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On Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Olympic Day Run GREECE returns for the 4th year in Thessaloniki, with the participation of Olympians, Paralympians, distinguished athletes and coaches, sports clubs, and associations from all over Greece, as well as active citizens from all over the world. The biggest anniversary for the Olympic celebration in Greece will unite, for another year, the footsteps of people of all ages, in the ultimate Olympic experience.
The Olympic Day Run GREECE is the only Olympic Road Running Race in Greece and the official global event for the celebration of the International Olympic Day. Established by the International Olympic Committee, the organizing authority of the Olympic Games, it aims in spreading the Olympic idea. The worldwide celebration for the establishment of the International Olympic Committee and its decision of organizing the first Modern Olympic Games (ATHENS 1896), sheds the light on Greece, while it raises the country’s position in the Olympic and tourism world map.
The Olympic Day Run GREECE has already been warmly embraced by the Greek and international running audience, placing Thessaloniki and Greece as a whole, in one of the top destinations in the sports tourism industry.
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 returns with a magnificent event that will mark the restart of sports with a 10km race for adults, a 5km race for adults and teenagers and a 2km race for all ages.
The event will be held based on the health protocol and the necessary approvals of the Health Scientific Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports.
The “Olympic Day Run” GREECE has joined forces with “The Smile of the Child” wishing to make children smile. You may now support “The Smile of the Child” by registering in the 2km race and selecting here one of the social contribution packages. With your registration you offer 3 euros to the Organization’s mission.
The event includes 10km race for adults, 5km race for adults and teenagers and 2km for all ages. Register now here until 15/09.
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”.
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 with the participation of Olympians, Paralympians, Distinguished Athletes, Sports Clubs and Institutional Bodies from all over the country, with the support of the Hellenic Olympic Academy, the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association, the Greek Paralympians Association, the Region of Central Macedonia and Thessaloniki International Fair-HELEXPO. The event is held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for Unesco, the Ministry of Interior of the Macedonia-Thrace Sector, the General Secretariat of Sports, and the Municipalities of Ampelokipi-Menemeni, Thermi, Kalamaria, Kordelio-Evosmos, Neapoli-Sykies, Pavlos Melas, Pylaia-Chortiatis, Volvi, Delta, Thermaikos, Lagadas, Chalkidona, Oreokastro, Almopia, Aristotelis, Dion-Olympos, Emmanuel Pappas, Iraklia, Kavala, Kassandra, Kilkis, Naoussa, Polygyros, Serres and Skydra.