8th International
Rhodes Marathon










Roads to Rhodes Marathon

Enjoy a stunning seaside trip to one of the sunniest destinations in Europe and experience a magical journey through time! Let the history of Rhodes take you on a journey from the Classical, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Ottoman and Italian eras to the present day!

All roads lead to Rhodes. All roads lead to the Rhodes Marathon!





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Runner's Stories

  • My first half marathon in Greece was Rhodes Marathon on the 30th of April 2023! Parts of the route in the old-town and Mandraki-port have stunning views. I enjoyed every step of my 21.1 kilometers. Other parts were challenging for a Dutchman who is used to flat courses, but with some sunshine and the support of the locals you will run easy. Since 2001 we promote tourism to Greece in The Netherlands daily on our online portal The Rhodes Marathon is a great possibility to combine sports with a relax vacation on the beach or to organize as a city-break for some days to Rhodes-town. Thank you for the great hospitality. I will be back.'
  • "The 7th Rhodes Marathon has been a perfect comeback after the two years break owed to COVID. The Greek weather god Zeus and the sun god Helios made the best weather conditions runners can have. The organization was very good - no problems for participants! They have been not so much as before the break, but the atmosphere for them was good! The slogan "Small, but very fine" is not only a description but also a true compliment for the Rhodes Marathon. It is a very good alternative as marathon in springtime, when the weather in Middle Europe is still not the best for running. So I will recommend: notice the 8th Rhodes Marathon in April 2023 in your running calendar!" Axel Künkeler, free journalist working for one of the leading web-based runners magazines in German-speaking area:
  • All roads lead to Rhodes for German fitness magazine Spiridon "You can explore the entire north-east of the island along the route. Always by the water, passing the walls of the lovely old town which is a Unesco world heritage site, and then onwards again with view of the mountains around the Marmaris mainland"
    Udo Moller, Spiridon
  • "Our romantic sporting minibreak was fantastic. We both fell in love with Rhodes and everything Greece? yes, even running in the heat. Next year's Roads to Rhodes Marathon is on 29th April, Susi's birthday, and we have both fully committed to returning and running the half-marathon. I told you we'd fallen in love with the place."
    Martin Leggatt, Sorted magazine
  • "All in All a very nice run. Small but nice. So if you are looking for a spring marathon away from the overflowing classics, you can find it on Rhodes. Sun filled and sea view included."
    Natascha Marakovits, Austrian Marathoner & Journalist
  • "I only have good words to say about Roads to Rhodes Marathon. It is a race set up with passion that has all the backgrounds to evolve into one of the biggest racing appointments in spring. The organizers show a lot of care and professionalism that many other events would envy • they are working perfectly in communication and have every mood to raise their marathon. I wish they could go on like that."
    Yiannis Vasalakis, Marathoner & Journalist
  • "To the emerald island of the sun, the unique and beautiful island of Rhodes participated for even a year, friends and members of the Τελμησσού, in the international Marathon road as well as in the half marathon and the 5k. In an event that has nothing to envy from their Marathons streets abroad. It is certain that we will, once again, there!"
    Runners Club
  • "We, the Olympic champions, we want to continue to offer the place and we want our presence and example, to push the world and especially the new kids to the sport. We want to come back so all of us has been offering our home and we are very happy that we will meet in Rhodes, representing all the Greek Olympians",
    Voula Κοζομπόλη, President of the Association of Greek Olympians
  • "I'm very happy and very excited that I did it and I've concluded that the large and difficult undertaking. It is very important that we, the people of sport to motivate the world to offer, especially when it comes to our people who are in need. It was a great game, a very good organization that I'm sure will be made each year and best".
    Maria Polyzou
  • "Only one special, special like a Marathon, and not only 5&10km and the half marathon where else in the emerald isle, the island of the Sun, the unique cosmopolitan Rhodes, us. The Τελμησσός support every time and will always support our favorite Marathon of Rhodes. We are a big family so we that we attend every year, but we're not sure how it will feel and you if you take part in this cultural - sport event! Come on, run to the bright and always sunny welcoming Rhodes! Date on April 29, 2018 in the International Marathon of Rhodes!"
    University Of Καραβασίλης

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