The Women's Association of Megali Panagia announces the 10th Mountain Running Race "XeSkouriaZo" that will take place on October 1, 2023, at Mount Kakavos in Megali Panagia, Halkidiki.

Mountain Running Race 24km

Race Information 24km (D +1200M)


The Mountain Running Race covers a distance of 24km on the trails of Mount Kakavos, with a positive elevation gain of 1200m. The race takes place on the first Sunday of October each year. The starting and finishing point of the race is defined as the “Horostasi Square” in Megali Panagia.

  • Date: October 1, 2023
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Detailed route description and elevation profile of the race are available in the “technical description” section.

Our goal is to promote trail running, highlight the natural beauty, and protect the environment as a source of life and joy for everyone, forever.

As long as the threat of mining remains, as long as the environment is sacrificed in the name of development, we will dedicate these races to environmental advocacy and the fight against gold-copper mining that threatens Northern Halkidiki.

We hope that all athletes and organizers together will keep our mountains alive.


Participation is open to all individuals aged 18 and above, both recreational and club athletes. Participants under 18 years old must have parental consent and a Statutory Declaration. Each participant runs at their own risk and should have undergone recent medical examination, be in excellent health, and be able to meet the demands of this race.


  • Online on Registration Platform: Registrations – Entries
  • Registration is valid upon payment of participation fee.
  • Once the payment is completed, your name will appear in the “participants” section on our website.

Depending on the number of registrations, there may be a limit on the number of registrations on the day of the race (no later than 9:00 AM). However, timely declaration of participation is important and will be appreciated.


  • The participation fee is 18€, is solely used to cover the expenses of the race.
  • Payment will be made via bank transfer.
  • In the case of cancellation/postponement of the race due to exceptional circumstances, registrations will be valid for the rescheduled date.


Each participant will be assigned a race number (bib), which must be visibly displayed throughout the race.

All athletes will receive a participation package including:

  • Technical T-shirt, Medal, Participation Certificate, Mountain Wound Balm & Herbs, Energy Gel.

Awards will be given to the top three (3) male and female finishers in the overall category, as well as to the top three (3) finishers in the following age categories:

  • Category 18-34 [up to and including the year 1989]
  • Category 35-49
  • Category 50+ [from 1973 and older]

The winners of the overall ranking will also be awarded in the age categories. A minimum of 6 athletes is required for the existence of a category.


There will be refreshment stations at kilometers 5, 11, 19 and water at 15km.
At these stations, electrolytes, water, dried fruits, potato chips, crackers, raisins, and chocolates will be provided. We recommend that athletes have a cup, bottle, or flask with them to receive liquid nourishment, in order to avoid the use of plastic. Before the race starts, an energy gel will be given, and at the finish line, there will be refreshments and food.


  • There will be a kilometric distance indication at 5km (refreshment point), 10km, 15km,20km and 22km.
  • Time limit for disqualification: 5 hours.

The race records for the 24km race are held by Angelos Fragoulis (02h:07min:32sec) since 2019 and Aikaterini Koukaki (02h:55min:37sec) since 2015.


  • External aid is only allowed at the refreshment stations. Athletes can be accompanied by individuals without race numbers for a short distance for encouragement.
  • No mandatory equipment is required. The use of trekking poles, GPS, and mobile phones is allowed.
  • It is recommended to carry a small backpack/waist bag to transport supplies such as a hydration bottle or a waterproof windbreaker (depending on weather conditions).


The official (final) race results will be published a few days after the race in order to complete data verification and necessary checks. Provisional results will be available live on the day of the race.