Greece's Best Running Events

Limassol Marathon,
Cyprus *Marathon
This race is a 42k flat run all the way along the soothing sea front coastal road of Limassol, a spirited and cosmopolitan sea side town which offers a rare combination of the sea and a mixture of modern buildings and historical remnants.
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km

Messini Marathon
, *Marathon

Athens International Ultra Marathon Festival
This festival offers lots of events, over a one km traffic free loop for timed events, there are several distances to complete with the top one being 1,000 kms on the same loop! Competitors have 10 days to complete it, and often it goes uncompleted. Other races include a 24 hour, 48 hour, 72 hour and a 7 day one, all using the same one km loop!

Alexander the Great International Marathon- Thessaloniki *Marathon 
Marathon, Half Marathon , 10km

Ziria Cross Country
This 37.5km race starts and finishes on the western slopes of Mount Ziria in the stunning Peloponnese region of Greece.

Mount Olympus
This marathon is 44km and follows the historic footsteps of the Ancient Greek pilgrams to the famous Mount. It covers a 2,800 ascent and a 2,500 descent over rough mountain and forest trails.

Spartathlon- *Ultra

This is Greece's tribute to the Battle of Marathon in 490BC, when the now famous messenger Pheidippides ran from Athens to Sparta. This event was considered to be the first marathon and this race commemorates that run. Being over 244kms this race has strict entry requirements and all runners need to have completed an ultra of 100km in under 11hours before being eligible to run. Only 35% of runners finish this event!

Rodopi Ultra Trail
This is a tough trail run of 160kms through the Rodopi Mountain National Park.

Athens Marathon
, *Marathon
The first marathon is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon almost 2,500 years ago. The finish line is in Athens' Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. This is also the same course used in teh 2004 Olympics

Disclaimer: Whilst all due care is taken when listing the many races on these calendars, to be accurate and correct with dates and links, some errors may occur on research or connecting to race websites. Please always check the race events website or contact details to get more relevant and up to date details on the races listed here. Lazy Runner would be happy for any errors to be reported via the contact form



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