The Athens Half Marathon is an event co-organized yearly by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the City of Athens.
From 2016 and on, the Athens Half Marathon will be always held on the 3rd Sunday of March, in the dawn of the Greek sping. The main concept of the Athens Half Marathon event is to attract the interest of the thousands of experience runners in Greece and abroad that are ready to run a Half Marathon race, as well as of the novice who would just want to experience what being part of such a popular running event means, participating in the 5km or 3km Road Races.
The ultimate target of the event’s Organizing Committee is to turn the Athens Half Marathon into a global, unique sport event with strong cultural, entertaining and youthful character, so appealing to the young people around Europe and the rest of the world that would choose to make the most out of their “spring break” tasting the amazing Mediterranean cuisine, enjoying the sun, the sea and the beauties of Greece, experiencing the culture, the history and intense life of Athens, along with their participation in a popular running event in the center of one of the most historical cities on earth.
The Athens Half Marathon event includes three (3) different races with timing services and one more with no timing services for athletes with disabilities and athletes of Special Olympics. (1) Half Marathon Race (21,100m.) (2) 5km Road Race (3) 3km Road Race (& Family Run) (4) 1000m Road Race for Kids & People with disabilities and/or Special Olympics athletes
All the Athens Half Marathon Races start and finish in the heart of Athens, at Syntagma Square, in front of the Greek Parliament, running different courses in the historic city centre and passing by the main attractions of the city.