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Registration Extended for 4th ‘Olympic Day Run’ Greece Event in Thessaloniki

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The organizers of the 4th “Olympic Day Run” GREECE in Thessaloniki have pushed the closing date for registrations to September 22.

The 4th “Olympic Day Run” GREECE, the only Olympic road running race in the country, organized under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee to celebrate the International Olympic Day bearing the hallmark of the Olympic cycles,will take place on Sunday, September 26, in Thessaloniki.

The entire Olympic family, including Olympians, Paralympians, distinguished athletes and coaches, sports clubs and associations from all over the country, as well as active citizens, will meet at the starting line for the supreme Olympic road running event of the country. People of all ages will join their steps honoring the Olympic spirit and ‘fair play’ by spreading a message of global solidarity, unity and hope for a brighter future.

This year, the Olympic Day Run GREECE joins forces with “The Smile of the Child” in order to offer more smiles to children in need. With every registration in the social contribution packages of the 10, 5 or 2 km races, you offer 3 euros to the Organization’s continuous effort so that all children can have everything they deserve and are entitled to.

Covid-safe event

The 4th Olympic Day Run GREECE promises a covid-safe experience, with a health & safety protocol approved by the Health Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports and the responsible health bodies. The races’ approved health protocol gives the right to runners over 12 years old to take part. All participants must provide a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate up to 15 days before receiving their participation kits from the Registration Center or a 48-hours negative rapid test or a negative 72-hours PCR test. For unvaccinated children 12-16 years old, a negative 24-hours self-test must be provided before the event.

4th “Olympic Day Run” GREECE – 3 races

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The “Olympic Day Run” GREECE, the certified Race by AIMS, Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, will start at 18:00 in the afternoon with the 10km running race. At 19:30 the 5km race will follow, while the event’s schedule will be completed at 21:00 with the 2km road running race of social contribution and dynamic walking. All routes have a starting and finishing point on Alexander the Great Avenue (at the height of the ‘Umbrellas’ sculpture).

All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and a commemorative certificate of participation by the International Olympic Committee, while the winners will receive special prizes of the 4th “Olympic Day Run” GREECE.

Photo credit: Olympic Day Run Greece

Vacation Tourist Packages – Acquaintance with the country’s Olympic history

“Olympic Day Run” GREECE offers a unique sports tourism experience. In collaboration with “Greece on the Go” the event suggests 2-7 days tourist accommodation packages, to get acquainted with Greece’s culture. At the same time, the “Grand Tour”, the race’s special vacation package which includes tours in archeological sites promises the acquaintance with the country’s Olympic history. For more information you may visit the websites of and

Special jewelry line inspired by the Olympic spirit

For the first time, Olympic Day Run GREECE introduces a new line of jewelry specially designed and inspired by the Olympic spirit. The “ANATASIS” limited edition jewelry series has been designed by the jewelry artist Sofia Zarari. For more information about the collection, you may visit

The 4th Olympic Day Run GREECE is organized by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Academy, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Olympic Museum, the Hellenic Olympians Association, SEGAS and EAS SEGAS Thessaloniki and DKO OLYMPiA.

The Olympic Day Run’s ultimate Olympic experience is waiting for you!

Register now here until 22/09.

Sponsors of the Olympic Museum and Olympic Day Run event include PROTERGIA (Gold); Ethniki Asfalistiki (Grand); Thessaloniki Transport Authority-OSETH and Alumil (Silver); Masoutis, Evlogimeno and Goulidis (Bronze); Athos, Dole and Red Bull (Supply); Grand Hotel Palace (hospitality); EcoCar (transportation); Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (equipment); and Greece on the Go (tourist support agency).

GTP Headlines is a communication sponsor for the 4th Olympic Day Run event.

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