International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon
19 October 2019
MEAS TRITON in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, under the aegis of SEGAS and the support of EAS SEGAS of Thessaloniki announces the annual International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon as well as the 5km Health and Power Walking Race.
Half Marathon:The race starts at Navarchou Kountouriotou Str. (Thessaloniki Port Authority). The Halfmarathon route follows the streets: Navarchou Kountouriotou, Nikis Avenue, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, 180-degree turn about at Georgiou Papandreou Avenue, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, right turn in 3rd Septemvriou Str., left turn and entrance to Adronikou Str., Tsimiski, Politechniou, 180-degree turn and entrance to Karatasou Str, and Kountouriotou Str. At this point the runners complete the first round. Running the particular route twice, the runners finish at the White Tower.5.000m Health and Power Walking Race:The race starts at the City Hall of Thessaloniki (streets involved: Vasileos Georgiou and Tritis Septemvriou).The 5.000m. route follows the streets: Vasileos Georgiou Avenue, Andronikou, Tsimiski, Politechniou, Karatasou, Kountouriotou Avenue, Nikis Avenue, where the participants finish in front of the White Tower (the whole route runs in parallel with the Halfmarathon route, having the same finish, the White Tower).
Thessaloniki is fuelled by optimism, hedonism and just a dash of chaos. Greece’s thriving second city has monuments and museums to thrill history-lovers, it is mostly walkable and has a more upbeat quality than the capital.The centre is laced with historic sights, from the Byzantine walls threading its romantic Upper Town to the imposing Rotunda. This is a city where old and new cohabit wonderfully: the Arch of Galerius, an intricate 4th-century monument, overlooks the busy shopping drag of Egnatia, while Thessaloniki’s most famous sight, the White Tower, anchors a waterfront packed with cocktail bars. By night, the city reverberates with music and nightlife, powered by an excitable stream of international students and backpackers.
Along the HalfMarathon and 5.000m course there will be Refueling Stops (support stations) for the runners as they are described in each race map.
A runner should be over 18 years old in order to participate in the Half Marathon race and over 12 years old in order to take part in the 5km Health and Power Walking Race.
The results of both races and the electronic time control will be conducted by an official time control company.
The time limit for the Halfmarathon is three hours (runners should finish until 21.45).
Bottled water will be given to all athletes at the start, at the finish as well as at the support stations throughout the route. Isotonic drinks will be available for the Halfmarathon runners at a support station of the route and at the finish.