Presentation of the unique race of Nafplio Castle run- 5km!


Nafplio Castle Run is the only race in Greece that includes a racing accession of a castle, invites you to challenge your limits on the 24th of November! Nafplio Castle Run is a race of special requirements addressed to experienced runners.

Castle Run is a race in a total distance of 5km. The first part (850 m. with a steep climb) consists of climbing on the historic castle through the 999 stairs path. The second part (4.15 downhill) includes the route through the asphalt-paved path to the finish line.

Tip: There will be a timing mat at the exit of the castle in order to record your performance on the ascent of the 999 stairs!

Race Course

Runners start this unique race with the climb to the castle from 25th of March street. After climbing the 999 stairs and crossing the Castle, they return to the city from the provincial road of Palamidi fortress. Then, when into city, they turn right into Cyprus Street and then left on the Sidiras Merarxias Street. Finally, they turn left to Polizoidis street and continuing straight to get to the finish line.

The start & finish line will be situated on the 25th of March street in front of the entrance of the Castle.

Support Stations

Along the course of Castle Run there will be refreshment station at the exit of the castle where bottle water and isotonic drink will be provided.

Bottled water and isotonic drink will be available to runners at the finish line as well.

Rescue teams will be situated at many points along the accession.

At the stations, there will be authorized personnel to contact in case of any emergency.


Castle Run Course Record – Total Course & Castle Accession

Castle Run- total Course- 5 km

Men: George Dialectos 19:53 – 2016

Women: Nefeli Papageorgiou 24:20 – 2018

 Castle Accession:

Men: George Dialectos 7:14 – 2016

Women: Nefeli Papageorgiou 9:26 – 2018


This unique running sports Event will be held for the 5th year in a row in the beautiful Argolis!

Nafplio invites you to challenge your limits at Nafplio Castle Run!

Book your participation at:


We are more than happy to invite you to become part of the big running fiesta “Nafplio Castle Run 2019”!

For more information and registrations please visit:


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