The organisers of Athens Marathon the Authentic informs all the runners about the Virtual version of the race.
“Cancelling the 2020 Athens Marathon event was a very sad decision not only for the Organisers but for the entire running community in Greece and abroad. However, we are optimistic that a new era will dawn soon, the sanitary and health situation will get better, and the world will rise stronger after this difficult period of uncertainty. All together, we will create the circumstances for a healthier and brighter 2021. The running community has a unique dynamic and vividness that, not only, was not restricted, but in the contrary, was enlarged all this time.
To this running community, taking under consideration the fact that a large number of runners was getting ready and trained in view of the annual Athens Marathon event, the Athens Marathon Organizing Committee has decided to offer the change to take part in something new, very different, a new habit of runners in the covid-19 era; a Special Virtual Edition of the Athens Marathon.
The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic – 2020 Virtual Special Edition” or otherwise “Virtual Athens Marathon 2020” will take place from November 8th to 22nd, offering the opportunity to those who wish so, to participate in an alternative event.
Participants may choose between the distances of Marathon, 10km or 5km, and run any course of that distance, on any day from November 8th to 22nd, while they may run the desired distance more than once, improving their time and climbing up to the results ranking.
The Virtual Athens Marathon 2020 entry race kit includes postal to all runners of the special medal of this virtual race, the official adidas running t-shirt of the event, and a personalized Participation Certificate. Furthermore, each participant will receive his/her bib number by email along with the entry confirmation note, in order to print it locally.
It is noted that the entry fee in the Virtual Athens Marathon 2020 includes mailing via courier of the relevant race kit (medal, official adidas running t-shirt, participation certificate) to the runner’s home address and it is 22.00€ for residents of Greece and 32.00€ of abroad (*the difference in the entry fee is due to the different cost for courier postal abroad).“