|May 17, 2015 at 09:00||May 17, 2015 at 13:00|
Questions and answers
Q: When is the Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: Our first ever race is scheduled for May 17th 2015
Q: Where will the Cyprus Skate Marathon take place?
A: Limassol sea from road starting from Enaerios, there will be one turn point at traffic lights near the Grand Resort Hotel, then returning to Enaerios finish line. Total distance, 21km.
Q: What time will the Cyprus Skate Marathon start?
A: 7 a.m.
Q: What is the cut off time of the Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: 90 minutes, if you are slower than this, our race marshals will ask you to join the cycle lane where you can continue safely to the finish line.
Q: Will the race route be open to traffic or will the roads be closed?
A: Race route road will be closed to traffic entering from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Q: How much is it to enter the Cyprus Skate Marathon race?
A: €48 per person for early registration, the longer you leave it to register, the higher the price will be.
Q: Who can take part in the Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: Everyone over the age of 14 and with a safe and confident level of inline skating.
Q: I’ve never skated before, but I’ll give it a go, can I enter?
A: Skating without first taking professional lessons will not only be dangerous for you, but you may also endanger the safety of the other skaters in the race. Please only enter the Cyprus Skate Marathon if you are a confident and safe skater. Lessons are available in Limassol with the Limassol Skate School.
Q: What type of skates will l need?
A: Fitness/performance inline skate with wheels sizes 82mm to 110mm, if the skates you own have smaller wheels, you can still take part, but we really recommend performance skates to be competitive and to meet the cut off time of 90 minutes.
Q: How do I register for the Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: On our website with this link www.cyprusskatemarathon.com/registration.html
Q: Who gets all the money from the race?
A: Cyprus Skate Marathon is a not for profit event, all money from race entry fees and sponsorship goes towards paying the the event and creating jobs in Limassol. Any profits after this is given to local charities in Limassol.
Q: Must I wear a helmet to take part in the Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: Skate helmet is compulsory. Wrist, knee, elbow pads are highly recommend but not compulsory.
Q: How many skaters will take part in the 2015 Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: We will limit the race to 1000 skaters for 2015. Each year after that, we will increase the race size by 500 more skaters.
Q: Why only 21km, that’s not a marathon distance?
A: This is our first ever Cyprus race, we want to start small to make it a great race. We have a 42km inline marathon planned for 2016.
Q: Where can I buy skates from?
A: Search online but sizing is always the problem, try to find locally first to to ensure you get your sizing correct. By far the most important thing to get right when buying skates is that they fit and are comfortable. Doesn’t matter how good they look or what brand they are, if they are too big or too small you are going to have a miserable experience attempting a inline skate marathon.
Q: What will the weather be like in May at the Cyprus Skate Marathon?
A: Typically during the middle of May, temperatures will be quite warm, during the same week in 2014, the temperature was around 27C with very bright sunshine and clear blue skies. It’s highly unlikely that we will ever have a wet race in May, the Spring showers we get tend to finish during April.
Q: Will there be an Expo before the race start?
A: Yes, all registered participants are required to attend the Expo in Limassol on Saturday May 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect their race pack and race number.
Q: Where is the best place to stay in Limassol on a low budget?
A: Places we would recommend you try are Jasmine Hotel, Kapetanios Limassol, Estella Hotel and Apartments.
Q: I want to make this a special holiday for myself and my family, what’s the best 5 star hotel in Limassol that is close to the race start?
A: Londa hotel.
Q: I’ve registered for the Cyprus Skate Marathon and now can’t make it, can I get a refund?
A: No refunds, no exceptions. All the money raised is spent on the race, we do not keep any of the money in bank accounts as we are a not for profit organisation. We may defer your registration to the next year if you can provide a doctors report of sickness or injury.
Q: How do I get to the race start?
A: Early morning start will require you to book a taxi in advance from your hotel. If you are staying anywhere within the Limassol town or tourist area, it’s just a 10 minute drive. Limassol is a very small city so don’t worry if your chosen hotel is the other end of town.
Q: Will there be toilets at the start?
A: Yes, local municipal toilets are just a short walk away. There will also be toilets at the 10.5km halfway turnaround point.
Q: What if I can’t finish the race?
A: If you can’t finish due to a fall, injury or mechanical issue with your skates, please seek advise from one of our course marshals or first aid team.
Q: I don’t think I can do the whole 21km, can I still enter and stop part way in?
A: Yes you can do as much of the race as you want, if you do not make it to the halfway turn point and head back to the finish line, your official timing will be disqualified and you will listed as DNF (Did not finish).
Q: Do I need to wear protection pads and a helmet during the race?
A: It is a inline marathon requirement that you must wear a helmet at all times during the race. If you take your helmet off during the race, you will be disqualified. Pads are highly recommended during skating marathons but not a requirement.
Q: Will there be any shops or cafe’s open at the race start area?
A: Don’t count on it, very few stores open so early on a Sunday morning.
Q: What is the closest hotel to the race start line?
A: Kapetanios Limassol is just a few minutes walk from the start line area.
Q: Which is the closest airport to Limassol and the start line?
A: We have two airports named Paphos and Larnaca, both have direct flights from Europe with many of the low cost airlines. The national carrier is Cyprus Airways.
© Cyprus Skate Marathon
– A Not For Profit Organisation