SNF Run to close off major Athens streets on Saturday

TAGS: City Life

Major thoroughfares will be sealed off on Saturday in the center of Athens and the suburb of Kallithea due to the “SNF Run – Running into the Future” races organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The measures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 10.40 p.m. with major avenues, including Syngrou, Vassileos Georgiou, Vassileos Alexandrou and Kallirois closed to traffic.

The 10- and 6-kilometer runs will begin at the historic Panathenaic Stadium (or Kallimarmaro) and end at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in southern Athens.

Although it is a noncompetitive race, the 10k and 6k races will be officially timed. A medal ceremony will be held for the three winners (men and women from each run) at 10 p.m. while all runners to cross the finish line will receive a commemorative medal.