Welcome to the Athens Running Weekends one of the most popular weekend breaks in Europe exploring the Classic Athens, discovering the historic city centre, the Athens Riviera and some of the most popular suburbs of Athens depending on the event that you join. Athens Running Weekends are offering the chance to enjoy Athens like locals and of course to run!
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and running trainings and tours depending on the weekend. The events are changing every weekend.
Every weekend from Friday to Sunday
Participating in the Athens Running Weekends provides an exceptional occasion for runners to run through the centre of Athens and the most remarkable historic monuments; have training by professional coach in places like the Zappeion or the Olympic Stadium of Athens.
All booking should take place at least 1 month before!
Contact us and we will make you an unbeatable offer to suit your needs and preferences:
We offer several options varying from short weekend breaks in Athens, including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Athens and the surrounding area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Athens and, naturally, we will run with you!
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Date of Event
Every Weekend from Friday to Sunday.
All booking should take place at least 1 month before!
Half Marathon, 5km Road Race, 10km Road Race
Friday: 19:00 - Training at the Olympic Stadium of Athens
Saturday: 12:00 - Running in the National Gardens of Athens (Zappeion)
Depending on the weather and the time of the year we might change this run to the Athens Riviera
Sunday: 09:00-12:00 - Running Event / Race
Depending on the weekend you will have the opportunity to join a 5K or a 10K or a Halfmarathon somewhere in Athens.
In case that there is no event schedule we have organised long runs in the Athens center (around Acropolis) or in the Athens Riviera
Your participation in the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.
The participation includes the following benefits
- Electronic timer (official time and place)
- Participation certificate
- Commemorative medal for participation
- Commemorative T-shirt
- Race bag
- Water supply during the events
Depending on the weekend we might have a different program. Although we do pass/run through the following places:
- Athens center
- Athens National Gardens (Zappeion)
- Athens Riviera (the coastline of Athens starting from Floisvos Marina)
- Olympic Stadium of Athens
Registrations due date
The online registration service is available but it should take place at least one month before!
We do have limited places, so please confirm availability first
Cancellations before date
Cancellation requests may be submitted in writing, at least 4 weeks before. After that date, no cancellation requests may be accepted. In case of confirmed cancellation, the registration fee is refunded to the applicant, given that 5 Euros are deducted for operational handling reasons. All refund requests are processed approximately one month after the event.
All participants in a race will be timed by a timing company using an electronic timing system. For this reason, the runners must wear the timing chip they will receive from the registration office along with the participation number.
Attention: Your time will not be registered and will not be included in the results if you do not have the timing chip attached to your shoe or if you fail to pass over the timing mats.
In any case all runners participate solely at their own risk. The organizers have no responsibility for whatever happens to the runners related to health issues or owing to lack of a preventive medical check. It is highly recommended that the participants undergo a thorough medical examination before entering the race. The organizers will not ask for medical certificates from any athlete (male and female), since they all participate at their own exclusive risk and responsibility (parents or guardians have liability for their children). We will also provide offers for a special health check-up for all runners, and members of their families.
Athens Running Weekend: from €190 » BOOK NOWThis offer is ideal for those who want to experience Athens in the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Athens. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we can suggest the ideal vacation plan. It includes: - Hotel accommodation in Athens in one of the following HotelsIlissos Hotel, BW Athens Embassy Hotel, BW Athens Museum Hotel- Three organised runs (one is a running event)- The registration and all the logistics of a race entry- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.- Special RunninGreece starter pack- Exclusive RunninGreece Technical T-shirt- Commemorative diploma and medal for participation- Athens Guide (ebook)If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!It starts from €190 per person for a 3 days/2 nights accommodation in one of the above hotels in Athens (depending on availability we might use another similar or better Hotel in Athens). If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €50 per night per person.
Special Running Offer » Get a Custom QuotePlease tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Athens, what other places you wish to visit and we will come back with a tailor-made offer suitable for you! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation in the race and all the logistics for the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belongings during the race and a suggested vacation plan for all the days you will be in Athens.
Group Running Offer » Get a Custom QuoteIf you are a group of people, please tell us all your requirements, how many of you are running, what you like and what you do not like and we will come back with a tailor-made offer suitable for you and your company! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities, day trips to Sounio, Delphi, Olympia and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation in the race and all the logistics of the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safekeeping of your belongings during the race and a suggested vacation plan for all the days you will be in Athens.
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