A running tradition continues, with the organization of the 13th International Marathon “Alexander the Great” in Thessaloniki on April 1st, 2018. NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece Headquarters (NRDC-GR HQ) running team, consisted of 54 including family members participated in the event.
Apart from the 42 km distance, the event included a 10km and a 5km “Health and Power” walking race. The whole event was devoted to Stylianos “Stelios” Kyriakides, a Greek marathon runner who came 1st in Boston Marathon in 1946 with the aim of raising money to provide food and shelter to the Greeks, a patriot who experienced extreme poverty after WW II.
The NRDC-GR HQ running team participated in the 13th International Marathon along with students, champions, celebrities and political figures from the city, signifying, once again, the excellent esprit de corps of the HQ, the dynamic character of its members and their desire to be part of the culture of the city.