sport Clubs with a strong orientation and direction to the natural lifestyle.
Now CORPLAY is in progress and KEAN, in partnership with universities and organizations from 5 other countries, promotes sporting and democratic idea in order to fight intolerance, racism and fear.
Sports unite, sports reconcile and make our lives better. We can all run on Saturday 18th May, we can all make a fresh start. “Move your body, live your life” was the motto of our first action! Today our slogan is “WE ALL RUN” at the 1st Sparta Night Run, we run at night in a city full of history, which welcomes us with all the museums open and we prepare for the 1st Semi-marathon on 2020! We thank all those who have embraced the initiative:-The Peloponnese Region and the Prefecture of Lakonia-The Municipality of Sparta- The Spartan Runners-The University of the Peloponnese but also the Ephorate of Anquities of Lakonia,and all who help in one way or another with conducting this unique race! Communication: