MEAS TRITON under the aegis of S.E.G.A.S. and with the support of E.A.S S.E.G.A.S. of Thessaloniki and the Municipalities of Thessaloniki, Pella and Ampelokipi – Menemeni, announces and organizes the 14th International Marathon “ALEXANDER THE GREAT”. Furthermore, the organization conducts 10k and 5k Health and Power Walking Races as well as 1k Elementary School Students Race on the same day. The 1k race is devoted to the environment.

All races will be conducted according to the regulations outlined below:

  1. Date of Conduction :Sunday, April 14th 2019
  1. Race Information

 

2.1 Marathon Race

Starting time: 08:00

Start: Pella Central Square (pedestrian road) in front of the statue of “Alexander the Great”.

Finish: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)

Route description: Detailed information regarding the route is available on the official website:

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.orgwww.atgm.gr.

Briefly: After the 2nd km of the route the athletes run the highway of Edessa-Thessaloniki, which they follow for the next 8km until they reach Ckalkidona.

At the 8th km the athletes enter the city of Chalkidona.

At the 9th km they meet the junction to Veroia and Thessaloniki.

The 10th km is right after Chalkidona.
At the 13th  km the road passes through a bridge over Axios River.

The 15th  km is before the village Gefyra.

The 20th  km is right after the exit for Agios Athanasios at the national highway.

The 25th  after the crossroad of Nea Agchialos.

The 28th  km passes over Gallikos River.

At the 30th  km the athletes pass by Ionia (Diavata)

The 35th  km is in the center of Kordelio, in Monastiriou Street.

At the 38th  km the athletes turn right in Giannitson Street.

At the 39th  the runners turn right in Dafnis Street and then left in Kountouriotou Avenue.
The 40th  km is at the Courts of Thessaloniki.

The 41st km and 42nd  km run Nikis Avenue.

The finish is at Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)

 

2.2 10km Health and Power Walking Race

Starting time: 08:45

Start: Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi, 157 28th Oktovriou Street

Finish: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)

Route description: Detailed information regarding the route is available on the official website:

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.orgwww.atgm.gr

 

Briefly:

The race starts from the Municipal stadium of Ampelokipi, 28th Oktovriou Str., with direction to Megalou Alexandrou Str., they reverse left and continue in 28th Oktovriou Str. in the opposite traffic lane. The runners turn right in Dendropotamou Str. heading to Karaoli Dimitriou Str. As soon as they cross Karaoli Dimitriou street they reverse left and continue again in Dendropotamou Street in the opposite traffic lane. The runners cross vertically El. Venizelou Str., and approximately when they reach Thoma Chatzikou Str. they enter Agamemnonos Str. At the end of this road the runners enter Monastiriou Str. (left) heading to the city centre of Thessaloniki. From now on, they follow the Marathon route from the 37th km and finish at Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue), where all races finish.

 

2.3 5km Health and Power Walking Race

Starting time: 12:30

Start: Thessaloniki City Hall

Finish: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)

Route description: Detailed information regarding the route is available on the official website:

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org, www.atgm.gr.

 

Briefly:

The race starts at the City Hall of Thessaloniki. The 5k route follows the roads: Vasileos Georgiou Avenue, Andronikou, Tsimiski, Politechniou, Karatasou, Kountouriotou Avenue,  Nikis Avenue, where the participants finish at Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue).

 

 2.4 1km Elementary School Students Race

Starting time: 08:45

Start: coastal road (Nikis Avenue), at Aristotelous Square

Finish: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)

Route description: Detailed information regarding the route is available on the official website:

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org, www.atgm.gr.

 

3. Age limit – general information

A runner should be over 18 years old in order to participate in the Marathon race and over 12 years old in order to take part in the 10km and 5km races.

Marchers are allowed to participate only in the 5km and 10km races.

The 1km Elementary School Students Race concerns students from 9 – 12 years old. (born from 2007 to 2010).

On entering the “event” , the runners attest and certify that they are physically fit and have sufficiently trained for competition in this event and their physical condition have been verified by a licensed medical doctor. They declare that they have read the detailed terms of participation in the “event”. They declare that all information stated above is correct.  They also give permission for the free use of their name and picture in any broadcast, telecast or other account of this “event”. They confirm that in no case will they give their bib number to another person for any reason. (In case of a minor, the participation will be allowed only after personal information and contact details of the parent having the legal custody of minor will be given. Submitting the application the parent gives the permission and relevant consent for the child ‘s participation in the event and accepts the content of the declaration above).

 

4. Awards

Medal Awards (medals and certificates) will be awarded to the first three winners of the general rank of each race for both Men and Women. Cups will be awarded only to the first Man and the first Woman of each race.

Souvenir medals will be given to all the runners who finish the race. The certificates of participation will be available on the official website:

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.orgwww.atgm.gr

4.1 Prize money

Medal Awards (medals and certificates) will be awarded to the first three winners of the general rank of each race for both Men and Women. Cups will be awarded only to the first Man and the first Woman of each race.

Souvenir medals will be given to all the runners who finish the race. The certificates of participation will be available on the official website:

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org,  www.atgm.gr.

 

4.2 Prize money

•             The first 6 winners of the general rank will be awarded:

 

 

Marathon Prize Money

High Record Prize Money

Position

MEN

WOMEN

MEN 2:14:30

WOMEN 2:35:00

1

1.000

1.000

600

600

2

800

800

500

500

3

600

600

400

400

4

400

400

300

300

5

300

300

200

200

6

200

200

200

200

TOTAL:

3.300€

3.300€

2.200€

2.200€

 

The athletes who will be ranked in these positions are entitled to the prize funds only if they have achieved a record under 2:35.00 for Men and under 3:00.00 for Women.

  • Marathon High record – prize money: 2.000€

Men: 2:09:59 – Women: 2:28:22

 

  • Marathon Record achievement – prize money : 1.000€

Men:     2.11.37 – Women:  2.28.22

 

  • Marathon Panhellenic – record prize money: 1.000€

 

  • The first three winners of the general rank of the 10.000 Road Race will be awarded:
Position Men Women
1 400€ 400€
2 300€ 300€
3 200€ 200€
TOTAL: 900€ 900€

The athletes who will be ranked in these positions are entitled to the prize funds only if they have achieved a record better than 32:00 for Men and 41:00 for Women.

 

5. Registration forms – Ways to register – Entry types

5.1 Registration forms

5.1.1. The registration deadline for the Marathon Race, the 10k and 5k Races is on Wednesday, March 20th 2019.

5.1.2 The group registration deadline for the Marathon Race, the 10k and 5k Races is on Friday, March 15th 2019.

5.1.3 The registration deadline for the 1k Elementary School Students Race is on Friday, April 5th 2019.

 

5.2 Ways to register

You can register:

a) online: www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org,  www.atgm.gr.

b) send the printed application form:

Ø  via fax on 0030.2310-200.361, M.E.A.S TRITON

Ø  via email on info@atgm.gr, info@alexanderthegreatmarathon.org

c) in person:  Central Marathon Offices “ALEXANDER THE GREAT”, Kaftanzoglio Stadium, tel.:2310-200.360

 

5.3 Registration types:

a) individual registration: It is completed by each person individually. Runners should show their identity card for the race package pickup. The underage runners should also show their id or any other relevant official personal document.
In case of receiving the race package on behalf of another runner, it is necessary to show a photocopy of their id/passport.

 

b) team/group registration:10 people or more, without limitation for the selection of the road race. This kind of registration addresses athletic clubs, runners’ clubs, gyms, companies, schools, public and private organizations, tour operators and simple groups of people who wish to participate as a team. The discount provided for the team/group registration is 5 euros per person for the 10k and 5k races, and 10 euros per person for the Marathon race.At this kind of registration, the team should have a leader, no matter if he is a runner or not. The leader represents the group in any case. The leader is responsible to provide the necessary information of the parents/guardians in case there are underage runners in the team. The leader should show his/her identity card for the race package pickup.

6. Participation fee – running kits

 6.1 Basic Package – fee

 

Individual Group Discount*
Marathon 30€ 20 20
10k-5k 15€ 10€ 10

The discount package addresses students (up to 30 years old) and the student’s id must be sent on email or fax.

 

6.2 Advanced Package – fee

 

Individual Group
Marathon 55 45
10k-5k 40 35

 

6.3 Full Package – fee

 

Individual Group
Marathon 80€ 70€
10k-5k  65€ 60€

 

 

6.4 Runner’s kit

6.4.1 Basic Package

Marathon Race Technical t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, transportation to the start (Pella), water, isotonic drinks, juice, energy gel, soft drinks (cola), energy bars, banana, salted snack, medical services, participation certificate (on the official website).
10k Race

5k Race

Sponsor’s t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, water, juice, energy bar, banana, medical services, participation certificate (on the official website).

 

 

6.4.2 Advanced Package

Marathon Race Sports backpack, waterproof jacket, wrag (headwear),  technical t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, transportation to the start (Pella), water, isotonic drinks, juice, energy gel, soft drinks (cola), energy bars, banana, salted snack, medical services, participation certificate (on the official website)
10k Race

5k Race

Sports backpack, waterproof jacket, wrag (headwear), sponsor’s t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, water, juice, energy bar, banana, medical services, participation certificate (on the official website).

 

 

6.4.3 Full Package

Marathon Race Sports backpack, waterproof jacket, wrag (headwear), USB flash drive, free transportation card, tourist information material,  technical t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, transportation to the start (Pella), water, isotonic drinks, juice, energy gel, soft drinks (cola), energy bars, banana, salted snack, medical services, participation certificate (on the official website)
10k Race

5k Race

Sports backpack, waterproof jacket, wrag (headwear), USB flash drive, free transportation card, tourist information material, sponsor’s t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, water, juice, energy bar, banana, medical services, participation certificate (on the official website).

 

 

7. Payment

 a) Online by credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO) via the official website: alexanderthegreatmarathon.org or www.atgm.gr.

 b) Bank transfer to the following bank account:

National Bank, IBAN number: GR6401102170000021729601332 (M.E.A.S TRITON)

Swift code: (BIC) ETHNGRAA

c) Cash payment at the Central Offices of the Organization (National Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Agiou Dimitriou Extension, zip code 54638)

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 21:00

Saturday: 11:00 – 14:00

ATTENTION:

  • Your participation will be valid and completed after the deposit of the participation fee after your registration. Your full name must be clearly written on the payment receipt.
  • There will be no discount entry fee of for those who register on Thursday 11.04.2019, Friday 12.04.2019 and Saturday 13.04.2019 at the registration center. The available entries will be limited then.
  • Cancellations may be accepted only after written notification and only in case such a written notification is sent to the Organizing Committee by March 14th, 2019. After that date no cancellation request is accepted. In case of confirmed cancellation, the registration fee is refunded to the applicant, given that 2 euros are deducted for operational reasons. All refund requests are processes about one month after the event.

Invoices are issued only upon request and payment of 24% VAT is required according to the Greek legislation.

 

8.Transportation to the start

8.1 Marathon

The organization provides buses to transfer the Marathon runners from Thessaloniki to the starting-point (Pella).

Bus Departure:From 05:30 to 06:00.

Point of Departure: at the coastal road, right after the White Tower at Andronikou Str (Vasileos Georgiou Av.extension)

All runners must be there one hour before the race starts, at 07:00.

 

8.2 10k race

Runners reach the starting-point (Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi) on their own means. They have to be there one hour before the race starts, at 07:45.

 

8.3 5k race

The start is at the City Hall of Thessaloniki. The runners are transported by themselves. They have to be at the starting-point one hour before the race starts, at 11:30.

 

9. Medical Services

Runners participate in all races on their own responsibility. The organizers are not responsible for anything that may happen during the race, concerning HEALTH issues due to lack of preventive medical check. It is highly recommended to the athletes to proceed to all the appropriate medical examinations.  The organizers will not ask for medical assurance, as all the athletes participate on their own responsibility and the under-aged athletes on their guardians’ responsibility.

 

10. Support Stations

10.1 Marathon

Along the Marathon course there will be 15 Refueling Stops (support stations), the first is at the 5th km.

10.2 10km race

10.3 5km race

There will be chemical toilets at the start, at all the support stations and at the finish.

There will be medical support at the start, at all support stations and at the finish.

ATTENTION: THE ORGANIZATION HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEKEEPING RUNNERS’ DRINKS

 

11. Doping control

According to the regulation, ESKAN will conduct anti-doping control to three Women and three Men who participate in the Marathon race.

 

12. Kilometer Markers

There are Km-markers at every kilometer during the course.

 

13. Finishing time limit

The time limit for the Marathon is six hours after the start of the race (runners should finish until 14:00).

The time limit for the 10km race is 120 minutes and for the 5km race is 90 minutes.

 

14. Electronic time control – results

14.1 Electronic time control

A race timing company will be in charge of the results of all races (except for the 1km race).

Carpets of electronic control and time check: Marathon: at start, at 10km at 21,1Km (half marathon), at 30km, at 40km and finish.

10k Road Race: at start, at 7,8km and finish.

5k Road Race: at start, at 2,8km and finish.

Runners that don’t have electronic indication at the points referred above will be cancelled.

 

14.2 Results

Unofficial results will be announced on our official website after the end of the Race, giving the opportunity to any runner to raise an objection within the next ten worked days. The official results for all categories will be announced on our website about fifteen worked days after the race.

 

15. Registration Center and numbers (bibs) pick up

Place: to be announced

Date:  Thursday 11.04.2019  from 13:00 to 19:00, Friday 12.04.2019 and Saturday 13.04.2019, from 10:00 to 19:00

Runners have to pick up their bib number and the runner’s pack exclusively from the Registration Center.

 

16. General Terms and Conditions

 

  • Only runners that have officially and on time registered for the event can participate in the races.
  • The event takes place the day and time that has been announced as such, regardless of weather conditions. Only in cases of exceptional circumstances or other force major incident, MEAS TRITON the Organizing Committee of the event have the right to decide on the postponement of the start time or the cancellation of the event, depending on current conditions. In such cases, the registration fee is NOT refunded to the registered runners.
  • MEAS TRITON and the Organizing Committee of the event have the right to change the event’s schedule, the terms and conditions regarding participation and staging of the event, without prior notice, by posting such a decision on the website of the event.
  • The personal data declared by the participant upon submission of entry form are true and correct. In case the entry form is submitted by a third party, it is granted that the participant consents to his/her personal data being given to the Organizing Committee of the event by the third party.
  • Participants agree that their personal data are given to third parties for reasons related to timing, results’ ranking and announcement on the internet. Personal data of the participants required during the registration procedure are stored and will be used for purposes only related to the staging of the event. By submitting an entry form, each participant consents to the storing of his/her personal data and its use for the purposes of the event.
  • Participants consent to the use of their image during the race by the organizers, sponsors, or other partners of the event for promotional purposes, with no right to claim full or partial compensation for that reason.
  • By agreeing to current Terms & Conditions, the participant consents to his/her photos being taken by the event’s photographers and the Official Photo Agency of the event. The event is being filmed, recorded and exploited by means of television, film, video or some other broadcast or media format. The participant agrees to the use and reproduction of his/her name, likeness, appearance and photograph. All such commercial rights in relation to the above belong entirely to the organization and the participant has no proprietary rights in relation to any film, photograph or other such recorded media, nor right to claim full or partial compensation for that reason.
  • The photos and videos of the participants are uploaded on the webiste of the Official Photo Agency of the event, they are visible by the public and remain as such without time limitation. Any photographs may be purchased online following the event, through the website of the event’s Official Photo Agency. In any case, the participant may contact the Organizers for any issues related to the processing stated in the current clause/paragraph.
  • MEAS TRITON and the Organizing Committee have the right to suspend, or close registration without prior notice.
  • Registration to any of the races is possible only through the online registration platform available in the official event’s website, or by any alternative way indicated by the Organizing Committee.
  • Race bibs and kits are personally collected by the registered runners themselves and only from the event’s Registration Centre during the days and hours announced. The registered runner needs to present a valid identification document (ID card, passport etc.). A registered runner may authorize another person to collect his/her race bib on his/her behalf from the event’s Registration Centre, as mentioned above, presenting an authorization by the registered runner on the responsibility, of the latter, as well as a copy of the ID card or other legal identification document (for example passport, driving license) of the registered runner.
  • In order to collect race bibs and race kits, it is required, in addition to presenting ID card or other legal identification document (eg passport, driving license) of the registered runner, to also present a copy of the “bib number notification e-mail” that states the runner’s race bib, and is sent to all registered runners.
  • Participants are obliged to strictly follow the instructions of the organizers, volunteers, and event’s staff, including calls to abandon the course and stop the race.
  • Any breach or non-compliance with the race regulations announced by the international regulations of AIMS and IAAF result in the disqualification of the participant from the event and erasure from the race results without any kind of compensation.
  • The race bib is personal and may not be conveyed, transferred, or be given to another runner under any circumstances.
  • Participants are obliged to read and respect the instructions provided by the Organizing Committee of the event, either electronically, or in printed format (such as Medical & Technical Instructions, Race Manual) and which have been announced in the official website of the event.
  • Every participant is obliged to fill in, on his/her own responsibility, the data required at the back side of his/her race bib, whether it is relevant to contact information, or personal medical data.
  • Use of bicycle or other wheeled mean is not allowed on the race course, whether it is about a runner, or another accompanying person. In such case, the directly involved participant is excluded from the race and is called upon to withdraw from the event.
  • The official time is the time from the starting gunshot. The net time is the time from the moment the participant passes the mat at the start line, until he/she crosses the relevant mat at the finish line.
  • The race classification results from the official finish time. The net and split time is announced only for the information of the runner.

 

 

 

17. Contact

MEAS TRITON, National Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Extension of Agiou Dimitriou Street, postal code 54638
tel. +30 2310200360, +30 2310725775
fax. +30 2310200361, +30 2310725076
email: info@atgm.gr, info@alexanderthegreatmarathon.org
website: www.atgm.gr ,  www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org