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2nd Metropolitan Half Marathon Race

The 2nd Metropolitan Half Marathon Race of the Efklis Runners Club is one of the newest and most upcoming running events in Athens taking place in a very interesting area where the former Ellinikon International Airport, now replaced by Eleftherios Venizelos was located. Apart from the half marathon race, there is also a 10K, a 5K and a 2K race for kids.

Welcome
Welcome to the 2nd Metropolitan Half Marathon Race of the Efklis Runners Club, one of the newest and most upcoming running events in Athens.
Runners can enjoy a very fast route around the former Ellinikon International Airport of Athens in the area of Ellininiko and Glyfada. The terrain is flat and asphalt, thus making it one of the fastest races in Athens, with more and more participants every year.

What:
The race features a variety of distances including a 10K race, a 5K race, and a 2K race for kids.

Where:
The start and finishing line is in Ellinikon International Airport area across the National Sports Youth Center "Agios Kosmas", which is located in Alimos in the southern part of Athens near the suburb of Glyfada. The area is known for its posh cafes, well-known restaurants, boutiques and cosmopolitan summer clubs. The nearby Glyfada area has also been called "Knightsbridge-on-Sea", "Hellenic Hamptons", or the "Beverly Hills of Greece".

When:
The 2nd Metropolitan Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 7th 2013.

Why:
To enjoy running in a controversial area like the one of the former Ellinikon International Airport and enjoy the sea breeze in one of the fastest 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 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 6975 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

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

Race Date:
April 7, 2013 - 10:00am start.

Distances:
21.1 Km, 10K, 5K, 2Km kids race.

Organizer:
The race is organized by the Efklis Runners Club.

Course:
The course goes around the former Ellinikon International Airport, continues towards the Glyfada Golf and back to Ellinikon from the north side of the airport. The starting and finish line is in the former Ellinikon Internation Airport across the National Sports Youth Center "Agios Kosmas".

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

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 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.

Awards:
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.

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 €200 » 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 €200 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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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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