The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is an annual event that brings a sense of community sportsmanship and spirit to Athens every year, and the 34th Athens Marathon is no exception. The emphasis may be on running, however, there’s more than the main event on Sunday, November 13, to draw people to the event that features something for everyone.
The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), the Organizer of the Athens Marathon, has set very specific registration limits for each one of the event’s road races.
Marathon Race (including Power Walking) – 18,000 entries
10km Road Race – 9,000 entries
5km Road Race, Morning – 9,000 entries
5km Road Race, Afternoon – 6,000 entries
A conference focused on the joys of the Athens Marathon is organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Cultural Center (SNFCC) with the aim of informing and sensitizing the wider public in regard to the sports, cultural and historical event that draws participation from around the world at a steadily increasing pace. Journalist and runner Nikos Armenis will chair the event that includes the participation of Maria Polizou (first Greek Marathon Runner), Dimitris Theodorakakos (Greek marathon runner winner and mountain runner) and Michalis Kalomoiris (Greek marathon runner, who represented Greece at the 2016 Olympics). Foreign sportsmen will also take part in the event that runs at the SNFCC from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11.
Prior to the event’s commencement (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) the Sports Excellence Center of the Sports Unit of the 1st Orthopedic Clinic of the University of Athens, is organizing an interactive Lab for the Athlete’s Evaluation-Observation. The taking of measurements will apply to approximately two hundred people.
Join in the Ergo Marathon Expo
The Ergo Marathon Expo is the exhibition of the Athens Authentic Marathon and stands as a large sports and shopping festival. The expo showcases sports, tourism and health with 120 exhibitors, 60,000 sports athletes representing all sports and more than 5,000 athletes from abroad. Visitors will be able to learn on the latest trends in sports and visit stalls focused on sports fashion, nutrition, wellness products and others. Within the framework of the exhibition, there will be seminars, workshops on recycling old sports shoes for charity and a dance-until-you-drop Zumbathon.
Runs at the Tae Kwon Do Sports center at Faliron from November 10-12.