The Crete Marathon is a cultural and, mainly, sports event that has been taking place in Chania since 2016. It is the only Green Marathon in Greece and is part of the official calendar of sport events of SEGAS.
The race is dedicated to the Blessed Metropolitan Ireneos Galanakis, who has developed important religious, humanitarian and social work in Crete, while the 10km Race Course is dedicated to Captain Kostas Eliakis, who gave his life in defending the Greek air space.
The Marathon of Crete includes a variety of events and culminates with the Games:
Marathon Road, 10km, 5km & 2.5km
REGION OF CRETE
Stavros Arnaoutakis, Crete Regional Governor, Head of Crete Marathon
Nikolaos Kalogeris, Chania Regional Vice-Governor, President of the O.C.
Katerina Zombanaki, Sport Executive Officer in Chania Region Office
MUNICIPALITY OF CHANIA
Panagiotis Simandirakis, Mayor of Chania City
MUNICIPALITY OF PLATANIAS
Ioannis Malandrakis, Mayor of Platanias Municipality
MUNICIPALITY OF KISSAMOS
Georgios Mylonakis, Mayor of Kissamos Municipality
MUNICIPALITY OF APOKORONAS
Charalambos Koukianakis, Mayor of Apokoronas Municipality
MUNICIPALITY OF KANTANOS / SELINO
Antonios Perrakis, Mayor of Kandanos-Selino Municipality
MUNICIPALITY OF SFAKIA
Manousos Chiotakis, Mayor of Sfakia Municipality
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF CHANIA
Paraskevi Orfanoudaki, President of the Medical Association in Chania
CHANIA HEALTH RUNNERS ASSOCIATION
Giorgos Alogdianakis, President of the Chania Health Runners Club
Chamber of Commerce and Crafts
Antonis Rokakis, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Crafts
HANIA HOTEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Manolis Giannoulis, President of the Hotel Owners Association in Chania
CRETE GYMNASTIC ASSOCIATION
Sotiris Lavoutas, President of the Crete’s Gymnastic Association
Honorary Members of the Organizing Committee are the Metropolitan Kydonias & Apokoronou Damaskinos, and the Kissamou & Selinou Amfilochios.