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Athens Authentic Marathon 2016

Authentic Marathon

For the 34th time, “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is ready to welcome more than 35,000 runners of all ages with 15,000 of them running the entire Authentic Marathon Course, also known as The Classic Marathon A celebration of human will and mind, of solidarity and primary values, bearing messages for a better future at personal, community, national and international level.

Welcome
Welcome to the 34th Athens “Authentic” Marathon and get ready to run and see first-hand where all the major important marathon athletes conquered the top. This event is a unique event, an exceptional lifetime experience for all Marathon runners around the world, held in Greece of culture and of sports.

What
Marathon Race, Marathon Power Walking Race, 1.2km Special Olympics Road Race.

Where
In the heart and all around Athens.

When: Sunday, 13th of November 2016

Why
Participating in the Athens “Authentic” Marathon is a unique opportunity to experience and race in the center of culture and sports. Running along with thousands of people you can be part in this majestic celebration.

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!
Races date
Sunday 13th of November 2016

Races
Marathon Race, Marathon Power Walking Race, 1.2km Special Olympics Road Race.

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

Registrations due date
Registrations will automatically close once the participation limit per race is met (Participation Limit in the Marathon Race: 14.000)

Cancelation before date
Cancellations may be accepted only after written notification and only in case such a written notification is sent to the RunninGreece before August 31, 2015. After that date no cancellation request is accepted. In case of confirmed cancellation, the registration fee is refunded to the applicant, given that 10 euros are deducted for operational handling reasons. All refund requests are processes about one month after the event.

Event Schedule
• Start time of Marathon race: 09.00am
Limit time: The Marathon Race is concluded at 17.30, by when all runners should have reached the finish line.
Route
The first 200m of the course are slopping, leading the runners away from the Start area. The first 4 kilometers go downhill. The runners run along the Marathonos Avenue up to the 4thkm, where they turn left and enter the Marathonomachon Str., and area of the Marathon Tomb (War Memorial), which they follow for the next 2.2km. The course follows a rather circular route around the War Memorial.

The course becomes flat from the 6th to the 10thkm (Nea Makri). From the 11th to the 17thkm the course goes uphill at certain parts. Then, and up to Rafina Junction, the runners meet a steep descent. Starting from the Rafina Junction, the course goes uphill again, while the most difficult part is found up to the 20thkm. As the runners pass along the district of Pikermi, they run through some of the, more or less, uphill parts of the course up to the 25thkm. The passage through the city of Pallini (27km - 28km) is also uphill. The last and most difficult part of the course starts from Gerakas and goes up to Stavros Junction (30km – 31km). This steep ascent is followed by a steep descent leading to the Agia Paraskevi Square. Then, the runners follow the Mesogeion Avenue, going through the districts of Chalandri and Cholargos, meeting flat and downhill parts of the course up to the finish. The most characteristic downhill part is the one that starts form the Ministry of National Defense and finishes at the Katechaki Junction (37.5km), where the runners pass under the relevant bridge.
Right after the Erricos Dynnan Hospital, the runners continue left on Michalakopoulou Avenue until the traffic lights at Michalakopoulou and Pheidippidou crossroad. They continue running on Pheidippidou Str., until the crossroad at Kiffisias & Alexandras Avenue. The latter crossroad highlights the 39thkm, while the runners continue left on Vas. Sofias Avenue. On Vas. Sofias Avenue, the runners pass by the American Embassy, the Athens Music Hall and the Park of Liberty (40km), where the last feed zone is located. As they reach the Hilton Hotel, they slightly turn right heading towards the Syntagma Square, passing by the Evaggelismos Hospital and the War Museum.
At the last part of the Marathon Course and having turned on the Hrodou Attikou Street, the runners have eye contact with the Panathinaikon Stadium, passing by the Presidential Residency and the National Gardens. Only a few meters remain in order for the runners to enter the Stadium and run the last meters inside it, before reaching the finish line.
The runners enter the Panathinaikon Stadium from the left side, where the Finish Arch is found.

• Start time of Marathon Power Walking race: 09.00am
Limit time: The Marathon Power Walking Race is concluded at 17.30, by when all runners should have reached the finish line.
Route: The first 200m of the course are slopping, leading the runners away from the Start area. The first 4 kilometers go downhill. The runners run along the Marathonos Avenue up to the 4thkm, where they turn right and enter the Marathonomachon Str., and area of the Marathon Tomb (War Memorial), which they follow for the next 2.2km. The course follows a rather circular route around the War Memorial.
The course becomes flat from the 6th to the 10thkm (Nea Makri). From the 11th to the 17thkm the course goes uphill at certain parts. Then, and up to Rafina Junction, the runners meet a steep descent. Starting from the Rafina Junction, the course goes uphill again, while the most difficult part is found up to the 20thkm. As the runners pass along the district of Pikermi, they run through some of the, more or less, uphill parts of the course up to the 25thkm. The passage through the city of Pallini (27th - 28thkm) is also uphill. The last and most difficult part of the course starts from Gerakas and goes up to Stavros Junction (30th – 31stkm). This steep ascent is followed by a steep descent leading to the Agia Paraskevi Square. Then, the runners follow the Mesogeion Avenue, going through the districts of Chalandri and Cholargos, meeting flat and downhill parts of the course up to the finish. The most characteristic downhill part is the one that starts form the Ministry of National Defense and finishes at the Katechaki Junction (37.5km), where the runners pass under the relevant bridge.
Right after the Erricos Dynnan Hospital, the runners continue left on Michalakopoulou Avenue until the traffic lights at Michalakopoulou and Pheidippidou crossroad. They continue running on Pheidippidou Str., until the crossroad at Kiffisias & Alexandras Avenue. The latter crossroad highlights the 39th km, while the runners continue left on Vas. Sofias Avenue. On Vas. Sofias Avenue, the runners pass by the American Embassy, the Athens Music Hall and the Park of Liberty (40km), where the last feed zone is located. As they reach the Hilton Hotel, they slightly turn right heading towards the Syntagma Square, passing by the Evaggelismos Hospital and the War Museum.
At the last part of the Marathon Course and having turned on the Hrodou Attikou Street, the runners have eye contact with the Panathinaikon Stadium, passing by the Presidential Residency and the National Gardens. Only a few meters remain in order for the runners to enter the Stadium and run the last meters inside it, before reaching the finish line.
The runners enter the Panathinaikon Stadium from the left side where the Finish Arch is found.

• Start time of 10km Road race: 08.45 am
Limit time: The race is concluded at 10:40am, by when all runners need to have accessed the finish line.
Route: Amalias Avenue, Panepistimiou Avenue, Char. Trikoupi Str., Akadimias Avenue, left of Vas. Sofias Avenue, Pheidippidou Str., left on Mesogeion Avenue up to the Police Academy, u-turn (at the Police Academy lights), Mesogeion Avenue, Michalakopoulou Avenue, Pheidippidou Str., left on Mesogeion Avenue, Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of Hilton Hotel), Hrodou Attikou Str., access the Panathinaikon Stadium courtyard, enter the Panathinaikon Stadium and finish in the Stadium, from the left side.

• Start time of 5km Road race: 07.45 am
Limit time: The 5km Road Race is concluded at 09.15am, by when all runners should have reached the finish line.
Route: Amalias Avenue, Panepistimiou Avenue, Riga Ferraiou Str., right on Akadimias Avenue, left onVas. Sofias Avenue, u-turn on Vas. Sofias Avenue - NIMITS Hospital Junction, Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of the Hilton Hotel), Hrodou Attikou Str., access the Panathinaikon Stadium courtyard, enter the Panathinaikon Stadium and finish in the Stadium, from the left side.

• Start time of 1.2km Special Olympics Road race: 09.10 am

Start points
Marathon race & Marathon Power Walking race:
Start: Marathon Start Venue in the town of Marathon.
• 10km Road Race:
Start: Amalias Avenue in front the Zappeion Megaro entrance and at the level Eurobank building (Mposodaki premises) on the direction to Syntagma Square
• 5km Road race:
Start: Amalias Avenue in front the Zappeion Megaro entrance and at the level Eurobank building (Mposodaki premises) on the direction to Syntagma Square.
• 1.2km Special Olympics race:
Start: Vasilis Sofias Avenue at the level of the Parliament.

Finishing point for all races: Panathinaikon Stadium.


Awards & Prizes
Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first three men and women winners as well as to the winners of the Hellenic National Marathon Championships. A commemorative cup will only be awarded to the first man and woman.

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.
The Organising Committee is responsible to provide medical service to the runners by organising and operating medical stations and units at the start, the finish and throughout the course.

Electronic timing
All runners will receive a timing chip from the Registration Center at Τae Kwo Do Indoor Hall along with their bib number. By using the chip, runners will be registered in the official results list and will be informed about their split times (split timing zones are located every 5 kilometres and at 21.1km). Any runner for whom no time is shown at the Start, the split timing zones and the Finish, will be disqualified.
The timing chip along with the bib number indicate the athlete’s identity and starting block in the electronic system.
Only athletes who: a) participate in accordance to the rules, b) are placed in the right starting block, c) have timing indications at the Start, split timing zones and the Finish, and d) complete the race within the time limit (8 hours) will have their final time and split times included in the official results list and will receive a participation certificate.
Simple Running Offer: from €90 » 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
- special RunninGreece starting pack
- safe keeping of your belonging during the race
- Free use of Public Transport Means within the area of Athens for a period of three days prior and two days after the race
- 50% discount in the entrance fee at the Acropolis Museum
- 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!

Running Offer #1 (The Athens Marathon Break): €485 (double occupancy) » 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 4 days/3 nights vacation plan.
Our offer includes:
• Three nights accommodations at a choice of hotels in Athens
• All hotel taxes and gratuities
• Full breakfast daily
• Pasta party for all RunninGreece athletes
• Visit to the Marathon Expo
• Athens Half-Day City Tour (Friday, November 11)
• Pre-race Pasta Dinner (Saturday, November 12)
• Optional Day Tour to Sounio on Saturday (€50 person)
• Warm up training on Saturday morning with Greek National Athletics team trainer on the National Gardens of Athens
• Transportation to Marathon area with organizations’ buses
All the pre-race details are taken care of so you can save your energy to run the Marathon.
• In the above schedule you can add as many days as you wish at €70 per person per night

We also offer you One Day Cruise to 3 Islands, One Day Trip to Olympia and on day trip to Delphi at exclusive prices!
You can also join us for free in recovering trainings at the Olympic Stadium of Athens (from Monday 09)
- The above (4days/3nights) offer costs: €485 per person (Per person, double occupancy)
- Single supplement: €140
- Airfare is not included. All lunches, expect of the Pasta party are not included
- Transfers to and from the airport are NOT included, but we will help you in making arrangements with taxi service at exclusive prices
- All runs and workout are optional
- All stayings will be at 4 star hotel in the center of Athens, close to the finishing line on the Marathon
- We offer the following hotels:
Titania Hotel, Athens Way Hotel, The Athens Gate Hotel, Electra Hotel

This offer also includes all services of the Marathon registration, more specifically:
- 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
- special RunninGreece 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

Running Offer #2 (The Athens Marathon Experience): €585 (double occupancy) » 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 5 days/4 nights vacation plan.
Our offer includes:
Four nights accommodations at a choice of hotels in Athens
• All hotel taxes and gratuities
• Full breakfast daily
• Pasta party for all RunninGreece athletes
• Visit to the Marathon Expo
• Athens Half-Day City Tour (Friday, November 11)
• Pre-race Pasta Dinner (Saturday, November 12)
• Optional Day Tour to Sounio on Saturday (€50 person)
• Warm up training on Saturday morning with Greek National Athletics team trainer on the National Gardens of Athens
• Transportation to Marathon area with organizations’ buses
• All the pre-race details are taken care of so you can save your energy to run the Marathon.
• In the above schedule you can add as many days as you wish at €70 per person per night

We also offer you One Day Cruise to 3 Islands, One Day Trip to Olympia and on day trip to Delphi at exclusive prices!
You can also join us for free in recovering trainings at the Olympic Stadium of Athens (from Monday 09)
- The above (4days/3nights) offer costs: €485 per person (Per person, double occupancy)
- Single supplement: €140
- Airfare is not included. All lunches, expect of the Pasta party are not included
- Transfers to and from the airport are NOT included, but we will help you in making arrangements with taxi service at exclusive prices
- All runs and workout are optional
- All stayings will be at 4 star hotel in the center of Athens, close to the finishing line on the Marathon
- We offer the following hotels:
Titania Hotel, Athens Way Hotel, The Athens Gate Hotel, Electra Hotel

This offer also includes all services of the Marathon registration, more specifically:
- 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
- special RunninGreece 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

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, 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 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 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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