Greece’s “Navarino Challenge” Raises Awareness on Child Obesity



Navarino ChallengeAs the top Greek-American ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes, highlights, “run with your heart and you will never get tired.” People of all ages ran last weekend September 19 to 21, at the “Navarino Challenge,” next to The North Face athlete, in the city of Kalamata, Greece and in Costa Navarino.

Lots of people supported the hundreds of participant runners who ran without competing and with no time limits, all for a good cause!

The full program of “Navarino Challenge” included a 15km route in Kalamata, on Saturday September 20, while on Sunday September 21 the action took place in Costa Navarino for a half-marathon, a 5km route and 1km route for children.

The messages on awareness about the issue of childhood obesity and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and healthy living, were brought forward by the speakers of the workshop: “Eat well – run well – live well”, that was organized on Saturday September 20 2014, at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, which supported for one more year the event.

The schedule of the workshop included honoring the twice silver Olympic champion in taekwondo, Alexandros Nikolaidis, by the Complex Hotel Manager of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Costa Navarino, Mrs. Roberta Davanzo and honoring the Olympic & World Champion swimmer Spyros Gianniotis by the Allianz Hellas President & CEO, Mr. Petros Papanikolaou.