Anyone who’s looking for an excuse to visit a picturesque Mediterranean island can stop looking now. This year the gorgeous Greek island of Spetses plays host to two superb distance events - the Spetsathlon triathlon and the Spetses Mini-Marathon. 


With its mild Mediterranean climate Spetses is the ideal location for long distance events, combining comfortable temperatures with natural and man made beauty to make a lovely place for a triathlon or distance run. 


A tiny island, Spetses is home to only 4000 local residents and can be circumnavigated in only a few hours. 

In fact, those entering the 26km Spetses Mini-Marathon will find themselves doing a full lap of the island.


Known as an island where superyachts bob alongside old wooden fishing boats, the ancient town of Spetses is proud of its culture, heritage and natural beauty. Sparkling blue seas, green pine trees, beautiful beaches and secluded coves are all part of the charm of Spetses, and are all in abundance for visitors to explore.


These are two great events in an ancient Mediterranean paradise. With numerous entry options in each event, it is guaranteed that there is something for you in Spetses this year.



Australia’s largest and most prestigious Half Marathon returns to the streets of Sydney on 18th May. Last year’s event had well over 10, 000 finishers who raised close to a million dollars for charity - and this year promises to be just as special. 


With a healthy dose of world famous landmarks dotted along the way, the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon course is one of the event’s biggest drawcards. Taking in celebrated Sydney icons such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens, runners are able to enjoy somewhat of a sightseeing tour while completing their 21.1km run. 


This is an event with a big heart; organisers and participants alike place a lot of emphasis on fundraising. Entrants are encouraged to set up an online fundraising page for their run and with over 800 charities to choose from everybody should be able to find something close to their heart.

Individual and team relay entry options are available, meaning those who aren’t quite ready to run the full half marathon distance can still get involved, see the sights and get behind a great cause at the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon this year!


27 28

PACE is a  Publication