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Half-Marathon to shut down roads in central Athens on Sunday

Roads will shut down in central Athens for the Athens Half-Marathon and two associated races organized by the city of Athens, from early in the morning to early afternoon on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

The city is organizing the Half-Marathon along with a 5km Road Race and a Family Run in the same morning.

The Half-Marathon will take place from 09:00 to 12:00 noon, starting from and returning to the Monument to the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square. Several major streets will be affected, including single lanes on Alexandras, Kifissias, and Vassilissis Sofias Avenues.

From 09:30 to 09:55, the Family Run, including the disabled, will start at Vassilissis Sofias across from Benaki Museum and return to Syntagma.

The OPAP 5km Road Race will take place from 11:45 to 13:00, starting from Syntagma Square (near Mitropoleos), running past the Hilton Hotel to return through Panepistimiou and end up at Syntagma.
Besides the gradual shutdown of streets to traffic, there will be a ban on parking on the roads affected.

Measures will roll out as early as 05:00 and end around 14:00.

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