The 8th International Night Half Marathon of Thessaloniki will take place on Saturday 19 of October, 2019.
The organization is the only one of its kind in Greece and includes two races: the Half Marathon Race 21.095m and the 5.000m Race.
More than 16,000 runners took part in the last edition of the International Night Half Marathon.
Considering the 58% (!!) increase concerning the participants in relation to the 8th International Night Half Marathon (19.10.2019) and the dynamics of the International Marathon "ALEXANDER THE GREAT" with 17,932 runners, we expect that the participation in the 8th Night Half Marathon will surpass the amount of 20,000 runners!
Besides the athletic profile of the organization, the parallel events create a social, environmental and touristic character, aspiring to make Thessaloniki the center of sports and tourism during autumn and the perfect destination for visitors both from Greece and abroad.
All along the Half Marathon and 5.000m course there will be Refueling Stops (support stations) for the runners as they are described in each race map.
Bottled water will be given to all athletes at the start, at the finish as well as at the support stations throughout the route.
Isotonic drinks will be available for the Half Marathon runners at a support station of the route and at the finish. Kilometer Markers There are Km-markers at every kilometer concerning the Half Marathon route.
The time limit for the Half Marathon is three hours (runners should finish until 21.45).
This event is unique because it is the only night running event in Greece. It is also unique because the runners are given the opportunity to run along one of the most beautiful seashores of Europe during the sunset.
More than 15.000 runners of any age and physical fitness participated in the 2nd International Night Halfmarathon of Thessaloniki, experienced the unique organization and flooded the coastal avenue in the centre of Thessaloniki.
Packets can be picked up at the
- Thursday 16.10.19 and Friday 17.10.2019 from 10:00 to 19:00. - Saturday 19.10.2019, from 10:00 to 13:00 ( only for non-residents.
- Further information will be provided closer to the race. CONFIRMATION and ID’s REQUIRED at Packet Pickup.
The Half Marathon Expo is free and open to the public.
Each entry is considered to be non-transferable and final and implies full acceptance of the rules. No refund will be made for any reason whatsoever. No transfer of registration is allowed, sub any reason. Anyone retroceding his bib to a third party be liable in case of accident or caused by the third party during the competition. The organization is exempt from any liability in case of accident in this kind of situation
The organizers are not responsible for anything that may happen during the race, concerning health issues due to lack of preventive medical check. It is highly recommended to the athletes to proceed to all the appropriate medical examinations. The organization will not ask for medical assurance, as all the athletes participate on their own responsibility and the under-aged athletes on their guardians’ responsibility. Runners take part in the race on their own responsibility
The International Night Half-Marathon was created and designed to offer a unique experience and record to the top runners due to the easy route and the perfect weather conditions of Thessaloniki in Autumn.
This race does not only address the top runners, but also the thousands of health runners of any age and level who will flood the city creating thus a festive atmosphere and will manage to promote the idea of healthy lifestyle with their participation
For those who wish to take part in a shorter race, 5.000m Health and Power Walking Race is also conducted in parallel with the Half-Marathon. Nevertheless, this race also shares the glamour and everything related to the unique route of the “4th International Night Half Marathon of Thessaloniki”
The first international night Half-Marathon is now a great athletic, cultural, social and tourist event which is already thought to be an institution and an important factor to the upgrade of Thessaloniki's centre. The main streets of Thessaloniki open exclusively to welcome the runners of the Half-Marathon in the afternoon and night. The main roads are converted into a pleasant journey for the participants, thus fulfilling the desire of the residents of the city and beyond, to run downtown! A route with the background of Thermaikos. Bay and the magic of beautiful Thessaloniki... at night.