OPAP Limassol Marathon 2024 – Traffic Arrangements (13-14/4)

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Traffic arrangements for the OPAP Limassol Marathon 2024 include road closures on April 13 for the 5km races and on April 14 for the main marathon event, with detours provided by local authorities. The main race will see over 10,000 participants running along the coastal road, with closures in effect from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, ensuring a safe and successful event.

What are the traffic arrangements for the OPAP Limassol Marathon 2024?

  • On April 13, road closures for the 5km races are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, mainly on 28th October Street.
  • On April 14, the main marathon event will result in coastal road closures from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Detours and guidance will be provided by local authorities.

Event Overview

The OPAP Limassol Marathon is a much-anticipated event that brings together athletes and communities in a celebration of sport and camaraderie. The 2024 marathon is scheduled to take place over two days, April 13 and April 14, with various events planned that cater to different age groups and skill levels.

Day 1: Corporate and Children’s 5km Marathon

Race Details

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the Corporate and Children’s 5km Marathon will kick off the weekend’s activities. The race will start promptly at 09:00 at Epichosis. Participants can expect to run along 28th October Street, moving eastward until reaching the vicinity of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Griva Digeni Street. Competitors will then turn around and head west, retracing their steps back to the start point at Epichosis.

Traffic Implications

To facilitate the race, road closures will be in effect from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Specifically, the coastal road from the intersection of Spyros Araouzos Street and Anexartisias Street up to the 28th October Traffic Lights at Griva Digeni Street will be inaccessible for vehicles. Road management and closures will be under the vigilant supervision of the Limassol Police and Municipal Traffic Wardens, ensuring the safety of the runners and smooth operation of the event.

Day 2: The Main Marathon Event

Marathon Route

The main OPAP Limassol Marathon event will launch on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 07:30 am, featuring over 10,000 running enthusiasts. The race will commence at Epichosis, with athletes progressing west along the coastal road toward Franklin Roosevelt Avenue. The path includes a stretch from the New Limassol Port roundabout, along the parallel road to New Limassol Port, leading to the ‘Lady’s Mile’ roundabout. Runners will then pass in front of the ‘My Mall’ shopping center, make their way to the Franklin Roosevelt roundabout, and continue west toward Asomatos village. At the Water Park entrance, a U-turn will bring the participants back onto the coastal road, proceeding to the finish line located near the Elias Hotel at Epichosis.

Road Closures and Guidance

On race day, from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm, the entire coastal front along the marathon route will be closed to traffic. Roads will be reopened gradually, depending on the progress of the marathon participants. Local authorities will be setting up detours and signage to assist drivers in navigating the temporary changes.

Safety First

The local police presence will be significant throughout the marathon, with officers dedicated to maintaining order, providing directions, and ensuring the safety of all involved. Drivers in the area during the marathon days are encouraged to be especially vigilant, to heed the diversions and instructions provided, and to exercise patience as they share the space with the marathon events.

It is important for residents and visitors of Limassol to plan their travel accordingly during these times to avoid inconvenience and support the safety and success of the OPAP Limassol Marathon 2024.

The OPAP Limassol Marathon 2024 will have traffic arrangements in place to accommodate the different races happening on April 13 and 14. On April 13, there will be road closures for the 5km races from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. On April 14, the main marathon event will have coastal road closures from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Local authorities will provide detours to help drivers navigate the closures. The goal is to ensure the safety and success of the event, which will include over 10,000 participants running along the coastal road. Police and other authorities will be present to manage traffic, guide participants, and keep everyone safe. It’s important for drivers to follow the detours and instructions given to avoid any issues during the marathon.

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