Following the quite impressive respond of the Greek running community to the call of SEGAS for the 5km & 10km Road Races of this year’s Athens Marathon event (to be held on 08 November 2015), which resulted in the conclusion of the INDIVIDUAL registrations in just two days, SEGAS, wishing to satisfy the request for one more opportunity in order to participate as individual in the largest mass and sport event of THE county, announces today the staging of a second 5km Road Race within the framework of the “2015 Athens Marathon, the Authentic”.
This second 5km Road Race is a creative and original initiative of SEGAS, so that the INDIVIDUAL participation in the popular 5km Road Race is enlarged. The new 5km Road Race will be held on the same course as the morning 5km Road Race, but it will be held in the afternoon of 08 November 2015 and more specifically from 16.00 to 17.30.
The INDIVIDUAL participation limit for the “5km Road Race – Afternoon” has been set at 4,000 runners and it is anticipated to be met quite soon. It should be noted that, as an exception in the individual participation rule in the “5km Road Race – Afternoon”, only school teams that have been registered or will register in the event will run the “5km Road Race – Afternoon”.
Registrations for the “5km Road Race – Afternoon” will open on Tuesday 28 July noon. The cost of the registration fee for the “5km Road Race – Afternoon” is the same as the registration fee for the morning 5km Road Race, while the same level of services will be provided to all runners of both races. At this point, we would like to make clear to all those interested in registering for the “5km Road Race – Afternoon” that there is no possibility at all of transferring their registration over to the morning race.
We are confident that the Greek runners will embrace this new race with the same passion that they have shown for the rest of the Athens Marathon event races, and on the ground, we invite all those that would like to participate to immediately register for the “5km Road Race – Afternoon”, as we are sure that registration for the “5km Road Race – Afternoon” will also close within a few days after opening.