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3rd Open Race "Block 15 (Haidari Camp) – Kesariani Shooting Range"  (21/10/18)

3rd Open Race "Block 15 (Haidari Camp) – Kesariani Shooting Range"  (21/10/18)
3rd Open Race "Block 15 (Haidari Camp) – Kesariani Shooting Range"  (21/10/18)


The Ministry of National Defence and the Region of Attica will host an open 14.1 km race on Sunday, 21 October 2018 under the title "MEMORY AND HONOUR RACE: BLOCK 15 (HAIDARI CAMP) – KESARIANI SHOOTING RANGE".

This race is part of the events and activities under the title "ATHENS LIBERATED" on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Athens from Nazi occupation troops on 12 October 1944.

The race will start at 09:00 in front of BLOCK 15, the building holding those awaiting execution, in Haidari Camp "KARAISKAKI A" and will finish in the execution area in the Kesariani Shooting Range (National Resistance Museum), following the route usually chosen by German trucks transporting resistance fighters to be executed.

The race will be 14 km. Runners will start from Haidari Camp and will run the following route: Floutzi Str., Agoniston Stratopedou Haidariou – Iera Odos – Pireos – Ermou – Asomaton – Apostolou Pavlou – Dionysiou Areopagitou – Vasilissis Amalias Avenue – Vasilissis Olgas Avenue – Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue – Vasileos Alexandrou Avenue – Grigoriou Theologou – Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue – Neas Efesou – Pelopos – Shooting Range.

The technical support of the race will be provided by the Secretariat of the Supreme Armed Forces Sports Council, in co-operation with the Region of Attica. The runners will bear messages thrown by those sentenced to death from the German trucks printed on their bib numbers.

The race Secretariat will be situated at the start area, where runners will pick up their bib numbers. A bus will be available at the Camp gate to transport runners to the start area (Parking close to BLOCK 15).

Both the opening ceremony in Haidari Camp, as well as the award ceremony in the Kesariani Shooting Range, will be open to the public.

Registration: There is no registration fee and there will be electronic timing. Runners may register individually until Wednesday, 17 October 2018, at


07:30-08:45 Bib number pickup from the race Secretariat

08:45 Runner briefing (Technical information of the race)

08:50 Greetings

08:57 A moment of silence for the victims of Nazism

08:56 National Anthem

09:00 Start

10:30 Award ceremony

11:00 Finishing time limit

11:30 Honour ceremony at the execution area memorial

Finishers will receive a Medal and a Diploma.