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8th International Alexander the Great Marathon

The 8th International Alexander the Great Marathon is the second best marathon race in Greece after the Classical Marathon with more than 7000 participants in the last edition. It is a race of low difficulty, ideal for a personal best!

Welcome
Welcome to the 8th International "Alexander the Great" Marathon one of the most popular and fastest marathon races in Greece. With 700o participants in 2012 we are expecting more than 8000 in 2013. It is a race of low difficulty, ideal for a personal best! Its main characteristics are the small altitude fluctuations and the long straight street that make it ideal for great records. The race starts from Pella, in front of the statue of Alexander the Great and it finishes at the well-known White Tower in the seaside of the Thessaloniki. If you are not ready for a marathon yet you can participate in the 10K or the 5K road race! The finishing line of all races is in front of the White Tower one of the hot spots of Thesaloniki!

What
Marathon, 10km, 5km and 1000m for Primary School Students & Social Offer races will be conducted that day

Where
The Marathon race starts at the Central Square of the Municipality of Pella in front of the statue of the "Alexander the Great". The 10Km Road Race starts at the Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi. The 5Km Road Race starts at Central Ampelokipi Square. The 1000m Road Race of Primary School Students and Social Offer starts at Nikis Avenue, at Aristotelous Square. All races finish at Thessaloniki coast line – White Tower.

When
The 8th International "Alexander the Great" Marathon takes place on Sunday, 21st of April 2013.

Why
Because it is the best way to explore 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.
Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. 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.
The National Geographic Magazine for the year 2013 included Thessaloniki in its world’s top tourist destinations. It is also a very lively city with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and numerous attractions.
In addition to the above the event itself is one of the most popular in Greece and its flat route is ideal for achieving a personal best! All routes are crossing the center of Thessaloniki and finish at the famous White Tower.  

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 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 6975 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Race Date:
Sunday, 21st of April 2013

Event Schedule:

Marathon Race: Starting time: 08:00
10Km Road Race: Starting time:08:30
5Km Road Race: Starting time: 12:00
1000m Road Race of Primary School Students and Social Offer: Starting time: 09:45

Distances:
Marathon Race: 10Km, 5Km and 1000m

Organizer:
The race is organized by M.E.A.S. TRITON under the aegis of Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, I.A.A.F., A.I.M.S., H.O.C., the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (SEGAS), the support of Thessaloniki’s League Athletic Clubs S.E.G.A.S. and the Municipalities of Pella, Thessaloniki and Ampelokipi – Menemeni

Course:

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 5th of April 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 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

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.
Simple Running Offer: from €50 » BOOK NOW
The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Thessaloniki 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 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 €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 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.
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