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SNFCC RUN: Running into the Future

June 15 2015

On Tuesday, June 23, on the occasion of the Olympic Day, the city of Athens “runs to the future”, participating in an evening race that is part of the four days—and nights—of events entitled “Light Up the Night at the Stavros Niarchos Park”.

The “SNFCC RUN: Running into the Future” race will start at the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) at sunset (precisely at 20:51), and, following a route that will pass through the center of Athens and Syngrou Avenue, the runners will finish at the Stavros Niarchos Park, at the worksite of the SNFCC.

The SNFCC invites runners from all over Greece, but also from abroad, to take part in this celebration of sport, and get to the finish line together at the new park of our city. It is noted that the race is not competitive in nature. The main purpose of the event is to reward effort, participation and the finishing of all runners.  

Entry in the race is limited to the symbolic number of 2,016 runners, the landmark year of delivery of the SNFCC to the Greek State. 

Participation in the race is free and those interested can register on SNFCCRUN’s website,, until the symbolic number of participations is reached.

The event is carried out in collaboration with the Hellenic Olympic Committee, celebrating Olympic Day, under the auspices of the Hellenic Police, with the assistance of EKAV (National Center of Emergency Help). The NGO “Regeneration & Progress” (Anagennisi & Proodos) is responsible for the organizing supervision of the race, with an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Useful information:

✓ Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have good physical condition and must be registered through the official website at For participants under 18 years old, signed permission is required from their guardians.

✓ There will be no electronic timing, or age categories.

✓ All registered participants will receive a bib number, a commemorative bag and a T-shirt for the race.

✓ Participants must be present in the starting area at least one hour before the scheduled start time. The forecourt of the Stadium will be open from 18:00, in order to welcome and inform the runners.

✓ To better serve the participants, receipt of the racing package will be made at the Event’s Pavilion, which will be located in the forecourt of the Panathenaic Stadium. 

Specifically, the opening hours of the pavilion are: 

•Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19, from 17:30 to 21:00

•Saturday, June 20, from 17:30 to 23:00

•Sunday, June 21, from 10:00 to 18:00

•Monday, June 22, from 17:30 to 21:00

✓ For more information about the Race, the map of the route to be followed and the rules of participation, please visit