The official lightning ceremony of the Alexander Flame will take place on Saturday morning, the previous day of the Marathon at the archaeological site of Pella, in cooperation with the Municipality of Pella and the Archaelogical Museum of Pella.
The Flame of Sports and Culture, the Flame of the human strength, that represents the strength of body and spirit, is transferred by torch relay to the statue of Alexander the Great at Thessaloniki coastal road.
On the same day in the afternoon, the Alexander Flame after passing through theroutes of the racing programme, where the local authorities schedule honorary events, it leads to the final destination, to its altar until the next day noon, till the last runner finishes. The Alexander Flame keeps warm the hearts of both the athletes and spectators who participate in the great feast of the Marathon of history. A route from the ancientGreek culture until nowadays, full of Greece, full of messages and sympolisms.
11:00 Lighting Ceremony of the Alexander Flame at the archaeological site of Pella. Delivery of the flame to Pella’s Mayor mr. Stamκos Grigorios, member of the Organising Committee.
11:30 Torch relay start
11:40 Transit of the flame from the Archaeological Museum of Pella
11:45 Reception of the flame at the start by a member of the Organising Comittee at the central square of Pella, by the statue of Alexander the Great.
12:00 Reception of the flame by the Mayor of Municipality of Chalkidona, mr Stavros Anagnostopoulos, member of the O.C., at the Central Square of the Municipal Community of Nea Chalkidona.
12:45 Reception of the flame by a member of the O.C., at the Museum of Balkan Wars, at Gefira Thessaloniki.
13:15 Reception of the flame by a member of the O.C., at the Unicellular Macedonian Tomb of Agios Athanasios.
13:45 Reception of the flame by a member of the O.C., at Nea Mesimvria Central Square (Cultural Association Square)
14:30 Reception of the flame by the mayor of Municipality of Delta, mr Giannis Ioannidis, member of the O.C. at Sindos Central Square.
15:00 Reception of the flame by a member of the O.C. at Pontius Square, municipal district of Diavata.
15:20 Reception of the flame by a member of the O.C. at Kordelio Central Square.
15:30 Reception of the flame by the Mayor of Kordelio-Evosmos mr Kleanthis Mandalianos, member of the O.C., at Evosmos Square.
16:00 Reception of the flame by member of the O.C., at the starting point of 10km Race, by the (Marathon runners) statue, at the Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi-Menemeni.
16:30 Reception of the flame by the Mayor of Municipality of Ampelokipi-Menemeni mr. Lazaros Kirizoglou, member of the O.C., at Ampelokipi-Eptalofos Square.
17:15 Reception of the flame at TIF-HELEXPO, at Trade Gate (north gate, Egnatia str.), by the Administratiion Board. Passage through TIF-HELEXPO to the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
17:55 Reception of the flame at the Archaeological museum of Thessaloniki . After that, the Alexander flame passes through the centre of Thessaloniki (Tsimiski str., Politechniou str., Karatasou str., Kountouriotou str.), via Nikis Avenue, to end up to the final destination, at the statue of Alexander the Great which is the finish line for all the races of the racing program.
18:30 Reception of the flame by Thessaloniks mayor mr. Konstantinos Zervas, member of the O.C.. Placing of the flame by the salter Sport. The Alexander Flame will warm up all of the attendants hearts until finished. On Saturday 11th and Sunday April 12 2020.