In accordance with the Protocol for Road Races approved by the Health Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports for Sports and the Ministry of Sports, SEGAS (Hellenic Athletics Federation) and its partners have taken up further actions and announce today that, given the current circumstances, the 2021 Athens Marathon with co-organizers Region of Attica, City of Athens/OPANDA & Municipality of Marathon, the Hellenic Olympic Committee, and Event Grand Sponsor OPAP, will be staged as planned on 13 & 14 November 2021.

The 2021 Athens Marathon event will apply all safety rules and regulations of the National Public Health Organization, and abide by SEGAS’ “Road Races Staging Health Protocol”, approved by the relevant Health Committee of Ministry of Sports.

According to the current Health Protocol, only fully vaccinated runners and runners with proof of recovery from COVID-19 until 15 days before their kit collection from the Registration Centre can register and participate in the 2021 Athens Marathon event.

The 2021 Athens Marathon event will include the following Road Races:

To ensure the safest appliance of the Health Protocol, the Kids Run and the 1000m Special Olympics Run, will not take place this year.

Moreover, a significant number of runners have chosen to defer their entry from the 2020 event to this year’s event and we would like to sincerely thank them for their trust and support! The runners with successfully deferred entries will automatically receive their new registration confirmation by priority, as soon as the registration period opens.

In regards to the pending refund requests from the 2020 Athens Marathon edition, we would like to express our gratitude once more for your kind cooperation and patience, and apologize once again for the delay. The refund process will start on September 13th and will be concluded gradually to all beneficiaries.

The 2021 Athens Marathon Registration Period opens on Wednesday September 1st 2021 at 14.00 pm and taking into account the large number of deferred entries, the available new entries will be quite limited, so we encourage you to act fast! Registrations will be available only through the official website of the event (REGISTRATIONS MENU). Before proceeding to your registration, we strongly encourage you to get familiar with the updated event’s COVID-19 Cancellation Policy (HERE).

We absolutely can’t wait to bring back the “Authentic” celebration and get back our active and social lifestyle, always in accordance of the guidelines of the Health and Public Authorities. Let the safe staging of the 2021 Athens Marathon be the turning point for our social life reboot, as there isn’t a better way to reconnect but through our big national event!

Start your engines, start training and start counting down the days to meet again at the start line in November, in our biggest date, the Authentic Marathon!