“ALEXANDER THE GREAT VIRTUAL MARATHON” is an ‘online’ activity offered to people of all ages and fitness levels, runners and those who have never been athletes, people with disabilities swimmers, and yoga lovers. You choose your environment to do the physical work, at any time and any day of the year.
Run walk, dance, scroll all at your own decision.
Αlexander the Great Virtual Marathon
Through the “ALEXANDER THE GREAT VIRTUAL MARATHON” our goal is to highlight globally a historic route, and the importance of Thessaloniki and Macedonia as a centre of history, culture and sports.
– In addition, we offer to the citizens of the world, the opportunity to run or walk both for the athletic goals, performance and mostly for the joy of participation, aiming to the promotion of a healthy model of life as well as the enhancement of their quality of life.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT MARATHON
THE AUTHENTIC and MEAS TRITON of Thessalonki
The official organizers for 16 years of the international Alexander the Great Marathon that takes place in Macedonia Greece.
Marathon. Born in Marathon city of Greece in 490 B.C. by the heroic effort of the soldier Phedippides who ran this distance to announce to the Athenians the victory of the Greeks, falling dead due to the overexertion.
Today in every corner of the world thousands of marathons are being conducted, making thus this sport the one with the most participants in the world and the word “marathon”, the only common one among all spoken dialects worldwide.
The International Marathon “ALEXANDER THE GREAT”, refers to the route Pella-Thessaloniki. Pella is the ancient capital of Macedonia and the birthplace of the Great Commander, whereas Thessaloniki is the modern capital of Macedonia. This International Marathon which symbolizes one of the most recognizable personalities of humanity, Alexander the Great, is not just a major and International sporting event. It is a path in history, a path in ancient Greek culture, a Path full of Greece.
The first International Marathon “ALEXANDER THE GREAT” was held on the 16th of April in 2006, and was the result of a vision of many people who represent athletic and cultural institutions all over Greece. MEAS TRITON of Thessaloniki, licensed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and under the auspices of SEGAS, HOC, the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, and with the cooperation of 52 bodies, institutional supporters, organizes the top sports event of Northern Greece. This event is of social, cultural, environmental, tourist and above all historical significance and it is the perfect representative of our city, of our Macedonia and our country, worldwide.
The International Marathon is member of the International Marathons Association (AIMS) and it is included in the official annual calendar. As a consequence, no other marathon in the world is allowed to use the name of Alexander the Great.
It is a different feeling running the Virtual version of such a great and historic race, especially when you have already successfully completed the historic route 3 times! I am getting a boost for my main goal, which is to do well in the World Championship.
It is a very beautiful virtual race, which helps me a lot in my preparation for the Marathons that I will run next!