BEFORE THE RACE

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 event alter to a running weekend in 2019.

The date for the 38th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” is 13 and 14 of November 2021.

The 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday 13th November 2021 and the Marathon Race, as well as the 5km Road Race will be held on Sunday 14th November 2021.

How many Races do you offer?

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

o Marathon Race 
o Power Walking
o 10km Road Race
o 5km Road Race
o Kids Race (this race will not take place in the event of 2021)


What is the Premium Registration & Hospitality Program?

It is a complete program of the Athens Marathon, Authentic which offers:

o Runner privileges that are exclusively only for program registrants
o Runner guaranteed race entry, through the PRHP, even after race places have run out
o Exclusive access to specialized race facilities
o BB accommodation rates in 4 & 5 star hotels
o Exclusive transfers
o Escorted cultural tours and special events
o Greek culinary lunches & dinners


How can I register?

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

The Official Registration Period for the ATHENS MARATHON opens approximately 6 months before the race date. Registrations will automatically close once the participation limit per race is met. All registrations are submitted online.

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


How can I pay?

You may settle your registration fee with either of the following ways:

a) By credit card
b) By bank wire:

Bank Name: PIRAEUS BANK
Bank Account Holder: SEGAS (Hellenic Athletics Federation)
ΙΒΑΝ: GR23 0171 7270 0067 2714 8161 835
SWIFT - BIC: PIRBGRAA


In order for your registration to be valid, you need to proceed with the settlement of the registration fee within two (2) working days after submission.

In case of a bank wire, you need to make sure that your name and registration code are both mentioned on the transaction receipt. A copy of the transaction receipt should be sent shortly afterwards to the LOC offices via email (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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


What is the cancellation policy?

A registration submitted and confirmed may be cancelled after request by the registered runner sent to the Event up until 30 September 2021. If a registered runner wishes to cancel his/her registration, he/she needs to send a cancellation request email at 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 (30 September) to the above email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the registration fee is refunded to the applicant, after the deduction of 10.00€ as handling fees. 

After that date (30 September 2021) NO cancellation request submitted will be considered, regardless it suggests registrations submitted previously or afterwards.

Runners who deferred their entry from the event of Athens Marathon 2020 or Athens Half Marathon 2020 to the event of Athens Marathon 2021 and cannot participate or/and do not meet the current Terms & Conditions of Participation, in line with the Health Protocol approved by the National Public Health Organization and the General Secretariat of  Sports, have the options listed below:

1. Defer their entry to Athens Marathon 2022 event, in accordance with the Terms & Conditions of Participation valid at the time (Deferral of their registration to Athens Marathon 2022 event will be final and there will be no possibility for refund of registration fee).

2. Refund of the registration fee, according to the above Cancellation Policy of the event (deduction of 10.00€ as handling fees).

Any due refund will be settled within a period of 60 days after the event.

In the extreme case that the 2021 Athens Marathon event is cancelled after relevant order by possible health protection measures against the coronavirus pandemic or due to other unforeseen circumstances, the registration of each runner will automatically be transferred/deferred to the next Athens Marathon event. The same process will apply to the excessive number of runners, in case the number of participants is reduced by a decision of the Greek State, and the participants will be determined in terms of registration priority order.

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

The confirmation emails are sent within seven (7) working days, from the moment you successfully submit your registration and after you have 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 still have not found it, make sure you have followed ALL the payment instructions
3. If you have settled your registration fee as per instructions, 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 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.


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

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

Note that, entrance to the Registration Center will be possible ONLY with the presentation of a Certificate of Vaccination against COVID-19 or a Certificate of Recovery from COVID-19, up to 15 days before the participation kit pick-up day.

The Athens Marathon Registration Centre will be open for the public as follows:

Wednesday 10 November 2021: 13.00 – 20.00
Thursday 11 November 2021: 10.00 – 20.00
Friday 12 November 2021: 10.00 – 20.00
Saturday 13 November 2021: 10.00 – 18.00

You can read more information here.


RACE DAYS

What time do the races start and finish?

SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2021

10km Road Race 17.00-18.55

SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2021

Marathon Race 09:00-17.40
Power Walking 09:00-17.40
5km Road Race 08.15-10.00
Kids Race: 10.20-10.37

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?

Free Transportation to the Start Area of the Marathon Race & Power Walking is offered BY THE organizing Committee, and ONLY for the registered runners.  

Buses that will be departing constantly from five (5) different points within the Athens Center, from 05.30AM up to 06.45AM will be used the ATHENS MARATHON Organizing Committee for the (direct and without any stop) transportation of all runners participating in the Marathon Race and Power Walking 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 Panathenaic Stadium. You can find more information on the venue here.


POST RACE

Where can I see my photos of the race?

You can find individual photos of the race at www.marathon-photos.com, a few days after the race.

Where can I see my results?

You can find your results here