October 2015: Virgin Forest Trail in Paranesti
Following a recent tradition, the magnificent forest of Paranesti in Drama gets ready to host the Virgin Forest Trail (VFT). This year’s 9th event will be held on October 9-11 and includes six different street races aimed for runners of all levels.
The combination of rare natural beauty with the extremely demanding races makes the Virgin Forest Trail in Paranesti a truly unique event. Two ultra marathons of 160km and 110km respectively stand out as the most challenging running events. Set on mountain paths of high altitude, they are meant for seasoned athletes who combine top shape, high concentration and mental strength. Two more races –a 46km and a shorter, 10km one- follow the beautiful riverside of Nestos and cater to a broader group of athletes. A 2km race for kids and a race for people with special abilities complement the running events.
Paranesti’s games have gained considerable international recognition and enjoy growing interest witnessed by numerous participations. The organizers aim to promote to athletes, their escorts and volunteers the spirit of “fair play”, respect for other participants and love for nature.
Excellent organization, a rare landscape and unique hospitality are the keys to three days full of vitality, enjoyment and sheer beauty. If you are a fan of ultra running, go onboard to the Paranesti station and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable experience.