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Olympus Marathon

25 Jun 2022 (Sat)

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Ultra marathon - 44km

Olympus Marathon

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Join Olympus Marathon

Olympus Marathon is the international mountain running event in Greece, carried out on Olympus , the world famous, Greek mythical “Mountain of Gods”. The route itself revives the sacred trail ancient Greeks followed to Olympus, where they ascended every year in order to honor and sacrifice to Zeus. At its very beginning, the track of the race lies exactly on the ancient route, starting from the remains of the sacred city of Dion, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece today. The mountain, apart from being a National Park, is listed as a “World Natural Heritage Monument” by UNESCO.

The athletes reach up to 2800m starting from almost zero altitude (3m) at the starting point in Dion, just below “Zeus’ throne”, one of the highest and steepest peaks of the mountain in magnificent scenery. The race, covering approximately 44km, is completed in Litochoro town, the most important resort of the region, situated at 300m above sea level. The track of the route crosses the eastern side of the mountain and the view the athletes enjoy at its highest parts, is truly breathtaking. Ascending, from the start to the highest point of the route, is continuous and covers over 2800m of total elevation gain in about 21 km. Racing in the “Mountain of Gods”, offers athletes the unique opportunity to take part in one of the main races of its kind throughout the world.

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Course details

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mountain
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Terrain
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Picturesque
Scenic
Ancient
Historical
UNESCO World Heritage Site
trail
UTMB Qualifier

Route map

Olympus Marathon Route Map

What’s included

They are included in your entry.
  • done Finisher medal

  • done Event T-shirts

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Photo Service

  • done Expo entry

  • done Pre-race meal

  • done Post-race meal

  • done Shuttle to Start Line

  • done Drink Stations

  • done Nutrition Stations

  • done Medical Assistance

  • done Bag drop

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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Race number and race pack distribution take place at the Park of Litochoro on Thursday and Friday before the race. To collect race bib numbers, athletes must present a valid identity document.

Can someone collect my race pack for me?

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No

How do I get to the race location?

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Litochoro is located 22 km S of Katerini, 90 km SSW of Thessaloniki, 58 km N of Larissa and 420 km WNW of Athens, on the eastern slopes of Mount Olympus, of mythological fame as the home of the twelve gods of Olympus. Dion with its large archaeological park and a museum is located about 8 km to the north.

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?

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No

What is the cancelation/refund policy for this event?

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For cancelation policy check https://www.olympus-marathon.com/en/race/regulations

Olympus Marathon

schedule 24h ticket cancellation

local_activity Deals & Discounts

verified_user Refundable Booking

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.