START: 11:45am


Age Limit for Participation

In order for anyone to be eligible to participate in the OPAP 5km Road Race, he/she needs to be at least 12 years old (born in 2011 or older).


Before leaving your residency

Before leaving your residency make sure that you have the following:

1. Race Bib and safety pins (timing chip is embedded in the race bib)
2. Recyclable kit bag with the race bib sticker stamped on, clearly visible
3. Dry clothes and anything you consider necessary (eg. a towel) for after the race

Clothing Management

Participants should put their personal belongings and any additional clothing in the kit bag which they will receive along with their race bib at the Runners' Center & Half Marathon EXPO.

For more information about the event's Runners' Center & Half Marathon EXPO click here.

Runners should leave their kit bag at the identified area on Amalias Avenue (Zappeion Megaro entrance), at least 20 minutes before the Start. Right after their finish runners may collect back their kit bag from the same area assisted by volunteers, presenting their race bib.

ATTENTION: All kit bags need to have the runner's race bib sticker stamped on, clearly visible. All bags should be well closed. Please make sure that your kit bag does not contain any travel documents, jewelry, money or medicines. The Organizing Committee bears no responsibility in case of loss or damage of any valuable items in the bags.

Any bags that are not collected after the end of the race are stored at the Athens Marathon Office (SEGAS) for a period of 15 days. After this time the bags and their contents are discarded.


Arriving at the Start

The participants must make sure that they are at the Start Area thirty (30) minutes before the starting time of the race and take place in their allocated starting blocks, ie 11:15am.

The Organizing Committee recommends participants to use the METRO for their transportation to/ from the Race area, following the instructions that will be emailed to all participants in the last week before the Race.

Warm-up Area

Runners may warm up in all vertical streets of Stadiou Str.

ATTENTION: Given that the Half Marathon Race is in progress, runners participating in the 5km Road Race are kindly asked to follow the instructions and guidelines of the Organizing Committee staff as they arrive at the race start area.

Starting Blocks

No later than 15 minutes before the start, the runners must have taken their place at the start. Distinguished athletes with bib numbers marked "Block 1", will occupy the first rows of the 1st block at the starting line. Runners are kindly requested to grant this position to athletes who will compete for distinction, demonstrating "fair play".

The runners will be placed in seven (7) blocks and will start in waves.






Distinguished Athletes & the best 1000 finish times



the next best 1500 finish times



the next best 1500 finish times



the next best 1500 finish times



the next best 1500 finish times



the next best 1500 finish times



the next best 1500 finish times


Runners are alllocated in starting blocks according to the best finish time they achieved over the last three years (2021 - 2023), as stated by them in their entry form and checked by the SEGAS Marathon Office. Runners who haven't indicated a finish time on their entry form are automaticly allocated in one of the last two (2) blocks.

ATTENTION: Starting the race from a different block than the designated one will result to the disqualification of the runner while no indication of his/her finish time will appear in the Official Results of the Race.

Runners without a bib numbers are not allowed to participate and finish the race. Also, the transfer of the bib number to another runner without the approval of the Organizing Committee is prohibited and leads to the exclusion of the runner from the results of the race.



Feed Zone

A feed zone is available along the course. Bottled water is offered to the runners at the Start, Finish as well as the available feed zone.

5km Road Race - Services

Point (km)









1.9km - Vas. Konstantinou & Rizari Str.




Check point 1.9km

4,1 - Akadimias & Ch. Trikoupi Str.


Check point 4,1km








Time Limit

The 5km Road Race will be concluded sixty (60) minutes after the last runner of the last block crosses the Strating Line. The 5km Road Race will be concludes at 13:00.

In case you need more time to complete the race (see timetable and feed zones closing hours below), you should know that you continue ON YOUR OWN responsibility. For your own safety, you are asked to continue running/walking on the closest pavement. This is a mandatory rule for reasons related to the safety of both runners and race,  and vehicles circulation, too. Please, all runners are asked to make sure that they follow strictly these instructions in all cases.


Digital chronometer is available at the Finish.

Timing - Results

Electronic timing will be recorded at both the Start and the Finish. Additional timing check points are found along the course. The runners who have no timing indication at the Start, the Finish and/or the split timing check points will be disqualified. In order to be registered in the Official Results, runners need to use the race bib with the embedded timing chip they have collected from the Runners' Center & Half Marathon EXPO.

Only those to finish the race within the given time limit are included in the Official Race Results.

The electronic timing of the 5km Road Race, as well as the publication of the Official Results has been undertaken by a timing company. For this reason, all runners must wear their bib number with the built-in timing chip on their chest. The bib number should be constantly visible and not overlapping by anything throughout the Race.

Runners Dropping Out

The last group of runners is followed by a bus that picks up those who cannot or do not want to finish the race. If a runner drops out for any reason, he/she needs to get in contact with a staff member or volunteer of the Organizing Committee at any point of the course.

In case no medical assistance is needed, the runner may:

(a) remain where he/she stopped and wait for any authorized vehicle of the Organizing Committee to pick him/her up and take him/her to the Finish,

(b) remain where he/she stopped and wait for the bus that follows the last group of runners and picks up those who drop out, or

(c) head to the Finish on his/her own responsibility.


Post Race Services

Immediate medical assistance is offered by the event's medical staff at the Finish Line. Just after the finish, runners are offered a finishers' medal, bottled water, juices and bananas are offered to the participants.

After leaving the finish area, the runners head towards the Zappeion entrance from Amalias Avenue, to pick up their kit bags.

The bags will be picked up immediately after the finish in the same specific area where they were delivered, with the demonstration of their bib number. In this process, volunteers are always present to assist the runners.

ATTENTION: Any bags that are not collected after the end of the race are stored at the Athens Marathon Office (SEGAS) for a period of 15 days. After this time the bags and their contents are discarded.


Changing Rooms

This service will be provided in temporary constructions 5x5 (tents) for both women and men.


Medals and Awards

Distinction Medals and certificates will only be awarded to the first three Men and Women of General Ranking.

All runners to successfully finish the race receive a finishers’ medal, and may download for free their personalized participation certificate after the announcement of the Official Race Results.

The unofficial results for all participants are announced on our website after the end of the race, giving the opportunity to anyone interested to submit a written objection within five (5) calendar days. After investigating and resolving any objections, the Official Results are announced on the website of the event.


Photo Services & Participation Certificate

The Athens Half Marathon Organizing Committee is collaborating with the well-known International Photo Agency marathonphotos.live, from the website of which, runners are able to view and order their personal photos 24-hours after the event, as well as download their personalized participation certificate after the announcement of the Official Race Results for free.