Some central Nicosia roads will be closed between 7am and 2pm this Sunday for Quantum Nicosia Marathon 2021, police said on Friday.
Founded in 2010 by the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, the Quantum Nicosia Marathon will take place with participants from Cyprus and eight other countries.
A written announcement said that to facilitate access, the following roads will be closed to cars for the duration of the event.
Grivas Dighenis avenue will be closed from the junction with Vyronos to the junction with 28th October avenue towards Engomi.
A part of Vyronos Avenue will also be closed, from the junction with Grivas Dighenis to Museum Avenue.
In addition, the part of Museum Avenue between the junction of Diagorou and Vyronos and the Paphos Gate roundabout will also be closed.
Archangelos avenue will be closed from the junction with Grivas Dighenis avenue (Kykkos Monastery Annex traffic lights) to the junction with Lefkotheo avenue and Makedonitissa Street, by the K-Cineplex.
The police called on the public, to pay attention to the diversions. Officers will be present to assist.
The event will officially begin at 7.15am Sunday when drummers will greet the athletes outside the Municipal Theatre. Half an hour later, runners will be called up to compete in a half-marathon.
At 8am, the ‘Stelios Kyriakides’ 7.7 mile marathon will begin.
A dance performance around 9.15am will precede the prize-giving.
At 10am, athletes will take part in the 5km road race and the award ceremony will follow at 11am. At around the same time, the 1600m Quantum Mile Run will commence.
All donations collected during the event will go to charity organisations such as Little Heroes, the Parents Association and Friends of Children with Heart Disease, the Association for People with Autism and the Multiple Elementary School Centre of Nicosia.