Exploring the Beauty of Rhodes: The 2023 Rhodescape Lake & Mountain Run
The picturesque island of Rhodes is about to host one of the most thrilling running events on the 22nd of October — the Daphne Rhodescape Lake & Mountain Run 2023. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Apolakkia Dam, this race promises an unforgettable experience for runners of all levels.
Race Distances for Every Runner
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there’s a race distance for everyone:
20 km: Designed for the seasoned runners, this challenging course includes three uphill sections and offers breathtaking views.
10 km: A perfect challenge for all, featuring three uphill segments that will test your endurance.
5 km: Ideal for both beginners and experienced runners, this race blends dirt and asphalt for an exciting course.
1.5 km for Kids: Let’s not forget the little athletes! The kids’ race takes place on asphalt and dirt and includes special environmental games to foster a love for nature.
Race Day Details
The starting gun will go off at 10:30 am at the park’s facilities. As you traverse the course, you’ll cross over the Apolakkia Dam, where the captivating landscapes and challenging uphill sections will make your journey truly memorable.
The Apolakkia Dam is nestled in the village of Apolakkia, located in the southern part of Rhodes, approximately 77 km southwest of the city of Rhodes. Ιt’s also a heaven for migratory birds and a recreational hotspot with various sports activities. Apolakkia sits beside the meandering Apolakkias River, overlooking its namesake bay and neighboring the prominent peaks of “Skiadi” and “Stroggili.” This charming rural settlement boasts breathtaking landscapes and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and sports.
While you’re in the Apolakkia area, take some time to explore its landmarks. Visit the building housing the cultural center, which served as a primary school in the past. Explore the Agia Marina church, known for its unique architectural design. History lovers won’t want to miss the ruins of an ancient castle near Agia Marina, dating back to the 14th century.
An Opportunity to Embrace Adventure
The Daphne Rhodescape Lake & Mountain Run 2023 isn’t just a race; it’s a chance to discover the beauty of Rhodes—an island with breathtaking landscapes. Whether you’re looking to challenge your limits or simply immerse yourself in the beauty of the nature, this event offers it all.
and prepare for an adventure like no other on the island of Rhodes.