The 36th "ATHENS MARATHON. THE AUTHENTIC" is organised on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Volunteers interested in participating have the opportunity to offer their services on the day of the Race and during the preparation period of the event (30/10 - 10/11/2018).

Volunteering is a unique life experience that is rewarding for everyone without exception. Volunteers’ talents, enthusiasm and time are priceless because of their impact and contribution to the success of this unique athletic event. Equally invaluable and unique are the experiences and the moments they live. A detailed presentation of volunteering opportunities by sector and position can be found in the volunteers' manual.


Race Day Opportunities, November the 11th, 2018

1. Start of Marathon Race and Power Walking (Marathonas Start Venue)

The volunteers assisst to the management of buses that transport athletes from the centre of Athens at the start of the Race, they provide the runners with the necessary information, they distribute water bottles and windproof jackets and they are responsible for runners' clothing (pick-up and transfer at the finish area delivery stations).

2. Marathon course support stations

Volunteers assist with the setup, operation and cleanup of support stations, that provide athletes with bottles of water, isotonic drinks, bananas, cereal bars and sponges while they encourage runners to continue their difficult effort.

3.Start and support stations of WIND 10 km, WIND 5 km and Kids Run NBG 1.200m road races (downtown Athens)

Volunteers at the start of the races taking place at the centre of Athens assist at the forming of human chains that serve as starting blocks separators. They are also placed at support stations (as above), they are responsible for crossroads crowd management and for the management of runners' clothing (safekeeping and post-race delivery). Volunteering opportunities are exactly the same during the afternoon WIND 5km road race.

4. Finish Area (Kallimarmaron Stadium)

Volunteers participate in access control, control of the flow of runners, distribution of isothermal blankets, water bottles and isotonic drinks to runners. They also help at spectators' services, runners' clothing delivery stations and medal engraving. 



Pre-Race Opportunities (30 October 2018 – 10 November 2018)

1. Athens Marathon Preparation & Logistics Centre, Faliro Indoor Hall (Tae Kwon Do Olympic Venue, volunteering period October 30-November 9, 2018)

Preparation and packaging of race kits distributed to all runners at the Athens Marathon EXPO and after the finish line

2. Registration Centre & Athens Marathon EXPO, Faliro Indoor Hall (Tae Kwon Do Olympic Venue, volunteering period November 5-November 10, 2018)

Distribution of bib numbers to registered runners (individual registrations)

Group Registrations Desks

Distribution of official race t-shirts and cards for the free public transport to the registered runners

Information Desk

3. Athens Marathon Desk at the Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos” (volunteering period November 7-10, 2018)

Reception of participants from abroad and Information Desk

4. Parallel events (at Athens and Marathonas, November 8-10, 2018)

Secretarial staffing of special events 


Kindly note that the start time and the duration of each volunteer shift depends on the feed zone / service point of each race and the type of service rendered.

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