Previous races.Learn the history of the race

The “Lake-of-Ioannina Running Race” was firstly organized by the Athletic Club“Poseidon Ioanninon” in 2007, under the establishment of great athletic events in Ioannina, while the aims of this organization were the growth ofpopular mass sports, the promotion of our region and the protection of our natural wealth, a part of which consists of the Pamvotis lake.

The internationalization of the race in recent years has led to the choice of the name Ioannina Lake Run and the parallel events organized in the period of September serve the triptych "Culture-Sports-Environment".

As for the Greek athletes’ response, it is spectacularly increased year after year; In just four years, the “Lake of Ioannina Running Race” has been established as one of the most important athletic organizations for the region and it is among the top road events in the country, thanks to its organizational completeness, the exceptionally beautiful route by Pamvotis lake and the high levels of participation.

Almost 3.900 runners of all ages took part in the race in 2019, including top Greek long-distances' runners and athlets who arrived from all over the world.

The 14th Round of Ioannina Lake Run in 2020 was recorded as the first popular road race, with mass participation, in a pandemic period and as one of the few off-stage sports activities in Greece, thanks to the pioneering health protocol that was reverently followed and showed the way how sports can return to normalcy.

Statistical graph all the races of Ioannina Lake Run
Lake Run Year Participations
1st 2007 200
2nd 2008 300
3rd 2009 400
4th 2010 850
5th 2011 1600
6th 2012 1400
7th 2013 1453
8th 2014 1100
9th 2015 1552
10th 2016 1977
11th 2017 2500
12th 2018 3500
13th 2019 3900