In 490 B.C., according to the legend, Pheidippides, who was a greek messenger, raced approximately 25 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over the Persians, in the battle of Marathon.
The course begins in the town of Marathon, passes the tomb of the Atenian soldiers, traces a path near the coast and goes downhill towards the city of Athens. It then passes a statue of a runner in the city center and ends at the Panathinaiko Stadium, a site for athletics competitions in the ancient times.
Check out these places as you make your way along Marathon to Athens Virtual Challenge!
Receive custom virtual postcards when you reach certain milestones.
Each postcard contains interesting information about the location and a funny message written by your virtual avatar.
You can track all your miles (kms) directly into our mobile apps (iOS and Android).
You can enter an activity into our app either by manually entering its distance or by syncing your activities from your favorite fitness tracker or smartwatch.
Celebrate your achievement with a unique Marathon to Athens Virtual Challenge finisher's medal. The medal gets mailed to you once you complete the challenge.
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Login on the web or through our 4+ star rated iPhone or Android mobile apps.
Get a group of friends or workmates together and share the load or take on the challenge by yourself.
Pick your start date and chose how many weeks you want to set as your goal to complete the challenge depending on your exercise type, fitness level and how many other people there are in your team (if any).
Any distance based activity can count towards reaching the finish line. Do cartwheels if that’s your thing.