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Athens - Sparta Pheidippides’ Ultra 245K Run


The Athens-Sparta Pheidippides’ Ultra 245K Run, taking place for the 1st time, is one of the most extreme and demanding races that has ever been organized in Greece. Celebrating Pheidippides’ heroic action to run the course from Athens to Sparta,in 2 days in 490 B.C.

Welcome to the 1st "Athens - Sparta Pheidippides’ Ultra 245K Run", taking place in a path between the capital of Greece, Athens and the unique place of Sparta, birthplaces of sports and culture centers. An extreme running event, on the footsteps of Pheidippides’ course, suitable only for runners that have been qualified by respective ultra races abroad or locally.

What: 245km

Where: Athens - Sparta

Friday 4th of September 2015- Sunday 6th of September 2015

Because runners will experience running in one of the most unique running events, combining sports and celebrating history.

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[@]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Races date
Friday 4th of September 2015 - Sunday 6th of September 2015

Races: 245km

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

The participation includes the following benefits
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Starting pack
- Supplies like water, fruits, drinks, biscuits, bread etc.
- 2 meals, one before and one after the race

Registrations due date
Registrations will automatically close on Friday, 21st of August 2015.

Event Schedule
Friday 4th of September
• Start time of the Race: 14.00pm
Starting and Finishing Point:The race will start at the area of Ancient Agora of Athens and finish in front of the stadium of Sparta, before the beauteous statue of Leonidas.
Time limit: 40hours (Sunday 6th of September 2015- 6.00am)

Route & Altitude

Awards & Prizes
Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first three winners of the race. The Award ceremony will take place after the end of he 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 participantswill be timed using an electronic timing system.

Aid Stations
Throughout the course of the Race there are 70 stations, six of which areCentral stations and function as elimination points too. If runners are overdue in the following Central Stations they are automatically eliminated:
a) 1st central station in MEGARA at 40.5 km with time limit 19.00 Friday
b) 2nd central station at Examilia Exit, 89.4 km with time limit 02.00 Saturday
c) 3nd central station at Ancient Nemea 118.2 km with time limit 07.00 Saturday
d) 4th central station at Nestani 169.7 km with time limit 16.30 Saturday
e) 5th central station at Tegea 192 km with time limit 20.00 Sunday
f) 6th central station at Sparti 245 km with time limit 06.00 Sunday (finishing time).

Medical care of treatment as well as physiotherapy can be given at central stations, also in secondary stations o in route ambulance. Only a specialist can decide whether a runner must be given treatment, be taken to hospital or finally decide that the athlete should stop competing.

Attention! Because the Race is run through the first and even the second night, competitors are obliged to carry battery lights and torches and even reflecting fluorescent ribbons or materials necessary for their safety. Runners are in danger of being disqualified if they do not comply with these rules.
Competition can make use of any kind of electrical gadgets for listening to music or even use a mobile telephone, on condition that they do not annoy anyone of his fellow athletes.
Simple Running Offer: from €130 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Athens on their own. 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:
- BIB number
- Timing Chip
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Technical running t-shirt
- Sports bag with commemorative gifts
- Water, Juices, Sports drinks, Soft drinks & Medical Services during & after the race
- Participation certificate with final (gross/net) time
- all the transportation to/from the starting line and your hotel in Athens
- your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
- specialRunninGreece starting pack
- safe keeping of your belonging during the race
- 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 Athens 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!
Athens is considered the intellectual and artistic centre of Greece, a jewel of the ancient world. It is the city where mankind's most precious and most significant moral values were founded. Philosophy, science, literature, art and drama are just some of the concepts born in ancient Athens.
Democracy, freedom, justice and forward thinking are ideals conceived in this great city, which are the core principles of western civilization and our society today. So much of Ancient Greek History took place in the city of Athens.

Athens, the city of intellect, is part of the Attica basin situated at the south-eastern tip of the Greek mainland. The city of Athens is the capital of Greece and it is the country’s heart and its economic and industrial, as well as political and cultural centre.

The City had the honour of hosting the 2004 Olympic Games which led to major changes in the area: a new international airport, new metro lines and a new ring road around the city were constructed, while new landscaping added millions of indigenous trees and shrubs to the region.
The Athens 2004 Olympic Games added a significant chapter to the history of the city, leaving behind important legacy as far as infrastructure and technology is concerned, and putting Athens among the most hospitable metropolis of the world.

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