25 - 26th MARCH 2023
OLYMPIA MARATHON 2024 POSTPONED
THE OLYMPIA HALF MARATHON 2024 CHANGES ROUTE
The Olympia Marathon is a sports-cultural event inextricably linked to high ideals, such as those of the Olympic ideal and fair play, respect for diversity, competition, participation, in the place that gave birth to the Olympic Games, linking Culture with Sports, history and the modern course of our country.
Unfortunately, our goal to connect Ancient Elis, the host city of the Olympic Games – with Olympia, the sanctuary of Zeus, site of the Olympic Games cannot continue.
The adverse conditions created for the safety of athletes by the permanent delimitation with bollards of the Pyrgos-Patras National Road and the delimitation made by the organization in the remaining part of the National Road Pyrgos – Olympia, do not allow the securing of the license to conduct the race for the Marathon and Half Marathon and make their conduct difficult.
In this context and in what we have discussed from time to time with experts and athletes about this route, we should proceed to a reorganization and reconstruction of the Marathon and Half Marathon.
For this year therefore, the Olympia Marathon 2024 is postponedas it seems that, the difficulties presented make it mandatory to carry out the Half Marathon 2024 in a new design. The Olympia Half Marathon changes route by running on the Provincial Road of the Municipality of Olympia, connecting various villages. Specifically, starting from the Town Hall of Ancient Olympia, through the provincial road, we pass through the beautiful villages of the Municipality, Platanos, Pelopio, Smila, Strefi, we return through the same route, finishing at the Town Hall of Ancient Olympia.
We continue our effort not to miss sports-cultural events in our region, which can only be positively evaluated for their contribution.