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SNF Bréal Cup Challenge: Athens to Paris

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern the participation in the "SNF Bréal Cup Challenge: Athens to Paris" (hereinafter the "Challenge"), organized by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation for Charity, which is incorporated in Bermuda and has an office in Athens, at 86A Vasilissis Sofias Ave., PO Box 115 28 (hereinafter the "SNF"), in collaboration and through the Strava application. In addition to the present Terms and Conditions, the participants have already accepted the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the Strava application, as required for the use of the application and the participation in its challenges.

Participants are deemed to have read and unconditionally accepted the present Terms and Conditions.

In the event of any conflicts or inconsistencies between the present Terms and Conditions and any other Challenge-related documents (e.g. communication materials), the present Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

The present Terms and Conditions are governed by Greek law and any dispute shall be resolved exclusively in the courts of Athens.

The SNF reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without giving prior notice to the participants. For this reason, participants are requested to regularly visit this page for any changes.

For any question, clarification and/or any issue related to these Terms and Conditions and the Challenge in general, please contact the SNF at the following email address: [email protected].



A few words about the Challenge: The historic Spyros Louis Cup, presented to the winner of the first Olympic marathon at the inaugural modern Olympic Games, which was inspired and designed by Michel Bréal and acquired in an auction by the SNF with the goal of making it freely accessible to the public by putting it on display at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), will travel to one of the world’s most prominent museums this year. From April 24th to September 16th, 2024, the Cup will be at the Louvre Museum in Paris as one of the centerpieces of the upcoming temporary exhibition “Olympism: Modern Invention, Ancient Legacy”, organized in collaboration with the Ecole Française d' Athènes to coincide with the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In the context of the Challenge, participants are invited to symbolically follow the Cup and become part of the collective effort to cover the distance of 2,452 kilometers from the SNFCC in Athens to the Louvre Museum in Paris.

How to participate: By signing up or signing in the Strava application, which records the fitness performance of the users with GPS data technology, participants are invited, for as long as the Challenge is active, to cumulatively cover 5 kilometers each by running, walking, hiking, and/or wheel chairing, in order to collectively cover the symbolic distance of 2,452 kilometers. Given the symbolic nature of the distance, it is noted that participation in the Challenge is still possible even after the distance of 2,452 kilometers has been covered, provided that the Challenge is still active. Participants who complete the Challenge by covering the 5 kilometers will receive a push notification and an email asking them to fill in the personal information required to enter the draw for the selection of the Challenge winner (section B below).

Challenge term: The Challenge opens on Friday, March 22nd, 2024, at 00:01 and closes on Thursday, April 11th, 2024, at 23:59.  

Participation criteria: Residents of Greece aged 18 or over who have registered for the Challenge through the Strava application are eligible to participate. Each participant can participate only once in the Challenge and thus in the draw. In case of multiple entries by the same participants through different accounts, only the first of them in time will be taken into account and the other subsequent entries will be considered invalid.

Non-eligible to participate in the Challenge and excluded are those associated with any professional relationship with the SNF and the related to SNF non-profit organizations (iMEdD, Regeneration & Progress, Vamvakou Revival) as well as the spouses and first-degree relatives of the aforementioned persons. Any participation of the above persons in the Challenge in violation of this condition will be automatically considered invalid.

The SNF reserves the right to verify at any time and by any appropriate means all entries, requesting, indicatively, identity and address details and to refuse to award the prize or refuse further participation/exclude from the Challenge when there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a breach of the present Terms and Conditions.

The SNF at its discretion may additionally disqualify any participant from the Challenge if they post or display any comments that are defamatory, obscene, infringing the copyright or other rights of third parties that contain any illegal content.


The Challenge winner will be drawn by lottery that will be held by SNF on Monday, April 15th, 2024, at 12:00, through the certified application The lottery will be held regardless of whether the 2,452 kilometers distance has been covered.

All participants who have completed 5 kilometers during the Challenge and meet the criteria for participation in the Challenge will be included in the draw.

The winner and two runners-up will be drawn. The winner will be notified on the same day by email from the SNF and should accept the prize in writing by replying to the SNF email by April 22nd, 2024. If the winner does not accept the prize or the above deadline is missed, the SNF will notify the first runner-up following the same procedure. The first runner-up should accept the prize in writing by replying to the SNF email by April 29th, 2024. If the first runner-up does not accept the prize or the above deadline is missed, the SNF will notify the second runner-up following the same procedure. The second runner-up should accept the prize in writing by replying to the SNF email by May 8th, 2024. If the second runner-up does not accept the prize or the above deadline is missed, the Challenge will be considered completed without the selection of a winner and any obligation of SNF ceases to exist.


The winner of the Challenge will win a trip to Paris from August 9th to 12th, 2024, for two (2) people.

SNF will cover airfare and accommodation at a four-star hotel with breakfast included, while also securing tickets to the exhibition “Olympism: Modern Invention, Ancient Legacy” at the Louvre Museum on August 9th, 2024. The winner will also have the opportunity to attend the men’s and women’s Olympic Marathons on August 10th and 11th, 2024, respectively.

Please note that the prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for money.


Participants acknowledge and agree that the SNF does not guarantee and therefore bears no responsibility for the correct operation, availability and content of the Strava application (or any blocking of users) and the certified drawing application

Participants also accept that the SNF assumes no responsibility for:

(a) any error, omission, interruption, or delay in the operation or transmission of any communication sent to (or by) the SNF or any participant, whether caused by problems with communication networks or lines, computer systems, software or internet service providers, congestion on any carrier network or otherwise;

(b) any theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of such communications;

(c) any problem with, or technical malfunction of, any computer system or other equipment used for the conduct of the Challenge;

(d) for entries not received as a result of a technical error, howsoever caused;

(e) for the winner and/or runners-up not receiving the prize;

(f) any failure to use the prize of the Challenge due to reasons that do not fall within the sphere of responsibility of the SNF.

The SNF reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel the Challenge and the lottery altogether at any time at its sole discretion by providing information on its official website (


Data Controller: Data Controller of the personal data that is being collected and processed for the purpose of the participation in the Challenge is the Greek SNF office, located in Athens at 86A Vasilissis Sofias Ave., PO Box 115 28, tel. +30 2108778300 (hereinafter the “Data Controller”). Please note that Strava constitutes an independent data controller and processes the personal data of the registered users by virtue of the Privacy Policy that it implements and which participants have already accepted as required when registering in the application.

Applicable provisions: The processing of the participants’ personal data is governed by the present terms and the relevant provisions of the applicable personal data legislation, as well as by the relevant decisions, guidelines and regulatory acts of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

Purpose and legal basis for processing: The personal data of the participants is being collected and processed solely for the purpose of the participation in the Challenge and for the information provided regarding its progress, pursuant to article 6.1(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016/ΕΕ (GDPR). With the explicit consent of the participants, the Data Controller will use their email address to inform them about future SNF events, activities and news, pursuant to article 6.1(a) of the GDPR. If the participants have explicitly consented to receiving updates as described above, their name and contact details will be retained for indefinite term, until they withdraw their consent and request the cessation of receiving updates and processing of their personal data by selecting the “unsubscribe” link, available on each update they receive.

Categories of personal data: The personal data that is being processed is the name, email address as well as the year of birth of the participants. Additional information may be requested from the winner and/or runners-up upon their explicit consent. The SNF may publish details and photos of the Challenge winner on the internet and social media.

Personal data retention period: The personal data will be kept until the completion of the Challenge and the selection (or not) of a winner, and in any case not later than 6 months following the completion of the Challenge, at which point the personal data will be deleted.

Disclosure of personal data: The Data Controller does not disclose the personal data of the participants to third parties. 

Rights of data subjects: Participants are at all times entitled to request access to their personal data that the Data Controller holds about them. In addition, the participants the right to request the correction of their personal data and, if the conditions of the law are met, exercise the right to delete, the right to restrict the processing, the right to data portability, and the right to object to the data processing. The participants have also the right to file a complaint with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, which is based in Athens, at Kifissias St., Athens, PO Box 115 23.

In order to access your personal data, to exercise your rights, as well as for any comments, questions or requests regarding the processing of your personal data in the context of the Challenge, please contact SNF at the following email address: [email protected].

It is noted that the present Personal Data Protection Policy governs the processing of personal data for the purposes of conducting the Challenge. The winner of the Challenge will be asked to sign a relevant declaration of acceptance of the prize.