In Greek mythology, EYDROMOS was a hero and protector of street competitions.

 

EYDROMOS was dedicated the sacred precinct of the stadium at Delphi. The retaining wall of this stage was engraved inscription in verse, which forbade anyone to bring wine to the sanctuary of the EYDROMOS. Shall violate this prohibition should offer obligatory sacrifice the hero and additionally fined five drachmas. Half of this fine rightfully received the accuser of the offender.

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Prizes to be awared will be the following:

  • All Athletes will take a commemorative diploma of participation.

  • The 300 finalist will participate in the final course (2nd day) and will take all athletes a special commemorative diploma quoting that stood out as one of the 300 better Athletes of Thermopylae race for 2015, representing the 300 elite warrior of Leonidas.

  • The first 3 Athletes of the finalist will be given 3 Spartan military uniforms in honour of King Leonidas and his comrades. For the 3 finalist there will be a cash prize which will be announced soon.


Register to the Race

Registrations begins at October 1st!

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 I will participate in the mountain race with my absolute personal responsibility, having made the necessary medical examinations and having made the necessary cardiac control. I waive all claims against the organizers for any injury or damage from any cause and consent to the free use of my name and my photo of the media, the organizers and sponsors for promotional purposes. I declare that I have read all the eligibility criteria and the relevant information and accept them.

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Medical Services

It is essential that all participating runners have gone through a medical check-up before the race at their own responsibility. The Organizing Committee is responsible to provide medical service to the athletes as it’s described below.

In details:

At the Start Area: A medical station with one doctor able to provide any medical assistance needed will be available at the Start Area. Further, one ambulances and mobile clinics will be on-site. The whole area will be manned by volunteer’s paramedics.
On the Course: The whole area will be manned by volunteers’ paramedics.
At the Finish Line: One (1) fully equipped medical unit with orthopedic, traumatologist, and cardiologist will be available at the Finish Line as well as nurses, physiotherapists and paramedics will also be on-site. Two ambulances and mobile clinics will also be found at the Finish Line and a full coordinating telecommunication center.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations can be accepted only after written notification provided that the written notification is sent to the Company (info@thisishellas.events) one month prior the event day. After that date, no cancellation request is accepted. In case of confirmed cancellation, the registration fee is refunded to the applicant, given that 10 Euros are deducted for operational handling reasons. All refund requests are processes about one month after the event.

Thermopylae History

The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Hellas. Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Hellas.

A Greek force of approximately 7,000 men marched north to block the pass in the summer of 480 BC.

The Persian army, alleged by the ancient sources to have numbered over one million – but today considered to have been much smaller – arrived at the pass in late August or early September. The vastly outnumbered Greeks held off the Persians for seven days (including three of battle) before the rear-guard was annihilated in one of histories most famous last stands. During two full days of battle the small force led by Leonidas blocked the only road by which the massive Persian army could pass. After the second day of battle a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by revealing a small path that led behind the Greek lines. Leonidas, aware that his force was being outflanked, dismissed the bulk of the Greek army and remained to guard the rear with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, 400 Thebans and perhaps a few hundred others, most of whom were killed.

King Leonidas monument

King Leonidas monument

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