Limassol is located on the south coast and is the islands largest seaside resort. The city spreads for ten miles along the coast to the Troodos Mountains. Since the Middle Ages when the Crusaders conquered Cyprus under Richard the Lionheart, Limassol has been known to traders for its wine and sugar cane. It is now the second largest city in Cyprus and is renowned for it's winemaking industry. If you like a glass of vino this is as good a place as any to do a race!
It is a relatively flat course characterised by long straights predominantly along the coastal road of greater Limassol. The race starts on the promenade, heading east towards ancient Amathus passing through Limassol, Agios Athanasios and Germasogia. At around the 8km mark runners reach Agios Tychonas and a downhill section followed by some undulations until 10k.
The course soon turns back on itself and heads towards the start and on into the centre of Limassol. Runners pass the pleasant new harbour and again through the historical centre before reaching the finish line.
The half marathon follows the same course as the full marathon until 10k where runners turn back and head towards the finish.