The 1st International Combined Events Meeting, under the name «Portarathlon» was successfully completed on the island of Naxos. Organizers have expressed their satisfaction with the overall running of the Meeting and athletes and coaches have also expressed their enthusiasm on their participation!
Some of the best Greek Heptathlon and Decathlon athletes were gathered in «Portarathlon», together with some remarkable European champions. These participations resulted in excellent personal scores and quite a few stadium records!
Though this year’s Meeting is over in the Municipal Stadium of Naxos, its success was built on the significant contribution of a great many agents, sponsors, supporters etc.
Therefore, the «Portarathlon» Organizing Committee would like to thank everybody who was positively involved in this attempt, a success that has brought about the opportunity for the organizers to already prepare for the 2nd «Portarathlon» International Combined Events Meeting.
So, the «Portarathlon» would like to thank:
The co-organizers: The Region of South Aegean or its exceptionally valuable contribution, the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades and NOPPAPPPA Naxos.
The entities under whose auspices the International Meeting was held: SEGAS (HELLENIC ATHLETICS FEDERATION), the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy, the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Hellenic Tourism Organization
The sponsors: the marine companies Blue Star Ferries and Fast Ferries, the car rental company Sixt, the web-design company Casperweb.
The local sponsors: the CHOVOLI coffee shop, the Scirocco restaurant, KOUTELIERIS MARKETS and the Naxos Trade & Business Association.
In addition, the supporters: the hotels Naxos Holidays και Naxia Mare, the beach-bar Yazoo, the flower shop Valletas, the wood commercial shop NIMAK.
The media sponsors: Koini Gnomi, SportCyclades, NaxosTimes, NaxosPress, Aegean Voice, Volcano TV, Kykladiki, Mesogeios sto kokkino.
Last but not least, the organizers would like to especially thank the Naxos “Filoxenia” Restaurants Association. With their excellent hospitality, they took care of the alimentation of all athletes and coaches participating in «Portarathlon» at the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June.
“Portarathlon” was organized by EAS SEGAS CYCLADES. The Region of South Aegean and the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades are co-organizers. The meeting was under the auspices of SEGAS (HELLENIC ATHLETICS FEDERATION), the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy, the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Hellenic Tourism Organization.
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