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Vartzakeios 12K Athens Run 2018

Coastline of southern Athens

The Vartzakeios 12K Athens Run is a running event taking place in a very interesting area offering a great experience along the seaside of Athens.

Welcome

Welcome to the Vartzakeios 12K Run, where runners can enjoy a beautiful route along the coastline of Piraeus

What: 12km

Where: Piraeus

When: Sunday, 21 of October 2018

Why
Because it is a great opportunity to live Athens outside the common known and touristic areas and enjoy running along the seaside of Piraeus feeling the sea breeze.

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 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 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, 21 of October 2018

Race: 12km


The participation includes the following benefits
- Electronic timer (official time and place)
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative t-shirt

Registrations due date
Registration is open until 15th of October 2017 or until a specific number of applications is reached. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Event Schedule
Sunday 21 October 2018

Start time of the 12km race: 10.00am
Starting and Finishing Point: The race starts and finishes at Alexandras Square in Pasalimani, Piraeus

Route
: The starting and finish line is
in Piraeus in the port of Athens. 



Awards & Prizes
An Award Medal will be awarded to each of the first three winners of the general classification for Men and Women Categories. A commemorative medal and a diploma of participation will be given to all runners who finish the race.

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.

Electronic timing
All participants will be timed using an electronic timing system.
Simple Running Offer: from € 20 » BOOK NOW

The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Athens on their own.

It includes
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- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.

If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Running Offer #1 (with no transportation): from €80 per person » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Athens the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit
in Athens. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Athens
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- Transportation to and from the starting line (where needed)
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.

It starts from €80 per person (runner or not) for a two days/one-night accommodation in a 3star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 per night per person.

Running Offer #2 (The Athens Running Break): from €120 per person » BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Greece the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Athens. We have planned the perfect weekend city break.We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan in order to rest, enjoy and gain unforgettable memories.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in 4* or equivalent hotel in Athens
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Techincal t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- Transportation to and from the starting line
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.

It starts from €120 per person (runner or not) for a three days/two-nights accommodation in a 4star hotel. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 per night per person.

Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
Please 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 specific 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 to 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, safe keeping of your belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Athens.

Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote
If 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 specific for you and your company!
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 to 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, safe keeping of your belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Athens.

Athens is a city with glorious history and vivid present. It is a magical city worshipped by gods and people with plenty historical monuments, such as Acropolis, the ancient Theatre of Dionysos , Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro.

Athens is a city with glorious history and vivid present. It is a magical city worshipped by gods and people with plenty historical monuments, such as Acropolis, the ancient Theatre of Dionysos, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium (also known as Kallimarmaro).

Athens is a city of different aspects. A walk around the famous historic triangle, Plaka, Thission and Psyrri, the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras. It is worthwhile to take a stroll through the central streets with their art déco, art nouveau and antebellum buildings. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns, all have their place in this city. Visitors can also enjoy its nightlife.
Athens by night totally changes. The options for entertainment satisfy all tastes varying from the famous bouzoukia, which are the leaders in the Athenian entertainment, to the numerous theaters all around Athens offering a different type of entertainment.

Athens offers plenty of choices, since visitors can also explore its beautiful suburbs and neighborhoods, which are close to the historical center. The southern suburbs, located on the coast of the Saronic Gulf, such as Faliro, Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni offer many opportunities to take a walk along the seaside, while you will also find many beautiful organized and free beaches, large shopping centers and nightclubs (especially during the summer).
In the Maroussi suburb (north of the centre) are the facilities of the Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens, where the majority of the athletic events were held during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Halandri (next to Maroussi) is also worth a visit, with its beautiful street markets and stylish cafes and bars.

The ancient port of Zea, which hosted the symbol of sovereignty of the Athenian state, its great fleet, is the present Pasalimani. The name Pasalimani was established because during the Turkish occupation, pashas of Athens came here along with their harems for swimming. The access to the coast for Christians was prohibited. Zea is the second largest of the three ports of Piraeus. There are still historical cafés here, from a time when the high society of Piraeus went every afternoon for a walk with their children, nannies and dogs. The most historic team in Greek football, Olympiacos, was founded as a club in the café Kyveleia, in Pasalimani, which no longer exists.

In the west side there is Zea Marina, which was built by the Piraeus Port Authority, in 1955. At Moutsopoulou coast, where Kaniggos street meets Sirangiou street, you will see the Tzivanioti villa, known as “the house with palm trees”. It is of stone, in neo-Gothic style and built in the late 19th century. Very close to the villa there have been survived interesting ruins of ancient shipyards. Pasalimani ends at the east on a hill, the top of which has formed a square called Alexandras. Certain cafés here offer panoramic view of the urban complex of Athens. 

In Pasalimani there are many cafés and restaurants, most of which offer wonderful view to the Saronic Gulf and Zea Marina. On the eastern side of the bay you can see a part the ancient walls.

Pasalimani or Zea is the night outing place for the Piraeus people. All along the promenade you will find any kind of shops, cafes, bars, fashion shops, department stores and cinemas. in the two marinas hundreds of luxury yachts giving a flavour of Cote D'Azur and St Tropez in France. During the sunny days not only in the summer the Piraeus citizens as well as many Athenians will take a walk around Pasalimani and will stay for a coffee or a drink on the open area Cafeterias around the Gulf of Zea.

The amusement area starts from the marina Zeas with two big cafeterias near to the naval museum and continues until Kastella and Mikrolimano. On the parallel and Vertical pedestrian street of Pasalimani you will find many fashion shops equivalent with the shops of Kolonaki






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