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Easter Trail Running Retreat

March 25 - April 1


Easter Trail Running Retreat

Crete’s dramatic western mountains and South Coast trails will form the backdrop for this challenging & fun trail program, ending with a great race near the seaside village of Paleoxora on the Libyan Sea.  Helen Galerakis and her team will lead daily runs that build building your strength and readying yourself for running in the climate and topography that makes Crete a trail running paradise.  Like this program and Cretan races, the Crocodile Coast Race’s emphasis will be on fun, with a wide range of skills and competitive zeal from elite to recreational.  While this is not a program for those who want to start running today (we have other programs want to start from scratch 😊) the emphasis throughout our program during the race weekend will be on camaraderie, good food, fun, and capitalizing on the joy of running in a truly beautiful place.

Program Length

7 nights, 8 days


25 March to 1 April, 2024

Base Costs

Enrollment Status

Now Enrolling!

Min participation, 6, cutoff March 1




Note: You can review the retreat center’s room choices, here.  All room and room-sharing choices are first-come first choose and will depend on availability, including this program’s single night Paleoxora prior to the race.


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Program Outline


Day 1: Participant Arrivals, Shakeout Run & Welcome Dinner


Day 2: Rodopou Peninsula 21k Run; Beach picnic & swim; Retreat Center rest & Dinner.


Day 3: Kissamos Trail Run 11k; Wine Tasting; Retreat Center free time, rest.


Day 4: Milia Trail Run 16k; Lunch at Milia Mtn Taverna; Optional Topolia Gorge hike/Free Time before Dinner.


Day 5: Meskla/Theriso Gorge Run (10k & 21k options); Afternoon Yoga for Runners session before Dinner.


Day 6: Transport to South Coast, Paleoxora Village; Free time to explore town; beach swim; Pasta Dinner.


Day 7: Race Day!  10k or 21k options.  Post race lunch party, Swim, relax.  Celebration Dinner.


Day 8: Departure Day; Goodbyes and transfer to CHQ.



Current Program Status: 

Currently Enrolling: Limited spaces available.



Next Steps?


March 25
April 1