|Running race name: 20° Athens Marathon|
|Date and Time: Sun 09/11/2014|
|c/o: Olympic Stadium|
|Latitude and longitude: 38.038685 23.786406|
|About the event:
The Athens Marathon is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago. When you run the Athens Marathon, you run in the very footsteps of the ancient gods and heros that gave birth to western civilization. The finish line is in Athens' magnificent Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Those who run the Athens Marathon say it is an experience they'll never forget.
The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and it was the same course used in the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.
Your must be at least 18 years old to enter the Athens Marathon. There is no qualifying time. The course is open for 8 hours. For the 10k and 5k you must be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.
10K & 5k INFORMATION:
10Km Road Race
Along with the Athens Classic Marathon, a 10Km Road Race will take place, starting from and finishing in the Panathinaikon Stadium, open to anyone 12 years and older.
The course of the 10km Road Race will be out and back, running the first 5km on the opposite direction of the Marathon Race and, then turning back and finishing in the Panathinaikon Stadium, on the original marathon course. The start of the race will be given at 09:30.
The first half of the course is rather uphill, having some flat points on the way. It goes through one of the most central roads of Athens, that is Vas. Sofias Aveue. It goes by the National Gallery, the Hilton Hotel, the glass statue of the Runner, the Liberty Park, the Megaro Mousikis (Music Hall), and the USA Embassy. At the level of the Athens Tower, the course follows Mesogeion Avenue, and then Michalakopoulou Street for a few minutes. The course goes uphill between the Police Academy and the turning point, which is in front of the “G. Gennimatas” Hospital. The rest of the course is considered rather easy, finishing in the Panathinaikon Stadium.
In order for someone to participate in the 10km Road Race, he/she should be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.
5km Road Race
Apart from the 10km, a 5km Road Race will also take place during the Athens Classic Marathon event.
The starting point will be in front of the Panathinaikon Stadium (Propylea) and the course will run the historical center of the city of Athens, passing along significant monuments and city buildings.
The 5km Road Race will finish in the Panathinaikon Stadium.
The 5km Road Race will start at the same time with the 10km Road Race, at 09:30. The runners need to be at the start area at least one (1) hour before the start of the race.
In order for someone to participate in the 5km Road Race, he/she should be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.
|Cross country event? No|
|Multi-stage event? No|
|Initiatives for children and families:
|How to apply and entry fee:
|Official website: http://www.athensmarathon.com/|
|Flier: Not available|
|Final ranking: Not available|
|Event on Facebook: Link|
|Length||Race type||Terrain type||Course map|
|Race 1||42.195 km
(= 26.224 mi)
|Marathon||Not available||Not available|
|Race 2||10 km
(= 6.215 mi)
|Competitive race||Not available||Not available|
|Race 3||5 km
(= 3.108 mi)
|Non-competitive race||Not available||Not available|
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