The biggest kids party that Athens have ever lived will take place on Sunday 09 November, in the framework of “ATHENS MARATHON. THE AUTHENTIC”.

More than 5,000 children from seven different municipalities along the Marathon course will become themselves the precursors of the most important race of all, the Marathon Race, and will welcome the thousands of runners from all over the world to run the Authentic Marathon Course from Marathon Town to the Panathinaikon Stadium.

The number of the kids participating in the event is a record itself, as the number of municipalities (7 this year) to host such races and festivities for children along the Marathon Race, taking under consideration that last year only five municipalities had participated in this initiative.

The Kids Runs along the course have no winners and no losers. They will take place about 15 to 20 minutes before the arrival of the first Marathon Race at the specific municipality and vary in distance and number (between to 400 and 1100 participating children) depending on the hosting municipality. All kids will receive an acknowledgement medal. It should be noted that registrations for these races were more than ever expected.


The Kids Runs along the Marathon Course, as well as the Kids Run to be in the city centre of Athens, starting from Syntagma Square and finishing in the Panathinaikon Stadium are sponsored by and named after the “NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE”.


And of course, a 1200m Special Olympics Race will be held again this year, as done in the past.

About 1100 children and 250 Special Olympics Athletes are expected to participate in these two races in the centre of Athens and finish in he Panathinaikon Stadium.

In detail, the municipalities to host Kids Runs on Sunday 09 November this year, are: Marathon, Rafina, Pallini, Spata, Artemida, Ag. Paraskevi, Chalandri, Filothei-Psychiko. Spata and Chalandri are the new entries for this year.