START : 09.00am

Age Limit for Participation

In order for anyone to be eligible to participate in the Half Marathon Race, he/she needs to be at least 18 years old (born in 2005 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

Runners need to be at the Start area at least thirty (30) minutes before the start of their block.

Attention: After 06:00am there will be gradual ban on vehicular traffic in the city center of Athens, while after 05:30am no vehicles circulation will be allowed anywhere in Amalias Avenue.

The Organizing Committee is recommeding to all runners the use of METRO for their transportation to the race area and according to the instruction given to them via email one week before the race.


Warm-up Area

Runners may warm up on Amalias Avenue, behind the Start area (towards Andreas Syggrou Avenue).


Starting Blocks

All runners need to take their place behind the start line at least fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the Race.

All runners are allocated in four (4) different starting blocks according to their bib number. A “Wave start" system is implemented, while four (4) different “wave starts” are given.

Athletes competing in the National Hellenic Championship will be allocated in the first starting line.

Athletes with racing wheelchairs will be given a separate start five (5) minutes before the start of the 1st block.







 Athltes with racing wheelchairs



National Hellenic Championship M/W, distinguished athletes & 1500 finish times



the next 2100 finish times



the next 2100 finish times



the next 2100 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: Any runner to start the race from a different block than the designated one will be automatically disqualified and, consequently, his/her finish time will not appear in the Final Results.

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 Zones

Feed zones for those participating in the Half Marathon Race are available along the course as below.

 Feed Zone (km)
Services  Timing
 Start  MED  WC  Water        Timing Zone
 3.2 & 13.8km  MED  WC  Water        Control Zone (1.6 & 16.7km)
 6.2 & 16.7km  MED  WC  Water  Isotonic Drink      Control Zone (9.5km)
 9.3km  MED  WC  Water  Gel      10km Timing Zone
 11.7km  MED  WC  Water  Isotonic Drink      Control Zone (13.3km)
 19.2km  MED  WC  Water        Control Zone (19.2km)
 Finish (21.1km)  MED  WC  Water  Isotonic Drink  Bananas  Juice  Timing Zone

Time Limit

The Half Marathon Race is completed at 12:10, three (3) hours after the start, taking under consideration the real start time of the last group of runners.

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 runners and vehicles circulation. Runners are asked to make sure that they follow these instructions in all cases.

Runners Dropping Out

The last group of runners is followed by a vehicle 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.


Timelines and Feed Zones Hours

Feed Zones


First Runner

Last Runner





Fokianos – Vas. Konstantinou Str.




Alexandras Ave. –  Panormou




Patision Ave. & Pipinou




Klauthmonos Square




Fokianos – Vas. Konstantinou Str.




Alexandras Ave. –  Panormou Str.




Aigyptou Square – Alexandras Ave & Patision Str.



21.1km/ Finish

Syntagma Square




It is anticipated that the 1st Winner of the Half Marathon race will finish at about 1h06' - 1h08'.

ATTENTION: Runners to continue running/walking beyond the above timelines at any part of the course, should be aware that they run/walk ON THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY. After closing of each feed zone as above, vehicles circulation is gradually allowed on the relevant roads/streets.



Digital chronometer is available at the Finish line as well as on the top of the car moving in front of the leading group of runners.


Timing - Results

Electronic timing will be recorded at both the Start and the Finish, as well as at the 10km (split time). Additional timing check points are found along the Half Marathon course as shown in the table above. The runners who have no timing indication at the Start, the Finish, the 10km 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 Half Marathon 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.



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, isotonic drinks, 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 be awarded to the first three Men and Women of General Ranking, as well as to the winners of the National Hellenic Half Marathon Race Championship.

All runners who successfully finish the race will receive a finishers’ medal, while after the announcement of the Official Results of the race, runners may download for free their personalized participation certificate with their finish times from the website of the event's official photo agency.

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.