RACE DATE: November 11, 2018
RACE TIME: 9:00 AM
COURSE: The marathon course starts in the small village of Marathon and traces the route used for the first modern Olympics and the 2004 Olympics. It passes the Tomb of Marathon where the Athenians soldiers who lost their lives in this historic battle are buried. The course is very hilly from nine (9) miles until 20 miles. The last 10K is mostly a gradual downhill. It finishes inside the Panathenaic Stadium built for the first modern Olympics in 1896. The 5K and 10K both start on Amalias Avenue in front of the Zappeion Megaro entrance (walking distance from the hotels) and finish inside the Stadium. Read more about the events history here.
TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures range between 60F to 75F.
GUARANTEED ENTRY PROCEDURE: We offer a discounted guaranteed entry when you book our hotel package. Rates will be provided when they are available.
COURSE TIME LIMIT: There is an eight (8) hour time limit.
NUMBER PICKUP: Each runner must pick up their own race packet at the Expo. Time has been allotted for this during the half-day city tour.
ELIGIBILITY: All runners must be at least 18 years of age on race day.
AWARDS: Every finisher will receive a medal, finisher certificate, sport-bag and commemorative t-shirt.
DIFFICULTY: Difficult due to the hills. The last 10K is downhill, which is a relief to your legs!