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Athens Classic Marathon deadline October 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Athletics.
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Those interested in enduring the torture and the glory of running in the 25th Athens Classic Marathon (42.195km), or its 10km and 5km walking and running versions, have until October 20 to sign up for the event.

While the races are open to everyone, elite international and Greek athletes will compete in the event as a national championship. As always, the race will be dedicated to Grigoris Lambrakis, the athlete and MP, who was murdered in 1963.

Following what organisers call “the original marathon course”, the main race begins in the town of Marathon at 9am on November 4 and ends at Athens’ Panathinaic, Kallimarmaro, Stadium.

A 10km power-walking race will start at 7am in Marathon and also end at the Marble Stadium. And for the first time, the 5km race will also pass through Athens’ historic stadium, passing over Dionysus Areopagitou Street.

Registration can be completed online at www.athensclassicmarathon.gr, or in person (for an extra 5 euros) at the offices of the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), at 137 Syngrou Avenue, in Nea Smyrni.

Registration packages for Greeks and those residing in Greece are 25, 40 or 80 euros for the marathon, 20, 35 or 75 euros for the 10km run, and 15, 30 or 70 euros for the 5km race. If you live in Greece, make sure you register online on the Greek pages of the site, as non-residents must purchase the full packages in each category.

There will be an Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) symposium held the day before the event for race organisers from around the world. The registration deadline for the symposium is October 3.

For more info call SEGAS on 210 9331113, 210 9315886 or fax 210 9331152.

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