The OPAP Limassol Marathon and our Race Sponsor Muskita Aluminium Industries are proud to announce the launch of the GO BLUE Campaign. The GO BLUE project aims to raise awareness and educate on how to run, organize and operate big running events in Cyprus!

In Muskita Aluminium Industries we have found the perfect partner to run this project. Muskita Aluminium Industries has a green profile going back in years. Aluminium -the organization's main product- is by definition one of the most eco-friendly metals on the planet. This is because it can be recycled endlessly while maintaining its distinctive properties. Furthermore, Aluminium is an effective tool for building eco-friendly buildings and structures!

Why are we Going Blue?

What differentiates the OPAP Limassol Marathon from other similar events in the world, is our distinctive coast-line, on which 15,000 people run every year! It is our duty to respect and protect the environment which makes Limassol and the OPAP Limassol Marathon a top choice for people all over the world to visit and run!

Furthermore, as the event grows bigger every year we consider a turn towards a responsible, eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable model of development the only choice we have! We cannot consider ourselves a modern and international running event without respecting the environment.

2023 Actions:

- Use of electric cars in the race courses on race day.
- Setting up 15 recycling points at our 15 water-stations.
- Training our volunteers on issues of recycling and sustainability.
- Developing our own registration platform and using a paper-free registration process.
- Puting in-service buses for the race days to bring runners on the start line, avoiding car use.
- Setting up recycling points for clothes and footwear.
- Launching an awareness campaign for our runners to run an eco-friendly event.
- At the 2023 event were collected over 45,000 (empty) plastic bottles and 15,000 tin cans.

Impact Report and Sustainability Guide:

Being eco-friendly is easy. Tracking down progress, setting new goals and catching up on them is the real challenge!

The OPAP Limassol Marathon in collaboration with Muskita Aluminium Industries and the Cyprus University of Technology, have agreed on issuing an Impact Report for the 2018 event. The data from the 2019 Impact Report set the green goals for 2024.

Our objective is via the data collected from the next three editions of the OPAP Limassol Marathon, to be able to write a guide on how to organize and run eco-friendly running events in Cyprus. The report aims to give specific guidelines on the matter, always taking into consideration the local environmental and social factors.

Contributors to Go Blue:

We would like to thank the following contributors for their support:

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