All Levels
November 2023
from 5 Nights


The Cyprus International 4-day Challenge Event is a staged running event, covering a distance slightly longer than a marathon, which includes road, trail, and cross-country running. It is an adventurous and challenging running event with 4 different races taking place for 4 days.

The Event successfully combines a 6k time trial, an 11k mountain trail run, a multi-terrain half marathon distance, and a 10k City Run over the four days. It takes place in the area of Paphos and for the most part in the Akamas Nature Reserve Park, in some of Cyprus’ most scenic routes, where every turn comes with a different stunning view, unfolding the beauty of the AKAMAS Peninsula in a panoramic sea-sky-earth motif.

Why us? We make your experience unique with services such as:

  • Meet and greet at the Hotel
  • Collection and delivery of race number/goody bag
  • Race and course briefing
  • Pasta Party Dinner in the Hotel
  • Early morning breakfast on race day
  • Dedicated recovery tent
  • Post-race, sports massage for muscle recovery
  • Free downloadable group photos
  • Post-race party at Local Taverna
  • Local expertise and customized advice on Paphos activities & sightseeing

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RACES 6K Time Trial | 11Km Hill Run| Half Marathon Akamas Multi terrain | 10Km Paphos City Run
WEAR Running gear. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
PFO Airport Transfers Race Transfers
Accommodation Catering
Galla Dinner Awards Party
Flight Tickets
Personal Insurance
Personal Expenses
Race Entry Fees


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BASE Package – extra nights available


Arrivals - Wednesday

  • Arrivals
  • Welcome drink upon arrival at the Hotel
  • Goody Bag Delivery
  • Check-In
  • Dinner

Day 1 - Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Runners Briefing
  • 6Km Time Trial
  • Dinner

Day 2 - Friday

  • Early Breakfast
  • Race Transfer
  • 11Km Hill Run
  • Return to Coral Beach Hotel
  • Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Race Transfer
  • Half Marathon Akamas Multiterrain
  • Return to Coral Beach Hotel
  • Dinner

Day 4 - Sunday

  • Breakfast
  • Race Transfer
  • 10Km Paphos City Run
  • Return to Coral Beach Hotel
  • Gala Dinner – Awards

Departures - Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Check Out
  • Departures

Coral Beach Hotel & Resort

The renowned Coral Beach Hotel & Resort is nestled on the southwest of the Island on 300 meters of sandy beach and borders with Akamas peninsula, an area protected by UNESCO. Occupying a superb and stunning location and overlooking the golden sandy beaches and sparkling waters of Coral Bay, the resort boasts unique architecture which is inspired by nature, its unparalleled surroundings, and the fiery sunsets the hotel enjoys.

The hotel combines traditional Cypriot décor of white walls and authentic woodwork with modern and earthy materials and colors. Its traditional rustic design and abundant gardens give Coral Beach Hotel & Resort the warmth that makes everyone feel at home. Welcoming and unpretentious, Coral Beach Hotel & Resort is the perfect choice for your well-deserved holiday and an expert when it comes to keeping both the children and the adults happy

Click here to view the 4 Day Challenge Entry Fees

6Km Time Trial

The Time Trial starts on Thursday afternoon in front of the pretty Coral Beach Hotel & Resort harbor and then runs around to the front of the hotel before heading off along roads fringed with banana plantations until you reach the ship wreck. It is a flat route, but as each runner starts 10sec apart in a random order the skill is pace judgment. Ample quantities of water will be available at the start and water/fruit/wet sponges/raisins to cool you down & energise you at the finish. Download Map


11Km Hill Run

The hill run starts by the sea at the beginning of the Akamas National Park and runs immediately uphill and continues as a steady climb for 6km. The first 4km are rocky up to an old barn building where the drink station is positioned, from their the path becomes smoother. At 6km there is a fairly steep descent for 1km before climbing again, with a short steep uphill around 9km. Approaching Paon Arodes it levels off and goes slightly downhill until the 500m climb up through the village to finish in the pretty church square. Download Map

Half Marathon Akamas Multiterrain

The start is in the town square of Neo Chorio and continues out of the town through a narrow up hill street and out into the olive fields. The route climbs gently on a concrete road up to Smigies picnic site where it turns into a jeep trail and climbs more steeply to drink station at 4km. From here it drops steeply on a wide trail with many switchback bends until reaching the coast road at 9km. From here the route is on a wide jeep track that undulates up and down some coastal bays until it passes Lara Bay. From here it is flat and partially downhill to finish on the beach. The race is also open to participants not running the other 3 days. Download Map
* Race is also open to runners not participating in the other 3 races

10Km Paphos City Run

Starting in front of the ancient castle in the picturesque harbor, this flat 10km road race takes you through Kato Paphos and the beach front hotel district before returning to finish with a sprint past the pleasure boats back at the mediaeval castle. 1 refreshing station is planned at around 5K-water/fruit/wet sponges. Ample quantities of water will also be available at the start and we will do our best to surprise and celebrate with you a most deserved accomplishment… reaching the finish of the Cyprus International 4-day Challenge!!! As well as being the final race of the challenge the 10k Paphos City Run is also open for runners as well as friends and family who have travelled with you. Don’t forget to collect your certificate and medal once you pass the finish line. Download Map
* Race is also open to runners not participating in the other 3 races.

1. Non training partners

This trip is well suited to non-training partners and families. The 4 & 5 star resorts have an abundance of activities and amenities, including multiple pools, game rooms, restaurants, and a luxury spa. The hotels are within walking distance to the beach and the port, which are bustling with shops and restaurants. Other island activities include hiking, touring and camel-back riding.

2. Single travellers and twin to share

Single travellers are welcome on all our camps, holidays and tours! We trust that you will have a great time and meet like minded people. As a single traveller you can have a single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement we can pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) so you can join us without having to pay extra.

3. Getting There

Transfers from and to Pafos International Airport (PFO) are included in your package. However, if you need to travel to Larnaca International Airport (LCA) a number of options are also available. Please look at our Larnaca Transfers page for further information.

4. What to Bring

For the run you will need a normal run kit and cap or race visor. For more info on training kit please check out FAQS.

5. Food

Packages include Half Board catering that can be tailored to suit vegetarian, vegan and other diets. Please get in touch to let us know about your special dietary requirements.

6. General, visa, passport and health information

We encourage all our clients to check for passport and visa information. Additional information about health and safety while in Cyprus please visit the Cyprus Tourism Organization website.

7. Medical certificate

To participate in one of our camps you need to fill in medical form or have a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the camp date. You can find the medical form here.

8. Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. Please make sure that your travel insurance policy covers sport events and holidays participation before you travel. You can also check our services page for additional information.

9. How to Book

Click on the Book Now at the top right hand of the page. At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 4 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip. Please look here for our full booking terms.