3rd Quantum Nicosia Marathon 2012 – Celebrating Nicosia – the final countdown – Press Release 19/10/2012

The 3rd Quantum Nicosia Marathon will take place on December 9, with the unprecedented arrival of the Marathon flame to the island. The marathon organizers warmly invite everyone to this ‘Grand Celebration of the historic city of Nicosia’, coupled with a message of confidence to ‘reach beyond your limits’.

This year there will be five events: a marathon, a half marathon, a 10km run, a 5km run and a 1km UNICEF run. Apart from the prizes that will be given out to the winners, special prizes will be given to reward ‘fair play’.

Bearing the slogan ‘Beat your History’, marathoner and president of the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation, Mr. Nasos Ktorides hailed the Nicosia Marathon as a race to be run with pride and deemed the Marathon flame’s arrival as a momentous cultural event.

The Mayor of Nicosia Mr. Constantinos Yiorkatzis, noted that “… if sport can offer so much to life, then the Quantum Nicosia Marathon is life for athletes, Nicosia and its people! ”

The President of the Organizing Committee, Mr. George Killas, said that as of 2011, the Nicosia Marathon is featured in the official calendar of the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS), integrating Nicosia into the international running map. He added the international participation this year has increased drastically.

The Quantum Nicosia Marathon is organized by the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation, is under the auspices of the Nicosia Municipality and it is supported by the Ministry of Education as well as other athletic, cultural and charitable institutional supporters.

On the day of the marathon, a “Grand Winners Festival” will be held, hosting original games that “… highlight the multiple aptitudes and abilities of children and stimulate self esteem and altruism.”

Quantum Energy Ltd is the Mega Sponsor of the marathon. A Cypriot organization involved in the electrical energy sector in Southeast Europe, it is also involved in the EuroAsia Interconnector energy bridge, which will link Israel, Cyprus and Greece through a subsea cable.

The Quantum Nicosia Marathon supports the charitable institutions “One Dream One Wish”, the “Anticancer Society of Cyprus”, the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Association of Parents and Friends of Children with Heart Disease and UNICEF.

Proceeds from the Nicosia Marathon registrations, as well as other contributions will be donated to the abovementioned charities as well as “The Venerable Friends Fund”, a special fund created by the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation, aimed contribute to the prosperity of the Third Generation.

For more information, or, to register as a runner or a volunteer, visit the website www.nicosiamarathon.com , Facebook or contact Ms. Sophia Petrou on 22792200.



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