Countryside walkers are being invited to follow in the footsteps of trail runners as the village of Karmi/Karaman gears up to host the fourth and final round of the Run Wild Trail Race Series on Sunday, December 6.
Organisers said “competent walkers” would be able to test themselves on the same “picturesque but technically challenging” 10km circular “blue route” that competitors in the trail run race will be using. The path will take them towards St Hilarion Castle and then across a dry river bed, which is part of the North Cyprus trail network, before ending up back in Karaman.
Those planning to take part are asked to bring water, although refreshments will be provided at the halfway point and the end of the walk. First aiders will also be on standby.
People wanting to take part in either event are being urged to register in advance via the “Run Wild Karmi” Facebook event page, although participants can also register on the day at 9am, with the race due to begin at 10am, followed by the trail walk. An entrance fee of 20TL or six euros will be taken on the day.
A more gentle 3-4km “family fun run” will also be held on the day for a “nominal fee”, with local eateries selling cakes and a special buffet.
Organiser Fiona Addington said: “The village is very much excited.”