Athens Classic Marathon Info

Event Information


Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015, 9am start for the marathon


Course:  The marathon course starts in the small village of Marathon and traces the route used for the 1st modern Olympics and the 2004 Olympics. It passes the Tomb of Marathon where the Athenians soldiers who lost there lives in this historic battle are buried. The course is very hilly from 9 miles until 20 miles. The last 10K is mostly a gradual downhill. It finishes inside the Panathinaikon Stadium built fot the first modern Olympics in 1896. The 10K starts outside the stadium and is an out-and-back course that finishes inside the stadium. There is also a 5K and 10K race that finishes inside the stadium.

Weather: Average temperatures range between 55F-70F.

Approximate Entry Fees (Discounted):
Marathon - $105 USD
10K - $85 USD
5K - $75 USD

Marathon Tours and Travel offers a guaranteed entry through the race committee.

Time Limit: Timing is limited to 8 hours.

Awards: Every runner receives a medal, finisher certificate, sport-bag and commemorative T-shirt. Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first three men and women winners.