We recommend that you should visit your doctor and inform him/her about the start of the training programme you will be following so as to participate in an even of the Kallithea Run type.

We would like to advise all the runners and especially those who are over 35 years old, the smokers, the former smokers, overweight individuals and those with a cardiac disease medical history to undergo a pre-race cardiac check-up. After the necessary medical examination, your doctor will guide you in your training programme according to your unique needs – you need to follow these guidelines carefully.

Train Regularly and Consistently

Once your doctor has approved your participation, it is important that you do not overdo it by following an extremely vigorous training programme. Your training will have to increase gradually so that you minimize the risk of suffering from acute pains and fatigue. Try to diversify your training to avoid possible injuries which will throw you off your training programme.

Keep Training

A good start is the best and most efficient way to build a good physical condition. Get together with other runners in your area and exchange opinions and views on your training programmes, your progress and your goals, especially in the chilly mornings or afternoons or those bad weather days.

Define your Goals

Whatever experience you may have in road running, define your goals and targets to yourself and train towards them – thus giving your training programme a motive and a meaning. Defining the details of each aspect of your goals will allow you to gauge the amount and quality of training necessary to achieve those goals while you enjoy the satisfaction of attaining your objectives.

Set Short-Term Goals

If Kallithea Run is your end goal, then it shouldn’t be your first race. Train and participate in smaller events so that you keep your physical condition at a high level while monitoring your progress. 

Form Friendships with Other Runners 

Don’t train alone! Find other runners who are getting ready to participate in the same race or join a running group in your area. In that way, you will have the opportunity to encourage each other, define training goals and, of course, enjoy the benefits of being a member of a support network.