Athens Marathon. The Authentic
The Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, is not just a sporting event, a hard race, a tough course of 42,195m. More than that, the Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, is a bridge that unifies the legend with history; it showcases the strength of human will; it is a fountain of values, of social liability, environmental sensitivity, friendship and solidarity.
The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is one of the most significant sport, cultural and social events hosted in the city of Athens over the last years. The Athens Marathon, an event with 121 years of history, has managed to increase participation from 4,000 runners in 2005 to more than 40,000 in 2016. The Athens Marathon is enhanced by the willingness of 3,000 volunteers and it is totally supported by several authorities of the public and private sector. The event gives back to the Greek community more than 3.5 million € annually, through its charity, as well as sponsor initiatives.
The Athens Marathon, co-organized by SEGAS and Attica Region, with the undeniable support of its Grand Sponsor OPAP, and of course the Greek National Tourism organization, is an event of priceless value that leads the way in sport, cultural, social, and tourist initiatives, and these awards are yet another proof of that.
The Athens Marathon will be held this November and runners from all over the world are showing intensive interest in being here and experiencing its magic. Our expectation is that more than 50,000 runners of all ages will participate in all event’s races, creating a huge festivity from Marathon city to the Panathenaic Stadium, making Athens again the capital of the World.