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Garmin confirmed as Official Timekeeper for 2019 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO


The organisers of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO in Cyprus have confirmed that Garmin will be the Official Timekeeper of the event taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019.

Garmin will be featured as the Official Timekeeper in the lead up to the event and on race weekend, with the Garmin logo prominent on the race clock of the lead car, the gantry, the results and race finishers’ diplomas.

All runners registered for the Petrolina 10K Energy Race will also be entered into a competition to win a Garmin watch. One female and one male runner will have the chance to win a Garmin Forerunner 30 or a Forerunner 235, with the draw for the lucky winners taking place on race day, Sunday 24th March.

Those wishing to purchase a Garmin watch ahead of race weekend can do so via the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO official shop. The shop will feature 3 Garmin watches:

  • The Garmin Forerunner 235 at €179.99;
  • The Garmin Forerunner 735XT at €279.99; and
  • The Garmin vívoactive 3 at €189.99.

All items will then be available for collection from the registration offices between 21st-23rd March.

A team of runners from Garmin will also be taking part in the PrimeTel 5K Corporate Race on Saturday 23rd March, one of the most popular races of the weekend.

The event’s partnership with such a well-respected brand in the running industry is seen as ‘a real reflection of its continuous growth on the global running scene’. Now celebrating its 13th year, OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO attracts athletes from all over the world.

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO boasts a flat and fast course. The course covers long stretches of traffic-free road including the coastal road of greater Limassol, rewarding runners with views over the Mediterranean. With a spring climate that’s ideal for running, Limassol is an attractive location for runners wanting a long weekend away with friends, family or running club members.

With this in mind, a range of exclusive race packages are available for the benefit of overseas visitors. The #RunLimassolPlus package includes a 40% discount on race entry, official race technical t-shirt, the lowest accommodation rates across a range of budgets, MITSIDES Pasta Party pass, finisher’s photo, race pack delivery to the hotel and transportation to the start line. A number of hotels are still available for those registering for their races and packages now.

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Race Director Andreas Spyrou said “We are thrilled to welcome Garmin as the Official Timekeeper for the 2019 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. We are committed to delivering a first-class race weekend for our runners and it is highly fitting that leading technology brand Garmin should be our Official Timekeeper.

“It is particularly exciting that one male and one female runner in the Petrolina 10K Energy Race will win a superb Garmin watch. There is still time to sign up to each of the competitive races, and we look forward to welcoming everyone for a thrilling weekend of running this month.”

Entries are still open to OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019. Entry costs: Marathon Race €60; Half Marathon Race €45; Petrolina 10K Energy Race €39; 5K City Race €30.



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