The Content of Rules and Regulations is divided into 3 parts:

A) UNITATHLETES WHO TAKE PART IN THE RACES HALF MARATHON, RELAY HALF MARATHON AND QUARTER (¼)  MARATHON

The unit “Athletes who take part in the races” includes the following contents: 

01. Age
02. Categories
03. Registrations
04. Registrations
05. Participation Cost
06. Postponing or transferring charges
07. Payment methods
08. Participation package
09. Receiving participation package
10. Security

B) UNIT: PERFORMANCES
The unit “Performances” includes the following contents:
01. Maximum time allowed

02. Total distance
03. Timing services
04. Team of specialized assistants for runners (rabbits)
05. Classification
06. Prizes

C) UNIT: ORGANIZATION OF RACES
The unit “Organization of races” includes the following contents: 

01. Placement of athletes at the starting point
02. Start of races
03. Warm up areas for athletes
04. Medical help
05. Physiotherapists – Massage
06. Water and distribution of food
07. Mileage marking
08. Health coverage with W.C. – chemical lavatories – showers
09. Clothing and personal objects’ management
10. State of disclaiming responsibility
11. Fair Play 
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A) UNIT: ATHLETES WHO TAKE PART IN THE RACES  HALF MARATHON, RELAY MARATHON AND ¼ MARATHON

1. AGE 

1. All runners have the right to take part in the Half Marathon, on condition that they are over 18. 

2. All runners have the right to take part in the Relay Half Marathon, on condition they are over 14. 

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2. CATEGORIES 

Age categories for the Half Marathon and the ¼ Marathon are presented below: 

                                   HALF MARATHON

                           QUARTER  ( ¼)  MARATHON

           MEN

        WOMEN

             MEN

            WOMEN

01. From 19 – 24

02. From 25 – 29

03. From 30 - 34

04. From 35-39

05. From 40 - 44

06. From 45-49

07. From 50 - 54

08. From 55 - 59

09. From 60 - 64

10. From 65 - 69
11. From 70 – and over

01. From 19 – 24

02. From 25 – 29

03. From 30 - 34

04. From 35-39

05. From 40 - 44

06. From 45-49

07. From 50 - 54

08. From 55 - 59

09. From 60 - 64

10. From 65 - 69
11. From 70 – and over

01. From 15 - 19

02. From 20 - 24

03. From 25 - 29

04. From 30 - 34

05. From 35 - 39

06. From 40 - 44

07. From 45 - 49

08. From 50 - 54

09. From 55 - 59

10. From 60 - 64

11. From 65 - 69

12. From 70 – and over

01. From 15 - 19

02. From 20 - 24

03. From 25 - 29

04. From 30 - 34

05. From 35 - 39

06. From 40 - 44

07. From 45 - 49

08. From 50 - 54

09. From 55 - 59

10. From 60 - 64

11. From 65 - 69

12. From 70 – and over

The results for every category will be announced separately, both for men and women.

Also, results will be announced about The Most Crowded Team of the Half Marathon. 

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3. REGISTRATIONS 

Registrations are divided into three categories: 

1. Individual Registrations, that refers to individual athletes.

2. Team Registrations, that refers to groups of people that contain more than 10 participants.

3. Family Registrations, that refers to 3 adult members of a family. 

Team registrations address to Running Clubs, Public or Private Organizations and to every group of people who would like to take part in the Half – Marathon, Relay marathon or ¼ Marathon. 

Family registrations address to 3 adults members of the runner’s family. 

After having completed your individual registrations, please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the names of your family members who will take part in the races. 

Every Team has to elect one Leader, who can either participate to the races or not. 

The Leader of each Team will represent the Team against the organizing committee. 

Each member will complete the same individual application for registration in the Half Marathon, Relay or the ¼ marathon, while mentioning his group. 

For more information on Team Registrations please contact us

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4. PARTICIPATION LIMITS 

Half Marathon, Relay Half Marathon, ¼ Marathon:  up to 2000 participations. 

When all available positions will be completed, registrations will close. 

Successful participations constitute private data and cannot be transferred to others. 

In case an athlete grants his participation number to another athlete, he is responsible for 

any accident or incident that will occur during or after the races. 

In order to transfer your right of participation or to postpone it, please take a look at the 

content of paragraph No:6 

ATTENTION: 

Nobody has the right to take part in the races, unless he has first registered and taken his number of participation. 

Athletes who will not have a participation number, are requested to respect the rest participants and do not start or terminate with them for safety reasons. 

Athletes who will not pay attention to the above note, will not be able o enter the Cultural and Sports Centre of Old Faliron.   

Security and compliance to the regulations are non-negotiable and are not related to the participation fees. 

The same applies to the races that do not have a participation fee, such as the Chiquita Kid’s Run. 
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5. PARTICIPATION COST 

Each participation rights to the Half Marathon, the Relay Half Marathon and the ¼ Marathon, will be disposed in order to cover a part of the total expenses. The cost of each participant will be ( including the VAT):

Individual entries:
22 € - until 31.12.2017
24 € - until 28.02.2018
26
 € - until 04.04.2018 (last day to register)
26+2=28 € from 06.04 – 22.4.2018, after application and approval.

Group & Family entries (from 10 and 3 adults, respectively)
20 € - until 31.12.2017
22 € - until 28.02.2018 
24 € - until 04.04.2018 (last day to register)
24+2=26 € from 05.04 – 22.4.2018, after application and approval.

 Free registration will be offered to athletes with hearing or vision problems, amputees and paraplegics, as long as they complete their registration until Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.

Entries must be completed no later than Thursday, Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 or sooner if the limit of participants is reached. 

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6. POSTPONING OR TRANSFERRING CHARGES 

Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if the athlete is not be able to participate in the race, he/she has the possibility to choose one of the following options:

1. To transfer the registration fees to another athlete, paying 4 € for secretarial expenses. The changes are valid and can be made until Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.

2. To transfer the registration fees for the next Poseidon Athens Half Marathon race, paying 4 € for secretarial expenses. The changes are valid and can be made until Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.

Any change can be made by email (with receipt confirmation) at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  indicating your current and valid contact numbers.

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7. PAYMENT METHODS 

Upon successful submission of your application, and for your registration to be completed, you must pay your participation fees.

If you have also chosen the uniform of the race (T-shirt), then you should add 7 € or 9 € respectively, for the cotton or the technical clothing (T-shirt), or 16 € if you have chosen both wearing apparel (VAT included), using the following method of payment:
Immediately by debit or credit card, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro.
Note: For athletes who reside abroad, the participation fee will be paid in €.

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8. PARTICIPATION PACKAGE 

The participation package includes:
1. Electronic timing chip, with 8 checkpoints checking performance
2. Runner number
3. Medal
4.  Certificate of the participation in printed or electronic form
5. Individual or Team prizes. Totally 35 cups for all races
6. Race path closed for traffic
7. Assistant runners (rabbits) in the Half Marathon, Relay Half Marathon & 1/4 Marathon
8. Health coverage with WC along the road and additional WC in the Municipal Sports Centre.
9. Services for runners who abandon the race, from Esplanada to S.E.F stadium.
10. Clothing and personal belongings management
11. Isotonic drinks during the race and at the finish point
12. Bananas during the race and at the finish point
13. Water during the race and at the finish point
14. Showers
15. Supporters’ and sponsors’ gifts
16. Authorized payment receipt
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9. RECEIVING PARTICIPATION PACKAGE 

The receipt of participation pack (runner number, electronic timing chip, etc.) will take place inside the Cultural and Sports Centre of the Municipality of Paleo Faliro at Marina Flisvou:

Friday, April 20th 2018 from 12:00 to 20:00 and
Saturday, April 21 th 2017 from 11:00 to 18:00

You can use Public Transportation: …for more press ‘here’

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10.  SECURITY 

In case of any accident, the organizers do not take up any responsibility. 

It is mandatory for all athletes to have accident insurance. 

All athletes agree to sign the electronic form on disclaiming responsibilities to the sponsors, the organizers, the volunteers and to anyone involved in the races. 

A t t e n t i o n : 

Nobody has the right to take part in the races, unless he has first registered and taken his number of participation. 

Athletes who will not have a participation number, are requested to respect the rest participants and not to start or terminate with them for safety reasons. 

Athletes, who will not pay attention to the above note, will not be able to enter the Cultural and Sports Centre of Old Faliron. 

Security and compliance to the regulations are nonnegotiable and are not related to the participation fees. 

The same applies to the races that do not have a participation fee, such as the Chiquita Youth Run and the Chiquita Kid’s Run.  
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B) UNIT: PERFORMANCES

01. MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED 

The maximum time in which athletes are asked to reach the finishing line is 2h and 45min.

The athletes, who will not complete the race within this rime, will be excluded from the results.

All participants who will not run the 10km within 1h and 30min, will abandon the race and are obliged to leave their timing chips at the secretary.

Athletes are asked to take into consideration the instructions given by the organizers and run on the right side of the road. 

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02. TOTAL DISTANCE 

In order for athletes to be included in the board with the results, they should complete successfully 21.100 meters in two rounds. 

The whole distance is 21.097, measured at 4.4.2011 according to the methodology and the regulations of IAAF/AIMS. 

It consists of two equal bends at the Faliron bay, starting and finishing inside the Cultural and Sports Centre of Old Faliron. 

NOTE: Due to the constructions that the “Stavros Niarchos” Institution carries out, in order  to build the New Greek National Opera and the new National Library, a part of the race has changed. 
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03. TIMING SERVICES

Every athlete will hold his number of participation and his electronic timing chip of the company “Champion Chip” Hellas which offers the equipment. 

Timing chips are automatically activated at the starting point.  In several points of the race the normal crossing will be checked and the time in between will be recorded crossing over special “carpets”. 

More particularly, the checking and the recording of the intermediated times will take place: 

1. At the starting point
2.     750m.
3.  2.230m.
4.  5.900m.
5. 10.400m.
6. 12.230m.
7. 15.900m.
8. 20.400m.
9. electronic timing, the appropriate placement of the chip and the total and clear time, you will fin “here”. 

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04. SPECIAL ASSISTANT TEAM FOR ATHLETES (RABBITS) 

The organisation will provide a team of special athletes (rabbits) in order to run in steady pace and fi 

  1. In 1h and 35 min. (4:30’) with the green T-shirts and balloons.
  2. In 1h and 45 min. (5:00’) with the yellow T-shirts and balloons.
  3. In 1h and 56 min. (5:30’) with the blue T-shirts and balloons.
  4. In 2h and 06 min. (6:00’) with the red T-shirts and balloons.
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05. CLASSIFICATION

Classifications according to ages will be available after the end of the race at the information office. 

The temporary results will be available on the website www.poseidon-athenshalfmarathon.com

The official results will be announced after 15 days, when all possible objections that will be submitted until the 5th of May 2015 at the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  will be examined. 

In every occasion the organisation has the right to exclude any participant who has cheated during the races on condition that this accusation can de proved. 

 In addition the organisation has the right to exclude anyone who can put in danger both his safety and the safety of the other athletes. 
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06. PRIZES 

Every athlete will take a medal and a diploma – certificate of his participation written in paper or in electronic version. 

Also, the following prizes will be awarded: 

1. Half  Marathon – Men:  A cup and a medal to the first  three winners of the general category. 

2. Half Marathon – Women:  A cup and a medal to the first three winners of the general category.

3.   Most crowded Team of the Marathon. A cup to the most crowded Team of the Half Marathon.

4.  Relay Half Marathon:  A cup and a medal to the first 3 Teams regardless their sex and age.

5. Disabled athletes A cup and a medal to the first three winners of the Half Marathon with disabilities in vision, regardless their sex.

6. ¼ Marathon – Men: A cup and a medal to the first 3 winners of the general category.

7.  ¼ Marathon – Women:  A cup and a medal to the first 3 winners of the general category. 

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U N I T    T H R E E 


C) UNIT: ORGANIZATION OF RACES 

01. PLACEMENT OF THE ATHLETES AT THE STARTING POINT. 

The participant runners will be placed at the starting point, after being checked in zones-blocks according to their time performance they stated they have achieved the last 2 years. The non recording of their performance, classifies them automatically in the last zone of the starting point. 

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02. START OF RACES. 

All the starts of the races will take place on Sunday 22.04.2018 in the Cultural and Sports Centre of Old Faliron. 

The start of the first zone – block of the first race (Half Marathon) will take place at 8:30 (promptly). 

Then, the next Half Marathon and the other races will begin. 

The specific program of the starts of the races depends on the final number of all participants. 

The final selection of the proper program concerning the starts of the races and its announcement will be made before the races. 

We invite all participants to follow the written instructions referring to the starts of the races but and instructions that are given by the members of the Organization Committee and the volunteers. 

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03. WARM UP AREA FOR ATHLETES 

The athletes can warm up outside the Cultural and Sports Center of Old Faliron and more specifically on the road of Ioannou Fix in which the vehicles will not be allowed to pass. 

The athletes and the students will be able to use the stadium, the sports’ field and the accommodation spaces during their start and finish of the race. 

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04. MEDICAL HELP 

There will be 2 spots where medical help will be provided. The main spot will be at the starting and finishing point while the other one will be in an obvious spot from the small bridge in parking C of the SEF stadium and the reverse on the north side of the SEF stadium. 

There will be Voluntary and Rescue Teams all over the race. Some of them are the Voluntary Rescue Team of Korydalos, the Volunteers – Rescuers- Lifeguards of the EES from Peireus and the voluntary lifeguards of the National Lifeguard School. 

More particular the spots that these teams will stand are the following: 

  • Starting point (inside Cultural and Sports Center)
  • 02 km. reverse to Esplanada
  • 03 km supply station Water Square
  • 04 km bridge where the river Ilissos flows into
  • 05 km  bridge of Kifissos river – end of Athinon-Lamias road
  • 05.5 km small bridge in Parking C of the SEF stadium
  • 06 km reverse to the north side of the SEF stadium
  • 06.5 km small bridge of Marina Floisvou
  • 07 km brdge of Kifisos river – end of Athinon- Lamias road
  • 08 km Beach Volley – bridge where the river Ilissos flows into
  • 09 km Nautical Marine of Kallithea
  • 09.5km Averof Battleship
  • 10 km Marina’s Floisvou jetty
  • 10,5 km supply station outsideCultural and Sports Center of Old Faliron
  • 11 km Nautical Tradition Park (Averof – Olympias – Velos)
  • 12 km reverse to Esplanada
  • 13,5km supply station Water Square
  • 14 km bridge where the river Ilissos flows into
  • 14,5 km of Kifissos river – end of Athinon-Lamias road
  • 16 km small bridge in Parking C of the SEF stadium
  • 16,5 km reverse to the north side of the SEF stadium
  • 17 km small bridge of Marina Floisvou
  • 17,5 km brdge of Kifisos river – end of Athinon- Lamias road
  • 18 km Beach Volley – bridge where the river Ilissos flows into
  • 19 km Nautical Marine of Kallithea
  • 20 km Averof Battleship (trireme Olympias)
  • 20,5 km Marina’s Floisvou jetty
  • Finishing Point (inside Cultural and Sports Center) 

Each runner is responsible for his physical condition and any health problems he might have. 

Moreover, each participant will be asked to sign an electronic document in which he will confirm his ability to take part in the races. 

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05. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS - MASSAGE 

At the finishing point free massage services will be provided to the athletes that suffer from any kind of injury. 

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06.WATER AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

There will be points of supply at the starting point and approximately every 2,5km. of the Half Marathon, Relay Marathon and ¼ Marathon. 

More specifically, there will stations at the following km: 

  • 02 km - water, banana
  • 06 km - water, banana
  • 09 km - water, banana
  • 12 km - water, isotonic, banana
  • 16 km - water, isotonic, banana
  • 19 km- water,isotonic, banana
  • At the finishing point you will find water and maybe isotonic, bananas, bares etc. 

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07. MILEAGE MARKING 

In the whole race, every km will be clearly marked, to the right side of the road.  
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08. HEALTH COVERAGE WITH W.C. – CHEMICAL LAVATORIES – SHOWERS 

There will be chemical lavatories in order for athletes, volunteers and the audience to use them, in the following spots: 

Outside of the Cultural and Sports Center of Old Faliron (across the main entrance) and near the supply stations. 

More specifically in the following km: 2, 6, 9, 12, 16,20. 

Finally, there are male and female toilets inside Cultural and Sports Center of Old Faliron in two spots: 

  1. Entering Cultural and Sports Center Stadium on our left hand directing to the swimming pool.
  2.  Entering inside the Stadium and observing the buildings that are on our left hand, where there is a big sign “ΌΧΙ ΣΤΑ ΝΑΡΚΩΤΙΚΑ” (SAY NO TO DRUGS) 

Showers: In the building there are male and female showers. 
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09. CLOTHING AND PERSONAL OBJECT’S MANAGEMENT 

The athletes can leave their clothes and their personal items at the adjoin space of the tennis courts. 

Every bag should have on the top of it the participation number of the athlete it belongs to and be locked. It should not contain any money, passports, medicines or valuable items. 

There will be volunteers and signs that will help you reach the courts. 
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10. STATEMENT OF DISCLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY 

In order to take part in any race you should first complete the electronic application form. Before confirming your application, on your personal responsibility, or your parent’s responsibility if you are not an adult, you state that you have read and comprehend thoroughly the terms and regulations. You also state that you agree and accept these terms and regulations and the statement of disclaiming responsibility (click here). 
According to requirements, the organizer can include or exclude texts or terms from the rules and regulations.
 

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11. FAIR PLAY 

In order to gain a secure and fair participation for all the athletes of the Half Marathon and the other races, the cooperation of ALL participants is required. 

Only together with your cooperation we will succeed in organizing safe races and having an enjoyable experience. 

During all races, as “fair play” imposes, the mutual assistance and understanding between the athletes is required. The same applies for you during your preparation and your stay after finishing the race. 

Individual runners or teams should respect the rest athletes and do not try to harm them during their performance. 

Please try to run on the right side of the road. 

Attention: Some athletes may stop running and start walking during the race due to some injuries that may occur. In this occasion please move to the left side of the road in order not to block the other athletes who still run. 

We feel deeply obliged to thank, each one of you personally, for your participation even if it is quite early. 

The team that offered many hours of voluntary work in order to prepare all the races and their events, 

Hopes you enjoy the races and have a lot of fun!
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