8th Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon

The 8th International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon is on Saturday 19 October 2019, at 21:00

MEAS TRITON in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, announces the annual International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon as well as the 5km Health and Power Walking Race.


Half Marathon:

The race starts at Navarchou Kountouriotou Str. (Thessaloniki Port Authority). The Halfmarathon route follows the streets: Navarchou Kountouriotou, Nikis Avenue, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, 180-degree turn about at Georgiou Papandreou Avenue, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, right turn in 3rd Septemvriou Str., left turn and entrance to Adronikou Str., Tsimiski, Politechniou, 180-degree turn and entrance to Karatasou Str, and Kountouriotou Str. At this point the runners complete the first round. Running the particular route twice, the runners finish at the White Tower.

5.000m Health and Power Walking Race:

The race starts at the City Hall of Thessaloniki (streets involved: Vasileos Georgiou and Tritis Septemvriou).The 5.000m. route follows the streets: Vasileos Georgiou Avenue, Andronikou, Tsimiski, Politechniou, Karatasou, Kountouriotou Avenue, Nikis Avenue, where the participants finish in front of the White Tower (the whole route runs in parallel with the Halfmarathon route, having the same finish, the White Tower).

Participating in a marathon is a dream to many, and the Night Half Marathon of Thessaloniki is a great place to start, testing your stamina and participating in events all over the city together with your family at the same time. Our apartments in Thessaloniki are here for you, to return to a cozy bed after all the effort, and sleep like a baby!

A half marathon is a road running event of 21.0975 km (13 mi 192½ yd) — half the distance of a marathon. It is common for a half marathon event to be held concurrently with a marathon or a 5K race, using almost the same course with a late start, an early finish or shortcuts. The half marathon is also known as a 21K, 21.1K or 13.1 miles, although these values are rounded and not formally correct.

A half marathon world record is officially recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. The official IAAF world record for men is 58:01, set by Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya on September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and for women is 1:04:51, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya on October 22, 2017, in Valencia, Spain. Participation in half marathons has grown steadily since 2003, partly because it is a challenging distance, but does not require the same level of training that a marathon does. In 2008, Running USA reported that the half marathon is the fastest-growing type of race.