Athens Marathon, the university challege by Hope for Children's "Your Uni, Their Lives"

Athens Marathon

Legend has it, that the World’s first marathon appeared on the route where the Athens Marathon now takes place. On 10th November, you can follow in Pheidippides footsteps, finishing in the magnificent Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

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Athens Marathon YUTL

For those looking to experience a bit of history in the city that gave birth to Western civilization, there is the Athens 10K…great for those who don’t fancy running a full marathon but still want a challenge and to experience all things Grecian. Our friends at Choose a Challenge also suggest the following activities whilst you’re in Athens :

  • See the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • Visit the Ancient Agora
  • Stroll and shop in Plaka
  • Stand in Sytagma Square
  • Wander around the Olympic Stadium

If you would like to find out more about these, you can contact Choose a Challenge here or by calling them on 0131 454 3420.