Athens Classic Marathon Info




Event Information


Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014, 9 a.m. start


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 out-and-back race.

Weather: Average temperatures range between 50F-65F.

Approximate Entry Fees:
Marathon - $110 USD
10K - $80 USD
5K - $70 USD

Marathon Tours and Travel offers a guaranteed entry through a special  online entry system.

Time Limit: Timing is provided by Championchip and is limited to 8 hours.

Awards: Every runner receives a medal, finisher certificate, sport-bag and commemorative T-shirt. Age- group awards have not yet been finalized