📸 Featured image photo credit: Ian Corless
The race start is right in the heart of the archaeological site of Dion, three metres above sea level near the foothills of Mount Olympus.
The course climbs the mountain with views extending to the surrounding higher peaks with the ‘Throne of Zeus’ dominating the Mousses Plateau with its prominent outline. The trail climbs to pass below the ‘Throne’ and reaches the highest point at 2,780m. The downhill to the finish line seems endless but after a visit to the home of the Gods, inspiration goes a long way. This very challenging skyrace will be an adventure through history!
When does it take place?
- June – please check the race website for this year’s exact dates.
Where does the race start?
- Dion, Greece
Olympus Marathon Profile
- Distance = 44 km
- Elevation Gain = 3,200m
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Compulsory Gear for the Olympus Marathon
No mandatory equipment for athletes. However, it is recommended that the slower (those who will take over 8 hours to complete the race) carry a race vest (Men’s / Women’s), with some basic supplies (windbreaker, first aid (whole bag is not necessary), sunglasses, energy gels, solid food of choice to meet their needs in the stations. The transport of water bags or race packs, in general, is permitted. In case of special conditions, the organization reserves the right for mandatory equipment.
Please visit the race website to check you have all items on the list of mandatory gear.
Recommended Gear for this race
- All-mountain trail shoes
- Hydration Pack (Men’s / Women’s)
- Take a Reusable Collapsible Soft water cup with you.
- Sunscreen cream