Athens Marathon to be held on Sunday – 50,000 runners from 100 countries are expected to participate

The Athens Marathon will be held on Sunday November 13, 2016.

Apart from the authentic Marathon race (42,195 m.), the event also includes a 5 and 10km Road Race. This year approximately 50,000 runners from 100 countries are expected to participate.

Several parallel events organised by SEGAS will be held four days prior to the Athens Marathon, the most important among them being the Marathon Expo and the Marathon Flame Ceremony in the archaeological site of the Marathon Tomb.
“It showcases the strength of human will; it is a fountain of values, of social liability, environmental sensitivity, friendship and solidarity,” Kostas Panagopoulos, SEGAS President, said.

“In 2016, we are celebrating the 34th anniversary of the Athens Marathon, the Authentic Marathon, and we hope that our strong efforts along with your presence and participation in the race will turn this year’s event into a milestone for the years to come,” he added.