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7th Authentic Phidippides Run Athens-Sparta-Athens 490 km ANNOUNCEMENT

7th Authentic Phidippides Run

Athens-Sparta-Athens 490 km

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Athletic and Cultural Club Athenian Runners (ATHINAIOI DROMEIS), in close collaboration with FAOS mountaineering CLUB is in the position to announce the “7th Authentic Phidippides Run” ATHENS-SPARTA-ATHENS 490 km 24-28/11/2022, under the auspices and support of the Regional Government of Attica, under the auspices of the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Tourism, the GREEK NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATION, the Hellenic Police, the Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports and Ultra Running Clubs (E.O.S.L.M.A-Y), FISpT and UESpT. Supported by the Athletic Organization of Athens Municipality.

Ιn September 2022, a Covid-19 health protocol will be published, in accordance with the epidemiological data of the period, based on the suggestions of the expert scientists and the Health Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports.

COMMITMENT STATEMENT FOR A SUSTAINABLE SPORT EVENT

The organizing committee of the 7th Authentic Phidippides Run Athens-Sparta-Athens 490 km, is pleased to announce its commitment on creating a sustainable sports event, which incorporates the three principles of Fair Play, the historical route of Phidippides and the environmental policy and management required to create a sustainable event. The Athletic and Cultural Club Athenian Runners (ATHINAIOI DROMEIS) and FAOS Mountaineering Club in close collaboration with ZOTEN (Sustainable Events) is committed to implement a program that uses the natural resources required for the event in a sustainable manner, reduces any negative environmental impacts caused by the event and manages the waste created during the course of the event.

 DURATION

104 hrs (start and finish line in the area of Ancient Athens Market)

Starting NOVEMBER 24, 2022 at 06:00 a.m.

Last Participant’s finish NOVEMBER 28, 2022 at 14:00 p.m.

ROUTE

The route will follow the ancient road from Athens to Elefsina, Megara, Ancient Corinth and then to Ag. Vassileios and Ancient Kleones, to reach Ancient Nemea. Then the course will follow the way to Malandreni, Lyrkeia and Karya, will climb to Artemisio Mountain and then will go to Nestani. It will pass through Tegea to enter the Tripolis-Sparta road and get to the statue of Leonidas in Sparta Stadium.

This will ensure the most faithful route taken by the ancient Pheidippides.

The way back will follow the same course. Total route: 490 km.

CHECK POINTS-MAIN SUPPLY STATIONS

ANCIENT AGORA – SPARTA (245 KM / 43 HR):

  • ANCIENT MARKET – MEGARA (41 km) 5:30 hours (only check point)
  • KAPI KINETAS (55th km) Main supply station – rest point
  • MEGARA – EXAMILIA (46.1 km)7:00 hours
  • EXAMILIA – ANCIENT NEMEA (31.1 km) 5:30 hours
  • ANCIENT NEMEA – NESTANI (51.5 km) 11:00 hours
  • NESTANI – TEGEA (22.5 km) 4:00 hours
  • TEGEA – SPARTA (52.8 km) 10:00 hours

(Athletes can also have a rest and shower in Voutianoi)

SPARTA- ANCIENT AGORA (245 KM / 61 HR):

  • SPARTA- TEGEA (52.8 km) 16:30 hours

(Athletes can also have a rest and shower in Voutianoi)

  • TEGEA – NESTANI (22.5 km) 6:00 hours
  • NESTANI- ANCIENT NEMEA (51.5 km) 13:00 hours
  • ANCIENT NEMEA- EXAMILIA (31.1 km) 8:15 hours
  • EXAMILIA – MEGARA (46.1 km) 9:30 hours (only check point)
  • KAPI KINETAS (435th km) Main supply station – rest point
  • MEGARA- ANCIENT AGORA (41 km) 7:45 hours

TIMING

The participant’s performance will be measured by electronic timing, using chip.

IN ADDITION

At the same time, there will be an electronic device “GPS events tracking” which will be carried by the athletes. The system will have an imap link and will also have an SOS emergency button. The link will be announced before the race.

SUPPLY POINTS

There will be 63 supply points on the way ATHENS-SPARTA and the same points on the way back to Athens. This means a total of 126 supply points with water, isotonic water, refreshments and snacks. List of supply points to be announced.

At the main stations there will be hot meals for the participants.

Personal supplies can be delivered to the organizers, in order to be placed on specific supply point. The participant BIB No and the supply point Number should be clearly written on the package. The organizing committee has the right to check the content of the package, as well as the content of the escort cars.

CAUTION

Escort cars are allowed to offer support to the participant ONLY at the supply points (at a 30m distance from the supply point). Any support in between the supply points may cause disqualification of the athlete.

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

  • RACE CONDITIONS

ATTENTION: MAX 4 YEARS (especially for this year, due to competition inactivity in the years 2020 & 2021) BETWEEN PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENT AND START OF THE RACE

  1. Finisher of any distance race over 160 kilometers (Rodopi Advendurun, Aethlios, double Euchidios Athlos, Dolichos, Spartathlon and other local or abroad races with official results).
  2. Performance or intermediate passages (splits):
    • Over 160 km at 24 hours.
    • Over 250 km at 48 hours.
    • Over 300 km at 72-hour.
    • More than 350 kilometers regardless of time (6 day, 1000 km, 1000 miles)
  3. Previous Phidippides Run finisher.
  4. Halfway (Sparta) within limit in previous Authentic Phidippides Run.
  • OTHER CONDITIONS
    1. Presentation of a medical certificate dated maximum six months prior to the date of the race, confirming the good health of the participant.
    2. Payment of participation fee within a month from the application day and not later than 24/10/2022.

 PARTICIPATION FEE

The Entry fee is 500 EURO payable to the Bank Account:

PIRAEUS BANK
ACCOUNT: 5091 – 082936 – 584
IBAN: GR61 0172 0910 0050 9108 2936 584

BIC PIRBGRAA

Beneficiary: ATHINAIOI DROMEIS

To be paid within a month from the application day and not later than 24/10/2022.

The above mentioned fee includes:

  • Bib Number
  • Electronic timing chip
  • Commemorative medal for all finishers
  • Finisher certificate
  • Transfer of participant own supplies to the stipulated supply points.
  • Medical services during race
  • Transfer of athletes who will fail to finish
  • Water, energy drinks, fruits, energy bars, snacks (potato chips, raisin, salty sticks, chocolates, toasted bread, honey etc) provided at about 126 supply points
  • Hot meal in 11 CENTRAL STATIONS (Pasta, rice, soup)
  • Rest facilities in 11 CENTRAL STATIONS.
  • GPS Events tracking with SOS emergency button.

CAUTION

Hotels are not covered. Escort’s meals and transportation are also not included, as well as meals for athletes beyond menu set by the organizers.

 REGISTRATION

Please find below the registration form (available up to 24/10/2022):

https://www.athenianrunnersclub.gr/register/#1608637990821-44c521e4-5a05

Attention: Please type in details your performance data in other Ultra Running Events (Race, date, performance) in order to facilitate the checking procedure.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The participants may cancel their participation with refund of money deposited (excluding bank expenses) until 24/10/2022. No cancellation will be refunded after the expiration of this date.

MEDALS-CUPS

Trophies (CUPS) will be awarded to the first three men and first three women.

All finishers will be awarded medals and diplomas.

All participants will have a commemorative T-shirt from ELPEN, exclusive provider of
electrolytes ALMORA PLUS.

MEDICAL COVERAGE

Throughout the course, there will be medical coverage by doctors, rescuers and ambulances.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS SAFEKEEPING

There will be provision for storage of participant’s personal belongings.

BREAFING

Briefing, participation elements distribution (numbers etc), as well as delivery of personal supplies will take place on 23/11/2022 17:00, at CRYSTAL CITY HOTEL, Achilleos 4, P.C. 10437, Metaxourgeio.

CLOSING AND AWARDING CEREMONY

Closing and Awarding Ceremony will take place on 28/11/2022 18:00, again at CRYSTAL CITY HOTEL, Achilleos 4, P.C. 10437, Metaxourgeio.

Under the Auspices

  • General Secretariat of Sports
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT)
  • Ministry of Investment and Development
  • Hellenic Police
  • Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports and Ultra Running Clubs (EOSLMA-Y)
  • International Sport for all Federation FISpT
  • European Sport for All Federation UESpT
  • Regional Government of Attica
  • Regional Government of Peloponnese

With the Support

  • SPORTS AND YOUTH CULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS
  • MUNICIPALITY OF SPARTANS & SPORTS MUNICIPAL ORGANIZATION
  • HELLENIC RED CROSS REGIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SPARTA
  • MUNICIPALITY OF EGALEO
  • MUNICIPALITY OF CHAIDARI
  • MUNICIPALITY OF ASPROPYRGOS
  • MUNICIPALITY OF ELEFSINA
  • MUNICIPALITY OF MEGARA & N.P.D.D. OF SOCIAL SOLIDARITY AND SPORTS MUNICIPALITY MEGAREON “HERODOROS” KAPI MEGARON
  • MUNICIPALITY OF CORINTHIANS – LOCAL COMMUNITY OF EXAMILIA – CENTER OF SOCIAL POLICY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CORINTHIA – KAPI EXAMILIA – LOCAL COMMUNITY OF AGIOS VASILEIOS
  • SPARTAN RUNNERS
  • APOLLON WEST ATTICA CLUB
  • ELEFSINA HEALTH RUNNERS ASSOCIATION
  • CORINTHIAN RUNNERS EFYRIAN OCYPODES
  • ARGOLIDA MARATHON RUNNERS ASSOCIATION
  • HELLENIC GROUP OF TRIATHLON – LONG DURATION SPORTS “O EFCHIDAS”
  • AETHLIOS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ULTRA MARATHON RACES
  • DOLIHOS ROAD RACE
  • TRIPOLI HEALTH RUNNERS ASSOCIATION
  • PIRAEUS HEALTH RUNNERS ASSOCIATION
  • SAFANS
  • ODYSSEUS BICYCLE ROAD ASSOCIATION
  • VOLUNTEER TEAM THRIA ASPROPYRGOU
  • ASPROPYRGOS VOLUNTEER GROUP THE EAGLE’S NEST
  • PYRRICHIOS ASPROPYRGOU
  • Α.S.Ο.D. ASPROPYRGOU
  • ASSOCIATION OF THRASION FIELD VOLUNTEERS
  • COFFEE MARGARITA ISTHMOS CORINTHIA
  • KAPLANIS RESTAURANT SOLOMOS CORINTHIA
  • RESTAURANT TRATA NERAKI ELEFSINA
  • TZIMAS ELEFSINA RESTAURANT
  • ARDAMI RESTAURANT
  • COFFEE CHARILAOS ALEPOCHORI
  • RESTAURANT ATTRACTION AT EXAMILIA
  • RESTAURANT THE COFFEE OF JOY IN KARYA
  • BACHOUMIS STERNA RESTAURANT
  • COFFEE GEORGE MALANDRENI
  • RESTAURANT “O MARGIOLAS” IN NESTANI
  • Α.Ο. KOUROS MEGARON
  • GROUP OF OEM VOLUNTEERS MEGARON
  • 4th SYSTEM OF NAVY SCOUT MEGARON
  • RESEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM MEGARON
  • ORSIPPOS MEGARON
  • SELECTED GROUP OF SPECIAL MISSIONS OF ALEPOCHORI
  • VOLUNTEER GROUP OF CITIZENS OF PERISTERI
  • TENEATIS ATHIKION
  • APOLLON ATHIKION
  • ATROMITOS CHILIOMODIOU
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF ANCIENT NEMEA
  • ANCIENT NEMEA REVIVAL ASSOCIATION
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF KARYA
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF TEGEA ALEA ATHENS
  • ASSOCIATION OF ARKADIAN MOUNTAINERS ECOLOGISTS THE COMMUNITY ANCIENT
  • SOTOKAN KARATE ASSOCIATION OF TRIPOLI
  • MUNICIPALITY OF NEMEA LOCAL COMMUNITY OF ANCIENT NEMEA
  • MUNICIPALITY OF ARGOS MYCENAE, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF LYRKIA, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF MALANDRENI, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF KARYA
  • MUNICIPALITY OF TRIPOLI, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF NESTANI, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF ALEA, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF ZEGOGOLATIO, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF MANTHYREA, LOCAL COMMUNITY OF ALEPOCHORI
  • ΕΚΑΒ
  • Ε.Κ.ΕΠ.Υ.
  • RED CROSS BODY OF VOLUNTEER SAMARITES, RESCUE & LIFEGUARDS
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF ACTIONS “ETIOMOKLIS”
  • A’ SYSTEM OF ARGOS SCOUTS
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF SELLASIA
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF VOUTIANOI
  • P.A.O.K. KOKKINORACHIS
  • KOKKINORACHIS CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
  • ASSOCIATION OF RADIO AMATEURS OF LAKONIA
  • HELLENIC LACONIA RESCUE TEAM
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF ANCIENT CLEONES “O FOKAS”
  • CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF KARYA
  • ROUMELIS BICYCLE ATHLOS
  • ARKADIA RESCUE TEAM
  • ZOTEN
  • ERA SPORT 101.8
  • ERT TRIPOLIS
  • PHILIPINO VOLUNTEERS- PINOY SA GREECE BIKERS-PSG BIKERS

Media Sponsors

  • RUNNINGNEWS.GR
  • Skywalker
  • iRun

We strongly believe that this Run is a top Ultra Running event, while the feat of the Day Runner Phidippides is linked to the history of Greece. On our side, we will make every effort to organize the event in the best possible way and have once again every single participant fully satisfied.

The Organizing Committee:

https://www.athenianrunnersclub.gr/long-races/

President of the Organizing Committee:  Giorgos Diamantis 6977360245

Vice President of the Organizing Committee:  Tasos Vassileiou 6970146147

Race Supervisor:  Takis Skoulis  6939523356

https://www.athenianrunnersclub.gr/long-races/

info@athenianrunnersclub.gr

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