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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s SNF RUN: Running to the Future evening race returnρδ for its fifth consecutive year on June 23, also the occasion of Olympic Day. Thousands of runners started at the Panathenaic Stadium and cross the finish line at the Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival), the summer’s greatest celebration, which will be taking place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

The race included 6K and 10K runs, as well as a 1K run for Special Olympics athletes. The first two races started at the Panathenaic Stadium, at 20:50 and 21:10 respectively, with runners crossing the city center and then, via Leoforos Syngrou, arriving at the finish line at the SNFCC running track. The SNF RUN: Running into the Future is not competitive in nature, but official times will be kept so that runners can know how they perform.
The official results of the 2019 race are available here.  
The race’s awards ceremony was accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display and followed by a concert by the popular Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti, wrapping up the first day of this year’s SNFestival (23-30 June) on a truly festive note!
 
Live commentary on the SNF RUN: Running into the Future was provided by journalist and iMEdD (incubator for Media Education and Development) Managing Director Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou. Organization of the race is overseen by the non-profit organization Regeneration & Progress. 

€46,770 Raised for Charity through SNF RUN: Running into the Future

The SNF RUN runners deserve our congratulations twice over. Congratulations! Congratulations! 

First for taking part in the SNF RUN: Running into the Future evening race, but also for your generous donations to worthy charitable causes. These donations to the nonprofits KETHIS, PASKA, and PERPATO totaled €15,590, which will be tripled to €46,770 with a contribution from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.  

Specifically, the amounts donated to each organization following your designations are:

Τhe Therapeutic Riding Center of Serres – KETHIS: €12,669

The Hellenic Sports Club for Physically Disabled People (PΑSΚΑ): €12,510
 
The PERPATO Association for People with Mobility Problems and Friends, Prefecture of Rodopi: €21,591
 
Thank you, and see you next year!
The 6th SNF Run: Running to the Future will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020.