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Every 2nd Sunday of November, one of the largest sport, cultural, and tourism events is taking place in Athens: ATHENS MARATHON. THE AUTHENTIC!

More than 43.000 runners and 80.000 spectators participated in the events of "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" 2016!

 HIGHLIGHTS

SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2017
12.30–13.15: Opening Ceremony – Marathon Flame Lighting Ceremony (Marathon Tomb) – Torch Relay from the Marathon Tomb to the Marathon Start Venue

SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2017

• 09.00: Historic Start of Marathon Race at Marathon Town

• 07:45: 5km Road Race WIND - Morning Start

• 08.35: 10km Road Race WIND Start

• 11.09: Estimated Finish Time of the 1st Male Marathon Runner

• 16:00: 5km Road Race WIND - Afternoon Start

Admission at the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Opening Ceremony venue in Marathon Tomb is FREE for spectators to attend  the above events.

START AREAS

The Marathon Race Start area is at Marathon Town. The start of the 5km & 10km Road Races WIND is on Vass. Amalias Ave in Syntagma Square area.

 
PANATHENAIC STADIUM

The Panathenaic Stadium is ideally located in downtown Athens, just 1000m from the "Syntagma", "Acropolis" and "Evangelismos" metro stations. You can get there by metro, bus, taxi or even walk.

To find directions on Google, search for 'Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens’.

Please note that no vehicles are allowed in the city centre of Athens and anywhere around the Panathenaic Stadium   on   Sunday   November   12,  2017, from 05:00 to 17:45. Therefore, for your own convenience, we strongly recommend the use of public transport (metro).

(Source: www.panathenaicstadium.gr)


ACCESS TO THE RACE ROUTE – ATTENDANCE

All  race  routes  will  be  free  of  vehicles. It   is   strictly   prohibited   for   anyone (spectators,  coaches,  etc.)  other  than the  runners  to  move  on  all  race  lanes, in  any  type  of  vehicle.  Parallel  street lanes  will  also  be  free  of  traffic  and dedicated to the Organising Committee accredited vehicles (ambulances, police
vehicles, etc.). All spectators are kindly requested  to  use  public  transportation (Metro and buses outside the race routes), indicated in the maps.
Especially  for  the  5km  &  10km  Road Races, individuals accompanying athletes are not allowed to move on the  lanes  next  to  the  race  stream.  No escorting  of  athletes  in  any  kind  of vehicle  (bicycle,  mot,  etc)  is  allowed either  on  the  runners’  lane  or  the  next  one.

The presence of accompanying persons in any of the race lanes or the lane next to  the  race  stream,  or  disobeying  to  police  orders,  will  directly  lead  to  their  
expulsion  from  the  race  route  and  the  disqualification   of   the   athletes   they   escort.

ACCESS TO THE FINISH AREA

Access to the track of Panathenaic Stadium (finish venue) is allowed only to the finishing runners and the staff of the Organizing Committee with specific credentials on their accreditation. Friends, family members and coaches may access the designated spectators' area (stands), and should not try to enter the track area, as this will result in congestion and cause inconvenience to the runners exiting the Stadium and the staff of the Organizing Committee who will be trying to assist the runners. Moreover, it is prohibited for anyone to enter the Panathenaic Stadium with any type of vehicle (skates, bicycle, etc.). Runners must inform their friends and family members about these regulations.