This year marks the 30th anniversary of AIMS, the Association having been "established" at a meeting on 6-7 May 1982.
Coinciding with AIMS, the Athens Classic Marathon also celebrates its 30th anniversary at the time of the 6th AIMS Marathon Symposium, to be held in Athens on 10 November.
A Gala-Dinner will be held in Athens – the city in which AIMS has this year established its headquarters - on the evening of 9 November. It will be a joint celebration, presented by the Patron of AIMS and major sponsor of ACM, OPAP s.a., the leading gaming operator in Greece.
AIMS & SEGAS together will honor (see summary program below in relevant file), through this special event, all those who have contributed towards making our running movement into such a successful mass sporting community. During the Gala-Dinner which will be held in the historic center of Athens, on the evening of 9 November 2012, AIMS & ACM will honor Patrick Makau, the World Marathon Record Holder, Rosa Mota, the Olympic Medalist of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Nikos Pollias, the Greek Marathon Record holder, Georgia Abatzidou, the Greek female multi winner of ACM, Hiroaki Chosa, founding member and former President of AIMS, Lamine Diack, President of IAAF (tbc) and the organizers of the oldest Marathons on each continent.
AIMS, and SEGAS on behalf of ACM, are pleased to encourage the runners of the world to be in Athens for this unique 30th Anniversary of the Athens Classic Marathon, as well as the AIMS members for the Gala-Dinner (on Friday, November 9th), which will be followed next day by the 6th AIMS Marathon Symposium (Saturday, November 10th).
AIMS Marathon Symposium
The aim of this annual international event, the AIMS Marathon Symposium is to encourage close co-operation and exchange of views on issues of mutual interest which will assist organisers in their constant efforts to improve their races. The organization of an annual Symposium at the birthplace of the Marathon, besides discussing current issues regarding the organisation of a successful Marathon event, also raises significant symbolism related to World Peace, Olympic Ideals and Fair Play.
The 6th AIMS Marathon Symposium will be held on November 10, 2012, under the title: “Levels & Quality Control of a Marathon Event”. During the Symposium, four (4) major speakers and other round table participants will present and discuss with the audience various issues related to the main topic, aiming at offering useful ideas, solutions and practices to race organisers and city or sport authorities involved.
2012 being the 30th anniversary of both AIMS and the Athens Classic Marathon, both organizations are jointly holding a Gala Dinner to be held on Friday November 09, 2012, two days before the Athens Classic Marathon. Important sport figures and prominent Marathon organizers and runners are invited to attend the Gala Dinner and all the events held at this occasion.
In addition to the Symposium sessions, all Symposium participants are invited to attend all events taking place between November 09-11, 2012: the Gala Dinner, the EXPO, the Opening Ceremonies at the archaeological site of Marathon Tomb and the start and finish of the Athens Classic Marathon race on November 11, 2012.
Registrations for the 6th AIMS Marathon Symposium are possible up to October 15, 2012.
If you wish to contact the AIMS Marathon Symposium Secretariat for any issues related to the staging of the event, please contact Ms. Georgia-Maria Sagiadinou:
Tel: +30 210 93 24 436
Fax: +30 210 93 52 820
info by: athensclassicmarathon.org