Παρασκευή, 2 Μαΐου 2014
The 3rd Athens Half Marathon to be held next Sunday.
The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the Municipality of Athens joined forces over the last years and co-organized for the first time in history of the city a mass sport event exclusively held in the streets of the city centre. The Athens Half Marathon was held for the first time on May 2012, while the 2nd Athens Half Marathon was held on March 31st, 2013. Both events experienced major success not only as its organization but as to massive participation as well.
The City of Athens was brightened by the smiles of more than 10,000 runners and spectators-citizens of Athens who flooded the city, cheering the participants and applauding the personal triumph of each one of them, proving that there is always a way to move forward and achieve more. On the race day, Athens was flooded by thousands of people who seized the opportunity to enjoy the city’s beauty running in the streets of a city free of vehicles. A unique celebration mood characterized both previous events and has set the pace in order for the Athens Half Marathon to be established as an annual key event for the city and its people.
The resonance and appeal of the Athens Half Marathon has left the country’s boundaries. Organizations for all around the world are already planning their participation in the 3rd Athens Half Marathon to be held on May 04, 2014, and this increased interest by itself raises the expectations and responsibilities of the Organizers towards each individual participant and the whole of the Greek society. The Athens Half Marathon on the opening of the tourist season inaugurates a new chapter in t he city’s life.
The Athens Half Marathon is acknowledged as a major national, cultural, tourist and sport event, addressed to all citizens not only of Athens but of the entire country with its four different races (Half Marathon, 5km Road Race, 3km Road Race, 700m race for people with disabilities).
The Athens Half Marathon Organizing Committee invites all runners from around Greece and abroad to join us and take part in this year’s event on May 04, 2014 and lighten again with their smiles the city of Athens.