Ladies Run 2015
A spectacular race returned to Astir Palace and the city of Vouliagmeni. The second ladies run left its mark in history with Astir Palace as a host and the sponsorship from the renowned house of HERMÈS.
It looks like a dream that on Sunday 22 September 2013 against the general misery and the concern for the crisis, hundreds of women gathered in maybe what is the most beautiful spot in Athens, flooding in Astir Palace in Vouliagmneni, the Astir marina with the luxurious yachts and Laimos in Vouliagmeni with their liveliness, smiles and positive energy!
The leading hotel complex of Attica, Astir Palace, was in tune with the international trend in running and embraced a running race exclusively for women for a second year. More than 640 ladies ran a race which was sold out a month before the start. Among them there were leading champions of track and field.
The START was in Astir hotel, in front of Arion Resort & Spa. As regards the athletes’ medals, they were gold, silver and modern “carbon” (instead of copper) and hang on violet ribbons.
The winners also won brass olive branches offered by Astir Palace, created by the artist Kostas Valais! In his speech, the mayor of Vari- Voula- Vouliagmeni also pointed out the social dimension of the institutions and congratulated the runners in the microphone for helping “promote at these difficult times the significance of selfless offering” and confirmed the fact that the Ladies Run is an institution for his city. Addressing the ladies, the host, Mihalis Metaxas, the Gen- eral Director of Astir Palace, welcomed them enthusiasti- cally to the complex.
ASTIR MARINA and its manager Giannis Alexopoulow also welcomed Ladies Run for a second year, making the race remind something of the “Monte Carlo rally”.