2018 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO announces Cancer Research UK as Charity Partner

Organisers of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO have announced Cancer Research UK as Charity Partner for the 2018 event, which takes place on Sunday, March 18.

The AIMS-accredited OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is one of Europe’s most exciting sporting events and the marathon race is renowned for being flat, fast and scenic. The route covers long stretches of straight, traffic-free road, including the spectacular coastal road of greater Limassol, reaching a maximum altitude of 18m and rewarding runners with magnificent views and a refreshing sea breeze.

It is the ideal race for runners of all abilities, from first-time marathon runners to elite athletes looking to achieve a PB.

All money raised at the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO for Cancer Research UK will help the charity in its effort to beat cancer sooner.

Cancer Research UK is entirely funded by the public and is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. It works tirelessly to support those affected by cancer, and is expected to be a popular and worthy cause for the many British runners preparing to run in Limassol next spring.

Anyone wishing to run the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO for Cancer Research UK should sign up for a place on the race website, and then get a sponsorship pack directly from Cancer Research UK.

The OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO offers six races over two days, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March, and welcomes athletes from near and far to enjoy the flat and fast course, friendly atmosphere, warm spring weather and stunning natural scenery.

The marathon course stretches 21km along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, from the palm tree-lined seafront at Molos to the new port, the old harbour and the ancient ruins of the Royal City of Amathus.

The event is a perfect opportunity for runners to spend a long weekend soaking up the vibrant and energetic culture of the city of Limassol, making the most of low-cost flights from the UK and the range of excellent packages offered by the race organisers.

Andreas Spyrou, OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO race director, said: “We are delighted to announce Cancer Research UK as Charity Partner for the 2018 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. Cancer is a disease that affects many people, either directly or through their family and friends, and we hope that many runners will choose to #RunLimassol to raise valuable funds for this excellent cause. Anyone wanting to run with a smile at the brightest marathon in the world should sign up now to make the most of the lowest early bird prices. It is then very easy to register with Cancer Research UK and start training and fundraising! We are very much looking forward to helping make a difference to Cancer Research UK at our 2018 event.”

Claudia Ratcliffe, sports partnership manager at Cancer Research UK, added: “Cancer Research UK is thrilled to be a charity partner for the 2018 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, and it is very exciting to be involved in such a big international event that is known for its friendly welcoming atmosphere. We hope that many runners will be inspired to run for Cancer Research UK. We will be there every step of the way to help them achieve their goals, from training plans and practical fundraising ideas to being out in full force on the day to cheer them on! We are looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to Team Cancer Research UK.”

Entries for the 2018 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO are open. Early bird entrants benefit from a 40 per cent discount until October 31, with fees as follows: Marathon €36, Half Marathon €27, Petrolina 10K Energy Race €18, 5K City Race €18.

Those wishing to run for Cancer Research UK should secure their place with OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO first, and then  request a sponsorship pack from Cancer Research UK.

Two levels of race packages including a range of accommodation options are available for the event, offering great-value and a hassle-free way for runners to take part in their chosen race.

Go to for further details and to register. You can also like the Facebook page and follow @RunLimassol #RunLimassol on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the latest news about OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO.

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