Olympus Marathon is the International mountain running event in Greece, carried out on Mount Olympus, the world famous Greek mythical “Mountain of Gods”.
The route itself revives the sacred trail ancient Greeks followed to Olympus, where they ascended every year in order to honor and sacrifice to Zeus. At its very beginning, the track of the race lies exactly on the ancient route, starting from the remains of the sacred city of Dion, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece today. The mountain, apart from being the National Park, is listed as a “World Natural Heritage Monument” by UNESCO.
Racing in the “Mountain of Gods”, offers athletes the unique opportunity to take part in one of the main races of its kind throughout the world.