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Welcome to the official presentation of an event, which we have prepared with all our care and we hope will win your hearts and get its place among the most important in the world. Either way, the story that accompanies it is unique and defined the following centuries and the events that sprung from them. It affected not only the culture and civilizations of the people but also their souls and minds.
But let's start from the beginning.
In June of 2023, the Peloponnese will be home to a major road event. The “HEYDAY ROAD” (“Road of Acme”) is a sporting event with a historical background, aiming to directly win the interest of the global road community, uniting Sparta and Olympia - two internationally known historical places. The 21st century brought the establishment of street culture, and Greece is now attracting organizations with events that take place throughout the country, practically all year round.
The Peloponnese, a birthplace of history and a theater of historical and cultural events that shaped the world's civilization, takes an important step by acquiring a road event that unites two of its most recognizable international places, Sparta and Olympia.
The “Heyday Road – “Road of Acme” aims to highlight how the Athletic Ideal was born literally (and celebrate it effectively), and at the same time to act as personal growth for each athlete participating.
It’s recreating the original experience at all levels.
The Road, crossing the Peloponnese, will connect the 160km (100 miles) distance between Sparta and Ancient Olympia.
The creation of the Olympic Games, which has been a huge step for Humanity, involves many "key elements" and messages that will gradually unfold starting from the first event that will take place in Spring 2023. Because if the Road will be the "trunk", a series of parallel actions - completely harmonized with the content of the race - will complement and give extensions to its messages; because the Olympics themselves have been a multi- dimensional event.
History preserves how in a pivotal moment for Hellenism and with Sparta having established its absolute edge, the Spartan legislator Lycurgus, in consultation with the king of Ilidos Iphitos and with the king of Pisa Kleostene under the guidance and the oracle of Apollo, proceeded to revitalize the then local character of the games and to promote them as a Panhellenic Celebration. The Olympic Games as we know them were born. The main feature of the new, upgraded organization is the establishment of the Olympic Truce.
Friday 23th of June
Registrations and Opening Ceremony, Central Square of Sparta
Saturday 24th of June 6p.m.
Start of the 1st Heyday Road:
Sunday 25th of June
The Organization team of the Heyday (ENPC), aligns themselves with the Greek State's latest data on the spread of the COVID-19 disease, and announces the withdrawal of the AMA 2022 Health Protocol.
For the protection of all fellow athletes, volunteers and workers, it is recommended keeping safe distances - where crowding is observed - as well as carrying out a preventive diagnostic COVID test (self-test) both on the day of collecting their race kit, as well as on the day of the race.
The demonstration of a COVID-19 Certificate (vaccination, recovery, negative diagnostic test) when collecting the race kit or on the day of the race is no longer mandatory.
In addition, the use of a mask, as well at the start/finish area of each race, is optional but recommended.
In the event that the Greek State announces new protection measures against COVID-19, then the event will be held according to the new data, which will apply at that time.
Linking names that have the dimension of “myth” for the global running community, Sparta and Olympia. The “Heyday Road” design aims at an authentic running challenge, with addition to a charming experience in historical places. Our desire, however, is that this running activity attracts and gives…
16 & 17/9/2023
Sparta - Megalopolis - Ancient Olympia