18th International Marathon Alexander the Great

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  • Duration: Multiday
  • Max Group: 200
  • Difficulty: 5/10
  • Solitude Lv : 2/10
  • Distance : 42,10,5 km
18th International Marathon

Alexander the Great

The 18th International 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.

 

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The race was born in Marathon, Greece in 490 BC, from the heroic effort of the hoplite messenger Pheidippides, who ran the distance to announce to the Athenians the victory of the Greeks, falling dead from the exertion. Today, thousands of marathons are held in every corner of the world, making the race the one with the most participants on the planet and the word “marathon” the only one common to all spoken dialects worldwide. The International Thessaloniki Marathon “MEGAS ALEXANDROS” covers the route from Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia and birthplace of the great Strategist, to Thessaloniki, the modern Greek metropolis. The marathon, which features as a symbol one of the most recognizable figures in human history, Alexander the Great, is not just a great international sporting event, but a journey through history, a journey full of Greece, from ancient Greek civilization to the present day.

The 1st International Thessaloniki Marathon “MEGAS ALEXANDROS” took place on April 16, 2006 and was the result of the vision of sports, social and cultural organizations from all over Greece. The M.E.A.S TRITON Thessaloniki was licensed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and under the auspices of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Hellenic Athletics Federation, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Greek National Tourism Organization, and the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

Accomodation Packages

Alexander the Great - Accomodation
1-Night Options 20-21/04
2-Night Options 20-22/04
3-Night Options 19-22/04
ABC Hotel 3*
20/04 – 21/04 Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Room Type Single Single Double
View Inner View w/ Window City View w/ Balcony City View w/ Balcony
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room/Night 70 € 74 € 99 €
 
Metropolitan Hotel 4*
20/04 – 21/04 Option 1 Option 2
Room Type Double for Single Use Double
View Classic Room Classic Room
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room/Night 82 € 92 €
Kornilios Palace 4*
20/04 – 22/04 Option 1
Room Type Double
Category Classic
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room (Total)
150 €
Metropolitan Hotel 4*
20/04 – 22/04 Option 1
Room Type Single
Category Classic
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room (Total)
155 €
Metropolitan Hotel 4*
19/04 – 22/04 Option 1 Option 2
Room Type Double Double for Single Use
Category Classic Room Classic Room
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room (Total)
285 € 230 €

 

Capsis Hotel 4*
19/04 – 22/04 Option 1 Option 2
Room Type Single Double for Single Use
Category Classic Room Classic Room
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room (Total)
325 € 390 €

 

ABC Hotel 3*
19/04 – 22/04 Option 1
Room Type Double
View City View
Meal Basis Bed & Breakfast
Price per Room (Total)
290 €

The Marathon

Alexander the Great - Route and Information
  • Date: Sunday, April 21st2024
  • Start time: 07:30
  • Starting point: The race starts from Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, the capital of ancient Macedonia, at the statue of the Great Strategos
  • Finish line: Thessaloniki Beach – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (at the height of the statue of Alexander the Great).

The 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. After the first km of downhill road, the athletes get onto the Thessaloniki-Edessa highway, following it for another 8 km, until they reach Chalkidona.

10km Race

Health and Power Walking Race - Route and Information
  • Date: Sunday April 21st 2024
  • Start time: 08:30
  • Starting point: Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi, 157, 28th Oktovriou Street
  • Finish line: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)
The race starts from the Municipal stadium of Ampelokipi, 28th Oktovriou Str., with direction to Megalou Alexandrou Str., they reverse left and continue in 28th Oktovriou Str. in the opposite traffic lane. The runners turn right in Dendropotamou Str. heading to Karaoli Dimitriou Str. 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 Str., and approximately when they reach Thoma Chatzikou Str. they enter Agamemnonos Str. At the end of this road the runners enter Monastiriou Str. (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.

5km Race

Health and Power Walking Race - Route and Information
  • Date: Sunday April 21st 2024
  • Start time: 12:30
  • Starting point: Thessaloniki City Hall
  • Finish line: Thessaloniki coastal road – Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (Alexander the Great Statue)
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)

Included

Alexander the Great - Packages and Pricelist
Marathon Technical t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, water, isotonic drinks, juice, energy gel and bars, banana, medical services, certificate of participation (on the official website).
10km Race Sponsor’s T-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, water, juice, cereal bar, banana, medical services, certificate of participation (on the official website).
5km Race T-shirt, bib number, timing chip, finisher’s medal, water, juice, cereal bar,banana, medical services, certificate of participation (on the official website).
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