Olympians, Paralympians and distinguished athletes will participate once again in the Olympic Day Run GREECE event that will take place in Thessaloniki on Sunday, September 26.
Held for the fourth year, the event will also see the participation of coaches, sports clubs, and associations from all over Greece, as well as active citizens from all over the world.
According to an announcement, the event is the only Olympic Road Running Race in Greece and constitutes the official global institution for the celebration of the International Olympic Day, established by the International Olympic Committee, the organizing authority of the Olympic Games, with the aim of spreading the message of the Olympic idea.
The Olympic Day Run GREECE event is organized by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Academy, the Hellenic Olympians Association, the Olympic Museum, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, SEGAS and EAS SEGAS Thessaloniki and DKO OLYMPiA, on the occasion of the International Olympic Committee’s initiative to honor the revival of the Olympic Games and their return to their homeland.
“The global celebration for the establishment of the International Olympic Committee and for the decision of organizing the first Modern Olympic Games (ATHENS 1896), turns the focus of the whole world on Greece, while raising its position to the world Olympic and tourism map,” the organizers said in an announcement.
The Olympic Day Run GREECE has already been warmly embraced by the Greek and international running audience, placing Thessaloniki and Greece as a whole, among the top sports tourism destinations.
On the anniversary year 2021 (200 years since the Greek Revolution and 125 since the First Olympic Games of 1896), the 4th Olympic Day Run GREECE will return with a 10km race for adults, a 5km race for adults and teenagers and a 2km race for all ages.
All runners that cross the finish line will receive a commemorative medal and a certificate of participation by the International Olympic Committee, while the winners will receive special prizes.
For more information: http://olympicdayrun.gr/ & olympicmuseum-thessaloniki.org
Registrations can be made here: https://www.myrace.gr/en/event/2446/registrations.html
Early bird prices are available until August 12.
The 4th Olympic Day Run GREECE will be held in accordance to the health protocol and the approvals of the Health Scientific Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports.