17 MARCH 2019, 09.10am

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In order for anyone to be eligible to participate in the 3km Road Race, he/she needs to be at least 10 years old (born in 2009 or older).

Course

The 3km Road Race starts from Vas. Sofias Avenue (Neofytou Douka Str, Kolonaki district), close to LAED. The 3km course follows the route below:
Vas. Sofias Avenue – Akadimias Avenue – Chalkokondyli Str – Patision Avenue – Panepistimiou Avenue – Amalias Avenue – Finish at Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek Parliament


Before the Event

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

• Race Bib and safety pins (timing chip is embedded in the race bib)

• Kit bag with the race bib sticker stamped on, clearly visible.


Clothing Management

Participants should put any additional clothing in the kit bag they will receive along with their race bib at the ATHENS HALF MARATHON EXPO & Registration Centre, to be hosted in the Exhibition Centre HELEXPO MAROUSSI.

Runners should leave their kit bag at the identified area on Amalias Avenue (Zappeion Megaro entrance), at least 50' before the Start. After leaving their kit bags, the runners may walk through the National Gardens to Vas. Sofias Avenue, or use the metro from Syntagmo to Evangelismos (one station after Syntagma).

Right after their finish, and assisted by volunteers, runners may collect back their kit bag from the same area, presenting their race bib.

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.

Arriving at  the Start

All runners need to be at the Start area at least 40' before the race starts, that is at 08.30 the latest.

It should be noted that after 07.00am no vehicles circulation will be allowed in the city centre of Athens.

All participants are kindly requested to follow the instructions of the Organizing Committee staff and move only within the identified area.

Starting Blocks

All runners need to take their place behind the start line at least 15' before the start. In spirit of fair play, all runners should be placed in the staring block stated on their bib number. There are three (3) different starting blocks.
In case of runners in wheelchairs or blind runners, they will be placed on top of the first starting block.

The 3km Road Race starts at 09.10am sharp.


During the Race

Feed Zones

Bottled water is offered to the runners at the Start and Finish.


Runners Dropping Out

In case a runner drops out for any reason, he/she needs to get in contact with any staff member or volunteer of the Organizing Committee at any point of the course, so that he/she is taken to the finish by the accredited bus of the Organizing Committee that follows the last group of runners.

In case no medical assistance is needed, the runners may head to the Finish on his/her own responsibility.


At the Finish

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 and may then proceed to pick up their clothing kit bag. Runners pick up their kit bags from exactly where they left it, presenting their race bib. Volunteers are always present to assist the runners.

Leaving the finish area, bottled water, isotonic drinks, refreshments and bananas are offered to the participants.

Photo Services

The Athens Half Marathon Organizing Committee is working closely with the well-known International Photo Agency, Marathon-Photos.com from the website of which runners are able to view and order their personal photos 24 hours after the event (www.marathon-photos.com).