Starting Time: 08:00
The Marathon route is of low difficulty. Its main characteristics are the small altitude fluctuations and the long straight street that make it ideal for great records. Some other characteristic features are its constant east direction, the long straight street and the limited inhabited areas which it crosses until almost the 30th kilometer.
The race starts from Pella, in front of the statue of Alexander the Great on horseback, hardly a km from the homonym archaeological site, and some 43 meters above sea-level. After the first km of downhill road, the athletes get onto the Thessaloniki-Edessa highway, following it for another 8 km, until they reach Chalkidona.
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)
Starting Time: 08:45
The 10.000m Road Race starts at the Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi-Menemeni and finishes at Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue). The route is certified by IAAF, like the Marathon route.
You can find more information about the 10.000m Road Race at the proclamation of the race.
Briefly the route
The race starts from the Municipal stadium of Ampelokipi, 28th October str, (with direction to Megalou Alexandrou str.).
Once they cross Megalou Alexandrou Street they reverse left and continue in 28th Octovriou street in the opposite traffic lane.
The runners are directed to Dendropotamou street in which they enter (right) heading to Karaoli Dimitriou street. 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 street, they are directed right to Thoma Hatzikou street and finally they enter a small road, Agamemnonos street.
At the end of this road the runners enter Monastiriou street (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.
Starting Time: 12:30
Start: Thessaloniki City Hall
Finish: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)
You can find more information about the 5.000m Road Race at the proclamation of the race.
Briefly the route
The race starts at the City Hall of Thessaloniki. The 5.000m. 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)
1.000M RACE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Starting Time: 08:45
The 1.000m. Road Race starts from the waterfront of Thessaloniki, approximately at the Aristotelous Square and finishes at Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue).
The main goal of this race is to urge people to join in athletic events and promote a healthy lifestyle both to the participant students and their parents.
Last but not least, there is an important environmental message to be conveyed as the Organization will offer a seed paper to all the students that will take part in the race.