Dare we say it? Yes, we think we will. Last year, we had to do our warm-up stretches just to keep up with the on-again-off-again fate of the super popular Athens Half Marathon, as the world grappled with the first wave of pandemic.
Now, it looks like this annual spring favourite might actually get off the blocks this year - but six months later than usual. This is great news for the city’s marathon-starved runners.
Organised by the Hellenic Athletics Federation and the City of Athens, and kicking off from Syntagma Square, the Half Marathon is the ideal event for regular and novice runners of all ages, as there’s also a 5km Race and 3km Race, along with the classic 21km route. Plus, all routes take you past significant and cultural monuments of Athens (The Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy and Athens University, and the National Archaeological Museum – to name drop a few).
Join us as we continue to do our stretches and keep our fingers crossed for September.