More than 2,000 volunteers, a unique number for the Athens Marathon event and not only, are ready to “run” their own race during the 32nd “ATHENS MARATHON. THE AUTHENTIC”.
And this number could be even bigger if the needs of the organization were not met long before the conclusion of the Volunteers’ registration period. Indicatively we mention that last year (in 2013) 1,950 volunteers had offered their services in the event, while in 2012 the relevant number was 1,800 and in 2011 1,700.
Out of the total number of this year’s volunteers, 1,280 are men and 900 women while they come not only from Greece but from various countries around Europe, Asia and America as well.
With the older being 86 years old and the younger 12, this mighty team of the Athens Marathon has won one of the most necessary presences of the historical race. A lot of them play quite important roles during the event contributing decisively in its success.
A big part of the volunteers’ team consists of rescue teams while there are a lot of schools that contribute massively to the Marathon’s organization for many years.