Within the framework of the pandemic crisis that the entire world is currently battling with, and the decisions of the Greek Government in order to protect the Public Health against COVID-19 by taking measures that will further restrict the corona virus contagion in Greece, the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Athens Half Marathon, originally scheduled for 22 March 2020, has announced that the event is postponed.
Such a decision was taken in favour of all participants and under the belief that the health of everyone involved and of the general public in Greece is much more important that any event in Greece or worldwide. The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the City of Athens have announced the postponement of the 2020 Athens Half Marathon event two weeks before its scheduled date in order to allow participants the chance to modify their arrangements taking under consideration the current status in Greece.

The new date and further information will be announced as soon as possible. We are already working on all optional dates and next steps, hoping that within the next period we will be comfortable and in position to announce a new date within 2020.
The President of SEGAS, Kostas Panagopoulos has stated: “We have been working hard, with dedication and consistency in order to present an exceptional event on 22 March. However, we would never risk the health and safety of our runners and anyone involved in the staging of the event. Our people, whether runners, volunteers or staff, are our top priority. That is why, along with the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, we reached this decision, complying with the relevant decisions and guidlines of the responsible European and Greek Authorities. That was, indeed, a tough decision to take and an even tougher announcement to make. But we are optimistic. We believe that all this will be behind us soon and we will all meet again at the start line to celebrate a new beginning”