Mountain Running Research – Athlete Assessments, free of charge

The scientific team of Sports Excellence, Department of the 1st Orthopedic Clinic of the Medical School of the University of Athens, funded exclusively by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), commited to supporting and improving the athlete’s health, and on the occasion of the “Vamvakou Mountain Run” 28 km route, will be conducting for the first time, research on mountain running.

During the course of this research project there will be free of charge assessments for a maximum of 60 volunteer runners. Cardiorespiratory assessments will be conducted and dietary habits will be evaluated for the runners participating in the project.

On the day of the run, before and after the race, there will be a biochemical blood analysis focusing on exertion and oxidative stress indicators. The results of all the assessments, along with personalized training and dietary advice will be given to the participating athletes.

Runners of the 28km race, who wish to participate in this research project should contact