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The Athens Classic Marathon is an annual marathon road race held in Athens, Greece, normally in early November.

The marathon course is based on the myth from which the race gained its name: Pheidippides, a messenger in Ancient Greece, ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks’ victory over the Persians.  The provenance of the competitive race is traced back to the Marathon race at the 1896 Olympics.
The Athens Classic Marathon began in 1972 as a joint venture between the Greek tourist board and athletics association. The race came under the auspices of the current organisers and SEGAS in 1983 and has since become a major race, being awarded Gold Label Road Race status by the IAAF.

It is perhaps one of the most difficult major marathon races: the course is uphill from the 10 km mark to the 31 km mark – the toughest uphill climb of any major marathon.

Program – General

THURSDAY, 07 NOVEMBER 2013

NEW HOTEL (ACM Elite Athletes Hotel & Media Centre
Arrivals of ACM Elite Athletes & Foreign Media

ΤΑΕ ΚWON DO Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre – ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON EXPO
13.00 – 20.00: ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON EXPO & ACM Registration Centre
13.30 – 14.30: Press Conference – Presentation of the ACM 2013 Elite Athletes

GREEK PARLIAMENT (Events Hall, 22-24Amalias Avenue)
18.30 – 19.30: Special Event on the occasion of 50 years after the Assassination of the Balkan Champion and Pacifist Grigoris Lambrakis, co-organized by SEGAS and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy

FRIDAY, 08 NOVEMBER 2013

ΤΑΕ ΚWON DO Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre – ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON EXPO
10.00 – 20.00: ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON & ACM Registration Centre

ATHENS COLLEGE THEATRE
19.30 – 22.00: AIMS GALA, for the “BEST MARATHON RUNNER 2013” (Athens College Auditorium), followed by official Gala Buffet Coctail Dinner

SATURDAY, 09 NOVEMBER 2013

RADISSON BLU PARK HOTEL (AIMS Symposium & ACM VIP Hospitality Hotel)
08.30 – 11.15: 7th AIMS Marathon Symposium (Sessions A’ & B’)

ΤΑΕ ΚWON DO Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre – ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON EXPO
10.00 – 18.00: ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON EXPO & ACM Registration Centre

MARATHON ΤΟWN, War Memorial Tomb
12.30 – 13.15: ACM Opening Ceremony – Marathon Flame Lighting Ceremony – Marathon Flame Torch from the Marathon Tomb to the Marathon Start Venue
13.45 – 14.00: Lighting of Marathon Flame Cauldron (Marathon Start Venue)
14.30 – 16.00: Official Lunch for the AIMS Marathon Symposium Participants and VIP Guests

SUNDAY, 10 ΝΟVEMBER 2013

Athens City Centre – Amalias Avenue
08.00 – 09.20: 5km Road Race WIND
• Start on Vas. Amalias Avenue
• Finish inside the Panathinaikon Stadium
• Estimated finish time of the 1st winner: 08.15

Marathon Town – Marathon Start Venue
09.00 – 17.30: Athens Classic Marathon Race – Power Walking
(It includes the Hellenic National Marathon Race Championships)

Athens City Centre – Amalias Avenue
09.05 – 10.40: 10km Road Race WIND
• Start on Vas. Amalias Avenue
• Finish inside the Panathinaikon Stadium
• Estimated finish time of the 1st winner: 09.35

Municipalities along the Marathon Course
09.15 – 10.30: Kids’ Fun Runs along the Marathon Course
• Event finish time per municipality: 15’ before the first Marathon runner arrives

Athens City Centre – Vas. Sofias Avenue (at Rigillis Str – in front of the Greek Parliament)
09.20 – 09.30: Special Olympics Hellas Run 1000m
• Start on Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of the Greek Parliament)
• Finish inside the Panathinaikon Stadium
• Estimated finish time of the 1st winner: 09.25

Athens City Centre – Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of the Greek Parliament)
10.45 – 11.00: Kids Fun Run 1000m
• Start on Vas. Sofias Avenue (in front of the Greek Parliament)
• Finish inside the Panathinaikon Stadium
• Estimated finish time of the 1st winner: 10.50

Panathinaikon Stadium
10.00 – 10.15: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners in the 5km Road Race WIND
10.15 – 10.30: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners in the 10km Road Race WIND
10.30 – 10.35: Honorary Awards Ceremony for the Special Olympics Hellas Run 1000m
10.50 – 10.55: Honorary Awards Ceremony for the Kids Fun Run 1000m
11.08 – 11.12: Estimated Finish Time of the 1st Marathon Race Winner – Men
11.30 – 11.40: Estimated Finish Time of the 1st Marathon Race Winner – Women
11.40 – 12.30: Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners in the Marathon Race
Medal Awards Ceremony for the Winners in the Hellenic National Marathon Race Championships

Athens City Centre
20.00 – 22.00: Official Farewell Dinner for the AIMS Marathon Symposium Participants and VIP Guests

 

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