Zagori Mountain Running

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The terms mentioned in the regulations listed below, refer to specific conditions:
  1. Athletes to competitors, i.e. those legally registered and participating in the race
  2. Organization to the Organizing Committee of Zagori Mountain Running
  3. Race Committee to the Organizing Committee authorized for the fair and safe conduct of the races.
Regulations shall be binding in their entirety and directly applicable to all participants. Athletes are requested to respect the instructions of the race judges. Non-compliance with regulations or instructions always carries the penalty of exclusion. The race judges when aware of breaches of regulations, record them and inform the offenders. Any other person authorized by the ZMR Committee has the ability to also record any infringement and to submit it for consideration to the Race Committee.
You can find information regarding registrations, costs and procedures by clicking here.

A) For all participants:

    1. Bib numbers
    2. Food supplies and liquids
    3. Time racing services
    4. Medical care
    5. The Plus pack also includes the official t- shirt of the race and a keepsake gift.

B) For those who complete the race in time:

    1. Finisher Medal

C) Transportation of athletes who drop out or are disqualified

All athletes who leave or get disqualified from the race (due to time limits), can be transported to the finish area for free by bus. These athletes will be picked up from Moni Stomiou (09:45)

Their transportation will take place only after the race’s checker has passed from the elimination point.

In any other case, the Organization Committee is not responsible for the transportation of athletes who leave the race, however it will make the best effort to serve them.

Expenses related to transferring an injured athlete will not be covered if the injury was caused by the athlete’s negligence.

The races routes follow, primarily, paths that are well maintained and marked. Additional temporary signaling is placed just few days before the races, so that the paths are as clear as possible

The TeRA race has a time limit for disqualification (with one intermediate cut-off point at the Monastery of Stomiou). See details here.

The disqualification limit is common for all categories of athletes, regardless of gender and age. After the specified time elapses, the checkpoints continue to record the athletes but as overdue, and athletes arriving there are obliged to surrender their number.

Athletes who wish to can continue the route outside of the competition and at their own risk, provided that they have first surrendered their number and signed a disclaimer releasing the Organizer from any liability for anything that may happen to them from that point onwards.

Each athlete is obliged to have their race number (bib) on them, on the front of their shirt. The number must remain throughout the race unfolded, so that the logos and data on it should be visible. Substantial alteration of the Bib, which may be confusing to the Station officials, will be punished by exclusion. Loss of the Bib will also be punished by exclusion. Participants can only get their BIB themselves, using their Passport or ID card. A third party legally authorized can receive the BIB.
In case you lose your certificate, you can address to the ZMR Committee to re-send the certificate no later than 48 hours before the race.
The route signage (km indications, direction and guiding signs) placed by the ZMR Committee is temporary, in order to aid the athletes and it is removed after the race. The trails and paths are sufficiently marked and well maintained, so that the athletes do not run the risk of losing the way.
External assistance is allowed to athletes from people who are present at the Refreshment Stations. Anyone may escort the athletes even without a Bib number, on the condition they do not provide any kind of assistance or stand in the way of other athletes. However, family and friends can join the athletes in the last meters to the finishing line.
The use of walking poles is allowed. Possession and use of map, compass, GPS, mobile phone or radio (VHF) are also permitted.
All athletes are requested to mark their bib number on every food package (energy gels, nutrition bars, etc) they carry with them. The ZMR Committee will proceed to random sample tests on athletes, in order to guarantee that all athletes adhere to the above regulation. In case an empty food package is thrown by an athlete during the race, the ZMR Committee has the right to disqualify them from the present ZMR and any other future event. For your information this rule will be strictly and firmly applied. In every Refreshment Station waste bags will be available.
Athletes are required to move along the path without forming groups by preventing athletes who would like to overtake. Athletes are requested to stand aside and should remain on the uphill (inner) side of the slope. Athletes who (according to at least 3 official testimonies) block the path and prevent overtaking will be excluded. Dogs are not allowed to accompany the athletes.

The ZMR provides special catering for the athletes, supporting them in many intermediate points of the route. The Main Refreshment and Support Stations offer a variety of dietary options, while the Secondary Support Stations offer the required minimum refreshment options. More about the refreshment stations (click here). More about the Refreshment stations (click here).

Mandatory equipment for all races 

The mandatory and recommended equipment for each race is described in detail in the information provided for each race:

Equipment for the TeRA race

Equipment for the Zagori Classic Race 33km race

Equipment for the Half Marathon 21km race

Equipment for the Forest 10km race

Shortcutting is prohibited and athletes face disqualification penalties. Each participant has the responsibility and obligation to pay attention to the warning signs in certain parts of the area. In the alpine part, alternative paths and turns are allowed to help the runners, in order to avoid damaged trail routes that might carry risks or lead nowhere.
Check Points are compulsory for all athletes. All Refreshment and Support Stations are also Check Points. BIB numbers should be visible by the judges, so that they can record them. If an athlete wears a windproof jacket on top of the Bib, they should remove it when reaching the Check Point. Refusal of Bib demonstration equals to disqualification. Athletes who fail to present themselves at a Check Point, are not considered valid and face disqualification.
Objections, for whatever reason, are raised only by the athlete themselves at the latest 30 minutes after the finish. The decision of the Objection Committee, composed of the Race Director, members of the Executive Committee and the Station Admin Staff in the responsibility zone of which, the event occurred, is issued no later than the time of the ceremony awards and it is final.
The Race Commission undertakes the responsibility to supervise race route for safety reasons, to provide medical care and help to athletes who might be in need. In cases where security personnel and Admin Staff indicate a change of direction for safety reasons, athletes are obliged to obey. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification. At the Main Support Station specialized medical personnel will provide the appropriate treatment to the athletes. If the race doctor decides that an athlete is not able to continue, then the athlete is required to hand over their Bib.
If necessary (extremely hazardous weather conditions), the Organizers reserve the right to modify the route or to postpone the race for a short time in order to avoid unpleasant situations putting in danger the participants. A race can however be postponed indefinitely if there are extreme weather conditions prevailing in the region.
The Race Timing Services Company will need some time to elaborate the data and proceed to the official (final) announcement of the race results. Once this procedure is completed, participation certificates will be available.
Offenses and regulation violations lead to disqualification in the following situations:
  1. route pollution,
  2. shortcuts,
  3. inappropriate behavior towards the ZMR Staff
  4. loss of Bib and any other inappropriate behavior.
Lifelong exclusion is possible for severe cases, such as violence against members of the ZMR Committee, or deliberate extreme shortening of the route.

The Organizing Committee has established the following categorization awards for all athletes.

For the TeRA and Zagori Classic Race 33km races, the following categories exist:

Ι) Overall Awards Category
ΙΙ) Male athletes aged 50-59
ΙΙΙ) Male athletes aged 60+
ΙV) Female athletes
V) Female athletes aged 50-59
VI) Female athletes aged 60+.

For the Half Marathon 21km and Forest 10km races, the following categories exist:

Ι) Overall Awards Category,
ΙΙ) Male athletes aged 40-49
ΙΙΙ) Male athletes aged 50-59
ΙV) Male athletes aged 60+
V) Female athletes
VI) Female athletes aged 40-49
VII) Female athletes aged 50-59
VIII) Female athletes aged 60+

For the Zagori Classic Race 33km, Half Marathon 21km and Forest 10km races, there is a special category:

  • Juniors up to 21 years old

All categories require the presence of at least 6 athletes in order to be considered valid. In any other case, the athletes fall in to the prior or closest matching category.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The “Overall Awards Category” is addressed to athletes of all genders and ages. Athletes will be awarded separately if they rank first in their respective categories.


For the TeRA 80km race awards will be presented to: the first 6 finishers regardless of age and gender, the first 3 female athletes and the first 3 from the above listed age groups. For the rest of the races, awards will be presented to: the first 3 finishers from the overall category, the first 3 female athletes and the first 3 winners from the above listed age groups. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The award-winning athletes who will not be present during the ceremony will not receive their prize.
The ZMR and its partners retain the copyright of photographing and filming the race. Each athlete by submitting the application form, automatically accepts this term, knowing that their personal data can be displayed in photos or videos. It is also important to notice that compensation claims for any publication of the material will be rejected.
The ZMR has the moral obligation to protect the privacy of the athletes and the data submitted by the application form, according to the information privacy law in force. Only the name, age and city of residence are allowed to be announced.
The ZMR Committee shall not be liable for death, injury or any health damage of the participants, who by submitting the application form, declare the following:
  • They are aware of the risks that might occur in a demanding mountainous race
  • They confirm that they are healthy and fit to take part in the race, having been recently examined by a doctor. Athletes are obliged to go through regular medical screening and physical examination. Therefore, medical certificates will be required. The ZMR Committee bears no responsibility for the injury of athletes who choose to ignore the warnings in certain parts of the route, running the risk of falling with unpleasant or fatal outcome. The ZMR Committee declines any financial responsibility in case an athlete makes use of external assistance.
The ZMR reserves the right to amend the regulations of the races, without prior notice.
The race’s checker as well as the medical staff of the race reserve the right to stop / cancel the athletes of those whom they feel they are no longer able to complete the race.