Participants at a previous Olympic Day Run Greece in Thessaloniki. Photo: Olympic Day Run Greece
THESSALONIKI – On Sunday, September 26, the Olympic Day Run Greece returns for the 4th year to 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.
Olympic Day Run Greece 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 (IOC), the organizing authority of the Olympic Games, with the aim of spreading the message of the Olympic idea. The global celebration for the establishment of the IOC and for the decision of organizing the first Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 focuses the world’s attention on Greece.
The 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 Olympic Day Run Greece has already been warmly embraced by the Greek and international running audience, placing Thessaloniki and Greece as a whole, as one of the top destinations in the sports tourism industry.
In the anniversary year 2021, celebrating 200 years since the start of the Greek Revolution and 125 since the first modern Olympic Games in 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.
Take advantage of the early bird prices available until August 12.
All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and a commemorative certificate of participation from the IOC, while the winners will receive special prizes for the 4th Olympic Day Run Greece.
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 running event is realized thanks to the energy offered by Protergia, the Gold Sponsor of the Olympic Museum and Gold Sponsor of the Olympic Day Run, and Thessaloniki Transport Authority (OSETH) is the race’s Sponsor.
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