The Association "PERPATO" was present for the third consecutive year at the Spetses Mini Marathon, which this year counted its 4th event on the beautiful island of Spetses on 10-12. 10.2014. Among 10.000 visitors and 5.000 athletes and Olympians, who also made a record of participations, Alexandros Taxildaris, Makis Kalaras, Christos Costantakopoulos and Petros Evangelinos, represented the Association "PERPATO".
The continuous development of this institution, which has become a favorite habit, was confirmed both by sports events ( integration of new sports) and by the visual, cultural ones.
On Thursday night, the Association "PERPATO" participated in the opening of the children's exhibition of paintings, with works of elementary school children, which gave the first trigger for the relevant organization. The next day, the Paralympian Makis Kalaras visited with two other top athletes the primary school of Spetses, where, answering the questions of the ‘young journalists", he attempted a first acquaintance of the young students-athletes with the spirit of the Paralympic Games, warming them up for the children's swimming competitions that followed! On Saturday and Sunday the athletes and friends of the club "PERPATO" participated in the 5, 10 and 25 km road races, which were held under excellent conditions. The curtain of this completed event fell with Alexandros Taxildaris and Makis Kalaras awarding prizes to those who distinguished themselves but also receiving on behalf of the Association "PERPATO" for the second year the special ING Award, awarded in order to honor the values of fair play and sport.
The 4th Spetses Mini Marathon confirmed once again that the participation and cooperation, both local and private, are the core of every successful initiative. We thank the organizing committee for the excellent organization and especially its president, Marina Koutareli for the invitation to our collection.
Victory is participation!