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Athens Marathon

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Of all the marathons existing worldwide, none is more special than that of Athens. Its origin dates back to the heroic deed of the Greek soldier Philippi when, according to the legend, in 490 BC he died from exhaustion after running 42 kilometers and 195 meters from the city of Marathon to Athens to announce the victory over the Persian army. A legend that is still lives on today thanks to all the marathons celebrated throughout the year around the world and that has its maximum climax with the Greek marathon.

The Athens Marathon offers the possibility of reliving this exact same route, on November 10 2020. The start will be given in the Panathinaikon Stadium, where there are several relics of the first marathon in history as well as more modern times. It is likely that along the way you will find  thousands of people not only cheering for you, but also offering you olive branches as a sign of recognition of your effort. And it must be said that it is one of the marathons that offers the most challenges, because its route is full of ascents and descents that will not be easy for many runners.

Come and run history!

Travel

  • MARATHON

The Marathon Race starts at 09.00ΑΜ sharp from the Marathon Start Venue in the town of Marathon.

The first 200m of the course are slopping, leading the runners away from the Start area. The first 4 kilometers go downhill. The runners run along the Marathonos Avenue up to the 4thkm, where they turn left and enter the Marathonomachon Str., and area of the Marathon Tomb (War Memorial), which they follow for the next 2.2km. The course follows a rather circular route around the War Memorial.

The course becomes flat from the 6th to the 10thkm (Nea Makri). From the 11th to the 17thkm the course goes uphill at certain parts. Then, and up to Rafina Junction, the runners meet a steep descent. Starting from the Rafina Junction, the course goes uphill again, while the most difficult part is found up to the 20thkm. As the runners pass along the district of Pikermi, they run through some of the, more or less, uphill parts of the course up to the 25thkm. The passage through the city of Pallini (27km - 28km) is also uphill. The last and most difficult part of the course starts from Gerakas and goes up to Stavros Junction (30km – 31km). This steep ascent is followed by a steep descent leading to the Agia Paraskevi Square. Then, the runners follow the Mesogeion Avenue, going through the districts of Chalandri and Cholargos, meeting flat and downhill parts of the course up to the finish. The most characteristic downhill part is the one that starts form the Ministry of National Defense and finishes at the Katechaki Junction (37.5km), where the runners pass under the relevant bridge.

Right after the Erricos Dynnan Hospital, the runners continue left on Michalakopoulou Avenue until the traffic lights at Michalakopoulou and Pheidippidou crossroad. They continue running on Pheidippidou Str., until the crossroad at Kiffisias & Alexandras Avenue. The latter crossroad highlights the 39thkm, while the runners continue left on Vas. Sofias Avenue. On Vas. Sofias Avenue, the runners pass by the American Embassy, the Athens Music Hall and the Park of Liberty (40km), where the last feed zone is located. As they reach the Hilton Hotel, they slightly turn right heading towards the Syntagma Square, passing by the Evaggelismos Hospital and the War Museum.

At the last part of the Marathon Course and having turned on the Hrodou Attikou Street, the runners have eye contact with the Panathenaic Stadium, passing by the Presidential Residency and the National Gardens. Only a few meters remain in order for the runners to enter the Stadium and run the last meters inside it, before reaching the finish line.

The runners enter the Panathenaic Stadium from the left side, where the Finish Arch is found.

  • 10K

The course follows the roads: Amalias Avenue, Panepistimiou Avenue, Char. Trikoupi Str., Akadimias Avenue, left of Vas. Sofias Avenue, Pheidippidou Str., left on Mesogeion Avenue up to the Police Academy, u-turn (at the Police Academy lights), Mesogeion Avenue, Michalakopoulou Avenue, Pheidippidou Str., left on Mesogeion Avenue, Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of Hilton Hotel), Hrodou Attikou Str., access the Panathinaikon Stadium courtyard, enter the Panathinaikon Stadium and finish in the Stadium, from the left side.

  • 5K

The course follows the roads: Amalias Avenue, Panepistimiou Avenue, Riga Ferraiou Str., right on Akadimias Avenue, left onVas. Sofias Avenue, u-turn on Vas. Sofias Avenue - NIMITS Hospital Junction, Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of the Hilton Hotel), Hrodou Attikou Str., access the Panathenaic Stadium courtyard, enter the Panathenaic Stadium and finish in the Stadium, from the left side.

Services

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  • Exposition
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Program

WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2020:

  • 1PM - 8PM: ERGO Marathon EXPO & AMA Registration Centre (Faliro Indoor Hallf & Exhibition Centre (Tae-Kwon-Do Olympic Venue))
  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM: Press Conference - Presentation of Elite Athletes & Participants in the Hellenic Marathon National Championships

THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2020:

Arrival of Guests & Media - Accreditation (Official AMA & AIMS Hotel & Media Centre / HILTON ATHENS)

  • 10AM - 8PM: ERGO Marathon EXPO & AMA Registration Centre (Faliro Indoor Hallf & Exhibition Centre (Tae-Kwon-Do Olympic Venue))

FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2020:

Arrival of Guests & Media - Accreditation (Official AMA & AIMS Hotel & Media Centre / HILTON ATHENS)

  • 10AM - 8PM: ERGO Marathon EXPO & AMA Registration Centre (Faliro Indoor Hallf & Exhibition Centre (Tae-Kwon-Do Olympic Venue))
  • 2PM - 2:30PM: Press Conference - Presentation of 2019 AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) & Awards Gala (Official AMA & AIMS Hotel & Media Centre / HILTON ATHENS)
  • 7:30PM - 10PM: AIMS Gala for "BEST MARATHON RUNNER 2019" - Coctail Dinner to follow (Athens Music Hall (Mitropoulos Room))

SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2020:

  • 8:15AM - 11:15AM: 13th AIMS Marathon Symposium - "Technology & Mass Running Events" (Centro oficial de AMA & AIMS Hotel & Media / HILTON ATENAS)
  • 10AM - 1PM: AΜΑ Registration Centre for the 10km ROAD RACE (Faliro Indoor Hallf & Exhibition Centre (Tae-Kwon-Do Olympic Venue))
  • 10AM - 6PM:   AΜΑ Registration Centre for the MARATHON RACE and the rest of races (Faliro Indoor Hallf & Exhibition Centre (Tae-Kwon-Do Olympic Venue))
  • 10AM - 8PM: ERGO Marathon Expo (Faliro Indoor Hallf & Exhibition Centre (Tae-Kwon-Do Olympic Venue))
  • 12:30PM - 1:15PM: Opening Ceremony – Marathon Flame Lighting Ceremony (Marathon Tomb) – Flame Torch (Marathon Town)
  • 1:50PM - 2PM: Lighting of Marathon Flame Cauldron (Marathon Town)
  • 2:30PM - 4PM: Official Lunch for 13th AIMS Marathon Symposium Guests 7 VIPs
  • 4PM - 7:30PM: PROTERGIA Sponsors' Village (Athens City Center - Estadio Panatenaico (Plaza Karaiskaki))
  • 5PM - 7PM: 10K Road Race (Athens City Center - Vas. Sofias Ave.)
  • 5:45PM - 6PM: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners of the 10km Road Race (Athens City Center - Panathenaic Stadium)

SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2020:

  • 8:15AM - 10AM: 5K Road Race ZERO WASTE FUTURE (Athens City Center - Vas. Sofias Ave.)
  • 9AM - 17:45h: Maratón & Power Walking (Marathon Town)
  • 9:15AM - 10:30AM: Kids' Fun Run (along the Marathon Course)
  • 9:45AM - 10AM: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners of the 5km Road Race ZERO WASTE FUTURE (Athens City Center - Panathenaic Stadium)
  • 10:05AM - 10:20AM: Special Olympics Hellas Fun Run (Athens City Center - Vas. Sofias Ave.)
  • 10:20AM - 10:25AM: Honorary Awards Ceremony for the Special Olympics Hellas Fun Run (Athens City Center - Panathenaic Stadium)
  • 10:20AM - 10:40AM: Kids' Fun Run (Athens City Center - Vas. Sofias Ave.)
  • 10:35AM - 11:05AM: Team 3K Road Race ERGO (Athens City Center - Vas. Sofias Ave.)
  • 10:50AM - 10:55AM: Honorary Awards Ceremony for the Kids Fun Run 1200m (Athens City Center - Panathenaic Stadium)
  • 11:09AM - 11:12AM:  Estimated Finish Time of the 1st Male Marathon Runner
  • 11:35AM - 11:50AM: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners of the 3km Team Road Race ERGO (Athens City Center - Panathenaic Stadium)
  • 11:47AM - 11:50AM: Estimated Finish Time of the 1st Female Marathon Runner
  • 11:55AM - 12:30PM: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners of Marathon Race & Hellenic Marathon National Championships
  • 8PM - 11PM: Official Farewell Reception for the 37th Athens Marathon and the 13th AIMS Marathon Symposium Guests & VIPs (Athens City Center)
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