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 In an effort to grow the running community and to bring people together through the sport of running, the Beirut Marathon and OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO organizing committees signed a partnership agreement.


The Memorandum of Agreement signed entitles both entities to promote for their respective marathons, it also allows for exchange of logistics expertise in organizing road running events.



Mr. Spyros Spyrou, GM of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, believes that partnering with Beirut Marathon is crucial to develop relationships with other events and share practices and experience in order to become better; ” We are looking forward to develop and grow this cooperation and expect the best of results for both parties”, confirms Mr. Spyrou.

Reiterating Mr. Spyrou’s words, President May El Khalil welcomed the partnership withOPAP Limassol Marathon GSO following a trip the Beirut Marathon team took earlier this year to attend the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on the 17th and 19th of March 2017. The energy of the runners was unmatched and she could feel the similarities in the welcoming Mediterranean vibe. “I believe that Runners of Cyprus would very much love to run Beirut. Same goes to runners of Lebanon. Distance Running is growing and we would love to create this close connection for runners to be able to run the distance in nearby destinations where they would feel supported and well received by the organizing committee.


For its 15 edition, and to commemorate this newly founded partnership, the OPAPLimassol Marathon GSO team is targeting the runners of Cyprus, encouraging them to sign up and take part in BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon This November 12. Following up the BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon, the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO will take place on the 17th and 18th of March 2018, where the team of Beirut Marathon and the Lebanese running community will be welcomed!

Because when it’s about running for peace, the story becomes bigger than just running, it’s an experience of a lifetime.

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