The Greek traffic police on Friday announced that traffic measures will be imposed along the route of the Athens Half Marathon taking place in the city centre this Sunday, as well as adjoining roads.
The race will be run between 9:00 and 12:20 on Sunday morning, starting on Amalias Avenue between Parliament and Syntagma Square and following a route though the main roads of the city centre up to Alexandras Avenue before eventually returning to Syntagma Square for the finish.
In addition to the Half Marathon, there will also be a three-kilometre race starting on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, outside Evangelismos metro station, at 9:10 and a 1,000-metre race for children and persons with disabilities starting on the corner of Rizari Street and Vasilisis Sofias Avenue at 9:35, both finishing at Syntagma Square around 10:00.
Finally, there will be a five-kilometre race starting at the lower end of Syntagma Square (near Ermou Street) at 11:45 and lasting until roughly 13:45, again following a route through the city centre and returning to Syntagma Square.
Most of the main roads in the city centre will be closed to vehicle traffic, including bicycles between 7:00 and 13:30, while sections of Amalias Avenue will be closed from 5:00 until 14:00. Private vehicles will also be barred from traversing roads along the route of the race except at the following, monitored junctions:
Alexandras Avenue – Ippokratous Street
Alexandras Avenue – Harilaou Trikoupi Street
Patission Street – Kodrigktonos Street
Patission Street – Stournara Street
Vassilisis Sofias Avenue – Irodou Attikou (only fire brigade vehicles)
Vassilisis Sofias Avenue – Papadiamantopoulou Street
Vassilisis Sofias Avenue – Kokkali Street
Vassilisis Sofias Avenue – Rigillis Street (only fire brigade vehicles and ambulances)
Vasileos Konstantinou – Rizari Street
Vasileos Konstantinou – Vasileos Georgiou
Vasileos Konstantinou – Vassilisis Sofias Avenue