On Sunday 19 January at 08:30 the 4th Tinos Challenge trail race will start!

If you finish the “Challenge” by running the Castle Vertical race & the 20km trail race you will be awarded with Cyclades Trail Cup points. The total points for this combination are: CTC_93ps. Read more here.

The starting point will be at the quart-yard of the Catholic monastery of Holy Heart at the top of mountain Exomvourgo and the first kilometers are downhill running consisting of stone and marble steps. Almost 85% of the route consists of traditional handmade walking paths and the direction of running will be clockwise around the mountain Exomvourgo.

In December there is a high chance of rain and all stone ground could be extra slipery, but the scenery will be offer a completely different experience than a dry Summer Tinos island. Bring the right clothes to run in a wet (humidity or rain) environment!

Tinos island is famous for its many small villages. There are 62 traditional villages on the island and the 20km race passes through 13 of them. You will start running from the second highest peak of Tinos, Exomvourgo mountain, and you move towards Koumaros, Volax, Agapi, Sklavochori, Skalados, Krokos, Perastra, Komi, Smardakito, Tarampados, Kampos, Loutra and Xinara.


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Every traditional village has its own fountain with water. Since you are a long distance runner, it would be wise to have your own flask with you and refill it every time you can. The refreshment stations will offer you: water, Epsa soda, Nissos beer, dry nuts, dry grapes, fruit and local products

0,8km – Koumaros – water from fountain

2,2km – Volax – water from fountain

4,8km – Agapi1st Refreshment Station

6km – Sklavochoriwater from fountain

7,9km – Skalados2nd Refreshment Station

8,3km – Krokos – water from fountain

10km – Perastra – water from fountain

11km – Komi3rd Refreshment Station

14km – Smardakitowater from fountain

14,5km – Tarampados – water from fountain

15km – Kampos – water from fountain

17km – Loutra – Νwater from fountain

18,5km – Xinara 4th Refreshment Station

20km – Monastery of Holy Heartall products and refreshments