Spartathlon

Athletic sponsorship
For partial funding for the 2004 and 2005 Spartathlon races; and for full funding for the 2006-2009 and 2011-2013 races.

The annual 246 kilometer race between Sparta and Athens is based on Herodotus´ description of significant historical events that occurred in ancient Greece. The Spartathlon is a multicultural event that brings together athletes from around the world. The race does not award any prize money; the prize is the satisfaction of winning.
 
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has been the sole and proud supporter of the race, for several years. The high motives of fair play, the athletes’ contact with nature, through the long route they have to cover, the spirit of competition and the procedure of learning thyself-which all the athletes experience during the race- are the ethical values that contributed to the undertaking of this race by the Foundation.