This New Year’s Day marks the start not only of a new year, but of a new decade too, and this calls for a celebration you’ll remember for decades to come. Join the SNF RUN: 2020 FIRST RUN at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Christmas World!

For the fourth New Year’s Eve in a row, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) invites you to dress to the nines—or whatever size you take in running shoes—and take part in the SNF RUN: 2020 FIRST RUN, setting the pace for the coming year!

The invitation is open to all, and the route covers a distance of just 4 kilometers around the festively bedecked SNFCC. Afterwards a big party will be awaiting runners at the SNFCC Agora. By participating in this year’s SNF RUN, runners are supporting the work of small non-profit organizations doing great work to look out for vulnerable children. This year’s partner nonprofits are Spring Children, Angels of Joy, and the “Good Shepherd” Minors Protection Association of Piraeus. The amount donated through the symbolic participation fee will be tripled through an additional contribution from SNF.

The race will start at four minutes after midnight, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, just after we ring in the New Year, with the most memorable fireworks show!

Live commentary on the SNF RUN: 2020 FIRST RUN will be provided by iMEdD Managing Director, SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director and Journalist, Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

The SNF RUN: 2020 FIRST RUN is made possible by an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which covers all production costs of the race. The organization of the race is undertaken by the nonprofit Regeneration & Progress and University of Athens Medical School 1st Orthopedics Clinic’s Department of Sports Excellence.

Suggested minimum donation: €5
Maximum number of participants: 2020

Registrations for the SNF RUN: 2020 FIRST RUN will open on Saturday 30/11 at 12.00 at


Jan 01 2020


12:00 am


Stavros Niarchos Park