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In its meeting on 11/04/24, regarding quadruple lots, the Board of Directors unanimously decided on the following: 1) The Board of Directors has decided to accept to the 2024 race the 5 Greek athletes who had 4 lots but were not drawn in the 2024 drawing process. 2) As of the 43rd race of 2025, the

Lottery 2024 – Final list

Following the announcement of the 2024 lottery and after the completion of the athletes’ appeal period, a review of the appeals submitted was conducted and we present the FINAL lists for the draw on 12/03/23 as well as the automatically accepted ones as they have been formed. Final List of athletes for direct participation Final

Lottery 2024

The lottery process for participation in SPARTATHLON 2024 will take place this year electronically on Tuesday 12/03/2024 at 18.00 at the offices of the INTERNATIONAL SPARTATHLON ASSOCIATION. The certified page of Random.org will be used for the process, specifically the List Randomizer application, where SPARTATHLON maintains an account. The electronic lottery is an automated process,

Following the resignation of Kostis Papadimitriou from the duties of the president, the new composition of the Board of Directors. is the following: PRESIDENT: Vangelis Polymeris VICE PRESIDENT – HOTEL SUPERVISOR: Panagiotis Alikaniotis GENERAL SECRETARY: Anastasia Delopoulou TREASURER: Ekaterini Skenderi DEPUTY TREASURER: Matina Sgouropoulou SUPPLY MANAGER: Vasilis Dimitropoulos MATERIAL SUPERVISOR: Ioannis Arfanis MEMBERS: Spiros Tsakas George Kalantzakos

Announcement of SPARTATHLON RACE 2024

Announcement of participation in the 42nd “SPARTATHLON”, which will be held on 28-29 September 2024 with starting time at 07.00am on the standard Athens-Sparta route. Experienced, healthy, and well-trained runners, who have reached the age of 18, are eligible to apply for participation. Participants assume full and personal responsibility for their state of health before

Τechnical briefing SPARTATHLON 2023

Before the race Please read the race rules very carefully. Find them in THE SPARTATHLON web site : PARTICIPATION-> RACE RULES. Thursday and Friday: Due to the large number of participants (runners and supporters) it is impossible to organize a technical briefing at any of the hotels of the race. So if you need additional

Press Conference 21 September 2023

The President of the Spartathlon International Association, Mr. Kostis Papadimitriou and the members of the Board of Directors, have the honour to invite you to the Press Conference on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 12:00 a.m., in the hall of Hotel Amalia. Address: 10 Vassilissis Amalias Avenue, Athens 105 57  tel:2103237300 During the Press Conference

On 09/03/2022, the draw of the athletes for the participation in the SPARTATHLON 2023 race took place in the wonderfull hall of the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, “MELINA”. Athletes and interested Greeks and foreigners attended the draw live and watched the process. A total of 690 athletes from almost 50 countries applied.

SPARTATHLON 2023 – LOTTERY

Day and time of SPARTATHLON 2023 Lottery The Board of directors of “SPARTATHLON” announces that the lottery process for the athletes who will participate in the “SPARTATHLON 2023” race will take place on Thursday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the hall of the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, “MELINA”. Address: Iraklideon 66,

Following the elections held on November 2022, at the General Assembly of the members of the International Association “Spartathlon”, the elected members were constituted for the Board of Directors for 2023-2024, as follows: PRESIDENT: Kostis Papadimitriou VICE PRESIDENT – HOTEL SUPERVISOR: Panagiotis Alikaniotis GENERAL SECRETARY: Anastasia Delopoulou TREASURER: Ekaterini Skenderi DEPUTY TREASURER: Matina Sgouropoulou SUPPLY MANAGER: Vasilis Dimitropoulos MATERIAL

Press Conference 27 September 2022

The President of the International SPARTATHLON Association Mr. Vangelis Polymeris and the General Secretary Mr. Panagiotis Bonelis have the honor to invite you to the usual Press Conference, on Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 12:00 am, in the event hall of the Hotel Oasis in 27 Posidonos Ave., Glyfada 166 75.

Χρυσό το ΣΠΑΡΤΑΘΛΟΝ 2022Η Διεθνής Ομοσπονδία Υπεραποστάσεων (IAU) απένειμε την Χρυσή Ετικέτα για τον αγώνα του ΣΠΑΡΤΑΘΛΟΝ 2022 Golden Label for SPARTATHLON 2022The SPARTATHLON has been awarded with the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Gold Label status for 2022.

Announcement

The recent developments regarding the situation in Ukraine as well as the general concerns from our friends and colleagues have created a discourse in which the International Spartathlon Association has decided the following: Spartathlon is an historical, cultural and sporting Event and an organization that values the Ancient Hellenistic ideas of Noble Rivalry and Fair

Everything is ready for the “39th SPARTATHLON 2021”The biggest sport event in the world of long distance, the 39th Spartathlon, will start at 7.00 on the morning of Friday, September 24, 2021, from the base of the Holy Rock of the Acropolis of Athens. Runners from 53 countries from all over the world, will travel the

Health & Safety Protocol 2021

Considering the safety and health of the Athletes as well as all those involved in the organization (i.e., judges, volunteers, medical and support personnel, employees, crew members and supporters), the Organizing Committee, having carefully studied the Health and Safety protocols of NPHO (National Public Health Organization) designed the present Protocol against Covid-19.

The International SPARTATHLON Association strictly follows the health protocol as defined by government decisions. Following new changes in the health protocols this announcement is updated with the following:

Please make sure that you read the terms and conditions of your Participation for SP 2021 Special Edition. The year of 2021 has been a difficult one as the Race had to be put off (reorganized) due to the Governmental Restrictions that COVID-19 brought forward. Those restrictions forced us to make decisions that you were

Following the elections held on November 2020, at the General Assembly of the members of the International Association “Spartathlon”, the elected members met on Saturday, 12 December 2020 and were constituted for the Board of Directors, as follows: PRESIDENT: Evangelos Polymeris VICE PRESIDENT & ACCOMODATION SUPERINTENDER: Panagiotis Alikaniotis GENERAL SECRETARY: Panagiotis Bonelis TREASURER: Ekaterini Skenderi DEPUTY TREASURER:

SP20 – Race Cancellation 2020 After the official announcement, of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports – General Secretariat of Sports, (https://gss.gov.gr/grafeio-tupou/deltia-tupou/3087-2020-09-01-14-24-38) dated on 01/09/2020, referring to the organization of Sports events outside the stadium, the Board of Directors, of the International SPARTATHLON Association, with great sadness has to inform that, despite the best efforts

SP20 – No3 (UPDATED 17/08/20) WE STAY SAFE and WE KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING With 2020 being such a peculiar year, we all must realize that we got to be very careful and adaptable to the new situations. Thus, we’ve created a series of rules that must be followed to ensure that this year’s race is a success.

ENGLISH SP20 – No2  The Management Board of SPARTATHLON announces that the preparations are progressing as they were scheduled.  Thanks to the present favorable situation in Greece and in accordance with the instructions of the greek government the race WILL take place on September 25 and 26, unless the situation caused by the pandemy deteriorates dramatically. 

1. The Management Board of Spartathlon wishes and hopes that the race take place on September 25th and 26th 2020 as scheduled. Unfortunately, however, the problems caused by Covid-19 throughout the planet impose a serious question mark on whether this will be possible.

Press Release 21-09-2017

7 Days to Launch the History of “35th Spartathlon 2017” The time counts backwards for the 35th International Spartathon race, which will take place on 29 and 30 September, on the 246 km Athens-Sparta route with many athletes participating. 35 years have passed since British RAF Champion John Foden and his friends managed to prove

Lottery 2017

The lottery for the Spartathlon race 2017 will take place in Amalia Hotel at 14/03/2017 and time 17:00 The event will be broadcast live from the website and with continuous updating in Facebook and Twitter.

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