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In order for anyone to be eligible to participate in the 5km Road Race, he/she needs to be at least 12 years old (born in 2009 or older).



Course

This year two 5km Road Races will take place, following the same course.

The 5km Road Race starts at 10.45 and finishes at 12.09

The 5km Road Race start from Syntagma Square (Othonos Str). The 5km course follows the route below:
Filellinon Str – Amalias Avenue – Vas. Olgas Avenue – Vas. Konstantinou Avenue – Vas. Konstantinou/Vas. Sofias Avenue Junction in front of the Hilton Hotel – Vas. Sofias Avenue (from Syntagma Square up to Hilton Hotel) – Akadimias Avenue – Ippocratos Str – Panepistimiou Avenue – Amalias Avenue – Finish at Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek Parliament (Tomb of Unknown Soldier).

 

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.


Race Kit Pick-Up from the Registration Center


The HALF MARATHON EXPO, from where all regitered runners shall pick-up their bib number (timing chip embedded) and race kit, will be hosted in the SERAFIO SPORTS & EXHIBITION CENTRE the following days and hours:

Wendesday 8 September 2021: 10.00 - 20.00
Thursday 9 September 2021: 10.00 – 20.00
Friday 10 September 2021: 10.00 - 20.00
Saturday 11 September 2021: 10.00 – 20.00


Clothing Management

Due to restrictive health measures this service will NOT be provided at this year's event.


Arriving at the Start

All runners need to be at the Start area at least half an hour before the race starts (10:15) .

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 the vertical streets of Stadiou Str.

ATTENTION: Given that the Half Marathon Race is in progress, the 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

All runners need to take their place behind the start line at least 15 minutes before the start.

Elite runners with "yellow" 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 by demonstrating "fair play". The runners of each Race will be placed in eight (8) starting blocks and will start in waves.

Time

Block

Start

10:45

1

Elite Athletes and the best 450 finish times

10:48

2

the next best 500 finish times

10:51

3

the next best 500 finish times

10:54

4

the next best 500 finish times

10:57

5

the next best 500 finish times & entries without specified finish time

11:00

6

the next best 500 finish times & entries without specified finish time

11:03

7

the next best 500 finish times & entries without specified finish time

11:6

8

the next best 500 finish times & entries without specified finish time

                                  
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.

 

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)

 

Timing

Start

MED

WC

Water

   

Timing

1.9km - Vas. Konstantinou & Rizari Str.

   

Water

   

Check point 1.9km

4,1 - Akadimias & Ch. Trikoupi Str.

         

Check point 4,1km

5 Finish

MED

WC

Water

Bananas, Power Bar

Juice

Timing



Time Limit

The 5km Road Race will be concluded by 12.09, 60 minutes after the last runner of the last block crosses the Strating Line. 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.



Chronometers

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 Athens Half Marathon EXPO & Registration Centre.

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, that they received from the Registration Center. The bib number should be constantly visible and not overlaping 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 hp/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.


The use of a mask is mandatory in all vehicles,
which will be provided by the driver.

 

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



Changing Rooms

Due to restrictive health measures this service is not provided.

 

Awards

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

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

 


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).

 

 

We wish you good luck!

Organizing Committee

"Athens Half Marathon"