No Finish Line, the biggest international charity race has come to Greece.
After Monaco, Paris and Oslo it’s time for Athens to host No Finish Line and join the international circuit of pioneer races with a social character dedicated to children.
The first Greek No Finish Line will take place in Athens from April 26 to April 30 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.
Ermis 1877 is organising the event with the NFL’s International supervision and the support of famous and anonymous donors and sponsors.
NFL is a unique concept of a race raising awareness and giving for 90 consecutive hours during which everyone, no matter their age can walk or run without any time or distance limit.
The idea behind NFL is that kilometres are converted to money, supporting the “Together for Children” Association. NFL’s Athens proceeds will go to the Association’s Food Relief program, which feeds families with underage children in need.
Everyone can walk or run anytime during the day or the night, as many times as they want, whichever way and pace they choose to, for however long they want collecting kilometres inside the specially designed circular 1000m route around the Canal of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.
The event starts on Wednesday, April 26 at 19:00 and ends after 90 hours on Sunday, April 30 at 13:00. Anyone from 1 to 101 years old can join the race!
The first Greek NFL has set a goal: to reach 50,000 km, which will be converted to euros and donated to “Together with Children” to support the Food Relief program.
During the race, which lasts for 90 consecutive hours, the presence of volunteers who encourage, support and cater for the participants is constant. There are also services such as lockers, changing rooms, resting rooms and rehabilitation will also be available.
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TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN
“Together for Children” was founded in Greece in 1996. It is a union of non -profit NGOs that work for the welfare of more than 30,000 children every year, 10,000 of them on a regular basis. The Association’s goal is to offer assistance to children and youths who face poverty, disabilities, abuse and disease.
To register for the race, please visit the official event website www.nflathens.com from March 4 to April 18 where you will find a link for registrations.
After the deadline (18 of April), registrations can be made only at the Metropolitan Hotel and more precisely from April 19 to April 23 (12:00 to 18:00) provided there are available places.
The participation fee for the 90 hours race is 10 euros per person and it allows him/her to participate in the race in any given moment, for as many times as he/she wishes during the 5 days of the race.
E-registrations are accepted from March 4 to April 18 on www.nflathens.com. The registration is valid only after the 10 euros fee is paid either in one of the designated bank accounts or onsite in one of the registration centres.
PLEASE NOTE that bank transfer charges must be borne by the participant and not the organiser.
The deposit must be nominative (the participant’s first and last name should show on the deposit) in order to cross check the participant’s name on the electronic registration data base.
The registration is valid only if payment is made until April 18 2017.
Bank Account Information
Alpha Bank— IBAN: GR72 0140 7180 7180 0200 2008 269
Account holder, Ermis 1877
24 HOUR RACE
The 90- hour race takes place in parallel to the 24-hour competitive race. The 24 hour race will begin on Saturday, April 29 at 12:00 and will end on Sunday, April 30 at 12:00. Participants of the 24 hour race must be at least 18 years of age and registrations must be made until Tuesday, April 18 to be valid.
The participation fee for the 24-hour race, which is independent from the 90-hour race, is 15 euros. The 24-hour race will produce rankings and prizes for the winners as well as extra services in comparison to the 90-hour race. Whoever wishes to participate on both races must make separate registrations.
Companies and Organisations can participate in the race by forming a team or teams for one or more categories of the race. These are called support teams.
Each support team must have at least 15 members in order to receive bibs bearing the company’s or the organization’s name and logo.
The participation fee for each member is 15 euros part of which will go to “Together for Children” and its Food Relief program.
Each company or organisation can form any number of teams for any of the 4 categories described below.
1st category – 15 to 29 people
2nd category – 30 to 59 people
3rd category – 60 to 119 people
4th category – 120 or more people
Registration for the support teams can be made from March 4 to April 18, 2017 by a representative from each team by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org (Mrs. Mary Tsigkopoulou).
The race secretary will be located at the entrance of the SNFCC’S visitor centre on April 24 and April 25 from 11:00 to 19:00 and for 99 consecutive hours from April 26, 10:00 to April 30, 13:00.
Late registration will be available ONLY at the race secretary from April 26 17:30 to half an hour before the end of the NFL Athens race provided there are available places.
PLEASE NOTE: On the registration form, it is important to enter an email address in order to receive information about the race as well as a certificate afterwards, which will document the km and the time for each participant.
You can pick up your material (bib number, timing chip, t-shirt, etc.) from a designated spot inside the SNFCC on April 24 & April 25 from 11:00 to 19:00 and for 99 consecutive hours from April 26 (10 am) to April 30 (12:30pm).
Support teams can have their designated representative pick up their material from April 19 to April 23 at the registration centre inside the Metropolitan Hotel.
Timing chips must be returned every time a participant leaves the race in order to add and calculate their km. For those who wish to run or walk several times there are automatic collecting timing bib machines which require one code printed on the bib number.
AWARDS & PRIZES
The participants (men/women) who have the most kilometres as well as the support team which collects the most kilometres will be presented special awards at the end of the race.
10 euros per person for the 90-hour race which include bib, chip, t-shirt, certificate
15 euros per person for companies and associations’ teams which include customised bib, chip, t-shirt, certificate.