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Olympia Marathon 2015

Ancient Olympia

Olympia Marathon is offering a unique opportunity to experience the principles of Olympism and Marathon ideals, the beauty and the history of Greece. Runners will have the chance to run along the birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus' sacred place and follow the traces of history in the legendary path from Ancient Elis to Olympia, which run the athletes prior to their participation to the Olympic Games.

Welcome
Welcome to the "Olympia Marathon" taking place at the "Valley of Gods", the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games.

What
Marathon, Half Marathon

Where
Ancient Olympia, western Peloponnese

When
Sunday, 29th of March 2015

Why
Because runners can enjoy living history through the priceless offerings of the area, walking though the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run in the ancient stadium; just as the ancient Olympians did after their victory 3000 years ago. They can also visit the museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the famous Hermis of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.

How
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 Olympia including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Olympia and the surrounding area!

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Olympia and of course we will run with you!

For more information and detail please call: +30 6978 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Race Date: Sunday, 29th of March 2015

Event Schedule
Marathon
Start: Ilis
Finis: Ancient Olympia
Start Time: 8:30
Time limit: 6 hours

Half Marathon
Start: Pyrgos
Finis: Ancient Olympia
Start Time: 9:30
Time limit: 3 hours

Distances
Marathon, Half Marathon

Entry Fee
Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.

The participation includes the following benefits
- Registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- Commemorative medal
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Starting pack
- Timing

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Wednesday, 18th of March 2015. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Route
The Marathon will start from Ilis and finish at Ancient Olympia


The Half Marathon will start from Pyrgos and finish at Ancient Olympia



Health Coverage
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 is due to lack of 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 (children are at the liability of their parents or guardians). We will also provide offers for special health checkup for all runners, and members of their families.

Awards
An Award Medal is awarded to each of the first three winners of the general classification of Men and Women Categories and age categories ( 5 year) . All participants who manage to finish the race will be given a commemorative medal.
Simple Running Offer: from €40 » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to come to Olympia on their own and join the "Olympia-Filoti Village 6K Run". The Simple Running offer includes the race registration and much more...
It includes:
- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- technical running t-shirt
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- local delicacies at the finishing line
- many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Olympia on their own. It includes 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 and safe keeping of your belonging during the race. If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus' sacred place, located at the intersection of two rivers, the Alpheus and the Kladeos. Olympia has cultivated ideals since ancient times and offered a mix of religious and athletic facilities. It was never just the games, but also the honour, the peace, the struggle and the body - all in one. Olympia is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Greece, and one of the most powerful brand names worldwide.

Olympia is situated in an area surrounded by hills and mountains in such a way that they provide a very peculiar and interesting background to this ancient spot. It is located at the intersection of two rivers, the Alpheus and the Kladeos, Olympia had a mix of religious and athletic facilities. Olympia is easily accessible from other areas of interest of Greece. It is less than 4 hours away from Athens and only 1 hour from Patras port, or Kalamata airport.

Discovering the ancient city of Olympia, its antique statues and ruins can be one of the most memorable experiences tourists may have while exploring the Peloponnese. Also, the modern city of Olympia is a collection of tourist shops, cafes, restaurants and a historical museum of the Olympic Games.

Olympia can also become the base for ventures to the border region. It is only 33km from Katakolo port and village, 30km from the Temple of Apollo Epikourios, 30km from the Temple of Aphrodite, 57km from Ancient Ilida, 60km from Chlemoutsi Castle and many others.
You can register to "Olympia Marathon" selecting "Simple Running Offer".  Suggestions and travel packages including accommodation, transportation and many other services are coming soon.

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