Welcome to the 2nd Thessaloniki International Half Marathon, offering the opportunity to runners to enjoy a beautiful and flat route along the coastline of Thessaloniki, where the enduring symbols of a glorious history are visible.
Half Marathon and 5km
Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia (520 km. north of Athens)
The 2nd Thessaloniki International Half Marathon takes place on Saturday, 19th of October2013
Because it is the best way to combine running in a beautiful route and exploring one of the most interesting, exciting and historic cities. Thessaloniki's history spans some 2,300 years. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. In addition to its historic roots, Thessaloniki is also a very popular tourist destination in Greece. In 2010, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world's fifth-best party city worldwide, comparable to other cities such as Dubai and Montreal. For 2013 National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations the world over. It is also a very lively city with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and numerous attractions.
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 Thessaloniki including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Thessaloniki and the surrounding area!
Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Thessaloniki 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!
Saturday, 19th of October2013Event Schedule
Half Marathon Race: Starting time: 18:42 (Sunset)
5Km Road Race: Starting time: 19:00Distances
Half Marathon Race and 5Km Organizer
The race is organized by the Athletic Club M.E.A.S. TRITON in collaboration with Thessaloniki Municipality under the auspices of the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (SEGAS) and the support of Thessaloniki’s League Athletic Clubs S.E.G.A.S.Entry Fee
Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.The participation includes the following benefits:
- Electronic timer (official time and place)
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Race bagDeadline registrationRegistration is open until Monday, 30th of September 2013.
Participation can be obtained via online registration.Route
The Half Marathon race starts from Nikis Avenue and the 5 km race starts from the City Hall. The course goes along Thessaloniki coast line for both races and the finish line is in front of the White Tower.Half Marathon | 5Km
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 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 center together 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 and not pass over the timing mats.Aid Stations
Along the Half Marathon and 5Km route as well as at the finish line there will be Aid stations to support the runners. Every 1km will be numbered marking the route.Awards
Medal Awards (medals and certificates) will be awarded to the first three winners of each race for both Men and Women. Commemorative cup will be awarded only to the first Man and the first Woman winner of each race. Commemorative medals and electronic participation diploma will be given to all the runners who finish the race. Money Prize
Money Prize will be awarded to the first three winners of each race for both Men and Women.
|Half Marathon Race
|Simple Running Offer:
from €50 » BOOK NOW
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, pasta party, 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:
from €160 » 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 Thessaloniki. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from your hotel to the starting line and the hotel arrangements in Thessaloniki. It also includes your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, pasta party, 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, suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Greece, and many more! It starts from €160 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 €60 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 Thessaloniki or Greece, what other places you wish to visit (e.g.Athens, Greek islands etc) 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, pasta party, 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 Greece.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, pasta party, 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 Greece.
Thessaloniki is the largest city in Macedonia and the second largest in Greece. It is one of the Greek cities with the richest histories, and following the end of the First Balkan War has been considered the most influential city in Macedonia.
The enduring symbols of a glorious history are visible everywhere, such as White Tower, watching over the cafe-lined waterfront, erstwhile Ottoman hammams (Turkish baths), many turned into art galleries, and lengthy Byzantine walls culminating at the Ano Poli (Upper Town), an enchanting neighbourhood of colourful old houses, where little Byzantine churches peek from winding alleyways.
Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. Thessaloniki’s grand-scale structures include the 5th-century Church of Agios Dimitrios, the enormous Roman Rotunda, and Roman Emperor Galerius’ 3rd-century palace ruins.
Navarino Square is considered the most vibrant square of Thessaloniki, where young people meet with many cafes and restaurants. Visitors can find the Galerius Palace complex with the Rotunda, the Arch of Galerius and the palace. It is also worth visiting Agia Sophia, an UNESCO Heritage site. Visitors should not forget to take a walk at the recently renovated Thessaloniki Port with the Cinema and Photography Museum and dine at one of the plenty restaurants in Ladadika, the old oil market, and experience the unique Thessaloniki at its food markets.
Thessaloniki is famous for its intense nightlife and the countless entertainment choices it offers for every taste and at all hours and days of the week. In fact, the city is alive almost every night! Gastronomy, events, world-class heritage sites, shopping are some of the things that visitors can indulge in. The compact size of the city and the walking distance proximity of the top-attractions make Thessaloniki an ideal city-break destination.
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