The ultimate maximum participation limits in all event’s races, set by the Local Organizing Committee back in January, are now fully met. More than 20,000 entries in the Marathon Race, 12,000 in the 10k Race and 20,000 in the 5k Race are the main core of the 2019 Athens Marathon while another 8,000 runners, kids and Special Olympics athletes will run the shorter distances (Kids Fun Runs, 3k Race, Special Olympics Fun Run).

More than 60,000 runners from 120 countries will join this unique event that celebrates sports, culture and human values, drawing the world attention to Athens. Great athletes globally recognized for their significant performances and regular runners that are driven by the joy that participation and finish in the Panathenaic Stadium has to offer, will run side by side in a race that unifies.

The Hellenic Athletics Federation and the Local Organizing Committee are sincerely thanking all Athens Marathon friends and fans, and committee themselves that every humanly possible effort will be made in order to meet their expectations and the demands of staging an event such as the Athens Marathon, which is constantly growing, taking its place among the best Marathon Races in the world.

At this point, we should in particular mention the support that the Athens Marathon receives by the Greek State and its bodies, the Attica Region, the Cities of Athens and Marathon, as well as the cities along the Marathon course, thousands of social and volunteer organizations, the event’s Grand Sponsors, OPAP SA, as well as the rest of its Sponsors and Supporters, without the cooperation of which nothing would be possible.

 ama application 2019

Following every year’s growing success, the amazing mobile application of the Athens Marathon returns! The app is here to offer the most.. authentic experience to those that wish to “follow” their friends and family members participating in the event, as well as useful information to the runners themselves.

Are you a runner? Is your friend running? Do you just want to keep track with the authentic action in real time (live tracking) on your mobile device? The only thing you have to do is download and install at your smart phone, tablet, and/or personal computer, the official Athens Marathon application, “Athens Marathon. The Authentic”, available for iOS and Android.

By using the app, you will stay in touch with your runner friends and track their progress on the race weekend, Saturday November 9th & Sunday November 10th.

More specifically, every user can track up to 25 runners and receive automatic notifications every time the selected runners pass the timing zones at the following points: in Marathon Race, the stations include the 5 – 10 – 15 – 21,1 – 25 – 30 – 35 – 40km, at the 10km Road Race the stations include 1,1 – 5 – 5,8km where the “U-turn” is, at the 5km Road Race, the stations include the 1 and 3km. Moreover, each user can receive notifications for the first 15 athletes leading each one of the races.

All runners participating at the 37th Athens Marathon events, in addition to the above, can directly share their progress with their friends in social media, upload their selfies, and get informed at any time on the latest races news, but also view again their entire race thanks to Live Tracking Replay!

You can download this authentic app here, today, so that you receive all latest notifications and useful information on the event's preparations, such as the bib number notifications, the opening of the Registration Center and Marathon EXPO, the key moments of the 5-day Athens Marathon event program, special offers of our sponsors, etc.

For all the users that still have the application installed on their mobile devices from last year, make sure you have updated the application to the latest version through the App Store and/or Google Play Store!!

We remind you that you can only find yourself and/or your fellow runners at the live tracking feature ONLY if you have given the consent to the use of your data by the ATHENS MARATHON App when submitting your application.

2018 AAM Finish

The development of the “Athens Marathon. The Authentic“ appears unstoppable. The birthplace of the marathon is also increasingly at the heart of contemporary running. Over 2,500 years after the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE and almost 125 years since the first Olympic Marathon at the start of the modern Olympic era in Athens in 1896, the Athens Marathon. The Authentic has once again achieved a significant participation record: the Hellenic Athletics Federation SEGAS, organizers of the 37th edition of the race, expect for the first time to welcome 20,000 marathon runners from around the world to run on the original course from Marathon to Athens. Adding running events at shorter distances a total of more than 60,000 athletes will run through the Attica region and Athens. This record total puts the Authentic Marathon among the biggest running events anywhere in the world.

In the process of intense preparations in view of the 2019 Athens Marathon, SEGAS and the Municipality of Athens take this opportunity in order to announce that the 2020 ATHENS HALF MARATHON event will be held on Sunday 22 MARCH 2020, staying within the concept of staging the event during the third full weekend of March.

In close cooperation with the Attica Region and the Event’s Sponsors, we are obligated against, mainly, the running community and our partners in this initiative, to organize a perfect event, which is not just about sport but of tourist and cultural essence as well. The Athens Half Marathon gives us the opportunity to enjoy the charm of Athens, enhancing the meaning of “togetherness” and companionship  

Registrations will open beginning of January 2020, as every year, through the official website,

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IT IS OFFICIAL! Mark your calendar for the big day, as it is here again!

The 2019 Athens Marathon Registration period will open on Thursday 18 April, noon (local time), and this concerns mainly individual registrations in all event’s races.

This year, the available individual entries in the 10km & 5km Road Races are 30% of the total entries number. The entries limit in the 10km & 5km Road Races is quite higher this year, as a results of the decision made by SEGAS for a race weekend, having the 10km Road Race on Saturday afternoon

If you wish to join us in this lifetime experience of an Authentic Celebration, and be present in the absolute running event of the year, get ready and secure your place in time! ACT FAST and reserve a spot in the race of your choice so that you are not one of those to be left out.

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2019 marks a new era for the Athens Marathon; a period of time that will lead to even greater development and increase of participation, aiming at reaching the target of 80,000 entries in 2026 when the Athens Marathon will be celebrating its 130 years anniversary.

On that ground, and motivated by the major appeal of the Athens Marathon within Greece and abroad, the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) responds to the demand for more entries, making radical changes in the event’s schedule and infrastructure.

The 10km Road Race will, from now on, be held on Saturday afternoon (meaning the day before the Marathon Race, on 09 November 2019), allowing the organizers to extend the maximum registration limit and allow participation to even more members of the running community

All event’s races will finish in the historic Panathenaic Stadium.The Marathon Race, held on the Authentic Marathon Course will be held as usual on Sunday 10 November 2019. The maximum registration limit in the Marathon Race is now set at 20,000 runners. One grand 5km Road Race will be held the same day morning (Sunday 10 November), in which the upper participation limit will be over doubled in compared to previous years.


The design of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Heritage Plaque has been revealed as a further six competitions were recognised by the governing body. IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced Brazil’s Fernando Silva – a recreational runner from Manaus – the winner of the public design competition which was launched back in December. His design was claimed to have a main oval which represented the global nature of athletics. A gold colour ring is asserted to represent excellence, while six bright colours around the oval are viewed as highlighting the IAAF’s six continental areas and core event groups.

The event groups include sprints, hurdles and relays, middle and long distance, combined events, jumping, throwing and out of stadia. The out of stadia category includes cross-country, mountain, road, trial and ultra running and race walking.

Silva has been awarded a trip for two people to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. The IAAF state the plaque design will undergo further work ahead of manufacturing beginning later this year.

“The concept of the World Athletics Heritage Plaque was very well received when we announced the project and the first dozen recipients in December,” Coe said. “I’m delighted to confirm the design competition attracted a high standard of entries across four continents. Now that we have a winner, we have moved an important step towards the first unveilings of plaques around the world in 2020.”