11th Olympus Marathon
29 June 2014
Olympus Marathon is a unique trail running event held annually on Mount Olympus, the Greek mythical “Mountain of the gods”. The route revives the pilgrimage of ancient Greeks to Mount Olympus, where they ascended every year to honour and sacrifice to Zeus. The race starts the last Sunday of June from the sacred city of Dion, at the sunrise. Athletes retrace history and myth across the paths of the Mount Olympus
OLYMPUS MARATHON MEDIA GALLERY
THREE WEEKS FOR THE OM 2014.|
Posted by naya on 10/06/14 (417 reads)
Three weeks are
left for the weekend events of the 11th Olympus Marathon, which will take
place on June 29. Dion, Litochoro and the surrounding area of Olympus are preparing
to welcome 600 participants, from 29 countries around the world, who will be taking part in the race.
All the volunteer groups
which offer support to the cause, a catalyst for the orderly implementation of
the match, are busy with the last details of their plans, so that they are all
set to offer their expert services to the participants of the 11th OM.
Samaritans, rescue and Lifeguards of the Greek Red Cross Annex Katerini, will
once again take on the difficult task of providing first aid and rescue
services. The Radio Amateur Association of Pieria will provide all
communications involved with the race. Doctors THANOS SPILIOTOPOULOS and MICHAEL KATSAMAKAS , together with a group of 5 colleagues will provide medical coverage at the Plateau of
the Muses, the Prionia , the Kastana , and at the finish.
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Registrations for OM 2014.|
Posted by naya on 12/12/13 (1230 reads)
December 16, 2013
Registration for the OM 2014.
Registration for the Olympus Marathon 2014
to be held on 29 June will start on 23 January. Any person over 18 years of age
(completed by the day of the race) is entitled to participate in the Olympus
Marathon. This year the limit of 600 athletes is set, out of which at least 100
shall be non‑Greek residents, whatever their nationality. The registration
period will end latest on 15 May regardless if the number of participants is
reached or not.
The essential condition for participating
in the Olympus Marathon is a previous experience in similar races (mountain,
trail, fell). Non-Greek residents must have completed at least one
mountain/trail event of more than 30K in the last two years, in a country other
than Greece. Applications not having this qualification shall be rejected and
partly refunded (25 Euros). The participation fee is 50 Euros and must be paid
at registration time online exclusively by credit card.
Participants must know the race rules and
regulations. You can find them here. The Organization suggests each registrant
to read them thoroughly.
From The Olympus Marathon Committee
| Year||Average age||Percentage men / women||Percentage Greeks / Non Greeks||Percentage participated in previous race / not participated||Number of teams||Number of athletes||Percentage Finisher||Average Time|