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Acropolis Half Marathon

2nd Acropolis Half Marathon

The 2nd Acropolis Half Marathon in Athens is a unique opportunity to run around Acropolis and through the historical district of Athens. There is also a race of 5K and 3K and a special race for people with disabilities.

Welcome
Welcome to the 2nd Acropolis Half Marathon, one of the most popular running events in Greece following the Classic Marathon.
Runners can enjoy an exciting route through the center of Athens, the historic district and around Acropolis.

What:
In addition to the Half Marathon the event includes a variety of distances including a 5K race, a 3K race and an 1K special race for people with special needs.

Where:
The start and finishing line is in front of the Panathenaic Stadium. The Panathenaic Stadium is the most ancient stadium in use in the world, the very same stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic Stadium is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble and one of the oldest in the world. The route runs through the most important avenues of the city center like V. Sofias, V. Olgas, Alexandras, Patision, D. Areopagitou, around the Lycabettus hill and the Acropolis.

When:
The 2nd Acropolis Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 31st 2013.

Why:
It is a unique opportunity to run through the center of Athens and the most important historical monuments; experience Athens without the fuss and bustle of weekday crowded streets, by participating in one of the most popular and vivid running events in Greece.

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 and your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Athens and the surround 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 any further questions please call: +30 6975 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!

Race Date:
March 31, 2013 - Starting time: 9:00 am.

Distances:
21.1 Km, 5K, 3K and an 1K Special Race for people with disabilities.

Organizer:
The race is organized by the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (SEGAS) and the Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the City of Athens.

Course:
Around the center of Athens, the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill. The starting line is in the Panathenaic Stadium and the finish line in Zappeion.

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 bag
- Pasta party

Deadline registration:
Registration is open until Friday, March 8, 2013. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

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 and 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:
There will be Aid stations to support the runners at the 5th Km, 10th Km, 15th Km and at the Finish line. At the start and finish stations and at the runners support stations bottled water and sports drinks will be available to all attendees.
An Award Medal and diploma are awarded to each of the first three winners of the general classification for Men and Women Categories. A cup will also be awarded to the first athlete to cross the finish line (in Men and in Women categories). A commemorative medal and a diploma of participation will be given to all runners who finish the race.

Route:
The race starts in the Panathenaic Stadium and runners go across Vas.Konstantinou, Vas.Sofias, Alexandras, Patision, Panepistimiou, Amalias, Areopagitou, Vas.Olgas and back to Vas.Konstantinou. After completing the first round, they follow again the same route until they finally reach the finishing line in Zappeion.

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 Athens. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan. It includes the round trip from Athens to starting line and the hotel arrangements in Athens. 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 Athens, and many more! It starts from €150 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 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, 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 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, 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 Athens.

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Location information

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).

It 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.

You can find more information on www.visitgreece.gr | www.athensattica.gr | www.breathtakingathens.com
You can also see some videos of Athens in the following links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znn3LmP-7Bw
http://www.breathtakingathens.com/breathtaking-athens-film

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