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International Thessaloniki Marathon Alexander the Great 14 April, 2019

International Thessaloniki Marathon Alexander the Great 14 April, 2019

 

MARATHON HISTORY

  • Born in Marathon of Greece in 490 B.C. by the heroic effort of the soldier Pheidippides who ran this distance to announce to the Athenians the victory of the Greeks, falling dead due to the overexertion. Today in every corner of the world thousands of marathons are being conducted, making thus this sport the one with the most participants in the world and the word Marathon, the only common one among all spoken dialects worldwide. The International Thessaloniki Marathon “ALEXANDER THE GREAT”, refers to the route Pella -Thessaloniki. Pella is the ancient capital of Macedonia and the birthplace of the Great Commander, whereas Thessaloniki is the modern capital of Macedonia. This International Marathon which symbolizes one of the most recognizable personalities of humanity, Alexander the Great, is not just a major and International sporting event. It is a path in history, a path in ancient Greek culture, a Path full of Greece.
  • The 1st International Marathon “ALEXANDER THE GREAT” was held on the 16th of April in 2006, and was the result of a vision of many people who represent athletic and cultural institutions all over Greece. MEAS TRITON of Thessaloniki, licensed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and under the auspices of SEGAS, HOC, the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, and with the cooperation of 52 bodies, institutional supporters, organizes the top sports event of Northern Greece. This event is of social, cultural, environmental, tourist and above all historical significance and it is the perfect representative of our city, of our Macedonia and our country, worldwide. Additionally, the International Thessaloniki Marathon is member of the International Marathons Association (AIMS) and it is included in the official annual calendar. As a consequence, no other marathon in the world is allowed to use the name of Alexander the Great.

MARATHON OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION

INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI MARATHON
ALEXANDER THE GREAT

MARATHON RACE – OVERVIEW

Starting Time: 08:00

  • The International Thessaloniki Marathon route is of low difficulty. Its main characteristics are the small altitude fluctuations and the long straight street that make it ideal for great records. Some other characteristic features are its constant east direction, the long straight street and the limited inhabited areas which it crosses until almost the 30th kilometer. The race starts from Pella, in front of the statue of Alexander the Great on horseback, hardly a km from the homonym archaeological site, and some 43 meters above sea-level.
  • Finish Point: The finish point is at Thessaloniki Coastal Road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander The Great Statue).

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INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI MARATHON
ALEXANDER THE GREAT

MARATHON RACE MAP

INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI MARATHON
ALEXANER THE GREAT

5 KM MARATHON RACE – OVERVIEW
  • Starting Time: 12:30
  • Start Point: Thessaloniki City Hall.
  • Finish Point: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue).
  • Briefly The Route: The race starts at the City Hall of Thessaloniki. The 5.000m. route follows the roads: Vasileos Georgiou Avenue, Andronikou, Tsimiski, Politechniou, Karatasou, Kountouriotou Avenue, Nikis Avenue, where the participants finish at Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue).

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INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI MARATHON
ALEXANDER THE GREAT

5 KM MARATHON RACE – MAP

INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI MARATHON
ALEXANDER THE GREAT

10 KM MARATHON RACE – OVERVIEW
  • Starting Time: 08:45
  • Start Point: The race starts from the Municipal stadium of Ampelokipi, 28th October str, (with direction to Megalou Alexandrou Street).
  • Finish Point: The race finishes at the White Tower, at Thessaloniki Beach (Nikis Avenue Street).
  • Briefly The Route: Once they cross Megalou Alexandrou Street they reverse left and continue in 28th Octovriou street in the opposite traffic lane. The runners are directed to Dendropotamou street in which they enter (right) heading to Karaoli Dimitriou street. As soon as they cross Karaoli Dimitriou street they reverse left and continue again in Dendropotamou street in the opposite traffic lane. The runners cross vertically El. Venizelou street, they are directed right to Thoma Hatzikou street and finally they enter a small road, Agamemnonos street. At the end of this road the runners enter Monastiriou Street (left) heading to the city centre of Thessaloniki. From now on, they follow the Marathon route from the 37th km and finish at Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue), where all races finish.

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CAPSIS HOTEL THESSALONIKI (4*)


DAILY MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGES – CAPSIS HOTEL THESSALONIKI (4*)

The recently renovated Capsis Hotel is located in the heart of Thessaloniki, 900m from the central square of the city. It offers rooms with free WiFi, free use of the gym and meeting facilities. Additionally, the Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki disposes a variety of rooms, all with minibar, and en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Also, Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki offers well-equipped congress rooms with free internet access. Moreover, there is a supervised underground parking available upon charge.In the meantime, drinks are served at the All Day Bar located in the main building and at the poolside bar located in the Roof Garden. A Greek Breakfast with local products and an American buffet breakfast are also daily available. The city’s seashore with its cafés and restaurants is located within walking distance of the Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki. The International Exhibition Centre is located a 10-minute drive and the airport a 25-minute drive away. The environmentally certified hotel is carefully designed to enable access and transportation of individuals with special needs.


PRICELIST – DAILY PACKAGE – CAPSIS HOTEL THESSALONIKI (4*)

Accommodation TypeMeal PlanFinal Price
Single RoomBB78.00 €
Single RoomHB83.00 €
Double / Twin RoomBB95.00 €
Double / Twin RoomHB106.00 €
Triple Room (Double + Extra Bed)BB110.00 €
Triple RoomHB144.00 €

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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