Introduced to commemorate the feat of Greek soldier, Phidippides, who in 490 AD ran from Marathon to Athens to bring news of the victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, the Athens Marathon is sometimes regarded as THE marathon.
Athens Marathon Route
The Athens Marathon follows the 'Original Course' from the ancient Greek city of Marathon to Athens Olympic Stadium. Along the way there are various sights to see, including the Marathon Tomb.
The first twelve kilometre section is flat. After that the next nineteen kilometres is a little more demanding, with long and undulating and slowly climbing hills. This climb then allows for
a final eleven kilometres downhill towards the finish line. After 26 miles of effort, runners are greeted by the finish line in the Athens' magnificent Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium.
Athens Marathon Entry
* Basic Level Entry (E.U. residents only) : EUR 30
* Advanced Level Entry (E.U. residents only) : EUR 45
* Full Level Entry (all runners) : EUR 100
* Registration Deadline : When the race is full.
Address :SEGAS, 137 Syngrou Ave. 171 21 N.Smirni Athens Greece
Tel. : +30 210 9356904
Fax. : +30 210 9358594
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.athensclassicmarathon.gr