Registration for Virtual Athens Marathon 2020, the digital running event that will take place during November 8-22, is open on the website of Athens Marathon and through the event’s mobile application.
According to the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), organizer of the event, the virtual event has already attracted the interest of many professional and amateur athletes. The participation limit is set at 10,000 entries.
Those who want to take part in the 2020 Virtual Athens Marathon should follow these steps:
Step 1: Download the “Athens Marathon and Half App” that is available on Google Play and App Store for free and select “2020 Virtual Athens Marathon”.
Step 2: Submit an entry and settle the entry fee. A bib number will be received by e-mail.
Step 3: Choose a date to run between November 8-22.
Step 4: After the run, take a photo of the smartwatch or a smartphone screenshot showing the time result and distance.
Step 5: Send the photo or screenshot through the application by clicking on the “Submit Result” button.
Step 6: Check the ranking list at the end of day.
The mobile application also offers participants the opportunity to receive useful information and advice on the Virtual Athens Marathon event, take selfies with impressive filters, listen to the event’s playlist, and upload their results after running.
According to SEGAS, runners of the Virtual Athens Marathon will receive a special medal that has been exclusively created for this year’s event.
The special medal series introduced last year will be offered to the participants of the 2021 Athens Marathon event.
The first medal of that series, was dedicated to the history and evolution of the Marathon movement and was offered to participants in 2019. It was signed by popular Greek artist Alekos Fasianos, who depicted the historic Marathon Battle on the back side of the medal.
The second medal of the series will be offered to the participants of the 2021 event. Set to be created by Greek artist Kostas Varotsos, it will be dedicated to Imerodromos, the soldier that carried the message of victory from the battle field to Athens.
Each medal includes one of the eight letters of the word “Marathon”.
The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor of Virtual Athens Marathon 2020.