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Olympia Marathon 2018

Ancient Olympia

Olympia Marathon is a unique opportunity to live your moment of glory at the birthplace of the Olympic Games and follow the traces of history in the legendary path from Ancient Elis to Olympia. Leave your footprint at the most sacred place of Ancient Greece and experience the principles of Olympism. Be captivated by the natural beauty of the scenery, feel awe of the sacredness of the place, breathe fresh air and be regenerated.

Welcome
Welcome to the “Olympia Marathon” taking place at Olympia, a sanctuary of Ancient Greece, the “mother” of the Olympic Games and the place where the Olympic Spirit was born.

What
Marathon, Half Marathon, 12K

Where
Ancient Olympia, western Peloponnese

When
31st of March - 1st of April 2018

Why
Because it offers an authentic combination not only for reaping the fruits of a Marathon physically but also for living the history of the athletic event at its birthplace. Runners will have the chance to visit the Ancient Stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one the most important museums of Greece, and admire the ivory-gold Statue of Zeus made by Phidias which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

How
Contact us and we will make you an unbeatable offer to suit your needs and preferences:
We offer several options varying from short weekend breaks in Olympia including your entry to the race, to a full vacation plan in Olympia and the surrounding area.

Moreover, we can offer you training plans, actual training in the streets and routes of Olympia and of course we will run with you!

For more information and detail please call: +30 6978 524 433
Or email: info[@]runningreece.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy runs!
Race Date: Saturday, 25th- Sunday, 26th of March 2018

Races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 12K

Entry Fee: Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.

The participation includes the following benefits
- Electronic timer (official time and place)
- Participation diploma
- Commemorative Medal for participation
- Commemorative t-shirt
- Clothing and personal belongings management

Deadline registration
Registration is open until Friday, 17th of March 2018, or until a specific number of applications is reached.

Event Schedule
Marathon
Start: Ilis
Finis: Ancient Olympia
Start Time: 8:30
Time limit: 6 hours

Half Marathon
Start: Pyrgos
Finish: Ancient Olympia
Start Time: 9:30
Time limit: 3 hours

12K
Start: Ancient Ilis
Finis: Amaliada
Start Time:
Time limit:

Route
Marathon: The Marathon starts from Ilis and finishes at Ancient Olympia
Half Marathon: The Half Marathon starts from Pyrgos and finishes at Ancient Olympia
12K: The 12K route starts from Ancient Ilis and finishes at Amaliada

Awards
Awards will be given to each of the first three winners of the general category (men and women) and to age categories (5 year). Each participant that finishes the race will be given a commemorative medal.

Special Awards
• First resident of Elis
• The oldest runner of each race
• Largest team of each race (group registered)

Health coverage
In any case all runners participate solely at their own risk. The organizers have no responsibility for whatever happens to the runners related to health issues or is due to lack of preventive medical check. It is highly recommended that the participants undergo a thorough medical examination before entering the race. The organizers will not ask for medical certificates from any athlete (male and female), since they all participate at their own exclusive risk and responsibility (children are at the liability of their parents or guardians). We will also provide offers for special health checkup for all runners, and members of their families.

Electronic timing
All participants will be timed using an electronic timing system. For this reason, the runners must wear the timing chip they will receive from the registration center together with the participation number. Attention: Your time will not be registered and will not be included in the results if you do not have the timing chip attached to your shoe and not pass over the timing mats.

Simple Running Offer:
from €20 » BOOK NOW

The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Olympia on their own. This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Olympia the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Olympia. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.

It includes:
• BIB number
• Timing Chip
• Commemorative Medal for participation
• Technical running t-shirt
• your registration to the race and all the logistics of the race entry
• special RunninGreece starting pack
• safe keeping of your belonging during the race
many more like: tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets

The Simple offer is addressed to those who wish to come and stay in Olympia on their own. It includes all the logistics of the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets and safe keeping of your belonging during the race. If you really want to feel like a champion, we are here to support you!

Running Offer #1 (with no transportation): from €50 per night per person » BOOK NOW
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Olympia the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Olympia. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan.
It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in in Olympic Village Hotel in Olympia
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.

It starts from €50 per person (runner or not) for a two days/one-night accommodation in a 3star or equivalent hotel. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 per night per person.

Running Offer #2 (The Olympia Running Break) from € 90 per per person » BOOK NOW -without transportation
This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Greece the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Olympia. We have planned the perfect weekend city break. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan in order to rest, enjoy and gain unforgettable memories.

It includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Olympic Village Hotel in Olympia
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.

It starts from €90 per person (runner or not) for a three days/two-nights accommodation in a 4star hotel. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 per night per person.

Running Offer #3 (The Olympia Running Break with transportation): from € 140 per per person » BOOK NOW

This offer is ideal for those who want to experience Greece the “running way”, and get the most out of their visit in Olympia. We have planned the perfect weekend city break. We have selected the ideal locations for you, and we will suggest you the ideal vacation plan in order to rest, enjoy and gain unforgettable memories.

It includes:
- Hotel accommodation for two nights in Olympic Village Hotel in Olympia
- Transportation (by bus)
- The registration and all the logistics of the race entry
- Special RunninGreece starting pack
- Technical t-shirt
- Commemorative diploma for participation
- Tips and advice for the specific race
- Training schedule depending on your personal targets
- Safe keeping of clothing and personal belongings during the race.

It starts from € 140 per person (runner or not) for a three days/two-nights accommodation in a 4star hotel. If you wish to stay longer, you may add as many nights as you want for an additional €40 per night per person.

Special Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote

Please tell us all your requirements and preferences, how many days you want to spend in Olympia, what other places you wish to visit and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specific for you! We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Olympia.

Group Running Offer » Get a Custom Quote

If you are a group of people, please tell us all your requirements, how many of you are running, what you like and what you do not like and we will come back with a tailor-made offer specific for you and your company!
We can add trainings, running tours, car/bike rental, excursions, family activities and many more. In any case our offer will include the hotel arrangements, transportation to and from your hotel, participation to the race and all the logistics of the race entry, transportation to and from the starting line, tips and advice for the specific race, training schedule depending on your personal targets, safe keeping of your belonging during the race and suggested vacation plan for all the days that you will be in Olympia.


In the western Peloponnese, in the "Valley of Gods", lie the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Greece, and one of the most powerful brand names worldwide.

Olympia is situated in an area surrounded by hills and mountains in such a way that they provide a very peculiar and interesting background to this ancient spot. It is located at the intersection of two rivers, the Alpheus and the Kladeos, Olympia had a mix of religious and athletic facilities. Olympia is easily accessible from other areas of interest of Greece. It is less than 4 hours away from Athens and only 1 hour from Patras port, or Kalamata airport.
Discovering the ancient city of Olympia, its antique statues and ruins can be one of the most memorable experiences tourists may have while exploring the Peloponnese. Also, the modern city of Olympia is a collection of tourist shops, cafes, restaurants and a historical museum of the Olympic Games.

Olympia is easily accessible from other areas of interest of Greece. It is less than 4 hours away from Olympia and only 1 hour from Patra’s port, or Kalamata airport. Olympia can also become your base for your ventures to the border region. It is only 33km from Katako’s port and village, 30km from the Temple of Apollo Epikourios, 30km from the Temple of Aphrodite, 57km from Ancient Ilida, 60km from Chlemoutsi Castle and many others.
Visiting the city of Olympia will become one of the most memorable experiences you can ever have in Greece.
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