The city of Athens is celebrating tomorrow by hosting approximately 12,000 runners who will participate at the 3rd Athens Half Marathon.

The interest of the citizens and visitors of Athens to participate in the event was extremely high, something that was evident today when hundreds of runners showed up at Fokianos Gym in order to secure a place in the Half Marathon Race (21k), the 5km Road  Race, and/or the 3km WIND Race. The Athens Half Marathon, organized by SEGAS in cooperation with the Municipality and BMW Hellas being its Major Sponsor, is a high scale event held in Athens during spring time, taking under consideration its sport as well as its cultural and tourist impact.

Some of the top Greek runners in long distance races will participate at the event. The Athens Half Marathon starts at 8am, 15 minutes later the 3km WIND race , and at 10.30am the 5km race.


In order to secure the quality and success of this large event, the Athens Traders Association decided to allow the stores to open an hour after the scheduled time, from 11 to 12 am, so that both the runners and spectators are facilitated.