Autumn Road Running Retreat

Autumn Road Running Retreat


1999 €




7 nights

Autumn Road Running Retreat


September 30 2024 to October 7 2024

Join us for a 7 night running retreat in the most delightful time of year in Crete with perfect temperatures and warm waters culminating in the world famous Crete Half marathon in Arkalochori.

This running retreat is ideal for road runners who have already or aspire to run a half marathon. This holiday is as much about the food and good company as it is about the running. Every day you will experience the tasty local Cretan cuisine, have the option of swimming in the crystal clear blue waters and have the option to participate in some cultural events. We will be staying in a beautiful retreat centre nestled in olive groves with views of the sea and the mountains. What makes this particular retreat so special is that you get to participate in the world famous Crete Half Marathon.  One of the biggest race parties in Crete with live music all along the route spurring you on.


Day 1 – Monday
Arrive day and pick up from Chania airport

Shakeout community run 7km


Day 2 – Tuesday


Gonia Odigitria road run 10km

Lunch in Afrata beach

Afternoon swim and beach time

Dinner in local taverna

Day 3 – Wednesday


5km Zounaki run


Charma Brewery tasting

Dinner local taverna


Day 4 – Thursday


Theriso gorge run

Lunch in Theriso

Visit to local museum

Dinner in local taverna

Day 5 – Friday


Kantanos run (dirt road) 7.5km


Afternoon free

Dinner in local taverna

Day 6 – Saturday

Rest Day / Travel to Heraklion

Option for day out in Heraklion, visit to Knossos

Overnight stay in minimum 3 star hotel in Heraklion

Day 7 – Sunday

Crete Half Marathon race (21km, 10km and 5km options)


after party

Dinner local taverna

Day 8 – Monday
Departure day


Transfer to Chania airport

**All trails are subject to change dependent on weather. Bonus miles optional add on. Go your own pace, never any pressure. All runs are optional

What’s included:

All breakfast, lunch, dinners

Transport to and from trails

6 nights in retreat lodging, 1 night in mountain accommodation

Beer tasting

Cretan Wild T shirt

Race entry

Accommodation based on 2 people sharing a room (single occupancy available at an extra cost)

What’s not included:

Liability insurance

Snacks outside of meal times

Activities in free time

Alcohol excl beer and wine