Distance: 44 km
Vertical climb: 3,200m*
Highest point: 2,780m*
Race records: Aritz Egea 4h24’26” (2017), Ragna Debats 5h18’20” (2017)
The race start is right in the heart of the archaeological site of Dion, three metres above sea level near the foothills of Mount Olympus. The course climbs the mountain with views extending to the surrounding higher peaks with the ‘Throne of Zeus’ dominating the Mousses Plateau with its prominent outline. The trail climbs to pass below the ‘Throne’ and reaches the highest point at 2,780m. The downhill to the finish line seems endless but after a visit to the home of the Gods, inspiration goes a long way.
*Data is approximate for profiles