The Athens Marathon is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago. When you run the Athens Marathon, you run in the very footsteps of the ancient gods and heros that gave birth to western civilization. The finish line is in Athens’ magnificent Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Those who run the Athens Marathon say it is an experience they’ll never forget.
The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and it was the same course used in the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.
Apostolos Greek Tours offers you the best way to experience the Athens Marathon. Paul Samaras, who personally conducts the Athens Marathon Tour each year, is a Greek native now living in Denver. He works closely S.E.G.A.S.(hellenic amateur athletic association) and others in Greece to smooth out the hassles so you can concentrate on what matters—running your best and experiencing Greece. Check out what is included in the Apostolos Marathon Tour packages. Check out what some of previous tour members had to say about the Athens Marathon and Apostolos Greek Tours.
The Athens Marathon 26.2 miles is run entirely on asphalt. The first twelve kilometers are level. The middle nineteen kilometers are gentle long hills. The final eleven kilometers are downhill. The finish line is in Athens’ magnificent Olympic Stadium.
November 8th, 2020
9:00 AM at the ancient battlefield in the town of Marathon. Apostolos Greek Tours delivers you to the starting line in a comfortable chartered bus, so that you can start the day preparing yourself to run your best.
You must be at least 18 years old to enter the Athens Marathon. There is no qualifying time. The course is open for 8 hours. For the 10k and 5k you must be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.
10Km Road Race
Start Time: TBA
New Changes for the 10km that is part of the Athens Marathon Program.
The 10km Road Race will, from now on, be held on Saturday late afternoon (meaning the day before the Marathon Race on November 7th 2020). The actual start time will be announced at a later date.
Time Limit for the 10km Road Race: TBA
All event’s races will finish in the historic Panathenaic Stadium
In order for someone to participate in the 10km Road Race, he/she should be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.
Apart from the 10km, a 5km Road Race will also take place during the Athens Classic Marathon event. The starting point will be in front of the Panathinaikon Stadium (Propylea) and the course will run the historical center of the city of Athens, passing along significant monuments and city buildings. The 5km Road Race will finish in the Panathinaikon Stadium.
The runners need to be at the start area at least one-half (1/2) hour before the start of the race. In order for someone to participate in the 5km Road Race, he/she should be at least 12 years old with parental authorization.