What is the date of the “Athens Marathon. The Authentic”?

“Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is an annual event that takes place every second weekend of November.

The 40th edition of “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” event will be held on 11 & 12 November 2023.
The 10k Road Race and the Universities Night Run will be held on Saturday 11th November 2023 and the Marathon Race, the 5km Road Race, as well as the Kids Race will be held on Sunday 12th November 2023.

How many Races do you offer?

Our program includes 5 Races, for which you can register:

→ Marathon Race
→ 10km Road Race OPAP
→ 5km Road Race STOIXIMAN
→ 1.2km Kids Race
→ Universities Night Run OPAP

You can find detailed information for each race here.

How can I register?

Please read our Terms & Conditions of Participation to confirm that you are eligible to participate in our Races.

The Official Registration Period for "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" event opens approximately 6 months before the race date. Registrations will automatically close once the participation limit per race is met or on 1st October at the latest. All registrations are submitted online.

You can choose the race and your preferred registration level and proceed with online registration here.

How can I settle my registration fees?

Right after you submit your registration form you can settle your registration fees ONLY by debit/credit card.

In order for your registration to be considered valid, your registration fee must be paid immediately after submitting your entry form. If the registration fees have not been completed, your registration will be canceled without prior notice.

After you have settled your registration fee as above, a registration confirmation email will be sent to you within seven (7) businness days.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations are possible strictly up until 25 September 2023. Any kind of cancellation request should only be sent to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In all cases of cancellations requests sent up until the above date to the above email, the registration fee is refunded to the applicant, after the deduction of 10.00€ as handling fees, regardless the race/ level of registration and reason of cancellation. It is noted that any NGO donations are non-refundable. Cancellation requests sent after 25 September are not accepted and there is no possibility for refunds.

Deferral of one’s entry to the 2024 edition of “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is NOT possible.

You can read in detail the Cancellation Policy of the event here.

I have not received the confirmation email, what should I do?

The registration confirmation emails are sent within seven (7) business days after you have succesfully submitted and settled your registration fee as per instructions (read above in “How can I pay?”)

After the seven (7) days have passed and you still have not received it:

1. Check your Spam folder in case the e-mail bounced there
2. If you have settled your registration fee and still have not received the email, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I find my bib number?

About ten (10) days before the race, all runners who have successfully registered for any of the event's races will receive an email, informing them about their exact bib number and starting block.

Where do I pick up my bib number and race kit?

All runners are asked to collect their bib numbers and race kits from the Runners' Center & Marathon EXPO, hosted in the Faliro Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre of Athens, at the Olympic Faliro Coastal Zone.

The Runners' Center will be open for the public as follows:

Wednesday 8 November 2023: 13.00 – 20.00
Thursday 9 November 2023: 10.00 – 20.00
Friday 10 November 2023: 10.00 – 20.00
Saturday 11 November 2023: 10.00 – 18.00

You can read more information here.


What time do the races start and finish?


10km Road Race OPAP 17.00 - 18.45
Universities Night Run OPAP 18.30 - 20.00


Marathon Race 09:00 - 17.30
5km Road Race STOIXIMAN 08.15 - 09.54
1.2km Kids Race: 10.30 - 10.50

You can see the full schedule here.

Is there a bag check/depository?

Runners must hand in the kit bag with their personal clothing to the volunteers at the designated areas at least 30 minutes before the start of the race. After finishing the race, runners, assisted by volunteers, may collect back their kit bag presenting their bib number.

What transportation services do you offer for the Marathon Race?

Free Transportation to the Start Area of the Marathon Race is offered by the Organizing Committee, and ONLY for registered runners. 

Buses by The Athen Marathon Organizing Committee will be departing constantly from five (6) different points within the Athens Center, from 05.30AM up to 06.45AM, for the (direct and without any stop) transportation of all runners participating in the Marathon Race to the Marathon Start area. After 06.45AM, it will be no longer possible for late runners to use our transportation system and they need to take care of their own transportation to the Marathon Start area, by their own means.

You can read more information here.

Where is the finish line?

The finish line for ALL Races, is in the historic Panathenaic Stadium.


Where can I see my photos of the race?

You can find individual photos of the race through the webiste of the event's Official Photo Agency, a few days after the race.

Where can I see my results?

You can find your results here.

Note that right after the completion of each race you can view the Unofficial Results on our website. Runners have the oportunity to object their race results within five (5) business days. After that period any objections are recorded-investigated and resolved and the Official Results of each race are announced. After the announcement of the Official Results any runners that is included in them can download for free their Cartificate of Participation through the website of