- ATHENS MARATHON 10 km ROAD RACE -
BEFORE THE START
The baggage storage area
Avra bottled water company balloon - our meeting point
Heading for the start of the race
Waiting for the start
Moving up as each block in turn is given it's starting orders
Vehicles ready to follow the runners
Mad Dog posing for a photo while waiting for the start
THE ROAD RACE
As recorded on MD's Strava app
Passing the parliament building
AFTER THE RUN
THE (SORT OF) CIRCLE
SETTING OFF FOR THE JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB
Typical 10km BIB - Front view
Typical 10km BIB - Rear view with integrated timing chip
Typical BIB envelope with runners details
Next AH3 [Athens Hash House Harriers] Hashing event:
Athens Marathon 10 km Road Race
Date: Sunday 11th November 2018
Run No: 2056
On Inn: James Joyce Irish Pub [details below] aim to be there after 12 noon..
Amalias Avenue in front the Zappeion Megaro entrance
Race Start time: 08.35 -to- 08.49 am <<<< NOTE EARLY START!
Race End: Panathinaikon (Marble) Stadium
- GATE CRASH THE ATHENS MARATHON 10-KM ROAD RACE -
Yes, we know its a bit early in the morning for you guys but sometimes sacrifices have to be made .
READ CAREFULLY I will only write this once!
Mad Dog will meet you next to the AVRA BALLOON outside (and just to the left) of the Zappion building at about 08.15
Those registered for the 10km run can store their bags at the official bag storage area just to the right of the Zappion building.
You will need your BIB to retrieve your bag, so dont lose it.
Those not registered can tie (bring some string?) their bags to hashers registered stored bags if they wish (you will need to arrange meet up afterwards for bag retrieval).
If you are not with Coke Dealers AVRA team we will give you your special Athens Hash team 10km BIB to stick on your T-shirt to confuse the officials and get you into the stadium at the end of the race.
You can then join the other 10km runners on Amalias Avenue in front the Zappeion Megaro entrance and at the level of the Eurobank building in the direction of Syntagma Square.
The run starts at 08.35 for elite runners (block-1) but block-4 starts at 08.43, block-5 at 08.46 (This one is good), block-6 at 08.49
If you don't have a bag (or wish to run with it) then you can go directly to the Zappeion entrance on Amalias and join the race.
If you have a bag and are late, then you will have to run with it.
At the end of the run you will probably be herded into the stadium by the officials and given a participation medal. Don't worry, the sponsors give them lots of spare ones.
(Mad Dog's mobile is 693-251-1339 but wont be answered during the race).
We will all meet in the Stadium after the run (on the right hand side facing the stadium and about half way down, as usual).
(NOTE: Difficult to hear phone ringing in the stadium if the music is playing loudly so you could also try sending an SMS).
We plan to have a mini-circle in the stadium, watch some of the first Marathon runners arrive and then go to the James Joyce for lunch after the run as usual.
IF LOST - YOU ARE LOST just go home ..or meet us at the James Joyce Irish Pub in Thiseio after 12.00 noon
(1) For those not officially registered plan to wear an old Marathon T-shirt to blend-in with the other runners.
(2) To be sure you get officially photographed during your run, look out for the Marathon Photos (or other) photographers and run past them (preferably waving so
that they notice you). This is particularly effective as you enter and run through the stadium at the end.
Your photos will be available on the website www.marathon-photos.com after they are uploaded by entering your BIB number.
Well download and post a selection of these on the AH3 website www.athenshash.com (on the Marathon page in the photos section) when available.
(3) The official Athens Marathon website (English language version) for more information: http://www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr/site/index.php/en/
(4) The Full Marathon race starts from Marathon village at 09.00 so the first runners will arrive in the stadium at about 11.12 to 11.14 am
(5) The James Joyce Irish Pub website (for directions): http://www.jjoyceirishpubathens.com/
The address is Astiggos 12, Thiseio and is located about half way between the Monastiraki and Thision metro stations. Astiggos street leads off from the main street Ermou.