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Marathon Lake Run 10K

The “Marathon Lake Run 10K” is a new upcoming running event taking place in Lake Marathon, the huge man-made reservoir formed by the Marathon Dam. Runners can enjoy unparalleled physical beauty as the sight of the water contrasts with the startling green of the surrounding pine tree forest. The artificial Lake Marathon is the only dam in the world said to be faced with real marble.

Welcome
Welcome to the “Marathon Lake Run 10K” offering the chance to enjoy the Greek sunny weather and one of the ten remaining wetlands of Attica, of prominent importance, due to the diversity of species accommodated.

What: 10K, Kids Run-500m.

Where: Marathon, East Attica

When: Sunday, 8th of June 2014

Why
Participating in “Marathon Lake Run 10K” provides a remarkable occasion for runners to run along the beautiful Marathon Dam and enjoy the sight of all that landlocked water.

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!
Race Date
Sunday, 8th of June 2014

Event Schedule
Start time: 9.00
Distances: 10K, Kids Run-500m

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)
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Clothing and personal belongings management

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Friday, 30th of May 2014. Participation can be obtained via online registration.

Route
The race will start and finish at the Marathon Lake Dam

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 at the 3.5km, 7km and at the Finish line.

Awards
A commemorative medal will be given to all participants who finish the race. An Award Medal will be awarded to each of the first three winners of the general classification for Men and Women Categories.
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, 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 €90 per night per person » 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 vacation plan. It includes:
• all the transportation from/to your hotel and the starting line
• hotel arrangements in Athens in 3star hotel
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• Clothing and personal belongings management
• many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

It starts from €90 per person (runner or not) per night for accommodation in a 3star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer in Athens, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 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, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, clothing and personal belongings management 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, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, clothing and personal belongings management during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Athens.
Marathon is a place where history meets the magic of nature. It serves as a memorial to the ancient struggle between the ancient Athenians and the invading Persians. Near the ancient battleground there is the single tomb of the 192 Athenian soldiers who died during that famous battle and the tomb where the dead Plataians, who helped the Athenians, were buried.

Marathon visitors can be guided to monuments and artifacts through which, a unique period of 5000 years of civilization, is unfolded, from the Neolithic Age to the Roman era. From life in the cave of Oenoe and the early Helladic cemetery in Plasi, to the battle of Marathon in 490 BC and later until the works of Herodes Atticus and the Temple of the Egyptian gods in Brexiza.

The Marathon Run Museum constitutes a pole of attraction for the city visitors, where 3.100 exhibits record the history of Marathon Run from 1896 up to today. It constitutes a unique athletic collection that could not be found elsewhere but at the birthplace of the marathon race. The exhibition is divided in two different partitions. In the first building, a travel in the Olympic Marathon's history is being held, while in the second building, the World Marathon Run movement is recorded, dedicated to the marathons, carried out in every corner of the planet, to Olympic champions, to the appearance of women participating in the marathons, even to the equipment of the marathon runners.

Marathon is not just one of the most famous toponyms around the world, but also a city worth visiting and admiring for its natural beauty and enchanting atmosphere. Marathon features an extraordinary natural landscape with its unique artificial lake of Attica (Marathon Dam), rich stretches of green, fertile plain and 12 km of sandy beach in its historical small harbour of Marathon. Nature endowed Marathon with many natural beauties, such as the gorge of Oinoe and the unique pine forest, one of the few in the Mediterranean, and the wetland of Schinias (National Park). It is worth noting that Lake Marathon and the National Park of Schinias are two of the ten remaining wetlands of Attica, of prominent importance, due to the diversity of species accommodated.

The city that gave birth to one of the most popular events in the history of world sports could only be... breathing for sports and the magic of them. Marathon visitors can unfold their sporting talent ranging from football to kayak, with a range of sports facilities, some of which have nothing to envy the respective facilities of any major European city. The endless blue of the Evian Gulf and the waters of the Gulf of Schinias constitute a very popular diving destination for the lovers of the seabed. One of the most proficient diving schools in the country, Divers Club Marathon Bay, operates in Marathon. Moreover, Schinias Bay is suitable for high speeds and spectacular stunts, due to the strong winds blowing in the region, allying with the surfers for an enjoyable time.

Visitors can enjoy a coffee with a view over the Dam of the Lake of Marathon, take a walk around the small port of Nea Makri and enjoy fresh fish, have a meal in one of the traditional taverns at Grammatiko.

Marathon is located only 42 kilometers from Athens, thus visitors can enjoy both Marathon and Athens. 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 or Kallimarmaro.
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).

Athens 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.

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