The 19 km race is the ATC’s real challenge. It includes one of the most ancient footpaths on Amorgos, and is perhaps the only route that shows you the full extent of the island’s beauty. The race’s iconic start-line is at the foot of the historic monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa; what’s more, the monastery bells ring out as the runners begin their race, sending out a blessing to help them on their way.
This moving moment sets the stage for a total ascent of 850 metres, consisting of 80% traditional footpaths, 10% paved village streets, 7% dirt tracks and 3% asphalt. After the 12th kilometre, the route joins the trail of the ATC’s smaller race.