EVENT PROVISIONS FOR THE ATHLETES
Just like every year, this year the Organizational Committee of the race, is ready to fulfill every athlete’s needs in the best possible way.
The event’s first goal is the security of the athletes. Except the first aid that will be provided by the Greek Red Cross and specifically the Volunteers Samaritans, Lifeguards of the Regional Unit of Katerini along the race route, the participants of the Olympus Marathon 2016 will be all insured for personal accident during the race by the National Insurance. The Health Centre of Litochoro, the Hospital of Katerini and Paramedics will be ready. An Army Ambulance will be waiting at the Prionia site.
The athlete’s pack in a Runner Store bag will include the Bib Number, as well as gifts to the athlete such as a technical Salomon top, a technical Salomon hat and a neck bandana.
The Organizational Committee of the event in association with Melissa Company, are planning in celebration the Pasta Party, on the eve of the race, with a spectacular show and the company of the band The Audio Box at the Municipal Park of Litochoro.
Buses for the start of the race at the Dion Archeological Site.
The event secures the athletes’ transfer from Litochoro to the Dion Archeological Site by providing available buses at the Municipal Park of Litochoro from the early hours of Sunday morning. In order to achieve the best coordination and organization of the transfer of the athletes, each athlete will receive a card-ticket during Registration, where the time of the bus departure will be stated. Specifically, the bus timetable will be:
4:00 4 buses (225 seats)
4:40 3 buses (175 seats)
4:50 1 bus (50 seats)
5:20 4 buses (175 seats)
The race is covered by 12 catering stations, 5 of which are main stations where the athletes will be able to get gel, snacks, nuts, electrolytes and water. (Koromilia, Petrostrouga, Oropedio, Prionia, Kastana ). At the other stations there will only be water and electrolytes .We should mention that the energy products are an offer from the big sponsor of the race, Ethicsport. Fizzy drinks and bottled water AVRA, from the big sponsor, AVRA. The rest of the catering is a kind offer from Market Plus in Litochoro.
The timing of the Olympus Marathon will be electronically done by the company Championchip at the start-point, the finishline and this year there will also be timers in three more sites of the race, Koromilia, Oropedio and Prionia, aiming at the fast information of the secretariat at the finishline as well as the precise register of the passages. Register of the athletes will take place at each of the 12 stations.
At the finishline, water and isotonic Powerade will be distributed to the athletes in order for them to cool down and to rehydrate effectively, a kind offer of our mega-sponsor AVRA and later on they will be able to enjoy a hearty meal as well as seasonal fruits, an offer of the company FRUITS PROTOFANOUSIS.
For once more, co-organizers of the Olympus Marathon 2016 are the Regional Unit of Pieria and the Municipality of Dion-Olympus.
Finally, the event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Finances, Growth and Tourism.
From the Organizational Committee of the Olympus Marathon.