Olympia Marathon and the the Region of Western Greece organize the 5th Olympia Marathon on March 30th – 31st. The aim of the organizers is to give an opportunity to runners from all over the world to compete in the place where the Olympic spirit was born and experience a part of history.
Distance: 42,195 m.
Date: Sunday March, 31st
Start: Ilida (City of Amaliada)
Finish: Ancient Olympia
Starts at: 8:30 am
Time limit: 6 hours
The Course is relatively flat. Start from the city of Amaliada, pass through the city of Pyrgos and end in the historic town of Ancient Olympia, a few meters far from the ancient stadium (the whole course is on tarmac road).
Water stations will be available every 2,5km. Refreshment stations every 5 km distributing Energy Sport Drinks and Gel. At the finish line you will be able to replenish your energy with fruits.
All participants must be over 18 and must have recently undergone a medical examination to assure they are completely healthy to participate in this race.
Entrees are not transferable. In such case athletes will be disqualified.
Cancellation and money refund available upon request but only 3 weeks before the race day.
There will be awards for the first three winners (male and female) in every age group (5 years age difference) All the participants that finish the race will receive a medal.
The timing of the race will be operated by MyLaps (a company responsible for the timing of the Athens Authentic Marathon and 80 more running events in Greece)
All participants will receive the following race pack and services:
- Bib and timing chip (Mylaps)
- Race bag
- Water and fruits at the finish
- Water and energy drinks along the course
- Digital certificate with your name and time
- Medical support
- Transportation to the start (Ilida, Amaliada) from Pyrgos and Ancient Olympia. Note: you must inform the organising committee during your registration Gifts from sponsors
- Gifts from sponsors
The race packs can be picked up from the registration office that will be in the Administration office of the Regional Unity of Ilia on Saturday the 30st of March (10:00 – 19:00). You can also pick up your race pack from the start of the race.
The full entree packet includes all the previus plus the technical race t-shirt.
- Basic entree: 15 €
- Full entree: 20 €
Team Registration provides a discount of 2€ per person. If the team has more than 10 members.