In a very difficult period for our country, SEGAS, a sports federation, decidedt o show to the world that Greece may be going through difficult times but does not lose the values that diachronically carry through its history and its culture!

After concerted efforts of the President of SEGAS, UNESCO, the largest international supporter of the United Nations, is now a supporter of the Athens Classic Marathon.

We would like to wish good luck to the participants of the 29th Athens Classic Marathon! We hope you enjoy the race and have an unforgettable experience. If you do not run tomorrow you may participate in the race by supporting the runners!!!

 

The Athens Classic Marathon Organizing Committee and the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), which is the Official Organizer of the event, jointly announce the final closing of registrations for the 5km and 10km of the 2011 Athens Classic Marathon event.

Unfortunately, there are no cancellations or returned entries that could be offered to those who missed the registration deadline of October 10, 2011.

Registrations in the Marathon and Power Walking are still available until Friday 14/10/2011. We invite all those who wish to participate in any of these races to contact the Athens Classic Marathon Office.

We would like to sincerely thank all those who submitted their registration in time, supporting this significant, historical and sporting event.

 

The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the Athens Classic Marathon Organizing Committee announce that all available entries for the 5km and 10km Road Races of the event have been completely booked, therefore the registration system cannot accept any further entries. The participation limit for the 5km Road Race is 3.500 runners and 10Km Road Race is 4.500 runners. This limit for each race has been set for the safety of the runners and the efficient organization of all Road Races.

The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the Athens Classic Marathon Organizing Committee, taking under consideration the extensive interest and response of the runners to participate in the races of this year’s Marathon event, as well as the deadline of the registration (Monday, October 10), announcesfor all those who intend to complete their registration in time that our offices will be open during the weekend 08 and 09 October 2011 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10.00am to 16.00pm.

 

Εxactly two months before the Athens Classic Marathon 2011, the interest shown by runners all around the world has reached its peak. This year’s Athens Classic Marathon event will be equivalent to last year’s success, not only regarding number of participation but also regarding the quality reached. According to the registrations progress so far, SEGAS and the Athens Classic Marathon Organizing Committee cannot but express their satisfaction from the fact that Greek and foreign runners are continuously registering from the Race. We should especially underline the great increase of Greek Runners not only on the 5km and 10km Road Races but in the Marathon Race as well. This large number of entries depicts the recognition and status that the Athens Classic Marathon has gained in the society.


On the other hand, we should also mention the large number of foreign runners who will travel from their countries to Greece this year in order to participate in the Marathon Race, despite what is being heard around, supporting on their own way the efforts of the Greek society within a so difficult and negative surrounding.

Registrations in all road races are still possible. The Registration Period will definitely expire on October 10, 2011.
If you are still considering to participate in this year’s event, please make sure that you submit your registration in time through our website, www.athensclassicmarathon.gr

 

UNESCO and SEGAS announced the beginning of their cooperation in view of the 2011 Athens Classic Marathon, during a Press Conference that was held yesterday afternoon in Athens.

This Press Conference was attended by the President of SEGAS, Vassilis Sevastis, the Chairman of the Athens Classic Marathon Organizing Committee, Kostas Panagopoulos, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Greece to UNESCO, Theodore Passas, as well as the President of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, Aikaterini Tzitzikosta.

It is with high spirit and intense efforts that SEGAS, the Hellenic Athletics Federation, has entered the preparation phase of the 2011 Athens Classic Marathon, which will be held on Sunday November 13, 2011.

On the occasion of the European Year of Volunteering 2011, SEGAS has decided to use the largest and most popular annual event of our country as an opportunity for the marathon movement and individual runners to appreciate the importance of social solidarity and express their support towards those who care and provide social work.