25 November 2021

The first run of the year returns!

This New Year’s Day, the first run of the year, SNF RUN: FIRST RUN from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) returns, to once again welcome the new year in a dynamic way! Put on your finest… running shoes, and take part in the SNF RUN: 2022 FIRST RUN at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), organized in collaboration with NGO “Regeneration & Progress”.

The invitation to participate in the SNF RUN: 2022 FIRST RUN is address to everyone who loves running, as the route covers a 3k distance around the fully decorated SNFCC. The run will start at 00:04, on the evening of New Year’s Eve, right after we ring in the New Year with the most memorable fireworks show, and will be followed by a big party in the Agora!

Participation to this year’s SNF RUN will once more offer the opportunity to runners to support the work of nonprofit organizations by offering a unique Christmas gift. With SNF’s additional contribution, the symbolic participation fee will be tripled, thus increasing the gift that the runners themselves will have offered.

This year, along with the race, the SNFCC Christmas World will bring the return of ice skating, light installations, music, festive fountain choreographies, and many more events.

Stay tuned! Detailed information and registrations forms will be available on Wednesday, December 1, at

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* The runners who will take part will be able to do so with a vaccination certificate or a COVID certificate (issued a maximum of 6 months prior), in accordance to the latest guidelines of the Greek General Secretariat of Sport (GSS).
* The SNF RUN: 2022 FIRST RUN is implemented through an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which covers all of the race’s expenses. The race is held under the organizational supervision of Regeneration & Progress and the medical supervision of the First Orthopedic Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The event is implemented with the collaboration of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).
* Contributions will be made online to each organization (payment via debit or credit card), through the non-profit organization Regeneration & Progress, which supervises the organization of the race. Regeneration & Progress will then transfer the full amount designated for each of the two non-profit organizations, respectively.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is a philanthropic organization that operates exclusively through grants made by SNF to non-profit organizations. SNF does not solicit or accept donations from individuals, corporations or other types of organizations.